We are open for outside dining.  We are excited to now be able to offer a selection of dishes from our soon to come new tapas and restaurant menus cooked in our Bertha charcoal oven. The full menus will be available from May 17th.

Our kitchen hours are Wednesday to Friday 12 noon to 2pm and 6pm to 8.30pm. Saturdays 12 noon to 8pm. 

Click here to see our interim 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, our chutneys, our beetroot ketchup. 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.

Summer lunches…try our tapas! We now have a Bertha charcoal oven in our kitchen. It allows us to grill like never before. We now offer a range of 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. There is a proper lunch menu full of Bertha treats and other classic dishes if you fancy a more substantial meal.

Summer evenings. The evening menu is full of tasty classics with a few wild cards to explore. Linger out by the fire pit after dinner with a glass or two or an espresso or two as the daylight fades and we light the candles. The perfect ending to a long hot day.

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 be back in January, lockdowns and tiers permitting.

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. Our talented sous chef Dean, our puddingmaester, might pick a load of juicy blackberries on his way in to work in the morning and conjure up a lemon verbena, from our herb garden, and blackberry millefeuille for the weekend. 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.