The Queens Arms is a quintessential village inn, located in rural Somerset, surrounded by lush…
The Queens Arms
“Welcoming visitors for over 170 years.” - AA Inspector
CORTON DENHAM, SOMERSET
Our Inspector's view
The Queens Arms is a quintessential village inn, surrounded by lush rolling countryside, and named after Queen Sophia Dorothea, the wife of George I. There's a spacious bar with a range of seating options and a wood-burning stove, and an impressive food offering from a talented team showcasing the best of the local area. Bedrooms are located in the main pub and the adjacent coach house. There's also a lovely garden and terrace which come into their own during the warmer months.
- Rooms 10
- Open all year
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About the area
Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.
Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.
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