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  1. Distance: 6.21mi
  2. Distance: 21.19mi
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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 6.21mi
  2. Distance: 21.19mi
  3. Distance: 21.51mi
  4. Distance: 24.84mi
  1. Distance: 6.21mi
  2. Distance: 21.19mi
  3. Distance: 21.51mi
  4. Distance: 24.84mi

About The Queens Arms- Sherborne

The Queens Arms is situated at the heart of the ancient village of Corton Denham, nestling on the Somerset / Dorset border just north of Sherborne.
Surrounded by stunning countryside, this late 18th Century British pub with rooms will delight those in search of good drink, good food and real comfort. Recently awarded Taste of Somerset Best Pub 2013, the Queens Arms also has an AA Rosette for its food offering, CAMRA 2012 Cider Pub of the Year and National Best Freehouse for 2012 Awards, makes this a destination pub. Our Eight en suite letting rooms have received AA 4 star Gold Inn rating and 4 star silver accolade Visit Britain award

The Queens Arms
Sherborne, Dorset DT9 4LR
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British, Gastro Pub, Southwest

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 8am - 10am, 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 10pm
Sunday: 8am - 10am, 12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 9pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01963 220317

Website:
http://www.thequeensarms.com/

Catering:
The Queens Arms Catering Service We can help plan and deliver the perfect, tailored solution to meet any of your catering needs. We can cater for any corporate, wedding or special occasion. Whether it is a wedding breakfast for hundreds of guests, hog roast in a field, a kids party or an intimate dinner party.

Parking Details:
We have 30 parking spaces in front of the pub and the village has no parking restrictions

Public Transport:
Sherborne Rail-station is 3.5miles south of The Queens Arms

Executive Chef:
Ben Abercrombie

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, High Tea, Private Room, View, Wine

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The Queens Arms- Sherborne Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.3

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3.7

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89% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Bristol)·Dined on 14 January 2018

Celebrated our daughters birthday. Was a warm lovely way to spend a Sunday lunch

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 (Dorset)·Dined on 23 December 2017

Very lovely food and great service. One of my favourite pubs.

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 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2017

Fantastic country pub. Delicious food and a great atmosphere

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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Really lovely lunch, very good value for money, friendly staff and great atmosphere

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 23 August 2017

Dinner for five was excellent, approved by all. Order taken in bar and called to restaurant when ready. Great staff, Caroline was both friendly and efficient and Adam was pleasantly professional . We would all return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

The Queen's Arms continues to be everything you want in a pub. Comfortable, friendly and with absolutely fantastic food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 28 June 2017

Great food, friendly staff, a good choice for spending our anniversary present

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 25 June 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable Sunday lunch with a great walk up Cadbury Castle to follow. Our dog was no problem. We sat in the comfortable bar and had draught cider and a Sipsmith London Cup. Our meals were a roast hake and pulled pork. Delicious.

Tags: Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 2 June 2017

Very casual relaxed atmosphere , great food and good access to the A303

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 26 March 2017

Beautiful venue. Great food. Very impressed with ambience and friendliness of staff.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Organic, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 26 February 2017

Great food and fantastic service! 2nd trip in 2 months, and will certainly be back :-)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Bath)·Dined on 19 February 2017

Great food, great ambiance, great setting

Tags: Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 28 January 2017

Great meal: the food was delicious, the menu had some interesting choices and we squeezed in 3 courses. Lovely surroundings and helpful staff - would highly recommend!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Great food, atmosphere, choice of drinks, cider & craft ales. Love that dog biscuits on the bar and delicious bar snacks. The garden is beautiful in the summer and the dog walks in the area are amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 1 January 2017

Remains our most favourite pub . The food is quite delicious, the staff delightful and the atmosphere lovely! Thank you.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 4 December 2016

We were visiting the area for a weekend away to celebrate my husbands retirement. The staff were excellent, friendly and helpful.
The food exceeded expectations and we can't wait to visit again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Outstanding Value
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 13 November 2016

Your typical country pub you spend hours researching to find. From Wellies and dogs to family and adult gatherings. Bustling, friendly with a lovely fire and garden. If only more of these still existed. Worth booking and driving to.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 16 October 2016

If you are looking for that special place to return to again and again, superb food and service, look no further. Maybe see you there!xceelnt

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 8 September 2016

Excellent food in rural setting a real gem of a find.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 27 May 2016

We were just passing and found the Queen Arms and so glad we found it. Great Menu and Great Food. Loved It!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 30 January 2016

On our visit the restaurant was at capacity (probably slightly over - but since that was down to me at the last moment increasing our number it wasn't a problem) - great food, surprisingly prompt service considering how full they were - we will be returning very soon - thank you for a great Confirmation meal.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 28 November 2015

we have always liked this pub we had not been for a while.on Saturday we went for a long dog walk and then had THE most delicious lunch in The Queens Arms. it really was fantastic! the atmosphere is always wsrm and friendly, the staff delightful . Whoever is in the kitchen takes enormous pride in their work. The presentation of out good was beautiful.Thank you. a real treat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 29 August 2015

We stayed at the Queens Arms for 1 night & ate in the restaurant.
The surroundings were beautiful & our room was very well equipped & decorated.
The staff were very attentive & our meal in the restaurant was a real treat. The menu offers a good selection of beautifully sourced & prepared dishes & we thoroughly enjoyed our stay & dining experience.
Would definitley recommend for a special occasion or romantic getaway & plan to visit again in the future.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 9 August 2015

This is a brilliant place to eat. This was the best rib eye steak I have eaten, great food, great service, great atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 1 August 2015

The QUeens Arms came recommended by friends as a great spot for a Saturday lunch before an afternoon/evening wedding in the area. The food was excellent - this is not your standard country pub, although pub favourties are available. Locally sourced and homegrown ingredients shined and were expertly transformed into impressive dishes. I was part of a table of 9 and each person ordered something different - not on purpose but because the options all sounded so good - and none disappointed. Highly recommended if in the area.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 9 June 2015

We went to the Queens Arms for dinner. We had two tasty starters and the smoked and roasted guinea fowl for the main which was absolutely amazing. I absolutely love the strawberry pannacotta, salted caramel ice cream and meringue with the unusual hint of coriander i think but blended in so well. I definately would go there again for both food and drinks! Waitress were very welcoming, attentive and great service.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 17 May 2015

Quintessential country pub. Great place to relax, have a drink, and enjoy the English countryside.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 22 February 2015

Having visited a number of times over the years (some of which when living locally in Sherborne), The Queens Arms has never failed to be anything other than outstanding and welcoming.

Right from the bar area, with its open fire, being dog-friendly, and local wall-mounted star, Bertie the Bull, the restaurant possessing a classic country inn feel and decor, incredible locally sourced culinary delights, excellent selection of wines, local draught brews, spirits, and friendly staff, all the way to the well-equipped, no frills, comfortable warm rooms.

The Queens Arms is the ultimate establishment for a breakfast, lunch or dinner visit, or weekend escape.

Situated in the quiet Dorset countryside, in the village of Corton Denham, only a 10mins drive (CAUTION! partly through narrow country roads) from the historic abbey town of Sherborne, it really can't get more idyllic, relaxing, and even romantic, as this.

Truly 12/10!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 3 December 2014

I'd heard a few good things about the Queens Arms, and had often seen it signposted around the area. I can honestly say that it surpassed all expectations.

The food was amazing, and the staff were very attentive. Certainly not the cheapest 'good food' place in the area, but will absolutely come back again.

Fantastic little place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 30 November 2014

Each mouthful melts. You can eat cheaper in the area but it is the experience you are paying for. The staff are all young and very attentive. I would recommend going early because parking can be a problem, but so worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 12 October 2014

The Queen's arms is the perfect country pub. It is always welcoming to all and the food is first class.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 23 May 2014

If you love fresh and creative modern food in an unpretentious atmosphere, this is the place. Unfortunately, rain prevented us from enjoying several lovely outdoor patios, but the pub was welcoming with flagstones, dogs, and a friendly old local gent while we pondered the wine list and two levels of menus. The starter with scallops was superb as was the lamb, followed by a twist on summer pudding. Absolutely outstanding.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 2 May 2014

I wanted a really nice stop over near the A303 to show an Aussie visitor the joys of a good pub with excellent food and The Queens Arms was a perfect choice. Delicious lunch and great ambiance - I'll be back! Thank you. Glad to have a SatNav! X

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 20 September 2012

It was a good meal and will hope to return for to try out more food.

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 (London)·Dined on 31 March 2012

An exceptional meal, and very good value for money

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 (London)·Dined on 29 October 2010

This was generally a splendid experience. An impressive selection of malts and bourbons beforehand in a cosy bar lounge, then really interesting menu choices. Wood-pigeon breasts, lamb with an unusual crust and of all things, a brilliant potato knish, lemon posset and shortbread. All were pretty first-rate, and the service attentive, thoughtful and jolly. The only real faults were dim room lighting and slightly steep prices. I would however recommend the Queen's Arms most highly: go and find it!

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 (West Sussex)·Dined on 27 August 2008

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at The Queen's Arms. Everything was excellent, particularly the salmon & crayfish fishcakes, the pork chop & my friend thought the chips were delicious. The chocolate & raspberry terrine wasn't quite what we were expecting but it was excellent!! Lovely coffee but we didn't like the Illy mug handles-felt as if they were going to slip round in our hands!! Excellent value on the Toptable offer & wish I lived nearer.

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 (London)·Dined on 31 December 2007

Along with a group of friends, we spent New Years Eve 2008 evening at La Coquille and had a lovely time. Although the restaurant appeared to be operating on very few staff we were made to feel extremely welcome and were well looked after. The food was outstanding with 7 courses for 80 euros, and every course being tasty. We had visited this place before and enjoyed it a year earlier so La Coquille not only provides great reasonably priced food bt does it consistently! Thank you La Coquille!

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 (Norfolk)·Dined on 1 December 2007

Asyou will see from my ratings our experiance on visiting La Coquille was to say FANTASTIC! we would increase all our ratings to 10+++++.When visiting Lille again we will definitly return to La Coquille after booking with Top Table of course!!
This was French cooking and service PAS EXCELLANT!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 7 January 2018

The best sunday lunch I've had in a very long time! Light and fluffy yorkshire pud, tasty beef and lots of perfectly cooked veg, including red cabbage, roasted parsnips and carrots, pureed parsnips and very cheesy cauli cheese ... oh and good roast potatoes too. A gravy fan - this was really thick and naturally tasty. Shared a very good starter of crab croquette with generously sized portion of smoked salmon. No room for puds but the cappuccino was excellent. Open fire, attentive service and tonnes of well behaved dogs! Perfect up market country pub.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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