Private Hire

Have you been looking for a venue available for private hire in Colchester without much luck? Here at The Queen’s Head, we’d love to welcome you in for a special occasion at our village pub and restaurant in West Bergholt. Our beautiful Willow Room is a fabulous space to relax and enjoy a meal or get your party started. We are happy for you to arrange a DJ or live music and we offer an array of catering options (see below).

As a venue for hire in the heart of West Bergholt, you can make the most of any family celebration or night out with your friends at The Queen’s Head. Our friendly pub and restaurant is the perfect place for any event, with great outside space for use in the summer and a cosy ambience inside ready for those chilly winter months. Feel free to book out our Willow Room for a stand-alone event or do talk to us if you require more space.

Call our friendly team today on 01206 240 394 to discuss your requirements and we’ll make sure your next party goes with a bang!

Interested in hiring the Willow Room?

The Willow Room is perfect for all types of events from meetings, sit down lunches/dinners, wakes, birthday parties and more… talk to our friendly team today on 01206 240 394 about how we can help you.

No hire fee

We are delighted that we can offer exclusive hire of the Willow Room and downstairs bar area with no hire charges for your event – however, please note a minimum spend may apply depending on numbers. Please note the top bar area and garden area will still be open to other customers.


We would be delighted to discuss all your needs and cater accordingly – nothing is too much trouble! From breakfast to hot and cold buffets, seated lunches and dinners, we can help; click to check out the 2024 party buffet menu and then give us a ring to discuss the options and your requirements.


We are happy to host live music, DJs and discos; music can also be played in the Willow Room from a phone/tablet via our speaker. We love a party but we do have some neighbours and all music must end by 11:30pm. The sound level is dictated by our noise limiter and must be adhered to.

End of the night

We are licenced until 12:30am on a Friday and Saturday with last orders at the bar at 12am and we will ask you to leave by 1am at the latest. On a Sunday this reverts to 10:30pm with last orders at 10pm and guests leave by 11pm.


We are happy for you to decorate the Willow Room and downstairs bar area adding your personal touches and will be pleased to discuss timings for this with you. Please note that confetti is not permitted. At The Queen’s Head you can be assured of the warmest welcome and we kindly ask you to respect our premises, the surrounding area and our team and we hope everyone has a wonderful experience whatever you are celebrating.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Children welcome until closing time with any private party booking, as long as they are well behaved and supervised at all times. Dogs are also allowed. Room hire timings (this can be adapted to specific requirements, simply speak to our team): Breakfast, 9am – 12pm Afternoon, 12:30 – 5pm Evening, 5:30 – 1am On Sundays, the Willow Room is only available for hire after 5pm.