The Queens Head

“Good food close to the airport” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BELTON, LEICESTERSHIRE

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Conveniently positioned between Leicester and Nottingham, and within easy reach of East Midlands Airport, this contemporary village pub offers a range of stylish bedrooms and guests have access to the garden as well as the outside terrace. The restaurant caters for all tastes, with grilled steaks a popular option, as well as fish and chips and Cumberland sausage with creamed mash potatoes. Chef specials are served from Thursday to Sunday.

The Queens Head
2 Long Street, BELTON, LEICESTERSHIRE, LE12 9TP
Phone : 01530 222359

Features

Facilities
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
Opening Times
  • Open all year

About The area

Discover Leicestershire

Leicestershire is divided between the large country estates of its eastern side and the industrial towns of the East Midlands to its west. Coal mining was an important part of the county’s industrial development in the 19th and 20th centuries. This is reflected in its heritage, including a reclaimed mine near Coalville, now divided between a nature reserve and Snibston Discovery Park, where families can learn about the mining industry. Meanwhile, agricultural areas are concentrated around the pleasant market towns of Market Harborough and Market Bosworth.

The county’s administrative centre is the city of Leicester, and other major towns are Loughborough, which includes bell-founding among its many industries, and Melton Mowbray, home of Stilton cheese and a particularly English item, the pork pie. One shop in Leicester has been specialising in this meaty delicacy since 1851. Northeast of Melton Mowbray is the lovely Vale of Belvoir, beneath which are large deposits of coal.

Charnwood Forest, with fewer trees than one would expect, provides a wild and rugged landscape conveniently situated for escape from the city. It lies to the northwest of Leicester extending to Loughborough and Coalville, with some interruptions.

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