Welcome to Paul and Claire Herbert who took over The Queens Head
Harston in May. Paul had spent the past 8 years at the Trinity Centre on the
Science Park and has brought his team with him - barman Tristram and head
chef Adam (who was trained by Paul's brother Neil who in turn has cooked for
royalty and is now in charge of catering at the legendary Waca cricket ground
in Perth, Australia). Paul started with Wetherspoons and has also had
guidance from Michael Missing of The Bakers Arms Fulbourn. Wife Claire
received her training from Crowne Plaza.
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.