Opening Times

Closed Mondays. Open from 6pm Tuesday and from noon Wednesday to Sunday. We are children and dog friendly – We just ask that they respect the chickens.

Mary & Julie
The pub and business was bought March 2010 and opened for trading on August 7th 2010. It is jointly owned by Mary Rudkin, Artist and University Lecturer, and Julie Matthews, Actor.

Pub History
Biggar Village was originally a Viking settlement. The Queens Arms was built in about 1600, originally as a row of very basic dwellings and later evolved into an alehouse. The bar, as it stands now, was added later as a teashop.

It’s the oldest public house in the area, with parts of the building dating back to 1600s. It is grade II listed and features include a beam from a ship of the Armada, a stone spiral staircase and a corbel fireplace. The pub is beamed throughout, with lime and hemp plaster walls.Outside, the courtyard makes an excellent al fresco eating area. 

Staying Here

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We now have 2 en-suite letting rooms, both a bit quirky, with low beams, so beware when going to bed after a pint or two… We have 2 ghosts (that we know of!) and have had various Ghost-busting teams round to explore.

Our pub is special, definitely a one off! We are half a mile from the beach and the village is very pretty. The island is like one big nature reserve, with incredible flora and fauna, and stunning views of the lake district hills in the distance.


We now have 2 CAMRA awards,  2011 Pub of the Season and 2013 Community Pub of the Year. We also recieved a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor in 2014. We have been in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide from 2011.