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Thriving village local with a butcher’s shop

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Off-the-beaten track by the green in a picture-book village deep in rural Suffolk, The Queen’s Head is worth seeking out for its classic 15th-century character and charm – inglenook fireplace, stone floors, head-cracking timbers, scrubbed wooden tables – and top-notch hearty pub food prepared from the best local ingredients. Pork, beef, venison, poultry and wild boar are sourced from local farms – they are hung and butchered at the butcher’s shop in the pub grounds. This may translate to venison carpaccio; pork chops with Stilton, pear and sage; and pot-roasted beef with red wine and red onion marmalade; with butterscotch and almond pudding among the desserts. Sunday roast lunches, traditional bar snacks, and pizzas baked in the stone oven complete the culinary picture. A thriving community local, it also offers live music, game and wine tasting dinners and other social evenings.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday to Thursday lunch
  • Opening times: 5-11 (Friday to Sunday 12-11)
  • Lunch: Friday to Sunday 12-2.30
  • Dinner: Wednesday to Thursday 6-9, Friday to Sunday 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Woodforde's Wherry, Adnams, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Guest ciders

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A143 at Wickham Street, between Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill, follow Stansfield sign. At junction left signed Hawkedon. 1 mile to village

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