Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Ministerial praise for the Queen’s Head

One of the great pleasures of campaigning is visiting successful local businesses.

Early on in the campaign I had the great pleasure of inviting the Deputy First Minister to meet Rob Cureton, proprietor of the award-winning Queen's Head in Glanwydden to see for ourselves why this fantastic pub won the prestigious award of Pub of the Year Wales at the AA Hospitality Awards.

We visited the Queen’s Head for lunch and a brief respite during a busy day’s campaigning, and Ieuan was highly impressed by the quality of the food and the surroundings. It is very popular with the locals and visitors and it’s important that places like these continue to thrive as a hub in their communities. It was good to see so many people enjoying their excellent lunches. The Queen's Head is a great example of what can be achieved by smaller businesses, of which Plaid is very supportive.

Ieuan Wyn Jones, Leader of Plaid Cymru, said:

“I was delighted to have the opportunity to congratulate Robert Cureton first hand on the achievement, which was clearly well-merited.”

Robert Cureton said at the time of the award:

“Winning the AA Pub of the Year for Wales is a marvellous accolade and a great achievement for which all our staff can be very proud indeed. We will continue to provide first class hospitality, delicious food and fabulous service and to be passionate about what we do.”
PHOTO: Deputy First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones AM, Robert Cureton, Phil Edwards with the award plaque outside the Queen’s Head.

The Queens Head is a gastronomique pub acclaimed not just for its food and wine but also for its character and the welcome diners receive. It dates back to 1790 and was originally the wheel maker’s (Wheelwright) Cottage.

The AA say that they selected The Queen’s Head as Pub of the Year for Wales because "the proprietors and their team have over 27 years, built up an excellent reputation with both locals and visitors alike for excellent food, traditional ales, good wines and friendly service at this unique gastronomique pub.

The AA Hospitality Awards recognise and reward the services provided by the UK ’s very best establishments.

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