Robinsons Brewery Announce the Reopening of their Iconic Queens Head Pub in Cumbria
9th February 2017
Robinsons Brewery have announced that they will reopen the doors of the iconic Queens Head pub in Troutbeck, Cumbria, in April 2017 following a £2 million investment; resulting in the creation of 30 new jobs for the area.
Nestled on the side of the Lakeland fells overlooking the Troutbeck Valley, the Queens Head has welcomed weary travellers and visitors through its doors since the 17th century.
In 2014, the Queens Head was devastated by a fire that resulted in the popular pub closing for almost three years whilst a full refurbishment programme and rebuild of the damaged areas took place.
The new pub will feature a large drinking area alongside cosy and secluded dining areas with a focus around three original fireplaces. The Queens Head’s iconic bar – which is a former four poster bed – has been restored and will continue to serve a great range of real ales, craft beers, premium lagers, wines and award-winning spirits with a focus on a new eye-catching gin range.
Renowned for serving some of the finest food in the area, the Queens Head’s new menu will feature a mixture of hearty classic pub food, created with provenance and served with flair. Portions of the menu were also created to include requests from old friends of the pub who contacted the Queens Head through Facebook to make sure their favourite dishes were included.
The pub will also feature 10 newly-refurbished en-suite guest bedrooms named after iconic Lakeland fells; providing the perfect base for guests to Cumbria and their four legged companions in one of four dog friendly bedrooms.
William Robinson, Managing Director (Pubs Division) for Robinsons Brewery said: “It’s no easy feat restoring such a historic pub. It was of the utmost importance that we worked closely with the local council to ensure the most authentic restoration of the original building’s fabric. The Queens Head has never been a case of ‘reinventing the wheel’ and it will pick right up where it left off – a cosy, family friendly pub where you can enjoy a pint, a great night’s stay, and a warm, hearty meal. The outpouring of support from local residents and previous customers has been brilliant and we can’t wait to welcome them back to the Queens Head this April.”