The Queens Head Inn
“Traditional inn with great food” - AA Inspector
The sun-trap garden of this striking Collyweston-stone inn slopes to a meander of the River Nene. Savvy boaters moor up here to join customers who drive miles to engage with a menu that has gained AA-Rosette recognition. Fires warm the interior in winter and you can dine alfresco on the patio. Settle into the comfy, beamed interior with a glass of Oakham JHB beer and contemplate a choice of invigorating classics exampled by roasted pheasant with honeyed parsnips and creamed cabbage, or pan-fried sea trout with fennel, sauerkraut and salsa verde. The trump card is a notable range of luxury steaks. The Queen Head’s diary is always full and includes events such as seafood week and the Great British game week. Sumptuous accommodation is also available here.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Open all year
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About The area
Northamptonshire is a mainly rural county of gentle beauty, with farmland, forest and great country estates. Rivers, canals and meadows are all part of the tranquil scene, providing a haven for wildlife.
This is a great area for walking, touring and exploring villages of stone and thatch. There are also some impressive Saxon churches at Brixworth and Earls Barton. Northampton is the county town, and along with Kettering, has long been associated with the production of footwear. Kettering was the second largest town until it was overtaken by the rapid development of Corby as a major centre of the steel industry.
Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park is set in Northamptonshire, although it seems that Austen never actually visited the county. Other famous connections include the poet John Dryden (1631-1700) who was born in the tiny village of Aldwincle; King Richard III (1452-1485) born at Fotheringhay Castle; and American revolutionaries George Washington (1732-1799), whose family came from Sulgrave Manor, and Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) whose father was born in another tiny Northamptonshire village called Ecton.
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