Pub Opening Hours
Tues - Sat: 11am to 11pm
Sun - 12am to 10pm
01722 780344

Restaurant Opening Hours
Tues - 12pm to 2pm, 7pm to 9pm
Wed - Sat: 12pm to 5pm, 7pm to 9pm
Sun - 12pm to 3pm

Welcome to The Queen’s Head

We are a traditional country Inn nestled in the heart of the beautiful Chalke Valley.

We have been welcoming and refreshing locals and visitors since 1865.

We specialise in locally brewed ales and ciders and serve freshly homemade seasonal dishes made from top quality locally grown and reared ingredients.

Our Public House

We have a thriving Public House with 2 bars and lots of space to stand or sit, drink and socialise, as well as leather sofas in front of log fires to sink into and relax in. We enjoy discovering interesting locally brewed real ales and ciders. We have a few favourites which have become our staples, and we ring the seasonal changes with darker richer ales in the winter and bright hoppy numbers in the summer. See our drinking page for an up-to-date list of what’s on the taps. We also have a modest but well curated wine list full of great flavourful wines to sip at the bar and compliment our meals. We stock some exotic ‘stickies’ for afterwards. See what’s on tap…

Our Food

We have a small but beautifully formed menu.
We use fresh seasonal local ingredients to create delicious dishes of classic British food with lots of attention to detail and a bit of artistic flair.
We also do an awesome fish and chips, an amazing bone marrow burger and a fabulous Sunday roast in the autumn and winter.
Vegan and omnivore – we love catering for both.
We even have vegan wines and bar snacks.
We have a lighter lunchtime menu with some delicious made to order sandwiches and homemade soup… save some room for one of our famous boozy ice creams.
See our current menus…

Our Location

The Chalke Valley runs through the centre of the 380 sq miles of Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB).
Stunning scenery, delightful walking and cycling country throughout every season of the year.
A photographer’s dream and a rambler’s delight.

Our Rooms

We are incredibly fortunate to live in such a lovely part of the world and we love sharing it with visitors.
We have four rooms that have just been refurbished, all with ensuite bathrooms. They have been decorated to reflect the rural charm and spectacular nature of our location.
They have large flat screen televisions, free WiFi and crisp new allergy-free bedding.
One of our ground floor rooms sleeps 4 and is dog-friendly.
There are tables in the bar where you can eat lunch or dinner with your dog lying at your feet (there are dog treats on the bar!).
Of course there are lots of places to sit and eat in our garden when it is warm and sunny.
See more of our rooms…

Things to do and see

The Chalke Valley, for all of its tranquillity, has a lot going on throughout the year. Regulars come for the iconic wild brown trout fishing in our pristine chalk stream and some of the highest partridge in the country at Prescome. We have history buffs gathering for the annual Chalke Valley History Festival and motor-heads coming to try their luck at the Gurston Hill Climb. It all makes for fascinating conversations over a pint in the evening.
See our ‘Visiting’ page for more details and links.

and of course history is what we are famous for around here!

We are 12 minutes drive from the medieval city of Salisbury with its magnificent 800 year old early English gothic cathedral supporting the tallest solid stone spire in Europe.
It is full of superlative things too, the largest cloisters, the oldest working clock in the world, the best preserved copy of the Magna Carta on show in England. Its cathedral close is the largest in England and full of lovely buildings and fascinating museums. You can spend the whole day exploring the medieval town, with its timber framed buildings and bustling markets. Another day you can take a bus from the station and do a tour of the world famous Stonehenge, about 20 minutes drive away, then soak up some more history at the equally iconic palladian stately home Wilton House, with its world class art collection and exciting adventure playground where children can get rid of all of their pent-up energy for hours, and then there is Old Sarum.

“Paul and staff are all super friendly and professional. The rooms are superb, beautifully designed and the food at the pub is really really good. Altogether a great stay which was the perfect ending for our holiday!”