We are Jo and James, and we recently acquired the Queen Matilda after a long search to find the right opportunity to channel our love of great food, fine wine and generous hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you for a selection from our range of top quality beers and wines, a delicious meal from our new menu, or if you’d like to make a break of it with a stay in one of Matilda’s comfortable B&B rooms.
Come and experience the Queen Matilda events over the summer with BBQs and tasting menus! We're pleased to announce we're now serving take-away pizzas, please phone to order 01453 835528 (collection only).
We’ve worked closely with our head chef Pete, sourcing the best local, fresh, seasonal ingredients to create a Modern British Menu that also takes inspiration from our travels, and we’ve updated some pub classics, with plenty of choice for those who prefer plant-based dining.
Cerney Ash Goats Cheese Doughnuts
with rosemary and honey (V)
Maldon Sea Salt and Rosemary Focaccia
with roasted radish and white balsamic dip
salt & pepper fried calamari with lemon aioli
Gloucestershire Pork Crackling
Gourmet Artisan Burgers
Beef or Buttermilk Chicken
with cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and gherkin with onion rings, fries, coleslaw and a choice of two sauces: onion jam, chilli jam, horseradish cream, burger relish or harissa mayo.
Beetroot, Feta & Bean or Halloumi & Portobello Mushroom
served with lettuce, tomato and gherkin with onion rings, fries, coleslaw and a choice of two sauces: onion jam, chilli jam, horseradish cream, burger relish or harissa mayo.
pomodora, mozzarella, oregano and basil (V)
pomodoro, pepperoni, red peppers, jalapeño, garlic, olives, feta, mozzarella, herbs
with cashew nut sauce, tomatoes and mushrooms (VG)
original recipe from southern Italy with cherry tomatoes and basil (VG)
Tomato & shallot salad
Hand cut chunky chips or fries
Buttered new potatoes
French onion soup
with cheese crouton (V/VG)
lemongrass, chilli and ginger
Scallops and Gloucestershire Pork Belly
black pudding crumb, wild garlic and pea velouté
Slow-Roasted Celeriac and Beetroot
with Perl Las cheese (a heavenly, soft, mild Welsh blue), cobnut and apple salad
marinated, filo-wrapped and deep fried with sweet chilli sauce, lemon wedge
scallops, red mullet and monkfish served with pepper rouille and our home-made baguette
Corn-fed Chicken Kyiv
buttery mash, black cabbage and wild garlic butter
10oz Sirloin Steak
with watercress, fries, vine tomatoes, flat mushroom and a choice of Béarnaise butter or pepper sauce
Spicy Thai Green Chicken or Smoked Tofu Curry
with peas, aubergines, sticky Jasmine rice
Soba noodles cooked in vegetable broth with ginger, garlic, chilli and pack choi (V/VG/GF)
Beer-Battered Sustainable Cod
with fries, mushy peas and tartar sauce
Orange Crème Brûlée
with artisan shortbread
Sticky Toffee Pudding
with vanilla ice cream
our twist on a classic
mango and passion fruit salsa with coconut and lime ice cream
Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Salted Caramel, with pistachios and home-made honeycomb
Dolcetti vanilla ice cream topped with an espresso
Artisan Ice Creams and Sorbets
a range of flavours hand made by Dolcetti in Cirencester
Cheese board, biscuits, grapes and onion jam
Some of the lovely messages our guests have shared about their experiences at The Queen Matilda
Rosey on Tripadvisor
Absolute gem and fantastic hosts! Had a lovely few days at the Queen Matilda Inn. The hosts were fantastic and very welcoming. The room was beautiful, spacious and decorated to a high standard. It was lovely and warm and cosy. There was a very high standard of cleanliness.. The breakfast was great and was included in the price. It was a great base for a few days at The Cheltenham Festival. A fraction of the cost of staying in Cheltenham. Fantastic value for money. Cannot recommend it highly enough. Looking forward to going back again.
Francesca on booking.com
The owners were so warm and welcoming. The rooms were extremely tasteful and beautifully decorated. Simple yet elegant. The breakfast was amazing. We ate each night in the newly refurbished restaurant and bar and the food was delicious! The waiting staff were very attentive. I hope this lovely B&B goes from strength to strength....
David on booking.com
James and Jo, the owners, made us very welcome. The food was superb. The Queen Matilda had a smashing atmosphere. Booked to go back soon.