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Christmas Eve is definitely when the Queens has much more of a pub feel than one of a wine bar or restaurant. As usual, it was full to the gunwales. Does tend to be more locals there than tourists (if that is important to you). The Butty Bach was decent enough but it was probably too late in the evening for me to appreciate it properly :)
paul_d102 - 28 Dec 2016 10:46
Decent pub which is both tidy and comfortable.

Service good but not outstanding. Beers reasonably good.

woldul - 27 Apr 2015 14:11
It’s difficult to tell the age of this place. The outside is brick, but immediately inside there are low wooden beams in front of the bar. Round the corner and down some steps is a high ceilinged area which is obviously a more modern extension. The toilets are straight on from the main entrance, down a flight of steps and a passageway. There are several warnings that they are for customers use only – it would be very easy to sneak in without anyone at the bar noticing ! There is also said to be a large beer garden out the back, but I didn’t manage to find it.

The furniture is very modern indeed and gives the feeling of a wine bar rather than a pub – however it is possible to sit at stools at the bar. Furnishing on the walls is minimal, but there is a board listing all the local suppliers of ingredients for the food.

Food is of the wholesome home-cooked variety. I had the venison pie which was probably the most unusual dish on the menu. It wasn’t cheap (£9.95) but was absolutely gorgeous, and the portion was so enormous I couldn’t manage to finish it (almost unprecedented !)

There were 4 or 5 mainly local beers on handpump. I had the Hobson’s 3.8 Bitter which was really nice. [ Only complaint about the beer was the lack of dark beers, not that I would have necessarily chosen one ]

Recent reviews have complained about the standard of service in this place, but I have absolutely no complaints on that score. It was friendly, efficient, and the food arrived very promptly.

8/10 – a really good friendly pub

Martinsh - 14 Apr 2015 00:06
Pleasant pub/restaurant. Can't say us lads felt that welcome. Beer was good, especially the Butty Bach. Service was Okay, but could have been friendlier.
CharliesBeer - 6 Apr 2015 00:35
Decent enough pub, if a bit like a restaurant than bar.

Couple of real ales, including Ludlow brewery and Wye Valley. Reasonably good.

Food served daily. Service a little lacking.
boozyfi - 28 Feb 2015 01:00
Pleasant pub/restaurant. Lacking some character but clean and tidy.

Good selection of ales. All seemed OK.

AbbosAle - 16 Nov 2014 01:09
Decent pub/restaurant. Enjoyable pint of Hobsons and Wye Valley.

Clean tidy and comfortable. Service OK.
FrancisDrake68 - 16 Oct 2014 05:30
Nice pint of Hobsons Best, medium-bodied and hoppy. pleasant enough pub/restaurant (feels more restaurant), but lacking a bit of soul. Service good.
karinAlelvr - 7 Sep 2014 08:58
Group of us visited Ludlow for the first time. Decent ales, with a good pint of Hobsons Best (3.8%). Service OK (to much chatting to friends/texting etc by bar staff). Place does seem more bar attached to large restaurant/eating area. Worth including in a visit.
TheLowflyer72 - 26 Jul 2014 06:33
Nice pint of Hobsons Best. Mixed customer base of locals/tourists. Friendly barmaid Kim. Would recommend including the Queens on a tour of the better pubs.
herefordalechick - 8 Jun 2014 08:42
Decent pint of Butty Bach, but found the Queens a little lacking in atmosphere, not helped by surly bar staff who seem to find communication an optional extra. That said, worth a visit if just for good beer.
beerbelly66 - 7 Mar 2014 01:14
Lovely pint of ludlow brewery lovely bar an had a relaxing atmosphere lovely staff. i will return
Robertlovingbeer - 21 Jan 2014 09:47
Nice tidy pub/restaurant. Found ale good (only slight criticism - served a bit cold). Staff attentive. Quite enjoyable.
DarkAle - 17 Jan 2014 12:19
Following BITE reviews, tried the Queens, not knowing Ludlow. Beer was good, staff pleasant, prices reasonable. Can't really tell if this place is more pub or restaurant with bar though.
booziechick - 16 Dec 2013 14:34
The beer was okay but itdidn't have that proper pub feel for me - not somewhere I'd want to linger.
anonymous - 26 Nov 2013 21:50
Being back in Ludlow for the weekend, we decided to explore a bit more. Finding the Queens was a bonus. A comfortable pub with a very large eating area. Overall the beers sampled were good, and staff friendly.
hopster69 - 27 Oct 2013 14:30
Visiting for the weekend, had the Queens recommended to us. Pleasant enough pub, much bigger inside than it appears from the street. Seems geared more for food, but discovered decent beer. Particularly enjoyed Butty Bach, which went down well. Sadly the girl behind the bar was a bit lacking in her welcome/attention.
PhilE - 11 Oct 2013 17:11
Whenever I visit, always seems to serve great beer, and the surrounding are comfortable. Well worth a visit.
AleMan70 - 30 Sep 2013 14:54
Affable, family-run pub where the brilliant Butty Bach is always on tap. Nice dining area downstairs where the food is tasty and plentiful. Always make a point of eating and drinking there when in Ludlow.
Kenny260556 - 8 May 2013 21:40
I very busy and well kept place. Wye valley 'Butty Bach'. Hobsons 'Best' and 'Twisted Spire' and Ludlow 'Gold'. Food looked excellent. Another good reason to visit Ludlow.
The_in4mer - 30 Dec 2012 17:07
Another pleasant visit yesterday. Butty Bach was 2.95, Ludlow Gold 2.70, Hobsons Best 2.65 and Hobsons Twisted Spire just 2.25. Very busy at 5.30pm but had quietened down an hour later as the day trippers/shoppers disappeared home.
paul_d102 - 21 Oct 2012 14:14
Family run freehouse and restaurant. Front bar area with modern, country feel (e.g. dried hops above the bar) serving 4 local real ales inc. Hobsons Best, Butty Bach and (my choice) Three Tuns' 1642.
Charming vaulted ceiling restaurant down internal steps with views over Ludford serving a varied menu using locally sourced ingredients apparently (I did not try the food).
Large enclosed patio style garden.
P.S. The map link this pub is ever so slightly wrong it is actually on the junction of Lower Galdeford and Tower Street. Only a 5 minute walk from Castle Square.

paul_d102 - 27 Aug 2012 09:51
Family run freehouse and restaurant. Front bar area with modern, country feel (e.g. dried hops above the bar) serving 4 local real ales inc. Hobsons Best, Butty Bach and (my choice) Three Tuns' 1642.
Charming vaulted ceiling restaurant down internal steps with views over Ludford serving a varied menu using locally sourced ingredients apparently (I did not try the food).
Large enclosed patio style garden.
P.S. The map link this pub is ever so slightly wrong it is actually on the junction of Lower Galdeford and Tower Street. Only a 5 minute walk from Castle Square.

paul_d102 - 27 Aug 2012 09:51

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