The British Queen is opening as part of the company’s extensive expansion plans, which will see it opening 20 pubs over the next three years. The planned roll-out is a result of the company securing £13.5m new funding from ESO Capital Group, which is allowing for the rapid expansion.
The company’s director Mark Derry said: "The British Queen closely follows the launch of The Hare in Harrow and is our fourth White Brasserie Company pub. Our plan is to open 20 more in the next three years, we’re delighted with how The British Queen looks and feels and it will set the standard of those to come."
Derry has previously informed BigHospitality that the company is keen to stay South and around the M25 when it opens new pubs. Its next pub to open will be The Sun Inn, which is scheduled to open in Chobham towards the end of this year.
The British Queen
The 4,000sq.ft pub was previously unoccupied for two years and has undergone a complete refurbishment and redesign by PNW. The look has been kept classical, featuring reclaimed wooden floors, oak beams and ‘relaxed’ lighting. The site includes a large open bar area alongside a newly built extension to the rear of the property, which will house the brasserie which sits 120 people. There is also a private garden which will be able to sit an additional 50 customers.
Like with the other White Brasserie Company pubs, having a restaurant offering is important to the company. The brasserie at The British Queen will serve both classic British pub dishes and French brasserie style meals, and will change every quarter to use seasonal ingredients.
The autumn menu will be in place when the venue launches at the end of September. This will include starters such as Burgundian snails in garlic herb butter, and smoked Morteau sausage and potato salad with poached egg. Mains on the menu will include roast Scottish scallops with smoked bacon and autumn vegetables with Meunière sauce, roast pork belly with chateau potatoes and poached crab apple, and tarte flambé. These will be served alongside pub favourites such as pie of the week and steaks.
The British Queen will also have an extensive wine list with a number of both bespoke and well-known French choices, as well as draught beers and bitters and a range of spirits.