'Awarded Pub of the Year 2014, by the Bromley section of CAMRA, and included in the good beer guides for 9 years (just included in 2020), it is an independant family run 16th century traditional country pub in the centre of Downe Village, a short drive or bus journey from Orpington or Bromley. The public bar (Darwin Bar, yes Charles Darwin himself drank here) has three roaring log fires (in the winter), along with leather chesterfields, a piano and a darts board. It also has three small restaurants as well as a small snug bar for quiet, more intimate drinks. For the summer, it has a large walled patio / garden area perfect for relaxing after those country rambles, Bar Snacks, full Menu and daily specials available made from localy sourced produce.'

Weekly Update

The Pub and Restaurants are now closed as per Government guidelines

Fridays and Saturdays (noon - 3pm) we have a small Market stall in the porch of the Pub, selling fruit , Veg and Salad from our green grocers and Milk, bread, eggs, sausages etc from our food suppliers. We also stock Flour, yeast, toilet rolls and kitchen rolls.

We ask that only one household at a time visit the stall, if demand is high please Queue with at least 2 metres between you. We prefer contactless payments and for households unable to visit the stall we can drop to your door step  later in the afternoon / evening


We are open for Takeaways / collections, between Noon - 3pm, and 5pm - 8pm Monday through Saturday (see menu tab above). Sorry we are closed on Sundays.

We can also arrange delivery to households within Downe Parish (subject to availability), we prefer to take payment over the phone or Contactless please, and will leave the food / drinks at your door step notifying you it has arrived

As well as hot and cold food, we also offer  drinks for takeaway / delivery purposes. We have  varied Cask Ales at £3 per pint, Lager from £3.70 per pint (please bring your own containers for draught) , wine, soft drinks etc. in order to adhere with social distancing this is strictly for consumtion at home, we can however provide branded glassware to make it feel and taste better. 

For all Takeaway / Delivery orders

please call 01689 852145




OPENING HOURS post lockdown


Monday - Wednesday Noon - 11pm

Thursday                       11am - 11pm

Friday                             11am - 11.30pm

Saturday                        11am - 11.30pm

Sunday                           11am - 10.30pm


Queens Head

25 High Street


Kent. BR6 7US


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