In the village of Sheet you’ll find The Queens Head, which from the outside appears to be a proper British pub complete with a large garden. Walking into the establishment, you’ll find a warm welcome and all the charm of a traditional pub, and, contrary to what the patriotic name might suggest, a delicious menu brimming with Italian dishes.
Head to the dining area and you’ll find a relaxed atmosphere and decor that includes country-style wooden tables and pretty wallpaper.
If you’re treating yourself to a three-course meal, you might choose to start with antipasti such as bruschetta and calamari. The Gorgonzola gnocchi, a delicious potato alternative to pasta, served in Gorgonzola sauce and topped with rocket is an excellent main course option, as is the pollo valdostana, which consists of butterfly chicken with Parma ham and fontina cheese in white wine sauce, served with sauté potatoes and garlic green beans. For a lighter main course, plump for the capra e noci, a warm goat’s cheese salad with juicy tomatoes, walnuts, salad leaves and croutons. There’s also pizza, served every day at lunch and dinner and between Monday and Friday, at lunchtimes, enjoy a two course menu for £11.50.
The staff are happy to help you pick a matching wine from the wide range available. Guests are equally welcome to prop up the bar with a pint of Palmers ale and a bowl of mixed olives.