As a convoy of vintage cars, sports cars and supercars sets a course for Corton Denham in Somerset this spring, The Queens Arms has announced a day of automobile appreciation on Monday, 1 May

Open to everyone, from classic car aficionados to eager young enthusiasts, The Queens Arms’ Cars, Coffee and Cake event will take place at Corton Denham Manor House Garden on Bank Holiday Monday, from 11am until 5pm. With pre-1966 classics sitting side-by-side with soft tops and supercars, this will be the perfect place for petrol heads of all ages to see, hear and smell these iconic vehicles in all their glory.

The Queens Arms

Visitors will be kept well fuelled by The Queens Arms’ award-winning kitchen team, serving up coffee, cake, gluten-free treats and soft drinks all day, alongside flame grilled fayre from the barbeque, as the exhibitors fire up their engines. A menu ranging from black bean marinated sirloin steak and spicy pork ribs to seared tuna loin and grilled haloumi will set taste buds racing, all served with a choice of salads from the pub’s own kitchen garden, located just a stone’s throw away within the grounds of Corton Denham Manor House Garden itself.

Nestled within the glorious rural setting of the Dorset and Somerset borders, The Queens Arms is an award-winning destination pub offering the finest local and seasonal produce, along with plenty of character and rustic charm. With eight elegant rooms complete with stunning countryside views, as well as two new holiday hideaways in a converted piggery barn, this quintessentially English Georgian Inn celebrates the very best that the local area has to offer, measuring its food in metres, not miles.

The Queens Arms

Owners Gordon and Jeanette Reid have earned two AA Rosettes during their seven years in Corton Denham, along with accolades ranging from numerous ‘Taste of the West’ awards to CAMRA’s ‘Cider Pub of the Year’. During their time at the helm, Gordon and Jeanette have also established a smallholding of pigs, cows and hens to provide an abundance of meat, eggs and milk for their diners to enjoy, along with the outstanding seasonal produce coming from the pub’s very own kitchen garden. The couple will be requesting a donation of £3.50 per person to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in return for opening up their gardens for this day of family fun.