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Open again - after refurbishment.
randolf7 - 31 Jan 2018 14:01
Closed.
randolf7 - 25 Jul 2017 09:13
Went here lunchtime for the first time.
Warm welcome from staff.
Very clean.
Excellent choice of food. and good quantity and quality.
Two very sexy ladies serving at the bar. (sexist but true)
Only down side was a very limited and dull choice of cask ale. Harvey's, Spitfire and their own Queens Head Ale, but that is only 3.2%
somerstown - 27 Jun 2016 15:32
This was the lunch stop for our walking group. I had noticed the recent refurb and wanted to give it a try. Well worth a visit. We were welcomed with warm smiles. Quite busy with a lunchtime clientele. It seems to have taken the fancy of "ladies that lunch", which is a good sign because it generally means the menu is up to snuff. We ate off the light bite menu and were pleased with our two dishes: fish & chips and some good sliced ham served with egg & chips. Nothing fancy but just what a bunch of walkers want to enjoy. We drank the Harveys, which is generally a safe bet and it was well kept here. The main menu suggests that you could get a much more stylish evening meal here too. We'll be back.
brasherman - 30 Oct 2012 16:36
An update from The Queens Head.
Katie and I have now been here for six months and would like to thank all our locals and regulars who have supported us and helped make the pub the warm and friendly place that it is.
The Queen's Head is now what a good local pub should be, somewhere that sells well kept beer (we gained our cask marque award last month,) offers delicious fresh locally sourced food (we name the farms on our menu's) and a good bit of banter with our regulars.

paulmackay - 28 Oct 2012 16:03
Having been back a few times since the landlord changed, I think it is only fair to say how much the atmosphere has improved. The Harveys is still well kept too!
bitterntwisted - 7 Dec 2011 20:52
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT! What a great change to the pub. Gone is the miserable old landlord who considered customers a nuicance. Some months ago we had our worst ever Sunday lunch experience here, but we popped in about 3pm on a Saturday and were made very welcome by the new landlord. Very friendly, knows about his beer, allows children in, and to top it all wifi. My wife and mother ate there for lunch midweek and gave the food the thumbs up. We shall try it for dinner soon but we are pleased to see it retaining "pub" status.
Andiman - 12 Nov 2011 09:27
I use this pub pretty regularly and have to say that the Harvey's is always well kept, although some of the other beers can be less than perfection. The landlord however, is in a league of his own, surly, rude and inclined to try to give short measure, which has led to several run-ins over the years. Yet the other staff are all pleasant and work hard. It is the only pub I have ever visited where two women started to fight, fortubatelt ably dealt with by the barmaid that evening!
bitterntwisted - 16 Sep 2011 17:58
Large roadside pub on the A25 with an historic core and large beer garden. Separate dining area.

We had lunch there recently: the food was OK though a ham ploughmans was basically ham, bread and pickle with garnish. Harvey's on tap, which was decently kept, but served with a large head. The barman gave me a sour look when I asked for a top up, and was tight-lipped with me after that, so my mate had to order the food. Not somewhere I'd rush back to, which is a pity, as the building and location has loads of potential.
dmj1962 - 10 Aug 2011 23:49
I stumbled on this place purely by accident at the weekend and must say we were really impressed. Nice beer, great service and despite the comments above, the food was lovely. Nice friendly locals there too who we were chatting to, thumbs up.
ilovemyfood - 10 May 2010 09:03
I booked in with this pub a week before Christmas with 9 friends. As they were busy we were seated in the bar area....which i found really well decorated and warm. the waitress was soo friendly...however that was the only good thing about our visit. There was no rose wine and we had to wait for over an hour to get our starters. My friend ordered carpaccio, which came out frozen from the kitchen and when this was sent back the chef informed us that "thats how its served" and refused to change it. My husbands steak came without its side orders and the rest of the food was not worth the money. I cannot stress how nice the waiting staff were...they were apologetic and pleasant and obviously rushed off their feet. However, the landlord was rude and shouted at them instead of helping out....i have seen him be rude previously but thought he was having an off day...clearly not. I would never eat here again. Such a shame as its the nearest nice pub!!! Go into Bletchingly or Godstone for a nice meal....just drive past this one: youll not be missing anything!
alxmac - 13 Jan 2010 15:46
I booked in seven ladies for dinner this week. I have to say that the food we had was awful. I had the chicken livers served on a bed of salad and dressed with a balsamic dressing, sounds nice. What it actually was - over cooked liver seved on raw spinach,grated carrott, parsnips peelings with a pile of beef gravy and balsamic vinegar, it looked like pedigree chum!. A couple of us had the pate served with a plum chutney, what was actually served was three thin slivers of pate served with cherry pie filling and one chunk of toast and a salad which consists of parsnip peels, red onion and very little else. The tomato and mozerella salad served with fresh salad actually was awful tomatoes served with the a very doubtable cheese (perhaps the cheap mozarella that you put on pizzas) It was like trying to eat a high way cone. Soup had no flavour. Pint of prawns was the only starter not mucked up.
Two people had the beef something with rice, tatsed of very little and contained 5 chunks of beef but several mushrooms. One of us had a fish pie with salmon etc.. this was sloppy, burnt around the edges and badly presented. I had a medium rare sirloin with a garlic and mushroom sauce a huge mound of luke warm fries and you've guessed it the odd parsnip concoction salad. The steak was rare but was ok, just ok, the sauce was nice. We had a great pudding becauce I bought a chocolate cake from Marks and Spencers and we had that. The manager was surly but the waitress was good and pleasant, embarrased I am sure. It's a real shame because with a good cook all of these dishes are achievable. Please Queens Head don't ever make that salad again and ditch all the things that you can't cook
helenbadgie - 15 Oct 2009 13:11
This has always been a very foody pub! but seems to be more like a proper pub these days. staff are very efficient, great beer garden, seperate dinning type area if needed, generally worth a pint, but smells a bit odd!
nicnocs1 - 23 Jul 2008 10:08
More restaurant than pub, yet another one ripe for refurbishing into the traditional village pub it once was. Just getting rid of the sofas would help.

Anyway the beer, Harveys Best, was in excellent condition today and landlord perfectly pleasant.

All who like run of the mill gastropubs will be content here.


nickdavies - 31 May 2008 20:41
I have to say this place is growing on me, yes the landlord can be a bit of a grumpy old hector (I think that just adds charactor!!) but get past that and this place is not bad at all.
Great range of beers at good prices too, and the food is excellent, has the feel of a good local pub, friendly locals and staff, just like another un-named local pub used to be, Oh alright, the Inn on the Pond.

EARLYBEER - 20 May 2008 15:34
Dropped in with a group of about 15 or so after a cross-country race nearby. The food is absolutely excellent and dished out in large servings - I had lamb chops. The beer is well kept. My only criticism is that the locals and landlord were a little stand-offish with us in the beginning. That doesn't matter, we will return.
andymurphy - 31 Mar 2008 13:32
If you want a pub with a really unfriendly landlord, then this is the pub for you.
He never gives eye contact, never says good evening, how are you or gives a smile.
In fact, he never speaks at all, just holds out his hand for the money after you have ordered your drinks.
Oh, I lie, he actually spoke one Sunday evening about 6.50 when , after being there an hour or so, we asked for more drinks. "You have just got time for one more before I close the pub". When we mentioned that the pub timetable stated that it closed at 8.00 p.m. on a Sunday he said "well, we had a busy lunchtime so we are closing at 7.0 p.m. today". With that he started to turn off the lights and continue with clearing up. He then added that he would only keep it open for his regulars (of which there weren't any of them around) Surprise, surprise.
You will be amazed to hear that he didn't say goodnight and thank you when we left - For good.

Zondi - 22 Feb 2008 17:10
I went to The Queens Head last night. What a wonderful pub. They even went to the trouble of cooking me a plate of chips (this was at 9.45). If you ever go there the chips are the best in the world.
John_From_Godstone - 11 Apr 2007 09:55
What a dump!! We came to this establishment 3 weeks ago, ordered a steak cooked to order, came out cold and bloody, the fires were cold too, and the oil definitely needed chasnging...had a peek at the kitchens through the back and the place is in dire need of a clean....the furniture tatty, very dusty, and waited at the bar with noone there for 15 minutes!!! I would never ever come back to this place...dreadful!!!
timeplease - 28 Aug 2006 15:00
Popped in here on a Sunday afternoon for a quiet drink in the garden. Great atmosphere, friendly service, good food and a nice haven from the traffic. Thouroughly recommend this pub.
lizad96 - 22 Aug 2006 09:06
Excellent pub, Very friendly & warm staff who go out of their way to help. Food is always excellent, a little over priced but the quality makes it worth it. You need to pre-book at weekends due to it's popularity. The fries are a must try and there are always lots of them! Keep up the good work.
trippyd - 2 May 2006 20:16
nice pub - good for the 'business lunch' seems to attract a lot of redhill business up the hill. Food always good if a bit expensive- try the paprika chips and the veggie wedges! Ham and Egg and Chips always good!
Anthony - 26 Aug 2004 12:05
I went to this pub on a visit to England in 2001 (visiting some friends in the area) and had an absolutely fabulous time. Great atmosphere, fantastic food, and great beer.
Ryan Vanderzanden - 28 Feb 2004 03:32

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