The Last Queen brings authentic pub atmosphere to Enon

The Last Queen has begun its reign in Enon bringing a taste of England to the
southwest corner of Clark County.

The Last Queen, a British gastropub located at 210 East Main Street in Enon, offers a variety of authentic English flair from food, to drink to atmosphere.

Owner Adrian Shergill says The Last Queen opened for business on April 7 and has
been well received by the community.

Shergill, a native of England, once served as a private school teacher but always
dreamed of opening a pub. He and his wife – who hails from Enon – spent time traveling in England, intentionally visiting locally-owned restaurants and pubs.

“It was something we loved doing … wherever it might be,” says Shergill. “We looked for those small, family-operated places. We were looking for the experience and kind of thinking, ‘If we ever did it, how would it look?’”

With an affinity for “simple food done well,” a “commitment to high-quality food” and
“clarity of flavor … influenced by British favorites and comforts, alongside European cuisine,” Shergill says he knew how he wanted The Last Queen to look and feel.

“We didn’t want it to be a pseudo-pub,” he says. “We wanted it to be as honest to a
British pub as possible.”

Shergill – with help from his father-in-law – says they considered opening a pub in the Dayton area but soon realized Enon was the ideal spot with traffic from Wright
Patterson Air Force Base and Springfield along with a location right off the highway.

“We got feedback from residents of the town who said, ‘That would be great!’ or “We would love that!,’” says Shergill. “(Enon) was a practical place to start.”

Shergill says ingredients are made from scratch, and the pub locally sources as many components as possible, including meats for their hamburgers and bangers and mash. But, he says, British pubs also need to have great fish-and-chips.

“We are particular about how we go about making things from scratch. Shepherd’s Pie has been a labor of love – I don’t think you’ll find one quite like ours ... the ingredients are slightly different, but it’s very good,” he says. “Our ground beef is from a local cattleman and patties are made by hand. We aren’t just getting patties out of a freezer. We care about what you are going to eat.”

The full menu can be viewed on the restaurant's website.

In a traditional British pub, Shergill says people go to the bar to order food.

“When you come in, we have a fun way of giving people a guide on how it works,” he says. “We’re trying to implement that very traditional British way of serving as well.”

Long term, Shergill says he has always wanted to combine his passions for food and teaching and educate people on food and drink.

“Food and drink is on par with my passions,” he says. “I want to educate patrons on
good quality wines, and what would go well with what they are eating. We have a good range of single malt whiskeys … and seven rotating craft ales.

"It comes down to people wanting to be brave enough to try a really nice wine from Spain or a fascinating scotch from Scotland. We even have craft bourbon. It’s really wanting to get people to branch out and see what’s out there.”

Whether patrons pop in for a quiet beer, a full meal or anything in between, they’re guaranteed a friendly welcome at The Last Queen. The restaurant will also feature outdoor seating when the weather permits.

Parking is available in the front of the building, behind the building and across the street, near Travis’ Barbershop.

The Last Queen 
  • Tuesday through Friday: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (currently no Sunday liquor sales)

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