Welcome to The Queen Elizabeth
The Queen Elizabeth pub has been in Elmley Castle since around the mid 1800’s. Now completely refurbished it provides a village pub for the local residents. There is also a restaurant capable of seating around 50 guests.
The proprietors; Tess and Brendan Byrne have only recently taken over the business and have extensive experience in the catering industry. They are keen to maintain the village pub business for locals and also offer a venue for a relaxed evening out dining in the restaurant and for that special celebration, can cater for larger parties up to 120 people, being accommodated within a Marquee outside.
Throughout the year special events are arranged. This summer saw the first Beer Festival hosted at the pub with great success.
The visit of Queen Elizabeth
The pub undoubtedly takes its name from the visit to Elmley Castle by Queen Elizabeth In in 1575 and parts of the building may well be 400 years old.
If it existed in 1575, it could be that some of the Queen's very large retinue for whom no room could be found in the mansion house where she stayed with the Savage family, were quartered there.
With the start of censuses in 1841 and the recording of the occupations of those who lived in each dwelling it starts to be possible to know more about the history of the Queen Elizabeth Pub.