The Queen’s Head dates back several hundred years as an ale house, but the original bar was only the small Cross Street end of the main bar with a fireplace. The back of the bar was the family home. In the 1800s an off licence was put into the pub (you can see the archway behind the main bar). The Cross Street Bar was a butchers shop until the mid 1900s, the tiled floor and couple of ceiling hooks remain. The garden was originally part of the industrial area of Eye which flourished as a major market town until Diss overtook as the regional centre with the introduction of the railway. More recently the area was a car park. The present owners have turned this into a lovely beer garden and put a children’s play area at the far end.
The Queens Head is an independent Free House, serving really fine ales direct from the cask. The award winning Suffolk brewery Adnams of Southwold is a regular supplier, along with locally popular ales from Earl Soham and Woodfordes. Guest beers like the outstanding Doom Bar from Sharpe’s of Cornwall are also featured regularly. Local cider maker Aspall is always on tap, along with a changing selection of lagers and other ciders. Our wines are selected to complement our food, and change regularly.
The Queen’s Head icon is Boudicca, renowned queen of the Iceni tribe of northern East Anglia in Roman times. Her beautiful face on the inn sign is taken from a stained glass window in Colchester Cathedral.Find Out More about Boudicca