Photo of Queen

grid reference TM 249 606

owner Adnams

visit website

bar / diner

(details under review)

Data from the Food Standards Agency live feed.

Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us

opening hours:

food times:

(Times last updated 16/01/2020)

guest beers

This pub regularly serves 2 guest beers

Local licensing authority for Brandeston is East Suffolk

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 16/01/2020

Brandeston Queen

previously known as: Queen's Head, King's Head

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

The Street, IP13 7AD

01728 685307

Overview | Gallery | Historical info | Public transport | Map

The timber lined interior has been extensively refurbished to a high standard. ? pint option also available. The pub has a good reputation for food

Renamed in early 2016.

According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, the Queen's Head was originally built about 1447, but the current building dates from 1956 after it had to be rebuilt following a fire.

In Richard Cobbold's 1845 novel The History of Margaret Catchpole, which is loosely based on Catchpole's life, he relates an episode where after meeting her in Brandiston(sic), Margaret's lover Will Laund says, "[...] I shall just go into the King's Head, refresh myself, and start again for the coast by daylight". Since Cobbold seems reliable when talking about pubs, we can be reasonably confident this was a genuine old name and not an error.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)