Welcome to The Queens Head

A traditional family-friendly pub

Soak up our friendly service and homely charm when nestled in the picturesque market town of Rothbury, Northumberland. The Queens Head is the perfect retreat to sit back, relax and indulge in our delicious food with the perfect drink in hand. Situated right at the heart of the town, the Queens Head is known for its quality food and vibrant atmosphere.

Our traditional pub classics are expertly crafted from our seasonal menus and the bar is crammed with local ales and tipples to tempt any taste buds. Using the most seasonal ingredients and decadent flavours, there’s a dish for every desire.

Turn your fleeting visit into a welcomed stay by resting your head in one of our nine luxury dog friendly ensuite letting rooms. All decorated with cosy interiors and homely touches you’ll be able to unwind in comfort and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere in a home away from home.

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Seriously good pub food

Where freshly prepared pub classics meet indulgent flavours, and irresistible bar snacks pair perfectly with our drinks.

With traditional family favourites, small plates to keep the little ones happy and generous sharers to enjoy between friends, our menu is bursting with flavour and promises to satisfy any craving.

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Our bar is fully stocked with the best selection of your favourite drinks! From world lagers to spirits, wines to cocktails and every tipple in-between.

Join us for a fleeting cocktail with a friend, a quiet pint at the bar, or celebrate the big occasion and start your weekend with high spirits. No matter what you fancy, we’ll have something to tickle your tastebuds every time.

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The history of The Queens Head

The Queens Head was built in 1792 and was originally known as the Golden Fleece.

The name of the pub changed to the Queens Head in 1837 to commemorate the accession of Queen Victoria to the throne.

In 1877, the then proprietor, Mrs Temple, bought the old building next door and rebuilt it to extend The Queens Head into a hotel – and the ground floor today still has the original leaded windows!


The Queens Head Hotel is host to nine comfortable rooms for a place to rest your head, whether you spend your days exploring the countryside or retreating to the town. We are the perfect respite, no matter if it’s a few days or just for the night, the Queens Head is the place to be.

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Find Us

The Queens Head is located on Town Foot in the heart of the market town of Rothbury, Morpeth.

Whether you’ve been exploring the local area or just wanting a pub outing – we’ll see you soon.

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