Excellent news from the Camra National Inventory bulletin about the legendary Queens Arms at Cowden Pound.

Kent, QUEENS ARMS, Cowden Pound, TN8 5NP. Good news. Fears for the future of this classic rural pub after long-serving licensee, Elsie Maynard, entered a care home appear to have been dispelled. There is a new owner, Jonathan Hancock, who lives a short walk away and takes over in early August. He intends to run the pub as a free house. No changes are planned to the ground floor but it is hoped to renovate the upstairs accommodation which will hopefully generate some income. But the tradition of no food, and no lager is expected to continue.