Queen's Head, Saddington

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FancyaPint?'s review...
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The Queens Head is like too many country pubs nowadays - it doesn't quite know what it wants to be. From the outside, it's a picture perfect pub, sat in the middle of the attractive village of Saddington. Inside however, you'll find one of those compromises which is really a fudge. At the front is the tiny pub bit, while at the back it opens into a large dining area - the profitable bit of the enterprise. We understand this; margins on food are higher and you have to become a destination venue in such a remote location. That said then, if you're going to devote so much of a pub to food, it should at least be nice. Sure, the portions were massive, but "Roast Turkey" should never, ever look and taste like processed turkey roll. This mass produced, catering standard mediocrity was being served on one unsuspecting family after another. The guest ale we tried was also pretty much undrinkable. The massive garden offered impressive views, but when everything else was substandard, it didn't matter. The Queens Head is the worst of both worlds - a pseudo restaurant without the quality, capturing neither the essence of a pub, nor the occasion of a restaurant.
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Contact details
Main Street, Saddington, Saddington, Leicestershire, LE8 0QH
0116 2402536
Opening times
Bar Opening hours
Sunday and Monday 12-10pm
Tuesday-Thursday 12-11pm
Friday and Saturday 12-12pm

Restaurant Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 12-2.30pm and 6-9pm
Saturday 12-9.30pm
Sunday 12-6pm
Please check opening times with the pub before making a special journey.
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Events:

BBQ
Beer festival
Quiz night - Last Sunday in the Month

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The Queens Head will be managed and co-owned by Chris Lewis- Sharman, a chef with over 25 years’ experience of working in some of the best eating establishments. He will be supported by co- owner Julian Benton, who has 25 years’ experience in the indus- try, and owner of CAMRA award-winning pub — The Staunton Arms, Nottinghamshire www.stauntonarms.co.uk. A friendly welcome awaits all customers from local villages, as well as visitors from further afield, looking to drink and dine in a beauti- ful part of Leicestershire, with one of the best views in the county of Saddington reservoir. The Queens Head is a perfect setting to enjoy dinner with friends, or you could meet for a 'Pie & Pint' lunch, or simply use the free Wi-Fi whilst enjoying a great cup of coffee in our beautiful garden and terrace area. So, if you would like to visit us for a drink, some lunch, dinner or attend one of our fantastic events - we look forward to seeing you very soon. Chris, Julian and the team ———————————————————————————— Special Events 6th & 27th May - Bouncy castle and BBQ. 12pm till 6pm. Pub open all day for food 24th - 27th May - Mini Beer Festival 16th June - Father’s Day. Three course menu £19.95 adults, £9.95 for children 28th June - Hog roast & bouncy castle. 6pm till 10pm. Normal food menu available 26th August - Bank Holiday BBQ, bouncy castle. 12pm till 6pm 27th September - 6th October- National Cask Ale Week 28th November - Launch of the Christmas menu. Open during the Christmas period. Check website early September for a full programme of events. Quiz night will run twice a month on Sundays starting at 7.00pm with free nibbles and 25% off real ale. First and second prizes. Free to enter, just turn up. Please contact the pub or sign up to Facebook or Twitter for dates. First Quiz Night is 31st March 2013