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The Queens Arms - Inn in Somerset

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Corton Denham, Sherborne, DT9 4LR, Somerset
England, United Kingdom

Gordon & Jeanette Reid

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+44 (0)1963 220317 (landline)

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An elegant country inn with lots of style and a relaxed feel - delicious food waits, some from the owners’ nearby farm, as do stylish rooms

Stride across rolling fields, feast on Corton Denham lamb, retire to a perfect room. Buried down several Dorset/Somerset borders lanes, Gordon and Jeanette Reid's 18th-century stone pub has an elegant exterior – more country gentleman's house than pub. The bar, with its rug-strewn flagstones and bare boards, pew benches, deep sofas and crackling fire, is most charming. In the light, bright dining room that doubles up as a cinema on week nights, and on the terrace in summer, robust British dishes are distinguished by fresh ingredients from local suppliers. Try pheasant, pigeon and black pudding terrine, follow with monkfish with chive velouté, make room for a comforting crumble. Bedrooms are beautifully designed in soothing colours, and all have lovely views over the village and surrounding hills. New coach house rooms are super, too: underfloor heating, down duvets, brass and sleigh beds, iPod docks and immaculate wet rooms. Expect Gyle59 on tap, homemade pork pies on the bar, Gloucester Old Spot bacon at breakfast (from 8am daily), and stunning walks from the door.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Gordon & Jeanette Reid:

Local points of interest from
Gordon & Jeanette Reid:

  • Corton Denham sits just three miles from the medieval market town of Sherborne, nestled in the dramatic hills that form the border between Dorset and Somerset.
  • Sherborne Abbey is the centrepiece of the town with a lofty nave formed from one of the finest examples of fan vaulting in Europe.
  • The town's history left its impression with two castles: the romantic ruins of the old castle, destroyed during the civil war and the New Castle perched on the edge of a scenic lake and beautiful deer park.
  • The Macmillan and Monarch way are close by and can offer long distance walks, an afternoon walk to and from the Queens Arms would be to Cadbury Castle, the home of King Arthur.
  • National Trust properties close by include Stourhead and King Alfred Tower, Lytes Cary, Tintinhull House, Forde Abbey, Montacute House and East Lambrooke Manor Gardens, all within a 20 min drive.
  • We are double silver winners of the South West Tourism Excellence awards - Best Tourism Pub of the year 2014-15 and best B&B/Accommodation of the year 2014-15. We have been awarded 2 AA Rosettes and 5 star AA for rooms.
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  • 6 Doubles
  • , 2 Twin/doubles
Price:(i) £125 to£190 per night

Singles £95-£120.

Booking info:

Dogs welcome in ground-floor bedroom. Family room, £200.


Main meals from £10.50, starters from £6.25.




Corton Denham, Sherborne, DT9 4LR, Somerset

Inn 6 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 125 to £ 190 per night
Inn 2 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 125 to £ 190 per night

Gordon & Jeanette Reid

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)1963 220317 (landline)