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King & Queen, Fitzrovia, W1

1 Foley Street
W1
W1W 6DL
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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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Rex Rattus left this review about King & Queen

The ales on here were Banks Park Brewery Sunbeam; St Austell Tribute; Breakspear Bitter (£2 a half); Adnam's Southwold; and Hobgoblin Golden IPA. This is a decent enough selection. Very simple menus were put out on the tables at noon, explaining that a full kitchen service is unavailable at present, but offering a range of sandwiches, mostly at £3.50 - £4.0 a pop.

The carpet's seen much better days, as has the upholstery on the banquettes and the small stools. The tables are all square dark varnished affairs, and there are no sofas or tall tables/stools. There are miscellaneous plaques and framed cigarette cards above the brick built fireplace, but the best feature for me was the array of framed portraits of various kings and queens above the bar counter. And they were all "real" kings and queens - no Elvis or King Kong here. The only heritage feature that I noticed was the large capitalled pillar in the centre of the room.

This struck me as a real, comfortable, and welcoming pub. It looks the sort of place that's far enough off the beaten track not to attract too many tourists. Although I was in at very early doors, one or two punters that were known to the landlady turned up - regulars presumably. I was once told by a chum that any pub that had Breakspear's Bitter on must score highly - that's a 7 for me.

On 16th October 2016 - 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)
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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 .
  • 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 .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 October 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 January 2020 by Will Larter
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