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The Queens Head, WC1

66 Acton Street
WC1
WC1X 9NB
Phone: 02077135772
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Quinno _ left this review about The Queens Head

A revisit found some ivories being tinkled on the old Joanna and a decent set of three ales on the go, my Redemption Trinity clocked in at a non-London price and in decent nick too (NBSS 3). My attention was then diverted by the presence of the Rothaus Pils and wheat beers. Mrs Quinno’s By the Saspirilla Sour was also an intriguing extra. It’s a really handy and unpretentious little pub this, and I like it.

December 2015
Not much change in here since 2013, this time I spotted an upright piano and that the original front windowage now has lithograph style queens head motif which looks like the one off the old Victorian stamps. Live jazz and ragtime music nights on Thu and Sun. Wifi available. A few people in on a dreary mid-Monday afternoon and the background music was agreeably muted, allowing chatter to predominate. No TVs in evidence either. Food is limited to bar snacks (sandwiches, pies, meat platters). Three ales on; Redemption Hopspur, Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout and Great Heck Shankhir. I tried the latter and it was in very good nick. Also at £4 a pint not bad at all given it’s a 5.9% brute. In addition, three relatively unusual boxed ciders behind the bar. Bottle and keg menus on each table with a one word descriptor of style and clearly labelled prices. There’s also apparently an in-house brewery but I didn’t note any of their wares being available. This unassuming pub gets a lot right and it should be a default for the area, if not a destination venue for the discerning punter with an all-zones Travelcard. Well done the owners. 8.5

May 2013
Tucked away down a side street off the Grays Inn Road, 5 minutes’ walk from Kings Cross. This is a nice little boozer with an exceptionally good ale selection on my visit - Marble Lagonda, W&E Conquer and Dark Star Hophead - as well as a couple of proper ciders and premium left-field kegs. The condition of both of my ales was fine and given that we were the first people through the door on a Friday afternoon, that’s a good sign. Prices are quite cheap for London and there’s a CAMRA discount available on top of that too. The barman was friendly and knowledgeable, striking up conversation about our forthcoming pub crawl. The interior has been knocked-through a bit, but a number of original features remain with some nice original blue tiling (listed!) and glasswork in evidence. I imagine this would have been quite a classic Victorian interior before it got vandalized. A rear skylight allows for some much-needed light into the recess area. The retro brown-tiled bogs do really need an overhaul. Other features of note include a working upright piano, board games and a nice Victorian postage stamp pub sign (a Charrington’s original too). A bit of a hidden gem this one and in an area not exactly bursting with quality pubs this should be a simple pick; I imagine I’ll be back here sooner rather than later. Rated 8

On 20th December 2019 - rating: 8
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Queens Head

Long, narrow single roomed pub. Mirrors on one wall, bar on opposite side. Piano. Couple of benches outside.

Good Beer Guide 2019 entry but I wasn't massively impressed with the Windsor and Eton Guardsman, served in unasked for handle glass.

Old school pub and worth popping in should be in the area but not really a destination pub.

On 7th July 2019 - rating: 6
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Jon B left this review about The Queens Head

once you get over the almost overbearing trendiness of the clientele and staff, you have to admit it’s a very good pub. The only food I could see advertised was tapas style bar snacks. Live music of the hipster variety. Good selection of interesting ales and friendly service. Will’s right about it being off the beaten track but it’s in a crap area of shady individuals that I will be actively avoiding a return to, but helps to keep the tourists away I suppose.

On 14th May 2019 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
London Kings Cross, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
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20th Dec 2019, 15:13
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Rear patio. - last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No - sandwiches, pies, meat platters - last updated 03 January 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes - Thursdays/Sundays. - last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 December 2019 by Quinno _
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