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.
The British Queen
94 High Street
M-Th 12PM-3PM/ 5PM-11PM
To make any inquries or reservations please do not hesitate to contact us
Telephone: 01763 260252
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.
we are currently looking for part-time staff & cleaning staff at the pub
We already have such a wonderful staff at The British Queen & are looking for fresh faces to join our amazing team! We would LOVE to find people who have great customer service skills, love working with the general public & are as fabulous & outgoing as our amazing team member. For more info on the positions check out the adverts below!