Our Autumn Menus showcase the top quality produce and game available on our doorstep at this time of year. We also offer some excellent fish fresh from the south coast. Many of our dishes 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.

Click here for the Autumn Lunchtime Menu
Click here for the Autumn Evening Menu 


Click here for the Christmas Party menu

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

Sunday Lunch 12 noon – 2.00pm.
We generally post this Sunday’s menu here and on our FB page by the Friday.
Click here to see a Sample Sunday Lunch Menu

We are still running a seafood TAKEAWAY SERVICE on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Click here for the Seafood Takeaway Menu

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 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. We are now on our Autumn Menu….see below.

Sunday lunches. Sunday lunch is back again.  We vary our menu with what is available…some weeks there is a special four bone rack of lamb, a short rib of aged Dexter beef or a slow roast Gloucester Old Spot pork belly with all the trimmings. There is always a vegetarian option available. We tend to post the menu for this Sunday on our Facebook page during the week. If we haven’t posted it yet click here for a sample Sunday Lunch Menu.

When the nights start drawing in. In the Autumn and Winter we focus more on our large supply of top quality local game and hearty dishes to warm you up when you come in from the cold. There are usually at least a couple of specials on the board as seasonal ingredients come into their prime and inspirational produce arrives at our kitchen door.

At lunchtimes we offer a version of the evening menu with a few extra smaller plates and a selection of delicious and generously proportioned slab sandwiches made with our homemade focaccia. Check what specials are on the board and ask your server to tell you about the puddings of the day.

Click here for our Autumn Lunchtime Menu

Click here for our Autumn Evening Menu.

As it gets colder outside things start heating up in our kitchen! Our incredibly popular taster menus are back with the first one being in the second week of October. There will be 5 indulgent courses for £50 a head with an optional 3 course wine flight to accompany the dishes for £20 a head.

The next taster menu will be in January 2022

Click here for the last taster menu for an example of what we do.

6 courses celebrating and complementing the outstanding game raised and roaming wild in and around the Chalke Valley.

£50 per head. 3 course wine flight £20 per head.

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.