The Queens Arms- Sherborne

4.6
175 reviews
£26 to £40
British

About

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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HollyM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely warming service, would highly recommend

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Char
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Would have been nice to be met at entrance and ordered drink on arrival. I was waiting for service for 15 mins. And had to ask members of staff to turn music on as was silent, little atmosphere. Wine and food was good tho

CB
CatherineB
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had a gorgeous lunch in the outside marquee.. would have loved to have been inside but the rules said no. So ambience wasnt as lovely as inside would have been...but that is nobodies fault. Service and food were excellent.

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AngelaH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. It was very well set up and warm with patio heaters and blankets available.
The service was quick and efficient and the staff were all very pleasant. The food was excellent and we would definitely eat there again.

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Rosie
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

A great outdoor marquee set up for Covid compliance with heaters, a fire pit and rugs. Service was very prompt and the mulled wine made me feel as if I was in a ski resort, which as I was wearing full ski clothing was appropriate. Worth a visit.

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BETHPARKER
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far my favourite local! Love the atmosphere and interior here xx

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Ivan
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was good as always - though I couldn't detect any hint of the lemongrass supposed to feature in the (otherwise very tasty) hake dish.
Service was a bit slow, but waiters were friendly and apologetic, and explained that they were more than usually over-stretched.
We did feel more could have been done re Covid-proofing though (especially as we were there with my 80-year old mother). Our table location near the front door meant that one member of our party was less than a metre away from every customer entering the pub. Plus there appeared no attempt by the waiter to bring drinks and plates on a tray and we then help ourselves. We have seen these measures in use in other restaurants and they don't take much but they do increase confidence in the seriousness with which Covid prevention is taken.
Meanwhile, as the 2nd lockdown looms we wish you all the best for getting through it - & look forward to returning on the other side...

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MarkS
Greece
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, extremely tasty meal. Friendly service.

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TomG
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, the second couple in our group were delayed and everyone was very "chilled". Great to return and will be back again.

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RosalindF
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious hake, very generous portion. Cosy but classy country pub.

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LydiaF
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, always such a pleasure to eat here. Thanks all

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Crucible
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All carefully arranged and organised. Good service. Delicious and well-presented Hake main course and Sticky toffee pudding with the Wednesday discount.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a fabulous well groomed pub!

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Donk
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exemplary food and service

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Suzz
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, lovely service!
A lovely evening out 😀

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LynneG
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A small menu means they can present food extremely well, and they certainly do. The menu was well balanced and would appeal to most customers.
The food was delicious and beautifully presented, the young servers very attentive and well trained.
Will we return? We have booked already for Christmas Day lunch.

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Emsw
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great pub for a walk followed by lunch. Even the dog was welcome.

JP
JPSB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was by far the best meal that we had eaten on our short break away - a real treat. Some beers were not available and the table was sticky, but all felt covid-safe and friendly.
Worth a journey to eat such yummy food.

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Claire19
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Sunday lunch we have had for a long time.

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LouiseW
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal,the roast beef was delicious and the presentation of both courses was excellent. Service was a little slow which was a shame as the place was almost empty and we had dirty plates in front of us for 20 minutes but other than that it was a lovely lunch.

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Sendawg73
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, friendly service and a beautiful location. Always a pleasure to eat there as the food is without fail, excellent.

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CorinneT
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely pub! Have been before with my husband. This time with friends suggested a walk to Cadbury Castle then lunch. Will come back in the winter if the fires are lit.

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EW123
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place for us to stop off on way down A303 without going too far off route

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely pub, great service, very clean and welcoming and fantastic food - try the burger!

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PiersA
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely garden with great team and perfect for a Saturday Lunch.

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MartinK
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Right from the start you knew it was going to be good. When we went, Wednesday evening, it wasn't busy. We had booked a table for inside but upon arrival where asked if we wanted to sit outside by one of the brilliant young staff. So we sat in the garden, under a canopy.
The service was attentive and quickly we had drinks and menus.
We had a starter of Mackerel pate served on a sourdough biscuit with a croquet of mackerel
My partner had Mushroom risotto and I had Guinea Fowl. All the mains and starter were excellent. It was let down by puddings however. We both thought they were not to the same standard.
Overall I gave this a 5 rating as it really is a great place with great staff

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Harry
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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nade
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
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
4 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
3 reviews
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
92 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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice
Good food and good service

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Meliclare
Dorset
5 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.

FAQs

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

The Queens Arms- Sherborne is rated 4.6 stars by 175 OpenTable diners.