We’re looking for a dynamic, business savvy and hard-working operator to take charge of the bar, dining room and kitchen. You’ll lead from the front and be the face of the business.
The Queens Head presents a fantastic opportunity to be centre of the community in a beautifully presented business backing onto the Harpenden Common. Combining events including sports with consistent freshly prepared pub food.
If you are committed to driving sales and being loved by the community, then The Queens Head is for you. We’re looking for someone to transform this business from current Big Smoke Pub, to the very best Our Local Destination.
You’ll be a perfectionist, delivering consistently ambitious standards of guest service. You’ll also have the creative mind necessary to flex business needs depending on weather, season, and events. We’re looking for a talented operator with experience in delivering great pub food, events and sports, someone who puts the guest front and centre of everything they do.
The pub and location
The Queens Head is a charming well invested pub, that benefits from a beautiful courtyard garden backing onto Harpenden Common. Both external dining and dining at the side and at the rear, in the large beer garden, complete with outside bar and barbecue area.
The Queens Head is situated just under a mile from the centre of Harpenden with housing close by with a car park.
The heart of the pub is the traditional country bar with scrub-topped tables and flagstone floors with a warm cosy snug and an open fire. Towards the rear garden is a relaxing dining room for thirty covers. The kitchen is located on the ground floor behind the bar, with easy access to pub and garden, food is a significant element of the business, making it the heartbeat of the pub.
The outside space is a huge business asset! The rear courtyard garden benefits from over 60 covers with an additional covered Astro turfed area, with both covered huts and stretch tent used in winter months.
Two bedroom accommodation is located on the first floor and is fully self-contained.