New comforts in Queen’s Head

Landlady of the Queen's Head at Epworth, Linda Chapman.
Landlady of the Queen's Head at Epworth, Linda Chapman.

Epworth’s Queen’s Head pub has re-opened after refurbishment, and retains all its original charm.

The period property in the centre of the town has a new landlady in the form of local woman Linda Chapman.

For Linda, 53, it is her fourth public house, her previous two having been within the Isle at Epworth (the Mowbray Arms) and the Three Horseshoes at West Butterwick.

She said: “I want this to be a traditional drinking pub, and will offer different cask ales every week. It’s a friendly locals’ local.”

This week, choices include the resident John Smiths cask ale, Wadworth Swordfish and Theakston Lightfoot.

And customers can enjoy their drink in the newly decorated surroundings, with plush seating and deep pile carpet.

Football and darts teams play from the pub, that has pool,live football and Racing UK with a Wednesday quiz and bingo night, and a Friday Chase the Ace card game. A fancy dress disco is planned for December 27.

Live music and disco dates are to become regular features in the New Year.

“I have regulars aged 18 to 85,” added Linda. “Everyone is sure of a welcome here.” Barman Steve Smith has been there 20 years.