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King & Queen, Fitzrovia, W1

1 Foley Street
W1
W1W 6DL
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Tris C left this review about King & Queen

Dating from 1767 and rebuilt in 1903 for Watney's, my experience pretty much mirrors that of others below, except that the carpet may have been replaced.
This is very much a locals' boozer, off the beaten or touristy track, in the shadow of the Post Office Tower.
The manager here took pride in looking after his ales, making sure that there was a goodly amount of pull through and checking clarity; service was friendly.
One unused pump then three ales available: Tribute, Brakspear's Gravity and Ghost Ship at £2.50 a half and very nice too.
This makes for a decent stop in the area, away from tourists or office workers.

On 13th October 2021 - rating: 6
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Will Larter left this review about King & Queen

A one-room street corner local with little to distinguish it from hundreds of its type in London. Some effort has been made, by covering the wood panelling above the bar and on the front wall with numerous portraits of kings and queens of England, The bar itself is a dark wood affair with hooks but no rail. Five hand pumps with nothing to excite: Adnams Ghost Ship, Marstons 61 Deep, Ruddles Best and St Austell Tribute. The Ruddles was in good condition, but it's not a particularly pleasant tasting beer, or perhaps the bad taste in my mouth was being charged not far short of £5 a pint. (Luckily I only had a half.)

On 15th January 2020 - rating: 5
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Bucking Fastard left this review about King & Queen

A good looking street corner boozer,with quite a small interior but a worn and comfortable feeling.The carpeted interior has a high bench under one window and a lower long bench under the other window.A column breaks up the rear into a small snug,while the bar curves around the right wall giving lots of points of access while bar stools don't lead to blocking.It's all very traditional and thankfully the sports flatscreens were turned off when nothing was on.The pub grub menu seemed very good value mostly under £10.
There are 5 handpumps serving on my trip St Austell Tribute,Brakspear Gravity,Banks's Sunbeam,Adnams Southwold Bitter and seasonal Sloe Storm (NBSS 2.5 ,an indistinct brew).This rather mainstream ,low ABV ale selection may limit the appeal to beer hunters but the authentic atmosphere is worth enjoying,sadly this facet has been lost in so many London pubs which have gone corporate.The K & Q hasn't and is a good 'un.

On 14th December 2019 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by john mcgraw
London Euston, 0.89 miles, 17 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 1.26 miles, 24 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 1.26 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for King & Queen, W1
13th Oct 2021, 19:14
Review submitted by Tris C
 
15th Jan 2020, 21:28
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 18 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 18 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 18 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 13 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Acoustic - last updated 15 January 2020 by Will Larter
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 18 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 13 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 October 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 13 October 2021 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 January 2020 by Will Larter
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