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 and scrubbed wooden tables.
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
Credit cards accepted
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
From A143 at Wickham Street, between Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill, follow Stansfield sign. At junction left signed Hawkedon. 1 mile to village.