QueensHead Inn

54, Nassington PE8 6QB
$$ English

The Queens Head Inn is renowned for good beer, excellent food, quality accommodation and warm hospitality. We hold an AA Rosette for food excellence and an AA 4 star Inn rating. Offering high quality, pleasant and affordable accommodation in a picturesque and peaceful location.
This traditional countryside pub, inn and restaurant sits beside the River Nene in Nassington, only minutes from the A1(M) and 15 minutes from Stamford, Peterborough and Oundle

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Whilst Covid 19 restrictions are no longer applicable, we respectfully request that you take other guests enjoyment into consideration whilst dining with us.

Business Info

  • Address: 54, Nassington PE8 6QB
  • Cross Street: Station Rd
  • Cuisine: English | Steak | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01780784006
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Working Fireplace, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
All Day - Main Restaurant 12:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
All Day - Main Restaurant 12:00 - 20:30
Thursday
All Day - Main Restaurant 12:00 - 20:30
Friday
All Day - Main Restaurant 12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
All Day - Main Restaurant 12:00 - 21:00
Sunday
Lunch - Main Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
To view our menus please visit our website www.queensheadnassington.co.uk
We do not accept bookings for tables on the patio or by the river.
We like dogs and they are welcome in the bar, the patio and by the river. They must be well behaved, sociable and kept on the lead at all time.
Children are welcome but must be seated at all times. Any highchairs or prams must be included as 1 person on the booking to allow social distancing to be maintained at all times. We have children's meals on the menu. We can not warm up food or bottles brought onto the premises due to covid 19 restrictions.
We have done a number of things to mitigate Covid 19 and try to ensure the safety of customers including: - risk assessments - clear signage and advice on hand washing - installing sanitising stations in each area of the restaurant and bar - additional cleaning by staff of touch points - socially distanced the tables - enhanced staff training.
Indoor tables can be booked by a maximum of two households/bubbles to the maximum number of seats at the table.
Outdoor tables can be comprised of two households/bubbles or six people maximum from any number of households but still comply to social distancing.
Yes, you can wear facemasks and gloves but will need to bring your own.
The indoor restaurant, bar and Garden Room are completely NO SMOKING & NO VAPING AREAS. Customers wanting to smoke or vape are requested to use the designated area.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.58 out of 5 stars based on 348 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 24, 2024
Linda B.
The welcome and environment were fantastic. Food is homemade which is perfect. Price point just right. Pie meat needs to be cooked a little longer to be tender.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 27, 2023
Sally P.
Been twice for Sunday lunch and the food and service both times was very good. Went down for a drink Christmas day a few locals in. Would be nice to see more locals supporting the pub.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2023
chris w.
gave it a 10 across the board.. I had the beer battered fish and chips, my friend had the beef roast.. all of it really well cooked and great value

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 17, 2023
Sarah C.
We had the Sunday Roast. The beef was perfect - cooked to our preference - and the slices were just the right thickness. Very tender meat. I don't eat Roasties and Yorkshires but my partner tells me they were "proper job" i.e. not Aunt Bessie's. Nicole was her usual lovely, efficient and friendly self and Kyle always goes the extra mile.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 16, 2023
craig b.
Excellent steak!!
Business Response:
Thank you very much and pleased you enjoyed it

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 1/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2023
Jenny E.
Lovely pub and overnight stay. Super breakfast. Would definitely return if in the area.
Business Response:
Thank you for your kind comments

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 09, 2023
Allison M.
Excellent food and service. Steaks are the best I’ve eaten
Business Response:
Thank you very much. Appreciate the comments

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 03, 2023
Andy C.
Really nice meal, in a lovely place will definitely return
Business Response:
Thank you for your kind review

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 15, 2023
Maurice C.
Lovely food, great service….would definitely return
Business Response:
THANK YOU VERY MUCH. REALLY APPRECIATED AND PLEASED YOU HAD A NICE TIME

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 18, 2022
Andy B.
Great food, great beer selection, even do 0% Ghost Ship Ale! Amazing burgers!
Business Response:
Thank you very much, really appreciate your comments

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 04, 2022
Alan J.
First class service and food. We shall return!
Business Response:
Thank you for your kind feedback

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 25, 2022
June F.
The staff were lovely, nothing too much trouble. Food was delicious
Business Response:
Thank you very much. Really appreciated

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 01, 2022
Kirsty G.
Perfect amount of food and it was absolutely delicious!
Business Response:
Thank you very much, really appreciate your comments

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 4/10
Value: 1/10
Jul 17, 2022
Valerie D.
Worst afternoon tea I have ever had. Sweet brioche rolls not sandwiches. Curled up hard cheese slice covered in tomato sauce, sausage roll served on the cake plate and tasting of sugar, very poor quality of cakes, tiniest scone which crumbled into pieces, no butter with the scone and not a 3 tier cake stand as is customary with afternoon tea. I would have refused to pay but unfortunately my friend paid whilst I was visiting the bathroom although she also thought it was dreadful. The whole thing appeared to have been made and left out of a fridge for hours before we arrived.
Business Response:
Dear Ms Drane I am terribly sorry if all was not to your liking. We make everything fresh for our Afternoon Tea and generally have a very good response, so not quite sure what went wrong and will speak with the team. However you must come back to us as I would personally like to make everything right. I hope this is agreeable and look forward to hearing from you in dur course. Kind reg

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2022
Julie B.
Nice village pub, friendly staff and food was quality cooked as requested. Home cooked fresh meals.
Business Response:
Thank you very much. Really appreciated

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 28, 2022
Raymond P.
Just a very good place to dine
Business Response:
Much appreciated. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 17, 2022
Elizabeth T.
Great food and great service
Business Response:
Thank you for your lovely review.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 26, 2022
Val P.
The good and service was excellent could not fault it at all will be definitely going back I recommend this pub most definitely
Business Response:
Thank you for your lovely comments. Really appreciated

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 06, 2020
Mary C.
We came the night before lockdown, thanks so much we had a lovely evening. Hope your takeaways work well.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 11, 2020
Scott D.
Great waitresses great team in challenging times , will be back Well done all at the Queens head

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 05, 2020
Amanda M.
Fabulous food, excellent service so friendly and helpful, all round lovely place to be

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 30, 2020
Collette B.
The pub was lovely, food was amazing and was great value for money! Will definitely return

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 15, 2020
rose c.
It would of been a good to see tables cleaned down after other people had eaten at them. before anyone else were seated at the table. Especially at these testing timestimes.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2020
Emma S.
Fantastic. 10/10

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 30, 2020
Lyn T.
Everything was great,

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 27, 2020
Lynne U.
Very pleasant dinner excellent service. It was the assistant manager's first day and he was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2020
Lawrie S.
Perfect location, perfect atmosphere and perfect food. The only small criticism was only having Nicole as waitress. It was a particularly busy night I guess due to eat out to help out and she worked her socks off. I think Paul the owner was cheffing in the kitchen. It didn't detract from a great meal out but I guess with two waiters things may have moved quicker.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2020
Sarah W.
Delicious lunch in a beautiful setting.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2020
Sandra G.
Lovely meal and staff were extremely helpful

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2020
Carl S.
Wonderful setting and lots of hard work gone into keeping us safe with simple COVID compliance instructions clearly given by very pleasant host.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 2020
Sandra D.
Very well set up with COVID restrictions in mind. First time out since lockdown and felt safe. Enjoyable meal. Always enjoy going there.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 06, 2023
Robert L.
There BACK from the brink good value exerlant service

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 26, 2023
Melvyn C.
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Business Response:
Thank you very much

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 29, 2022
Clive H.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Everything was extremely good, and the service superb with two very polite and efficient young men serving our every need. The food was delicious and the bar and dining rooms spectacularly attractive. It’s the first time I’ve been for 20 odd years and the changes made since are very impressive. Thank you.
Business Response:
Thank you for your very kind comments

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 19, 2022
Andy J.
We hosted a Hindu friend and really struggled to find dishes for us all, off a menu that was mostly pork and beef. The dishes we chose were well presented and beautifully cooked. A little more fish and chicken choice within the already well appointed menu would be welcomed. Vegetarian and vegans no doubt have an even harder time, given there is were only a couple of dishes for their selection.
Business Response:
Thanks for the feedback and take your comments onboard

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 20, 2022
Glenda W.
N/a
Business Response:
Thank you for your review. Pleased you had a nice time

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 13, 2020
Maria M.
Nice rustic pub. The manager (think she was) really helpful and welcoming. Our other waitress, everything looked an effort. Felt like we were alan inconvenience asking for another drink. We asked if we could have custard on our pudding but got a very blunt . Wasn’t that odd to ask for. Food lovely and very tasty. I had the lamb shank which was beautiful. Everyone also had roast beef or pork and we all enjoyed it. Nice wine. Dessert was equally tasty and just the right size not over facing and nicely presented. Shame the one waitress didn’t go to any effort to make us welcome as her colleague was very obliging and friendly.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 09, 2020
Denise W.
Great service, ambiance & food; drinks not to our taste!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 20, 2020
David A.
Great staff. Well organised. Only downside was limited vegetarian options.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
Rob C.
We stayed here for one night and had a lovely time. Location and staff were fantastic. Sitting by the river with a drink a few steps away from your own courtyard room added to the relaxing element of a stay here. We used it as a base to explore Stamford and Oundle and was perfect. The breakfast was very good and we ate here in the evening - Chateaubriand which was cooked perfectly (presentation and sides were a little basic but delicious and very good value) Would highly recommend.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 15, 2023
Janet J.
The chairs were not very comfortable
Business Response:
Thank you very much

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 16, 2023
Ian M.
Nothing to add
Business Response:
Thank you for your kind review. Appreciated

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 26, 2023
Chris A.
Issue with one dish was quickly resolved without argument
Business Response:
Thank you for your review and pleased you had a nice time

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 07, 2022
John H.
Only people eating. Don't think they were expecting us (booked online 2 hours before. But it was really nice food, simple, good service, value. Sat by the water for 30 mins and it was very relaxing. I suppose any criticism is there were plenty of empty glasses left on tables outside.
Business Response:
Thank you for your kind comments

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 03, 2022
Cindy R.
Very pleasant and friendly staff
Business Response:
Thank you for your review

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
May 30, 2022
Karen L.
Most of the party were happy with their meals. The three people who had scampi thought portions were a bit small. My husband thought the sausages were the best he had ever had!
Business Response:
Thank you for your kind review and comments

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 5/10
Apr 19, 2022
Malcolm M.
Little pricey
Business Response:
Thank you for your feedback. Appreciated

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 26, 2020
geoff d.
Generally good. Steak not great but ok

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 27, 2020
Ian S.
Some inconsistency between serving staff over covid precautions but friendly and helpful

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 09, 2020
Susan O.
Good unfussy menu. Food excellent. Will definitely come again.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 05, 2024
David N.
Just a good pub lunch. We sll had fish and chips, a large excellent piece of haddock each.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 03, 2023
Valerie M.
We have always enjoyed our visits to the Queen's Head when we meet up with friends , but we were disappointed this time with the restricted lunchtime menu. We realise that this is due to the lack of people wanting a full meal at lunchtime but when we meet up we do want a full 3 course choice. The main course meals we did choose were up to their usual high standard and the service as great as always. Unfortunately though, this will be our last visit unless they revert to a full lunchtime menu.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 05, 2023
Sharon L.
Pleasantly surprised. Will come again
Business Response:
Thank you

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
May 11, 2023
Lee P.
Laddies toilets were not clean
Business Response:
Thank you for your comments

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2020
Tony W.
Unfortunately in the times we currently live in, service is slow. But with only 2 staff, that's probably going to be expected. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Meal was ok, but nothing fancy, or out of the ordinary. Great value for money, as they have continued to do the eat out to help out scheme.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 5/10
Aug 13, 2020
Robert S.
The meal was not of the same quality that we had in the past. I ordered the steak and ale pie. It arrived with frozen chips what appeared to be frozen garden peas and the pie was chicken and ham although tasty it was not as ordered. There was also no starters available as the menu was completely different from what I saw on the website.