1 St James Street
Gwent NP25 3DL
Also known as the Queen’s Head Hotel, this black and white half-timbered building with its overhanging upper storey can be found on the east side of Monmouth, about 328 yards (300 metres) from the town centre. It is part of a group of historic buildings lining the route to St James’s Square.
Built in1630 the pub was known as the Queens Head Inn and was a frequent resting place for Oliver Cromwell. Once, an attempt was made to assassinate him but the unlucky Cavalier was unsuccessful and was chased into the bar and shot. The spacious front bar has a partly leather clad ceiling believed to date from those times.
There have been many reported sightings of ghosts on the premises. The Queen’s Head is quoted as being the third most haunted Inn in Wales.
The building has undergone many changes especially in the 1920s but it still retains many of its original features. It has a splendid 17th century deep relief plaster ceiling near the bar, a post and panel partition, and a large inglenook fireplace.
Monday – Thursday: 18:00 – 23:30 hours
Friday:                    15:30 – 24:00 hours
Saturday:                13:30 – 24:00 hours
Sunday:                  18:00 – 23:30 hours
In May 2013 the Queen’s Head was purchased from the Pubco owners by the existing landlord and a full renovation took place whilst at the same time keeping all the property’s individual characteristics. There is a real log fire in winter, good ales and a warm welcome allied with beautifully re-furbished bedrooms.
The Queen’s Head has six rooms offering B & B accommodation: three doubles, two twins and one triple. All rooms are en- suite with Power showers, Flat screen Televisions/DVD's and free Wi-Fi.
To enquire or make a booking  Tel: +44 (0)7718 964 428
For up to date prices per room including full English Breakfast, go to  Web:  The Queens Head Monmouth/ B&B
Although the pub does not open until 18:00 hours, B&B check in is at 15:30 with entry for guests available by calling the above booking number. All guests are provided with a key to the premises allowing access at all times.
The Queen's has now established itself as one of the premier venues for quality live music in Wales. A spread of jazz, acoustic, celtic and world music throughout the week is interspersed with popular jazz and Irish jam-session nights. Live gigs are held every Sunday and Wednesday evenings at 20:45 hours, and occasionally on Thursdays.
Contact & Further Information
Telephone   +44 (0)1600 712 767
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Getting There
On the east side of Monmouth town, the Queen's Head stands less than 100metres from the River Wye. It is close to the Wye Valley walking path and an excellent choice for walkers.
- By Car
Limited free parking is available but there is on street parking and a public Car Park is 50 yards (46 metres) away.
- Public Transport
Near to Bus Stop.