The Queens Arms

“Great food at a charming village local.” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

CORTON DENHAM, SOMERSET

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The Queens Arms is a handsome honey-stoned Georgian inn, surrounded by lush, rolling Somerset countryside. The menu ranges from pub classics, to a seasonal à la carte menu exploring new takes on British classics, all using the best, locally sourced produce. A warm welcome awaits, so why not indulge and stay in one of the ten beautifully decorated rooms on offer too.

The Queens Arms
Corton Denham, SHERBORNE, SOMERSET, DT9 4LR

Features

Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Cuisine style: British

About the area

Discover Somerset

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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