At the end of June 2005 the 16th Century Queens Head Pub in St. James' Street became Monmouth's first Community Pub. The group of local business people who took the tenancy of the pub over were committed to 'making the Queens a welcoming pub for all', offering a relaxed ambience, excellent live music. Although the original group remain supportive of the venture the Pub is now run by just one of the original members. The ethos remains the same and the Queens Head is regarded as one of the prime Live Jazz venues in Wales. With a real log fire in winter and a free lending library this is definitely a welcoming Pub for all.
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The Queens Head was a frequent resting place for Oliver Cromwell and once an attempt was made to assassinate him. The unlucky cavalier was unsuccesful and was chased into the bar and shot.
There have been many reported sightings of ghosts on the premises. We are quoted as being the third most haunted Inn in Wales.
The Queen's has now established itself as one of the premier venues for quality live music in Wales. A spread of jazz, acoustic, celtic and world music throughout the week is interspersed with popular jazz and Irish jam-session nights. Our music page has details of the forthcoming gigs.
As well as offering excellent accommodation at a reasonable price for anyone wishing to stay in our beautiful town, The Queen's is in an excellent position to offer affordable bed and breakfast accommodation for walkers. The River Wye and Wye Valley offer some stunning scenery and are a mecca for walkers and activities holidaymakers from all over the world. The Queen's Head stands less than 100metres from the River Wye and is right on the 'main drag' for walkers. Our relaxed atmosphere and excellent location are just the ticket if you have had a hard day's walk!
You can contact us by email. Or, alternatively, pick up the phone and give us a call on 01600 712767. Thanks.