Queen's Head

Cambridgeshire - Newton

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

Fowlmere Road
Newton
CB22 7PG

OS ref: TL438495

Tel: (01223) 870436

Email: contact@queensheadnewton.co.uk

Website https://www.queensheadnewton.co.uk/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Brownsouppub

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Public Transport: Near Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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A pub since 1729 and run on very traditional lines, this family-owned gem retains its splendid, unspoiled public bar with a quarry-tiled floor, old bench seating, high-backed settle and dado panelling. The counter was added after the war and beer is stillaged behind it. In 1963 two small rooms on the left became a lounge bar which has an inglenook fireplace and a very 1960s counter-front with bottles set in it. Also worthy of note is the 'Jug and Bottle' hatch with window and bell push at the end of the short entrance passage. The toilets and games room were also added in 1963.

A pub since at least 1729 and still run on very traditional lines. From the front door a short passage leads to the 'Jug And Bottle' hatch still with its window and bell push. To the right is the splendid traditional quarry tiled public bar which retains old dado panelling with bare bench seating, old wood surround fireplace and a splendid curved high-backed settle. The counter was added in post war times and behind it is a stillage containing casks of Adnams beers. To the left of the passage is the Saloon or lounge bar which was formerly two small rooms (possibly the Saloon in the front and living quarters at the rear with its inglenook fireplace?). This room contains two classic forms of pub re-fitting used in the early 1960s of which few examples still remain - a bar counter of brick with old bottles set into it; and wood added to the walls to give it a Mock-Tudor effect. In 1963 the toilets and a games annexe to the right of the public bar was added. You can play traditional pub games such as Devil Among The Tailors, Shove H'appeny and Darts here - the pub claims the Shah of Persia played darts here in 1965. What makes this pub so popular is that all the work is very much in sympathy with the historic core.

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