A home-grown Bloody Mary, a breath-taking countryside walk and homemade bar bites by the crackling open fire; award-winning pub, The Queens Arms, has just the tonic this New Year’s Day. Tucked away on the Somerset and Dorset borders in Corton Denham, near Sherborne, and welcoming sticky fingers, muddy boots and paws, this beautiful Georgian pub is the perfect place to reset for the year ahead and embrace the morning after the night before.
With The Queens Arms’ brand new walking guide, guests and visitors can now choose from four rural routes mapped out by owners Gordon and Jeanette Reid, which range from 5.5 miles to 16 miles and offer a variety of terrains. Starting and finishing at the pub, bleary-eyed ‘ramblers’ can kick things off with The Queens Arms’ Bloody Mary Recovery Board, before donning the wellies and putting their best foot forward. This deconstructed Bloody Mary, which is also served every Sunday throughout the year, is complete with all the ingredients for that perfect morning-after tipple, including home-made vodka and freshly grated horseradish from the pub’s own kitchen garden.
Greeted upon their return with hand-raised pork pies and a truckle of Montgomery cheddar on the bar, as well as a varied selection of drinks from the local area and further afield, including Brooklyn Lager on tap and wine from Chateau Ste. Michelle, the final ingredient to this New Year’s Day rejuvenation is pulling up a pew in front of the mesmerising open fire and refuelling for the year ahead.
For more information about The Queens Arms visit www.thequeensarms.com.