A traditional country inn, set in the heart of the beautiful chalk downlands of South Wiltshire.

Specialising in locally brewed ales and ciders and serving freshly homemade
seasonal dishes made from top quality locally grown and reared ingredients.
Welcoming and refreshing customers since 1865.

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‘We stopped for something to eat, and the food was fantastic. Lovely country pub, traditional setting with a lovely garden area at the back. There is also plenty of parking. If you are ever in this neck of the woods I would highly recommend stopping and enjoying the food at this lovely place’

Tripadvisor review

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Staying in the village for a weeks holiday, George our Bulldog led me to this wonderful place, where a nice cold Morretti was the order of the day, the following day we booked last minute for Sunday lunch which wasn’t a problem, the food was excellent, the service was first class, so much so we gave booked another meal for Tuesday evening’

Tripadvisor review

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I now go there every other Sunday with my family, what an excellent pub!!!! Food is outstanding, the service is incredible. I would and do recommend this pub to everyone. You must try it. Well done.

Google review

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Great staff, food and service. Very friendly and professional manager with a great range in bow ties and with his eyes firmly on the ball. Lovely, well thought out garden area and outside rooms. Dogs welcome. Super locally sourced ingredient menus. Great range of ciders.

Google review

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‘Great service, food was excellent, great range of beers, I would highly recommend.’

Facebook visitor

Garden at the Queen's Head, Broad Chalke

Featuring two bars, a restaurant, a private dining room and a lovely courtyard garden, we have lots of room for you to enjoy a tempting selection of drinks and delicious bar snacks, lunches and evening meals.

For those wishing to stay in the area we have B&B accommodation through four rooms.

We also do an excellent takeaway service.

In the summer we have a pretty leafy terraced garden for you to sit and relax in with a firepit for when the evenings become chilly.

Our two popular bars have lots of tables and chairs to sit and talk at and cosy fires to warm your toes by on a cold or rainy day. Leather sofas to snuggle up on.

Our bar staff are a sociable bunch and take pride in extending a genuinely friendly welcome and making you feel at home. Being a country pub, the bars are dog friendly too.

We love our local ales and ciders. We always have the pick of the crop on tap, some produced just down the road. Paul our landlord enjoys discovering new local brewers worthy of our support. Light hoppy numbers in the summer and darker richer ones in the winter. Some of his favourites are Gritchie’s English Lore, Hopback Brewery’s Summer Lightning, Downton Brewery’s Bedrock.

Of course we also have a good range of the traditional options on tap, Guinness, Amstel, Bira Morretti among others.

There are a selection of delicious traditional bar snacks available for when you feel peckish. Our sausage rolls, pork pies and pasties disappear rapidly. Our Head Chef, Andy makes the most delicious spiced nuts. Don’t leave without ordering a bowl. The pork scratchings are equally delicious and easy on the teeth. They come in original and chorizo flavours.

Some evenings there are trays of hot and spicy roast potatoes or Spanish sausages on the bar for you to help yourself – unplanned, you just need to get lucky on the night. We have treats for peckish dogs as well.

We have a well curated wine list. There is a bottle of something tasty to complement any of the delicious dishes on the menu. Paul will be quite happy to recommend one if you are undecided.

Our wine merchant is a great enthusiast and regularly drops in clutching a new find that he is excited by for an unexpected tasting. We have prosecco or champagne for a little or larger celebration. We can even mix you a somewhat surprising colour-changing gin and tonic. We have a good selection of spirits and mixers so do allow time for an aperitif before dinner.

“What can I say, lovely country pub just up the road from our holiday let. Food is excellent, the staff friendly, professional and very on the ball. Great choice of menu and drinks. Going back tomorrow for our second Sunday lunch and fourth visit.

Very highly recommended.”

HISTORY

The Queen’s Head was a cottage for a century or more 
before it became a public house.

1907

1915 – 1929

1945

1950

Records going back to 1737 show that it belonged to various members of the Cook family until 1825. The inglenook fireplace probably dates back to this domestic phase.

In 1825 the cottage was left to a family neice who married a shopkeeper and ran it as a grocery shop. That was the beginning of the building’s commercial life.

In 1865 Lord Pembroke closed the old mill, bakery and The Angel Inn across the road and the licensee, Edwin Nightingale, set up The Queen’s Head in the grocery shop. He, his wife, Henrietta and their six children ran a very successful business there until 1887 when there was a serious fire. The fire destroyed much of the inn and spread to the blacksmith’s cottage next door.

The building was restored and the Nightingales and their children carried on running it till it was sold to Lovibond’s Brewery in 1919. The sale catalogue describes it as a “valuable Licensed Premises, stone, brick-built and slated, containing bar, tap-room, cellar etc., and a bakehouse, stable, cart shed and 2 piggerys”.

Since then The Queen’s Head has seen a succession of owners and landlords, some of whom, like the Gilberts, stayed, raised a family and became a huge part of village life. They retired in 1964.

The Queen’s Head has since been owned by a succession of individuals, before being sold to the brewery chain Hall and Woodhouse in 2012.

It is now in private ownership and a Free House once again.

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