A Lively & Historic Pub in the Heart of the Wye Valley

In May 2013 the 16th Century Queens Head Pub in St. James’ Street was purchased from the Pubco owners by the existing landlord and a full renovation has taken place whilst at the same time keeping all the properties individual characteristics. The ethos of the Pub remains the same ‘making the Queens a welcoming pub for all’, offering a relaxed ambience, and continuing to support live music. With a real log fire in winter, good ales and a warm welcome allied with beautifully re-furbished bedrooms, the Queens is definitely a pub for all. excellent live music.

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Our History

The Queens Head was a frequent resting place for Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War (1642 – 1652) and once an attempt was made to assassinate him. The unlucky cavalier was unsuccesful and was chased into the bar and shot dead.

There have been many reported sightings of ghosts on the premises. We are quoted as being the third most haunted Inn in Wales.

What’s On at The Queen’s?

The Queen’s has now established itself as one of the major venues for quality live music in Wales. Since 2005 “music in Monmouth” has curated music of national and international repute, frequently hosting bands from throughout Europe and beyond. A spread of world class jazz, experimental, acoustic, celtic and world music, always free admission with a voluntary collection taken – no covers, no tribute bands, no backing tapes – it is always live new music. Our music page has details of the forthcoming gigs.

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Need a room? – stay at The Queen’s

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!

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Drop Us A Line

You can contact us at enquiries@queensheadmonmouth.co.uk.  Thanks.