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Queens Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Southwold BitterExcellent4
Picture 1. Queens Arms, Cowden Pound, Kent
Picture 2. Queens Arms, Cowden Pound, Kent
Picture 3. Queens Arms, Cowden Pound, Kent

Visits Details

31 Mar 2012 (HSB)
A place to sit and enjoy chatting to the locals.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Good
13 Nov 2010 (Pedro)
Early evening
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Excellent
28 May 2010 (Magnus Greel)
Final stop on my birthday bus crawl, we quickly outnumbered the locals on this warm day so a few of us spilled out onto the pavement.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Excellent
28 May 2010 (ChrisE)
We arrived a few minutes after opening time, and the place was soon busy with locals in addition to our double decker bus load of thirsty individuals.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70ExcellentAdnams as it should be.

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About the Queens Arms

The pub sign. Queens Arms, Cowden Pound, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Cowden Pound, Kent, TN8 5NP.

This is like pubs used to be. It is a completely unspoilt gem, Grade II Listed, and in the CAMRA National Inventory. In Hartfield Road at a crossroads, a small entrance lobby leads on the left to a saloon bar, originally a very small room that, in 1953, was increased to twice its size by combining with a previous private room. It retains its original curved Victorian panelled counter with decorative brackets all painted bright yellow. To the right is the popular public bar with a counter with 3 handpumps all selling the same beer. The landlady was, until very recently, Elsie Maynard, who sadly died on 20th April 2015 having left the pub for a nursing home some time before this, was born at the pub when it was run by her mother Annie. Many older locals still call the place Annie's. This pub has never sold lager. For many years there have been regular folk music nights here and there is even a folk group called Elsie's Band. December 2013 update: this wonderful unspoilt pub is under threat of closure as the landlady is now in a care home: it is currently being run by a band of locals who have effectively been running the pub for her for some time. More news as it emerges!! News in July 2014 that a local (in walking distance) gentleman will be taking over the pub shortly by private purchase and will keep the ground floor as is but may renovate the living accommodation upstairs to provide extra income. The new owner has now taken over and nothing has changed except the beer supplier.

We have visited this pub 14 times, seen 6 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN8 5NP