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King & Queen, Fitzrovia, W1

1 Foley Street
W1
W1W 6DL
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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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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about King & Queen

Attractive corner pub, with a compact bar dominated by a slightly curious black-painted counter shaped like an ice hockey stick. Traditional furniture and decor. Old brass-look NCR manual cash till also a feature. Adnams Southwold, Mansfield Bitter, Tribute and the curious Banks's Botanical (£3.80) available from four of five handpumps (with a reversed Brakspear Bitter clip also noted) on this visit. Overall, not a bad place to stop if in the area.

On 20th September 2015 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The King & Queen

A proper corner local in an area that doesn’t necessarily look like it would need one. The exterior is striking in that it has a large corner tower, visible from quite some distance down the road. Four ales available (Adnams Bitter, St Austell Tribute, Doom Bar and Dartmoor) priced at a slightly high £3.40. The two I had were both of a good standard, though judging from other reviews elsewhere the quality of beer has improved considerably in recent years, so much so that it is now in the Good Beer Guide (2010) for that area of London - not bad for a former Watney’s house (their old sign is visible on the exterior). I also spotted a good range of whiskies. The single bar layout looks like it has literally come out of the Watney’s mid-70’s catalogue in terms of décor; it also smells a bit musty, need to get the upholstery cleaned methinks. Some bits of old Victoriana remain - the old looking brass till behind the bar made me smile and there’s some nice tile work in the tiny gents. Pictures of old kings and queens are hung around the walls along with rugby paraphernalia which looks to be often shown of the big screen (switched off during my visit). Piped radio filled the otherwise quiet atmosphere on a grim weekday afternoon.

I thought this was a worthwhile visit and would recommend it for a pint.

On 30th November 2010 - rating: 7
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London Euston, 0.89 miles, 17 min walk (show)
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24th Apr 2017, 21:06
Pub added to pub crawl (kensington) by Roy Collins
 
16th Oct 2016, 17:42
Review submitted by Rex Rattus

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