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Published July 2nd 2016
Update April 23rd 2018
The Queens Head has now re-opened and is under new management

Traditional Village Pub Next To Duck Pond - What Better
There are few pubs anywhere in the country, if any, that can boast a duck pond literally next door to it. But the Queens Head in the pretty village of Newton Regis, near Tamworth, is very much the exception. The pub building is said to date back to the 16th century and, together with the attractive church, is one of the oldest properties in the village.

The Queens Head
The Queens Head is set back from the main road

The Queens Head is delightfully located, set back from the village's main road and half behind a row of traditional white-fronted thatched cottages which sit adjacent to the duck pond, complete with real ducks and a plastic heron on a small island in the middle.

The Queens Head
The picturesque duck pond including plastic heron

The pub itself, which underwent a major refurbishment in 2013, is divided into an attractive lounge on the left as you go in and a more functional bar area on the right. Both rooms contain a number of original features including oak beams, while the well-stocked bar is situated smack in front of you. Whatever the Queens Head was like before it was refurbished the emphasis now seems to be on comfortable dining, with all of the tables and seating areas in the lounge fully occupied on the Thursday evening I visited.

The Queens Head
The central bar of the pub

Fortunately, there was plenty of room in the bar for people simply wanting a drink, although there is a small beer garden at the front surrounded by colourful planting, plus a larger more functional seating area at the rear next to the main car park. The Queens Head currently has one regular beer, Sharp's Doom Bar, and two changing beers, one of which was the excellent Tetley's Gold which served as my choice for the evening in question.

The Queens Head
The pub's main lounge area

Although I didn't have a meal on this occasion, the family-friendly pub advertises traditional home-cooked pub restaurant food. Maybe another time. Opening times are Monday 6pm - 10.30pm; Tuesday to Thursday 12 noon - 11pm; Friday and Saturday 12 noon - midnight; and Sunday 12 noon - 10.30pm.

The Queens Head
The bar area of the Queens Head
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Why? A beautiful country pub next door to the village duck pond
When: open Mon - Sun 12 till 11
Phone: 01827 830271
Where: The Queens Head, Main Road, Newton Regis, Tamworth B79 0NF
Cost: £3.40 a pint of beer
Your Comment
It's shut!
by hunco (score: 0|4) 1492 days ago
It has Re-Opened with new Landlords
by delta (score: 0|2) 1257 days ago
It's no longer shut - it reopened November 2017.

The website is now
by info (score: 0|2) 1247 days ago
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