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Queens Head Inn, Harlow

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Mainly Woodforde’s beers now served.
Once Bittern, Wherry. Butcombe Gold, and Adnams bitter an excellent choice.
Food a bit pricey.

fugglehops - 15 Apr 2018 16:13
In addition to the previous reviewer's comments, I can confirm that they also open all day on a Sunday. We visited just before 4pm today after a visit to the nearby Gibberd Garden beer festival, which was very good by the way. The Queens Head is a very nice village pub. There is a large lounge bar at the front and a smaller room to the side. Beyond this is a large outdoor drinking area. The beer range is more than adequate - Crouch Vale Essex Boys & Brewers Gold, Adnams Bitter & Broadside & Colchester Metropolis & Braggot. It couldn't beat the beer festival. But it was a nice stop off.
blue_scrumpy - 16 Jun 2013 18:19
Just for information, they no longer close during the afternoon (well, not on Saturdays, anyway).
Lizzie13 - 2 Mar 2012 11:46
Probably one of the best pubs in or near Harlow for real ale and food.
Not a vast choice of ales but they are good ones, including: Webster's Wonderful Wallop, Crouch Vale Brewers Gold and Yakima Gold - which was served straight from the cask. Everyone should try this beer - it is superb.
Maybe one day the head brewers of Greene King and McMullen might produce a tasty brew like this one. Gripe over.
Choose your meal from an extensive list on a chalkboard. Majority of main meals about £9.
Landlord was very informative about his beers, and a small group of locals were pleasant enough.
Very enjoyable.
fugglehops - 16 Oct 2011 21:51
nb. closes 15:00-18:00 even on Saturday.
trainman - 20 Apr 2008 09:33
Jump on the number 7 bus from Harlow Town and 14mins later you arrive outside this lovely old pub set in a picturesque village street with a variety of aged and weatherboarded buildings. The bar has low, original heavy beams and timbered ceiling & walls, comfortable fabric settles below the windows and darkwood tables & chairs. A handful of locals were already chatting on the barstools when we arrived at 12:05, the service was friendly and the beers good. Brewers Gold (£2.90), Websters Wonderful Wallop (aka Nethergate IPA) £2.50, also Adnams Bitter & Broadside. Smaller room to left of entrance is similarly timbered, with a large working brick fireplace, 3 tables with seating for 12-15, french window to rear carpark, decorative old brass cash register, a serving hatch from the bar, and a dartboard (although tables would need moving to use), also a local version of the Paul Whitehouse character Rowley Birkin qc, babbling on incoherently, I suspect he was already ver ver drunk.
trainman - 20 Apr 2008 09:29
I was off drinking beer when I visited, but the range of wines were great. The food, although standard pub grub, was excellent and the welcome warm. And we could set up a tab which I'm sure was totted up wrong at the end of the night (in our favour!). The only downside was that I couldn't find the gent's toilet door which was outside and had to hang on till closing time. That could have been down to the vodka though...
stainto - 11 Jan 2008 19:26
Perfect, perfect olde worlde pub: ancient outside and in, old beams, fireplaces, etc, etc. Beautiful churchside location too in a gorgeous street. Who would have thought Harlow could be so idyllic?
Greshon - 28 Oct 2007 15:04
Just in the Beer Guide, and a real gem. The pub is typical untouched old Essex, rather than upmarket foodie pub, and the Websters was sensational for a 3.5% er. Absolutely gorgeous little village only a mile or so from Harlow.
mtaylor40 - 22 Sep 2007 16:15
Great pub, food's good and the house beer 'Websters Wonderfull Wallop' (Nethergate best)is a must...will be all the better when the smoking ban comes in!
terryb - 16 Oct 2006 17:43
Has been a pub since 1515, fantastic old style pub,
real ales,
Fine wines,
Excellent Food
Quiz on Wednesdays...
pompey - 14 Sep 2005 14:26

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