The Herberts have introduced a new menu which makes full use of local suppliers, notably Barkers Butchers and Tony's Fruit and Veg of Shelford. Lunchtimes feature sandwiches, jackets, salads and a wide range of main meals. The last also appear in the evenings alongside starters and deserts. Sample offerings include Steak and Ale Pie (£7.45), Butternut Squash and Coriander Risotto (£6.95) and 8oz Sirloin Steak (£10.95). Lunchtimes Monday to Thursday you can get two meals for £10. Sunday offers a choice of roasts. Everything is home-made, including the desserts. On the real ale side, the offer is Greene King IPA and Abbot plus a guest from the Greene King list. You can also get wine by the glass.

The previously rather gloomy lounge has been brightened up with new lighting and by painting the pillars cream. Extra furniture has appeared in the public which will also get a new colour scheme. The garden is being upgraded with new tables and lots of colourful planting.

Paul and Claire are looking to build reputation for the Queens as a family- friendly, welcoming pub with quality home-cooked food early evening and good drinking later on. They're off to a very good start.