The Queens Head
Stuart and Natasha have brought the pub back to Crowmarsh Gifford with The Queens Head – an eatery that has quickly established itself within the village and surrounding area. The chefs ensure that everything is freshly made on-site and work together to prepare mouth-watering dishes.
The menu champions seasonality with meat from Oxfordshire and Berkshire provided by local butchers and fresh fish caught off the Cornish coast, while delivering British takes on great Continental dishes. Starters include breaded calamari with fennel and apple slaw, and pork and chorizo meatballs with warm pitta and a spiced tomato sauce.The signature main courses are guaranteed to turn heads, with the team’s signature orange and maple slow-roasted lamb shoulder, served with roasted new potatoes, carrots and mint and chilli pesto proving a favourite among patrons. This unique interpretation of a classic demonstrates an innovative approach to traditional ingredients.
These kinds of differences are noticeable throughout The Queens Head’s offerings, and are what sets the pub apart from your average local. Even the drinks are presented on a seasonal basis, with a strong selection of Fuller’s ale and beer, and craft ciders from Cornish Orchards. Should you need any advice on an accompanying glass of red or white, the team has an excellent knowledge of the wine list, and many varieties are available by the glass. Any community would be lucky to have this pub in their village, but The Queens Head has found a favourable home with the people of Crowmarsh Gifford.