Our summer menu is now here! We are offering a delicious range of tapas dishes and main courses many of which are grilled or roasted in our Bertha charcoal oven. There are also specials on the board and delicious guest puddings. See our Facebook page for details of these. 

Our kitchen hours are Tuesday to Fridays 12 noon to 2pm and 6pm to 8.30pm.
Saturdays 12 noon to 8.30pm. Sundays 12 noon to 3pm.

Click here to see the menu.

We are still running a seafood TAKEAWAY SERVICE on Friday and Saturday evenings.

We are very enthusiastic about good food at The Queen’s Head.
All our dishes are freshly made, seasonal British classics with a twist and a lot of attention to detail.

We source as much as we possibly can from the farmers and producers around us.
The quality and freshness is amazing and the food miles are as low as possible.

We love making our own…we make all sorts of things in our kitchen, our sourdough, wild garlic focaccia, chutneys, beetroot ketchup, chicken and truffle butters, Gritchie ale honey… If we don’t make it for practical purposes – we haven’t mastered the brie quite yet – we find the best quality available from as nearby as possible. We put a lot of effort into sourcing and supporting our local producers. Seasonality, locality, quality and sustainability are our watchwords for everything we do.

Summer dining…try our tasty tapas! We have fired-up our Bertha charcoal oven in the kitchen for the summer so many of our dishes now have an extra delicious applewood charcoal smokiness to them. Tasty tapas dishes that you can have on their own as a nibble with a casual pint of beer or order a number to mix & match and spend the afternoon grazing on them with friends in our pretty, leafy garden. A number of them are vegetarian so you can tailor your choices to suit your diet.  We also offer a selection of pub classic mains like charcoal grilled steak or our pulled venison burger if you fancy a more substantial meal until the 23rd when our full menu will be available. Click here for the current menu.

Sunday lunches. We are so pleased to say that we are now doing proper Sunday lunches once again! Start off with one of Paul’s Bloody Marys to get you in the mood and then sit down to a feast of a traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings. We source top quality local ingredients, make our own horseradish and apple sauces, the pork crackling is a little work of art -it is the attention to detail that makes all the difference. Don’t eat breakfast beforehand and reserve the afternoon for dozing in front of the television or in a comfy chair in the garden. Click here for this week’s Sunday Lunch Menu.

When the nights start drawing in. In the Autumn and Winter we focus more on our large supply of local game and hearty dishes to warm you up when you come in from the cold. There are usually a couple of weekly specials on the board towards the weekends.

As it gets colder outside things start heating up in our kitchen! On Thursday to Saturday evenings in November we were offering a particular treat – a 5 course tasting menu full of delicious morsels for £37.50 a head. There was also a small wine flight of 3 glasses of wine specially chosen to compliment 3 of the courses. These were very popular and might well be back this winter…we loved doing them!

Our ‘Specials’ are really special!

Special purchases of luxury ingredients that suddenly become available in small quantities like a box of whole plaice or Cornish mussels, or short-seasoned ingredients like hand-foraged New Forest mushrooms. They vary throughout the year and with the weather. Blink and you will miss them.

Our Facebook page is the best place to find what specials are on this week.

We love puddings! Regardless of the season our puddings are well worth saving room for. Made from scratch with love and boundless enthusiasm for the ingredients, sometimes they come and go by the week, or even the weekend.

Friday and Saturday are our takeaway nights

Now that our restaurant is open for outside dining we are running our takeaway service on Friday and Saturday only.

Gritchie ale battered cod fillet, real langoustine tail scampi or salt and pepper squid with chips and all the trimings. See our takeaway menu here.

Place your order over the phone, 01722 780344 between 10am and 3pm on the day and you will be given a collection slot to pick up your order from the rear of the pub.

For special occasions we can serve up a perfectly grilled
T-bone or tomahawk steak with a variety of sauces; whole crab with garlic butter or lobster mayo; or a whole lobster thermidor – or with just garlic butter if you prefer.
We will need 48 hours notice for those.

Our landlord Paul is very proud of his cellar and is very particular about the quality of the pints we serve. We have a few popular resident ales, beers and ciders on tap, and guesting ales that change with the seasons. A lot of these are locally brewed, part of the fun of running a pub is discovering and offering an exciting new find or bringing back a popular local favourite for the summer or winter. Of course we are liberally supplied with all the usual spirits and stock a well chosen wine list. Paul is always happy to recommend a bottle to go with your chosen dishes and has a stash of treats behind the bar for after your delicious pudding.

We are a rural pub and muddy boots, wet dogs and children are very welcome. 
We are however an adult environment and supervision of the dogs and children
is greatly appreciated for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

WE ARE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES REGARDING COVID. THIS INCLUDES TRACK & TRACE AND HAND SANITISATION TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING FACE MASKS.