Queen's Head

Newton
CB22 7PG
Telephone(01223) 870436
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubLunchtime MealsEvening MealsSeparate BarGamesCiderParkingDog Friendly
Opening times: 11.30-2.30, 6-11; 12-2.30, 7-10.30 Sun
Regular beers: Adnams Southwold Bitter, Adnams Broadside

This village local is one of only a handful of pubs to have appeared in every edition of the Good Beer Guide. The list of landlords since 1729 has just 18 entries with the names displayed on the wall in the simply furnished but timeless public bar. The cosy lounge has a welcoming fire in the colder months. Back in the public, the stuffed goose in the case above the bar is Belinda who used to patrol the car park. The Queen's Head is listed in the National Inventory as having a historic pub interior of regional importance. Simple but excellent food centres on soup and sandwiches. Gourmet food vans visit each Wednesday. Ales are served direct from casks on a stillage behind the bar. Guest beers often include an Adnams seasonal and an ale from a smaller brewery. The King and Kaiser are reputed to have stopped here for a pint in the early 1900s.