The Queens Arms

The Queens ArmsNestled amidst stunning countryside, this late 18th century British pub is beautifully set in the heart of the ancient village of Corton Denham, on the Somerset/Dorset border. Three miles from the historic town of Sherborne, the ancient capital of Dorset, during your stay you can visit the town’s castles, Abbey and boutique shops. Also in the area is Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site, which is just 45 minutes across the rolling Dorset Downs. A pub with rooms, the Queen’s Arms prides itself on good food and drink in a traditional setting with real comfort. Enjoy a pint of ale and a pork pie by the open fire, tuck into a delicious meal in the dining room or simply rest for a night or 2 in one of the stylish rooms.


Sleep comes naturally here! Fresh air, great walks and peaceful surroundings are the magic ingredients. The rooms - 4 double and one twin - each have a style of their own. They offer supreme comfort with elegant furnishings and luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linen. Bathrooms are state-of-the-art, and all 5 rooms have breathtaking views of the rolling countryside. Room one - a spacious twin room with rainstorm shower. Pretty 1920’s Heals beds and soft country cottage fabrics . Room two – French antique walnut bed. Deep-fill cast iron bath for two. Sumptuous silk curtains and a chaise longue for lounging! Room three – double room with sofa seating and fantastic twin headed deluge shower for two. Room four - calming contemporary colours with chocolate leather bed and sink-in suede bean bags. Luxurious bathroom with shower over bath. Room five – spectacular iron bed with a twist. Chaise longue for afternoon snoozing and invigorating shower over bath for wake-up time.

Hotel details

General information

Size : 5 rooms
Currency : GBP
Check-in: from 14:00 to 00:00
Check-out : 07:00 to 11:00


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking


  • Golf Course (within 3 km)
  • Hiking
  • BBQ Facilities


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Babysitting/Child Services
  • Internet Services
  • Packed Lunches
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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Food & Beverages

Drink is taken seriously here. Choose from an exciting range of tapped and bottled beers from all over the world. These include a number of locally brewed ales and Somerset ciders. The imaginative wine and whisky list is also well chosen and reasonably priced. Food at the Queens Arms is simple, approachable and flavoursome. Earthy British dishes are prepared using the freshest local and seasonal produce. Eat in the bar or book a table in the bustling dining room which adjoins. There is also a private dining room for small group meetings and parties. Children are also indulged with an innovative kids menu offering fun and freshly made food, as well as a great range of soft drinks and smoothies. Breakfast is a must at the Queens Arms; enjoy freshly baked breads and home-made preserves, as well as local Maran eggs and Gloucester Black Spot bacon


Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge. 


Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed). 


Pets are not allowed. 

Location & area


Corton Denham
DT9 4LR Somerset

Travel information

By Car: From the A303: - Take the ‘Chapel Cross’ turn-off, signed for Sutton Montis, South Cadbury and Corton Denham. - Follow signs to South Cadbury. - Go through the village and continue for a further ¾ mile before taking a left turn up a hill signed for Sherborne and Corton Denham. - The pub is at the end of the village on the right-hand side. From the A30 (Sherborne): - Take the B3145, signed for Wincanton. - Follow this road for approx 1.5 miles before turning left at the red sign post to Corton Denham. If using in-car navigation type in Middle Ridge Lane, Corton Denham Lat Long : 51 00.00N 2 31.40W By Train: 2 hours from London Waterloo to Sherborne (3.5 miles) One hour 20 minutes London Paddington to Castle Cary (6 miles)

Area information

An ideal base for walkers, riders and cyclists, footpaths and bridleways are extensive and varied and the village is situated close to the intersection of the Monarch and Macmillan Ways. Maps, wellies, and yummy picnics can be provided. Other nearby attractions include: Wincanton racecourse; Yeovilton Air Museum; Haynes Motor Museum; Forde Abbey; East Lambrook Manor Gardens; and the National Trust properties of Stourhead, Montacute House and Tintinhull.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 3 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later, 80 percent of all nights will be charged.  In case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

17.5 % VAT is included.  Service charge is not applicable.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.  All children under 2 years are charged GBP 15 per night per person for cots.  All children from 2 to 12 years are charged GBP 15 per night per person for extra beds.  Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1. 

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy