The Queen’s Head in Nassington is a cozy pub-restaurant just outside of Peterborough but with a lovely rustic interior and the river running by the garden, it’s a lovely setting whatever the weather has in store.
For starters we ordered the warm oriental crispy duck salad with noodles, chilli, garlic and coriander dressing and also the chicken liver pate layered with smoked chicken served with an apple and vanilla chutney, toast and picalilli. Both starters were a reasonable £4.25 each, the duck was light, appetising and had a great taste. The pate was excellent, so much in fact that I ate some on it’s own without any toasted bread.
We ordered off the specials board for our main, a £36 24oz steak on the bone to share. It was accompanied by a blue cheese sauce, mushrooms, chips and a tomato salad.
Initially we were a little disappointed when we saw that the weight advertised included the bone however once I tasted it I discovered it was the best steak I have had in a very long time. Tender, succulent and cooked to perfection.
The bill came to a reasonable £54.55 for two including drinks. We were also offered complimentary bread and a jug of chilled water.
My wife and I took advantage of the peaceful river view by sitting outside with an after dinner drink.
Overall, I would give The Queen’s Head top marks for quality, service and the venue. We will be going back very soon. If you find you’ve had too much to drink, you can even check yourself into one of the rooms they have available!
Reviewed by Ben H.