This must be the most isolated pub in the city in terms of closeness to other pubs. By on-the-road distances the Robin Hood & Little John (over a mile away) must be the nearest closely followed by the Master Mariner on Perne Road then the Rock on Cherry Hinton Road/Blinco Grove. Along Hills Road there is nothing on the way out of the city and nothing before the Earl of Derby after crossing the railway bridge.

On arrival at the Queen Edith what do you find? A large pub with ample parking and two large bars. One is a saloon bar and has lost the pool table to the Public Bar which is 'home' to two teams. The side garden area has been and is still being improved but there is provision for 'July 1st' customers.

On a recent visit the real ales were Greene King IPA and Flowers Original (cask) but the offerings do change regularly. The best sellers are Directors, Spitfire and Greene King IPA. They are well kept by the landlord Paul St John-Campbell who has been there for over three years. His daughter, Zoe, must be the youngest licencee with her own certificate obtained when she was 16 years of age.

There are imminent plans for a refurbishment so that basic food can be offered to attract staff from the hospital site.

Derek Wright