The Queens Head
The Lane, Tebworth, Beds, LU7 9QB.
Tel: 01525 874101
** Pub Under Threat of Closure **
A recent development has seen brewery Charles Wells notify the Parish Council of their intention to close the Queen’s Head pub in Tebworth. The pub is listed as a community asset which gives the community a period of 6 months (from 1st August 2016) to make a bid to purchase the pub. A campaign is under way to find funding and a viable business plan to save The Queen’s Head from closure. The website www.SaveTheQueensHead.org.uk has full details.
The Queens Head is a traditional village pub that has been run by landlord and former actor, Colin Edwynn, for over 30 years. The pub has featured 26 times in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide during this time. The pub is owned by Charles Wells and features Wells & Youngs Eagle IPA on draft at the bar, as well as two or sometimes three varying ales (one of which is usually the excellent Adnams Broadside) served on gravity direct from the cellar.
The pub is popular for darts and dominoes, and live music is a regular attraction on a Friday night and various other nights throughout the month (see the events list), including a lively Folk Night every 4th Wednesday. The pub has two bars, each with an open fire. The garden plays host to a number of BBQ’s and other events throughout the warmer months, and a large gathering is always in attendance for the annual firework evening, complete with traditional bonfire.
The pub is popular with locals as well as those who travel from further afield to enjoy the fine ales and the unique hospitality provided by landlord Colin, who is always happy to entertain with stories and jokes. The pub is particularly welcoming and friendly with Colin making a point to know everyone’s names, and introducing them to others.
In 2011 the regulars clubbed together to honour the landlord, and presented him with a special plaque to commemorate his 30th year behind the bar.
The Queens Head does not have it’s own website, but it does have a Facebook page where you can keep up to date with all that is happening at the pub.
A pub (also known as the Three Horseshoes) has stood on the same site since at least 1795 although the present building dates from 1926. Please see the Local History section for further details.
Colin Edwynn has been pulling pints and raising smiles at The Queen’s Head since 1981. If the popular landlord looks familiar, it’s because he’s acted in some of Britain’s best-loved TV shows. Colin, who was born in Manchester, appeared as recurring character PC Jimmie Conway in Coronation Street between 1967 to 1972. He also played bit-parts in Emmerdale, Wycliffe, Heartbeat, Bergerac, Minder and Dinnerladies. In a starring role, he acted alongside David Jason and Brenda Blethyn in the The Bullion Boys (1993), which was an award-winning edition in the BBC anthology film series. Colin also worked in radio, appearing regularly with luminaries such as Ken Dodd and Les Dawson.