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 Favourites!

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!!

Saturday 10th June

We are hoping for some beautiful weather to help celebrate the Queens Birthday with a Garden Party! We have got the amazing Wolf Pack performing in the garden/ marquee ( weather depending!!) from 4pm, they always know how to kick start the party! there is also a BBQ from 4pm with burgers & hot dogs, veggie option upon request! Followed by a Soul & Funk DJ from 8pm in the bar! We love any excuse for a party at The British Queen & cant wait to see you all there! If you would like any more details then please drop us an email at






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.