The Queen of Bradgate
May 21, 2014
Excellent news about The Queen of Bradgate. One of a pair of very low rent megaboozers that opened on the edge of the Shires/Highcross development and quickly shut because, well, they were horrible and they were 20 yards from a Wetherspoons. Since then the pair have really stunk out one end of High Street, so it’s marvellous to find the new operators are Moleface, who operate several good pubs in Nottingham including the Larwood and Voce at Trent Bridge.
Have a look at the website and you get the idea. Not groundbreaking but tasty sounding food that will keep the neighbouring Orange Tree on its toes (though I’m sure there’s space for both). There’s a decent selection of beers too from the likes of Freedom and Meantime Breweries and, locally, Castle Rock and Oakham plus a selection of Belgian and other bottled beers bottles. I like it that are not calling themselves “fine food evangelists”, just people who like to have good time – when Peach Pub’s The Almanack flounced out of town last year it told us we weren’t ready for a gastropub as cool as them. Well, we will see. There were things I liked about the Almanack – I think the new Queen of Bradgate could replicate that and offer more besides.
It’s set to open any day.