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Queens Arms (Biggar – Walney – Lake District)




“Friendly and inviting… The Queens Arms is a Biggar Experience!”…..


We’re a CAMRA award winning traditional pub based at Biggar Village, South Walney, near Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria. As well as our varied selection of real ales, we offer delicious homemade food which is served all day.

Showcasing the very best of local produce,  fish from Newbiggin and meat supplied from local producers, all our ingredients are locally sourced and freshly prepared on the premises. Lunch is served from 12-2pm and evening meals from 6-9pm Wednesday to Saturday,  Sunday meals served between 12-5pm


Our Weekly programme each week sees a whole variety of interesting events that have evolved out of the interests expressed by our regulars, they are all well supported. Here is a selection…

Tuesday Night is  pie night.  Plus on the first Tuesday of the month, Doc Strange will be hosting an open mike night. So grab a guitar or squeeze box(or anything else you can play) and come on down for a friendly session.

Wednesday & Thursday Night is ‘Steak Night’.
2nd Thursday in Month is Book Club
By popular demand the locals formed the ‘Regal Readers’. There is always a lively debate, and it is amazing how many ways one can interpret a book! Thanks to Cumbria Library Services for supplying the books. You are welcome to come along and join in the book discussion, regardless of whether or not you have read the book. There is always a possibility of book sharing…

4th Thursday in Month is Knit and natter
(or Stitch and Bitch after we have a drink or two!). A friendly group of avid knitters from Biggar and beyond. Spinners, crocheters, needlepointers and all types of textile and wool workers are encouraged to share their skills. Bring your wool and come and join the fun.

4th Friday of every month is Poker night. 

If you fancy playing, then come and join in.

Saturday night is Music Night.

Starting around 9.00 each and every Saturday, we have music, both local and international (we had Kiki Dee last year). Most Saturdays are free, but if there is a bigger band we sometimes charge. Look on the facebook page for on the website for details.

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.

queens arms photo

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 11 listed and features include a beam from a ship from the Armada, a stone spiral staircase and a corbel fireplace. The pub is beamed throughout, with lime and hemp plaster walls.Outside, the cobbled courtyard makes an excellent al fresco eating area.

queens interior

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.

Real Ale

We now have 2 CAMRA awards,  2011 Pub of the Season and 2013 Community Pub of the Year. and 2014 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. We have been in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide from 2011.
We’re proud of our cellars and stock a wide range of local cask ales, including our very own Vanguard, from the Biggar Brewing Co-operative,  Hardknott, Ulverston, Hawkshead, Stringers, Barngates and Cumbria Legendary Ales are all served in peak condition, earning us the prestigious title of ‘Pub of the Season’ from CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) in our first year of opening! Plus we have Bank Top, specially delivered from Bolton, as a small reminder of our roots! (both of us are Bolton lasses).

We also have a range of specialist lagers and fruit beers on draught. Not forgetting our bottles… choose from a range of chocolate beer, honey beer, Croglin Vampire, Quboid, Aether Black and Tokyo to name but a few.

Depending of ABV (Alcohol by Volume) the prices range from £2.60 to £5.20 per pint.

We host our very own Beer Festival in the Autumn, look out for more details on our Facebook Page.

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.

NOTE: 18th & 19th March…

A Beer Festival to celebrate TheBiggar Brewing Co-operative. There will be bands and beers, so put it in your diary.


Start your weekend off with our fun quiz every Friday…starts 9pm.

£1 to enter teams of up to 4.


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Lake District - frontWe will be also found in the ‘Quizzing in the Lake District‘ tourist brochures out soon.

Friday 9pm


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