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The Queens Arms- Sherborne

4.5
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150 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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.

Our philosophy is 'measuring our food in meters not miles'
We strongly believe in the provenance and quality of all our food that is why we source as much as possible from the stunning South West countryside and local producers.
We have chickens and pigs on our own smallholding and the head chef works closely with our neighbour to provide us with Corton Denham grown fruit and vegetables.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 150 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Harry
Dorset
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly in every department, highly recommend. 10/10.

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nade
Dorset
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, quiet ambience, will be coming back when we can!

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StephenH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining, interesting menu choices, Venison carpaccio very well presented good quality Viognier by the glass without huge mark up

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DineInStyle
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stumbled across this gem - offering excellent food and a great stage for a first pint post lockdown and some really exceptional food.

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SharronB
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy visiting the Queens Arms. Never feel rushed and food always good quality. Friendly staff and really nice pub. Very cosy inside and nice outside area which is now covered with a large canopy.

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Iain
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First meal out post the easing of lockdown restrictions and this was just the job - friendly service, good food and a relaxing experience following the required guidelines

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LaviniaC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

On their first night open since lockdown, we were delighted to be back at the Queen's Arms, despite the lack of buzz that goes with social distancing. We all very much enjoyed the dishes we ordered and the portion size was much improved on last Summer/Autumn, when the prices had risen but servings and shrunk. It was strange being served by waiters with masks but that's what's required at this time and we will definitely be going back again, particularly when the weather is good and we can sit out in the garden.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Sunday roast ever! Service was attentive and atmosphere was everything you want from a country pub on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

JA
JudyA
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings, lovely atmosphere, staff were very attentive. However, my husband was not very pleased with the size of his meal. The quality was superb but quantity we felt was alittle smaller than a usual portion ? Not enough for a grown man.

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vipHappyEater
London
86 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A really good evening! We ate in the bar next to the fire ... great ambience. Simple, interesting menu - that tasted delicious. Two of the group were vegetarians and loved their 'parcels' on different fresh green vegetables. I had a fabulous dish of cod and mussels in cream sauce with Samphire, and my husband loved his steak with blue vinney sauce ... and we all loved his chips! Puds were fine. Attentive and personal service, great beers and wine ... and that fire ... made for a great evening on a wet and cold night.

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Tiredtraveller
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good - Sunday lunch came with a tasty selection of seasonal vegetables. Both the beef and pork were good, although the beef was a little overdone for personal taste. This is a favourite weekend staple. Bring back the eggs royale and eggs benedict for Saturday brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday lunch for 8. Service very good and attentive. Food very good, be nice to see more vegetarian options on the menu. Great range of beers and gins.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice
Good food and good service

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Meliclare
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely warm and friendly welcome. Great, relaxed atmosphere with a laid-back feel. Food is good and beautifully presented, but is on the pricey side.

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MarkS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome food; excellent service!
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family meal while on a staycation. A great find! Superb food and service.

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Emmie
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have been to this restaurant before, but over a year ago and enjoyed a plentiful meal, but on this occasion it fell short of my last experience! Although the food was well presented and tasty. We felt the portions especially the starters were extremely small (laughable really) and had to ask for bread! The mains varied quite a lot in portion size! Lamb cutlets, only two small cutlets on the plate, same with the fish dishes, small portions also! We eat out regularly at good restaurants and felt the cost of the meal was way overpriced for the amount of food we received on our plates!! So unfortunately we will not return or recommend unless that person has a small appetite!!

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SallyK
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Last roast here 18 months ago was excellent so we were looking forward to returning last Sunday but left so disappointed. Tough beef, no hint of pink and not sure why but they gave you one enormous roast potato size of a jacket potato - hard and undercooked in middle. Definitely lacking lots of crunch! All 3 of us left them having nibbled at outside bits. I did mention this to friendly waiter but was told they were all done this way. Not a cheap lunch venue and left very underwhelmed. Sorry Queens Arms - wont be coming back for a roast.

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vipJgirl
Jersey
8 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in lovely location . The service was quite fast & very friendly .

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pudding
London
96 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a most enjoyable dinner at The Queens Arms. The menu was diverse and interesting and the wines reasonable value

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JudyS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a lovely garden setting with stunning views.

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ChrisW
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely rural venue. Great service, views and food and drink.

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Wantingmore
6 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fantastic quality food in a beautiful setting. Worth a detour, as Michelin says.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely pub with friendly staff serving good food. Interesting selection of local beers.

The only downside was weak coffee!

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melancoli
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had two courses starter and pud. Exceptional, served in the bar and I would call this meal fine dining.

Fabulous

Regards.

AM
AndrewM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue and superb standard of food. This is a favourite of ours and I would highly recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely spot to visit on a Saturday lunch time. We were well looked after by very friendly staff. Good variety of choice on the menu with local produce including a brunch option as well as lunch. Food was tasty, a real treat. Will be visiting again very soon.

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PaulM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Standard of food very poor compared to price. Our Sunday lunch was tasteless (never had bread sauce before that tasted of nothing!). Starter was £11 for effectively 2 small scallops. My wife had the same starter and had 3 small scallops - why the difference. Unfortunately, just cannot recommend the Queens Arms anymore. It used to be truly excellent. Poor value for money with mediocre/poor food.

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Tiredtraveller
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Wines are a bit overpriced and nothing special which made the evening over £50/head (starter & mains)

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FionaR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious lunch as always. The staff are friendly the atmosphere is lovely

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Ericab
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Food good but pricey and some main course portions on the mean side, such as the duck breast. Other local gourmet pubs such as Kingsdon Inn and Firehouse have similar standards of food but are better value.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very good experience. My beef wasn’t great but my husband said his was good so a bit of inconsistency. Overall very good

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Meliclare
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This pub was recommended to us by friends and didn't disappoint. Delicious Sunday lunch in a quiet and relaxed setting. Lovely, attentive service. We ordered the roast chicken to share and there was enough for 3 hungry eaters. Very succulent and moist. Sadly didn't have any room left for the puddings which all looked very promising. The only downside was the parking which is quite limited. We had to squeeze our car into the hedge a few metres down the road.

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lecturermum
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate lunch here, had a buffet supper for New Year’s Eve and had breakfast. All meals were excellent and priced appropriately. Fresh local ingredients used very well and prepared imaginatively. Staff are delightful and committed to very good customer relations. Highly recommend for great eating, great drinking and for its stunning location. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently good food and service

LB
LizB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The restaurant had no record of our booking but blamed us not you or them.

there was no fire lit although this is a country pub

Food was OK but not outstanding

Background music radio - horrid

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KimW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great but not enough of it. Had to raid the fridge when we got home, never a good sign.
Excellent service though and lovely environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a loveky evening, food was fantastic, service was great. Was just gutted i missed out on the groyse main course. We both had a lovely evening 👌🏻👌🏻

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BristolD
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Some of the best food for miles around and the service is always lovely. There were a couple of flies buzzing around so I've knocked a star or two off 'Ambience' for that. (Owners - please do something about flies when they appear.) There was a great 80's soundtrack in the background but my personal preference is not to have music while dining.

KJ
KarenJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was fine but menu very limited which was disappointing. There were lots of flies in the dining room that was a little off putting. It was ok.

FAQs

The Queens Arms- Sherborne offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01963 220317.

The Queens Arms- Sherborne is rated 4.5 stars by 150 OpenTable diners.

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