The Queens | Eating
Family run Free House specialsing in locally sourced real ales. Enjoy homemade food in our restaurant or stay in one of our B&B apartments.
Set in the heart of historic Ludlow, The Queens is a family run freehold pub with a warm & informal atmosphere. Tim & Jane have been at The Queens since December 1999 and in that time have adapted and renovated the premises extensively. They have been in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide for three consecutive years and serve good local ales.
The Queens was built around 1841 and named The Queens Head after Queen Victoria. It boasted a large yard and extensive stabling to cater for the expanding suburbs. In 1888 the licensed victualler was Charles Guest, who was also a farmer and timber merchant. The 1901 licensing return showed that it could stable as many as 20 horses. Today The Queens (Head being dropped in the 1990’s) is a family run pub & restaurant with rooms.
We arrived for Friday Lunch, it was really busy but we were found a table, the staff were friendly and courteous, the surroundings, traditional and contemporary and to top it all it was the best food that we have eaten out locally for a long time!
The beautiful vaulted ceiling restaurant is at the rear of the pub. The open plan design means you have a good atmosphere throughout, but the restaurant is set back from the bar to allow quieter dining. The restaurant is open lunchtimes & evenings 7 days a week and serves good quality, homemade food which is locally sourced where possible.
The accommodation comprises of bed & breakfast apartments which are set in the courtyard behind The Queens, next to the pretty patio area and were converted from derelict outbuildings with the help of a grant from The Regional Growth Fund. They consist of three separate units, ‘Upper Cottage’, ‘Lower Cottage’ and ‘The Stable’.