PubSpy reviews The Queen's Head, Green Street Green

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Finishing early must be a Friday tradition for many in Green Street Green because the Queen’s Head was filling up nicely by the time I arrived mid afternoon.

All around the bar were thirsty, amiable blokes, some still wearing work-scarred gear and a number who had clearly been home and spruced up for an evening on the sauce. A steady, incoming flow swelled the numbers.

As much as anything, pubs can be judged by their drinkers.

I saw lager-swilling Men with a capital M. One had a t-shirt which said ‘sometimes I wake up grumpy, sometimes I just let her sleep’.

I saw women with big hair and bigger heels.

In short, these were regular Friday night people.

And having spent countless afternoons and evenings sat in pubs surrounded by the elderly, the perennial barflies, chavs and - worst of all – hipsters, it was a blessed relief.

With a fetching red/brown colour scheme, fabric flowers on the table, old wine bottles used as candle holders and an unused piano, it is easy to imagine customers think the Queen’s Head is a little bit more sophisticated than your average drinking hole.

Background music was solidly mainstream and a reasonable volume (the likes of Coldplay and Paolo Nutini’s first album).

The butch, no-nonsense barman was smart and called me mate but I didn’t especially feel like he wanted me to be his friend.

There were six ales on tap, though none of them were that appetising – including Marstons, Harveys and Greene King concoctions.

The lagers, which were on the discerning side of mainstream, did not disappoint. Highlights included Grolsch Blond and Peroni.

Pints were cheap too, at between £3 and £3.50.

The good value also extended to the food, with a big sign advertising £4.95 meals.

Comfortable surroundings, cheap food and drink and normal people is a recipe for a pub that can’t be faulted.

I could have done without the faff of (unsuccessfully) digging deep in my pockets for change for the pay and display car park, even if you can get a refund inside.

The Queen’s Head, High Street, Green Street Green

How it rated:

Atmosphere **** TFI Friday
Decor **** Smart
Drink **** Effort made
Price ***** Great value
Staff*** Did the job

Comments (7)

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10:28am Mon 14 Jul 14

blogger85 says...

Last time I went into this pub, I was greeted at the bar by a member of staff and the pub manager having a full on argument. Was not impressed and made my feelings known about this only to be barked at myself. Needless to say I will not be going back into this pub all the time that manager is there.
Last time I went into this pub, I was greeted at the bar by a member of staff and the pub manager having a full on argument. Was not impressed and made my feelings known about this only to be barked at myself. Needless to say I will not be going back into this pub all the time that manager is there. blogger85
  • Score: 1

3:19pm Mon 14 Jul 14

flea_in_ear says...

A few years ago The Queens Head turned into a very civilised pub where you could enjoy a meal, take an older relative. It changed hands a couple of times after that, but the food remained good and the atmosphere was nice. Ember Inns took it over. I went for a meal, sent the charcoal, sorry, steak back as it had clearly caught fire. This was replaced by a rather dark rubbery piece of meat. Refused to pay for the meal. Haven't been back.
A few years ago The Queens Head turned into a very civilised pub where you could enjoy a meal, take an older relative. It changed hands a couple of times after that, but the food remained good and the atmosphere was nice. Ember Inns took it over. I went for a meal, sent the charcoal, sorry, steak back as it had clearly caught fire. This was replaced by a rather dark rubbery piece of meat. Refused to pay for the meal. Haven't been back. flea_in_ear
  • Score: 0

3:22pm Mon 14 Jul 14

flea_in_ear says...

"I saw lager-swilling Men with a capital M. One had a t-shirt which said ‘sometimes I wake up grumpy, sometimes I just let her sleep’.

I saw women with big hair and bigger heels.

In short, these were regular Friday night people. "

Always wondered what regular Friday night people looked like.
"I saw lager-swilling Men with a capital M. One had a t-shirt which said ‘sometimes I wake up grumpy, sometimes I just let her sleep’. I saw women with big hair and bigger heels. In short, these were regular Friday night people. " Always wondered what regular Friday night people looked like. flea_in_ear
  • Score: 4

6:50pm Mon 14 Jul 14

ron.1952 says...

" The butch, no-nonsense barman was smart and called me mate "

Sounds just my type, and in the "Queens Head. Next time I'm in the area I may partake in a nice Port and Lemon with you barman.

Ronny Ron x
" The butch, no-nonsense barman was smart and called me mate " Sounds just my type, and in the "Queens Head. Next time I'm in the area I may partake in a nice Port and Lemon with you barman. Ronny Ron x ron.1952
  • Score: 3

9:03am Wed 16 Jul 14

Gavinp says...

dont know if they have changed supplier of food or the cooks but food is definitely not as good as it was
dont know if they have changed supplier of food or the cooks but food is definitely not as good as it was Gavinp
  • Score: 1

6:54pm Thu 17 Jul 14

catflap25 says...

ron.1952 wrote:
" The butch, no-nonsense barman was smart and called me mate "

Sounds just my type, and in the "Queens Head. Next time I'm in the area I may partake in a nice Port and Lemon with you barman.

Ronny Ron x
I would also like to meet this bar man ;-)
[quote][p][bold]ron.1952[/bold] wrote: " The butch, no-nonsense barman was smart and called me mate " Sounds just my type, and in the "Queens Head. Next time I'm in the area I may partake in a nice Port and Lemon with you barman. Ronny Ron x[/p][/quote]I would also like to meet this bar man ;-) catflap25
  • Score: 0

6:55pm Thu 17 Jul 14

catflap25 says...

Emma gave me his number. I would also like to meet jo ;-)
Emma gave me his number. I would also like to meet jo ;-) catflap25
  • Score: 0
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