The hidden room at the Queen’s Head

Queen's Head landlord Simon Curson and son Cory Curson discovered the hidden room in the 15th Centur

Queen's Head landlord Simon Curson and son Cory Curson discovered the hidden room in the 15th Century inn when examining a loose floorboard - Credit: Archant

There’s a new room going at one Littlebury inn, after the landlord at the Queen’s Head discovered a basement chamber in the 15th century pub which has mysteriously remained hidden for at least three generations.

Landlord Simon Curson, who lives in the pub with his wife Claire, son Cory, 21, Grace, five, found the hidden room by chance.

“Every time we used to go to take food to table 14, there was a loose floorboard we had to walk over. We lifted it up to clear out the dirt underneath and screw it back and suddenly we could see a whole room beneath,” said Simon, 44.

“It was a shock and surprise, but then we were thinking – what could we do with the space?”

The Cursons, who have managed the pub for the last year and a half, have decided to link the room to the ground floor of the pub with a balustrade alongside the original brick steps discovered in the chamber, and use it as a ‘snug’ – a relaxed room with chairs and a few tables.


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“Two of our older customers, who were born in the pub, didn’t know anything about the room either – so it must have been hidden for some time.” added Simon.

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