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The Queen's Arms Country Inn

Stylish pub in the heart of racehorse country

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Dog friendly

The oldest part of this Lambourn Valley inn was a farmer’s cottage in the 18th century; its name derives from being licensed around 1856, the year of Queen Victoria’s Silver Jubilee. Freddie Tulloch took over here in August 2015 and has maintained the warm welcome and stylishly traditional setting. In an area with 2,000 racehorses and more than 50 racing yards, this charming pub acts as a quasi-headquarters for British racing with owners, trainers and jockeys among its clientele. With a glass of Doom Bar or Aspall cider in hand, choose from the menu: ham hock and home-made chutney sandwich; a burger from the bar menu or pub favourites – fish pie or beer battered cod and chips. After a gallop, two courses could be called for: try chicken parfait with toasted brioche, followed by roasted salmon fillet with new potatoes, mango salsa and salad.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11am to midnight
  • Lunch opening: all week 12-3
  • Dinner opening: Monday to Saturday 6-9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Sharp's Doom Bar, Guinness, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M4 junction 14, A338 towards Wantage. Turn left in Great Shefford for East Garston

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