Queen Victoria

Stone-built country pub with a friendly atmosphere, real ales and honest food; seats outside


Outdoor play area
Speciality beers
Cask ales
Live Entertainment
  • Sandwiches sold

Bar food times: 12-3, 5-9; 12-9 Sat; 12-8 Sun

Typical main dish: beer-battered fish and chips

Typical main dish price: £11.50

Average two course evening meal price: £16.50

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales (3)

Price of cheapest bitter: £3.50

Name of cheapest bitter: Butcombe

Live music monthly in summer

  • Children allowed in the bar
  • Dogs allowed in the bar

The good pub guide review

With bare stone walls, planked ceilings, flagstoned or slate floors and dark wood furniture, the various rooms and alcoves here are both cosy and full of character. There's both an open fire in a big grate as well as a woodburning stove in a back bar, while the smarter dining room is half panelled and half painted. Horse tack, farm tools and photos of Queen Victoria adorn the walls. Furniture is traditional: cushioned wall settles, farmhouse and other solid chairs around all manner of wooden tables, a nice old pew beside a screen settle making a snug alcove, and high chairs next to the bar counter where they serve Butcombe Bitter and Rare Breed and a changing guest on handpump, six farm ciders, seven malt whiskies, nine gins and nine wines by the glass. There are plenty of seats in the front courtyard, with more across the lane where there's also a children's playground; the smokers' shelter is a converted dray wagon. Wheelchair access.

The good pub guide food review

Food is traditional and fair priced: chicken liver and bacon pâté, beef and ale pie with potatoes and peas, cheddar and cherry tomato tart with chips and salad, a range of pizzas, burger and chips, wholetail scampi with chips and peas, chilli beef, smoked salmon and prawn salad, faggots with mash and peas, and puddings such as chocolate fudge cake and treacle sponge and custard.

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Contact Details

Queen Victoria, Pelting Drove, Priddy, Wells, Somerset, BA5 3BA

(01749) 676385

Pub Group: Butcombe

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-11

Saturday: 12-11

Sunday: 12-10.30