Local Accommodation

Gurston Down is within the administrative area of Broad Chalke and Bowerchalke; two adjacent villages nestling alongside the river Ebble, within the attractive Chalke Valley located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Gurston Down Hillclimb Committee is pleased to donate this page to all Organisations within the villages of Broad Chalke and Bowerchalke.

The Queens Head Inn

The Queen’s Head is a traditional country inn on the crossroads at the centre of Broad Chalke, less than 5 minutes from Gurston Hill Climb. We are now an independently owned free house and offer a genuine welcome and a cosy atmosphere in which to enjoy great local ales and ciders, a range of chilled beers and delicious, freshly homemade food. We have a well-stocked bar with a leather sofa and fireside chairs to relax in around the roaring wood-burning stove in the winter. In the summer you can also choose to eat in our pretty courtyard garden or in our new summer beer garden in the meadow across the road. There are a number of tables to sit and eat at within the bar and a comfortable restaurant to retire to for a more formal meal. We specialise in traditional British dishes with a creative twist using fresh, locally produced, top-quality, seasonal ingredients. You can see our current menus and today’s specials on our Facebook page: The Queen’s Head Broad Chalke, our Instagram: @thequeensheadinnbroadchalke or our website: https://queensheadbroadchalke.co.uk. We have a well-curated wine list and some non-alcoholic bottled beers and spirits for drivers. 

We have 4 recently refurbished ensuite guest rooms in a separate accommodation building to the rear of the pub, alongside our courtyard garden, with independent access so you can come and go as you please. You can see pictures of these and the seasonal prices on our website. These rooms have a mixture of king-size and single beds, large modern flat screen TVs, free WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities. 

We are happy to have well behaved children in the bar, restaurant and beer gardens. We however ask you to remember that we are an adult environment. There is a fire-pit in the garden, an open fire in the pub and cars to the front and back of the building -your children need to be supervised at all times. Clean, friendly and well-behaved dogs -on leads only- are very welcome in the gardens and bar but not in the restaurant. They will need to be with you at all times. If you are intending to have a meal with your dog at your feet please ask to book a table in the bar to do so. Rooms 2 and 4 are our only dog-friendly rooms. You will need to book your dog (one) in at the time of making your reservation and there will be a £10 surcharge for the normal level of extra cleaning. Do help yourself to dog treats at the bar!

Our address is The Queen’s Head Inn, 1 North Street, Broad Chalke, SP5 5EN. We are at the village crossroads on the main valley road. Just turn left out of Gurston Hill Climb and follow the road. You will get to the entrance to our car park on the left shortly before arriving at the pub so keep a watch for it and follow the signs. 

We look forward to seeing you. 




Patio and Conservatory.

Patio and Conservatory.

Greenbank Bed and Breakfast

Greenbank is a Bed & Breakfast ideally located for racing at Gurston as it is just 2 miles away and offers contemporary style en-suite accommodation, ample off-road parking and a warm welcome from your hosts Sue & Paul.

Tariffs start from £60/night for single occupancy and £80/night for double occupancy inclusive of Breakfast.

King Size Bedroom

King Size Bedroom

The accommodation on offer is two non-smoking en-suite double rooms complete with HD free view television, radio alarm clocks, tea/coffee making facilities and free WiFi coverage. Guests also have use of a fridge, the breakfast room for take away meals and their own conservatory / lounge where they have access to indoor and outdoor games, magazines, items of local interest and a CD player.


Double Bedroom

Double Bedroom

Greenbank is easy to find. It is a red brick house located in the centre of Bowerchalke, 50 metres east of the Church and on the north side of Church Street. The frontage is fenced all round, and has a circular drive with a large Oak tree to the left side of the entrance. A photograph below shows our entrance and signage.


TARIFF Double room from £80.00, Single room from £60.00 (inclusive of Breakfast & VAT – 2017 prices)



HOW TO FIND US. Our address is; Church Street, Bowerchalke, Salisbury. SP5 5BE Tel (01722) 780350
From Salisbury, take the A354 Blandford road for 3 miles to Coombe Bissett.
Turn right at the sign for Bishopstone, and follow the road for 4 miles to Broad Chalke.
At the Queens Head in Broad Chalke turn left and follow the road for 2.5 miles to Bowerchalke.
Greenbank Bed & Breakfast is in the very centre of Bowerchalke just before the church.


Telephone +44 (0)1722 780350

Other Accommodation – the nearest to the hill!
Please note that BARC have not checked any of the following establishments.
Inclusion in this list does not therefore indicate recommendation or approval by BARC.

Gerrardstone House at the bottom of the lane that goes up to the Hill Climb.
An an annexe attached to the house that has it’s own front door. Guests can come and go as they wish. It is a bedsit for maximum two persons with a kitchenette area and separate bathroom.  Smoking is not permitted but they have use of the garden and swimming pool but no dogs or other pets.
Please call Sue on 01722 780355 for availability and bookings. You can find pictures at here

Broad Chalke – Self Contained Annex within one mile of the hill

A very reasonably priced annex which is completely self contained. A continental breakfast is also available.

You can find pictures and more details here

Amesbury / Stonehenge Travelodge

It’s about the nearest Travel Lodge to the hill, SP4 7AS more details Travelodge

Salisbury Travelodge

There is one in Salisbury on the Southampton Road A36 more details Travelodge Salisbury


Other Accommodation in nearby Villages.
Please note that BARC have not checked any of the following establishments.
Inclusion in this list does not therefore indicate recommendation or approval by BARC.

Barford St. Martin
Briden House, West Street,
Barford St. Martin. SP3 4AH
01722 743471

Coombe Bissett
Swaynes Firs Farm, Grimsdyke,
Coombe Bissett. SP5 5RF
01725 519240

Mrs. D Verdon-Smith, Dowtys,
Dowtys Lane, Dinton, Salisbury SP3 5ES
01722 716886