The Queens Head Re-opens
November 2011 - Thursday 17th November 2011 marked the reopening of The Queen's Head in Little Eaton following a £175,000 rennovation project.
The evening saw Derby County Chief Executive Tom Glick pull the first pint to mark the opening of the pub.
A partnership between Everards and the Derby Brewing company, has seen the Queens Head undergo an extensive refurbishment to mark a new beginning for the real-ale pub.
The transformation includes a re-instating of the central entrance to the pub and re-siting of the bar onto the back wall , to give an
instant wow factor to customers as they walk through the door. Many of the original features have been retained and exposed, new slate and wooden flooring has been laid and a new features fireplace installed. An enlarged garden area, including a smoking barn, has also been added.
A full scale commercial kitchen has been installed in preparation for the roll-out of a new menu and food offering, with dishes made from a range of locally sourced produce. A partnership with established local butcher Barry Fitch, will see 10 day beer cured Gammon Steaks, beer sausages and the fantastic selection of locally grown produce from Little Eaton’s own Farmer Butcher on the menu.
Paul Harris, Sales and Marketing Director for The Queen’s Head, said: “We have combined the old and new to create a cosy, comfortable pub packed full of character. We have reinstated the original impressive central entrance and retained many of the other original features, combining these with some more contemporary touches. “It has been great working with the Everards team on this project. The project William initiative is a great scheme and they really have allowed us to create a pub exactly to our specification.”