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Bar, British, Pub
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Reviewed 8 April 2020

Just wanted to say "Thank You to the British Queen" for offering a delivery and take away service during the Corona Virus Outbreak. Great food, just visit their website and place your order! Please help support local businesses at this difficult time. We need them...to survive so that they will be there when normality returns! Joe & Katharine.More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 16 September 2019 via mobile

We didn’t book but decided last minute to meet our Daughter & Boyfriend for Sunday Lunch. We received a very warm welcome & a table was found to accommodate us. There was a varied menu & we all enjoyed the food. The Roast Lamb was...excellent & the service was prompt & with a smile. The atmosphere was great & just how local pubs used to be on a Sunday - with a packed entertainment program through the week & Sunday free snacks on the bar & a Meat Raffle! The Pub appeared really well supported by the local community. We would thoroughly recommend & will be back again - thank you! 👍😀More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 25 August 2019

1st time we had been to this pub. Staff were very attentive even though the pub was really busy. It was a band night and we have seen 4 blind nuns before aand as always didnt disappoint. Great night thank you so much Katy and...wendyMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 24 July 2019

Walking the dog with my wife, and stopped for a wine and a shandy, as you do when it's a nice evening. I noticed that my pint seemed a little flat but it was refreshingly chilled, but as we continued our walk, with in five...minutes I brought it all up. Thankfully I hadn't drank it all. Sorry British Queen...we will not be back.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 26 May 2019

Love this place. Usually pop in on the way back from walking dog on the downs. Always welcoming, and they give my dog treats... Which means he always wants to go there! I've never had a bad meal there.

Date of visit: May 2019
Angela C, Manager at The British Queen, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2019

hi matt Thank for your review, I'm glad you and your dog like coming in here, and you enjoy our food, I have a good team, who always try to make everyone feel welcome. See you again soon angela

Reviewed 1 April 2019 via mobile

I went to the British Queen for my brothers birthday as they allow dogs and my son has a puppy and didn't want to leave him. Although the food was good we had to wait over an hour and this was far too long. Other...people were complaining about the long wait too. Such a shameMore

Date of visit: February 2019
Angela C, Manager at The British Queen, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2019

hello Margaret I do apologise that you had to wait for your meal, we do normally notify people as they order that there will be a wait, and sometimes if with have a lot of people order at the same time this can happen. I...More

Reviewed 17 March 2019

It is always nice to return from foreign parts to come back to your own local and its character and characters

Date of visit: March 2019
Angela C, Manager at The British Queen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2019

Hi unfortunately I don’t who you are by the name given, but it’s great you like coming back to your local, glad you like what the pub has to offer. Thank you for your review

Reviewed 11 March 2019

First time visit with group of 16 people for Sunday Roast. Angela and all staff made us very welcome. We were attended to with quiet efficiency. Food was lovely especially the tender Roast Beef. The pensioners portions very generous. We will be back as a...group later in they year , in the meantime several of our group will be returning with their friends. Thanks again from MegMore

Date of visit: March 2019
Angela C, Manager at The British Queen, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2019

Hello meg Thank you for your review, I am glad everyone was happy, the service and food We look forward to seeing your group again and also when they come with their friends. Thank you Regards Angela

Reviewed 16 January 2019

Yesterday my husband and I visited the British Queen for lunch as we had heard that it had a very nice menu and after parking in the car park we made our way inside. On entering we were greeted with a smile and "hello" which...was very welcoming. We ordered our drinks and the lady explained that there was a 20 minute wait which wasn't a problem for us. We thought if there was a wait the food will be freshly cooked which when it arrived was. We ordered from the smaller portion (pensioner) menu but when it arrived it was a very generous size. I had the scampi and chips and my husband had the ham, eggs, and chips and his was a generous size too. The food was really nice, beautifully cooked and piping hot. So much so if we had wanted a dessert we couldn't possibly have managed one. Well done British Queen we will be returning on a future visit.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Angela C, Manager at The British Queen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2019

Hello I’m glad your meal and visit with us was enjoyable. Thank you for your kind comments, we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent tender roast beef, great size portions, very friendly staff. Very relaxing environment. All for a very reasonable price.

Date of visit: November 2018
Angela C, Manager at The British Queen, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Thank you for leaving a review I’m glad you enjoyed your meal, we try to have a friendly atmosphere, which hopefully makes people feel welcome. Hopefully we will see you again Thank you

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The British Queen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5