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Queen's Head

25 High Street

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.30 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.30 pm
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 9 Mon - Sat
12 - 5 Sun


Star (Heineken UK)

About the Pub

Attractive and traditional pub with open fireplaces, dating from 1565, and named following a visit by Queen Elizabeth I. The pub is situated in the centre of an historic country village but is less than 20 minutes by bus from Bromley or Orpington. Charles Darwin lived at nearby Down House (English heritage), and was very likely a patron.

The four handpumps normally include Fuller's London Pride, plus two local beers, usually including one from Westerham, plus one other beer sourced nationally.

There are several dining areas benefiting from a daily menu which includes home-made pies. There are also regular curry nights, and from Thursday to Sunday mornings, hot refreshments and cakes are available. Last orders for food are 30 minutes before the food times shown.

The pub is popular with walkers and locals all year round. Bromley CAMRA Pub of the Year for 2014.

Historic Interest

Part of old village of Downe, links with Charles Darwin.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Fuller's London Pride
  • Westerham --varies--

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Adnams --varies--

The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes a rare beer style.

Local regional and national.

Source: Regional

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Queen's Head, Downe


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Weston's Old Rosie.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Not in the restaurant areas.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Golf days, brewery trips and beer festivals.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts, shove-ha'penny, jenga, crib, cards.

  • LiveMusic Live Music


  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Queen's Head

25 High Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.336138, 0.054125

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Nearby Bus Routes (50m)

146, R8

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