Pub & Dining Room


Locally Sourced × Crafted with Love


This lovely freehouse pub is idyllically tucked away in the beautiful village of Meldreth, only a short distance from Cambridge & very close to Royston. Ideally situated near the A10 and the M11 for easy access to London.

Which means we get many visitors from far & wide who find their way to our popular pub.  As well as being greatly supported by the local community. Thanks to the welcoming locals & friendly staff, this provides an enjoyable & relaxing atmosphere.

As well as our bar, stocked with a wide range of Beers, Ales & Wines, we have an extremely popular dining room. We cater for all ages & groups, with a traditional pub menu & children's menu, we also have a few picks on our specials board, which is regularly changed with lovely homemade dishes!

Steeped in history, Meldreth is mentioned in 1086 as having 50 tenants living in the area and even by 1789 it had only rose to around 80, but 1801 there were 444 people recorded so it seems reasonable to assume that it was the early 19th century that the British Queen as a beerhouse opened it's doors.

The records show that the landlord as Nathan Driver on or around 1860, so we have over 150 years of history on this charming pub. With its oak beams and flag stone floors, The British Queen is a comfortable blend of old and new with a friendly, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

We look forward to seeing you soon.



01763 260252



The British Queen

94 High Street







M-Th 12PM-3PM/ 5PM-11PM
F-Sa 12p–12
Su 12P-11PM


To make any inquries or reservations please do not hesitate to contact us

Telephone: 01763 260252




Every Sunday

Every Sunday at The British Queen, we host a few weekly events

At 5.30 we host a meat raffle, there are 5 prizes to be won, all from our local butcher. The tickets are 50p & all profits go to local charity!

At 8.30 we have our Quiz night. Each team can have up to 6 players. Its £1 pre player, with all the entry money going to the winning team!

After the quiz has finished, usually around 9.30-10pm we draw "open the box" all tickets are £1 each, with no limit on how many you can buy, whoevers ticket is drawn gets to pick from 12 boxes to find the money. If the money isn't found, the prize is rolled over to the next week with one box eliminated! The prize money often makes it into the hundreds!!

Wednesday 25th May

On Wednesday 25th we have got the wonderful Yuva coming to take over our kitchen for one night only!!

Yuva is known far & wide for the beautiful Indian food that they create! So we are very excited to be hosting one of there evening at

The British Queen!!

 Per Person

Traditional Samosa, either Chicken Korma (Mild) or Chicken Jenju (Hot), with pilau rice, naan bread & poppadum's

A choice of House wine (175ml) Coors Light or IPA


Booking is essential on the night, & tables are going fast, so please call 01763 260252 to reserve your table & avoid disappointment!


Thursday 2nd June

One for the girls...

One of our customers Emma, will be hosting an evening to show off some of her ARBONNE products!

The evening will be kicking off from 7.30 with a guest appearance from the very popular magician Jamie Seagraves.

There will be chance to have you make-up done, learn new tips & pointers on using the products, as well as a chance to have a drink & catch up with friend. So don't miss out because it is looking to be a fun evening indeed!!

Tuesday 7th June

The British Queen have teamed up with cheese+ & The Hitchin Wine Company to host a cheese & wine evening.

The evening will be hosted by Perry James Wakeman,- who has recently earned The Super Gold award at world cheese's.

The will be 10 award winning cheese with hand picked wines from our wine guru Paul O'Conner's perfectly paired to enjoy together.

Tickets are £20, to be pre-booked as we have limited spaces left.

Both Paul & Perry will be talking about all the produce & educating us on them too. So come along, enjoy a wonderful evening of cheese & wine! What's not to like!?

Thursday7th July

We have got Morris Dancers joining us for the evening in the pub garden! So come down grab a beer & enjoy the dancing!! 

Saturday 16th July


Due to Mays amazing response we are going to run another Yuva night!!

It was so busy last time, the tables sold out super fast, so we thought its only fair to organise a second event so that everyone has another opportunity to enjoy.


We have organised the night for a Saturday evening this time, so everyone can enjoy a few drinks!!

The options are the same as before, apart from we are going to go with Chicken Jalfrazi instead of Jenju!!

£18 Per Person.

Last time, all the tables sold out extremely quickly so get booking now to avoid disappointment!


Sunday 28th August


So its the Pubs 6th Birthday, not only that it is also the last bank holiday until Christmas. Both of these occasions we think deserves a PARTY!! So to celebrate the bank holiday weekend we are hosting the last of the summer SUNDAY FUNDAYS.

There will be a Hog Roast & BBQ kicking off from 1.30

Bouncy Castle for the children!

As well as DJ Mark Gomes bringing us plenty of summer tunes in the garden from 4pm.

So come down and join the celebrations. Look forwards to seeing you there!!


Private Events

At The British Queen we can also offer you the use of our marquee hire, whether its for an event at the pub or not. 

Marquee hire & pricing

9M X 9M 

Capacity: 70 seated or 110 buffet- Unlined: £400

9M X 12M

Capacity 90 seated or 140 buffet- Unlined: £450.00

9M X 15M 

Capacity 125 seated or 180 buffet- Unlined: £550.00

Outside bar license application fee of £50.00

Coconut matting optional at an extra fee of £100.00

Lining, lighting, tables & chairs can be arranged at an additional cost, along with heating for those chillier evenings.

For all functions where The British Queen dining room is used as a function room in conjunction with the marquee, for either a band or disco, a minimum fee of £325.00 towards buffet costs will apply.