User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
BITE bites the dust???? with Quinno on the Pub Forum

Picture of The Queens Head
Image posted by Will Larter
Submitted on Tuesday, 3rd May 2022
With picture contributions to 10340 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (28 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The Queens Head, WC1

66 Acton Street
WC1
WC1X 9NB
Phone: 02077135772
Correct details

Served areas

Tweets by The Queens Head
The Queens Head Mo-We 4-11 Th-Sa 12-12 S 12-10.30 The Queens Head Mo-We 4-11 Th-Sa 12-12 S 12-10.30 Pub, Pork Pie, Pint & Piccalilli. 4 P's that equate PERFECTION, down your fave or local boozer. Come for a deliciou… https://t.co/Md4NKEklPv 11:13 PM May 13th from Twitter for Android
View the full twitter feed for The Queens Head Mo-We 4-11 Th-Sa 12-12 S 12-10.30

Reviews of The Queens Head (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Tris C left this review about The Queens Head

I first came here in early May 2016 and was much taken with the place which had recently reopened after a worryingly long period of closure. A return visit the other night and the pub has settled in well and is now even better.
There's a very attractive fascia, lanterns with the Charrington logo in metal bands across the front and name still visible to the hanging sign. Included in the ensemble, is the lovely bow window and pink granite pilasters. Inside and the floor features some lovely polychromatic tiles (possibly encaustic?) as well as part herringbone wood block to the front with dark ash laminate to the rear and a small room to the back which leads out into a tiny fag garden. The walls are swathed in white painted Anaglypta and there's much dark lacquered wood with a fine etched mirrored bar back and an ornately carved wooden fireplace surround. The rear of the pub features a large lantern which may once have been above a billiard table and furniture is simple and wooden. Much brewery regalia is on display as well as a Newgate wall clock. However, it's the beautiful brown and sea green glazed tiles beneath the dado that are most likely to attract attention. Music plays at sensible level though I have seen the upright piano being put to good use on previous occasions.
Friendly bar staff dishing out three ales: Redemption's Trinity £1.70 a half, Marble Pint £2.10 a half and Marble's Manchester at £4.00 a pint, all in excellent condition, served by friendly staff.
This is a very nice pub indeed, in an oasis of mediocrity. Certainly one of WC1's best and probably one of the best in Camden; worth seeking out.

On 10th April 2022 - rating: 8
[User has posted 1500 recommendations about 1479 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


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
[User has posted 4347 recommendations about 4333 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


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
[User has posted 919 recommendations about 911 pubs]


View more reviews of The Queens Head (18)
This pub features in the following crawls:
Lunchtime Session by Philip Carter
WC1 & 2 Good Beer Guide pubs by Roy Collins
External web links for The Queens Head

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
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)
Latest updates View all updates for The Queens Head, WC1
3rd May 2022, 12:47
Picture submitted by Will Larter approved
 
3rd May 2022, 11:10
Picture submitted by Will Larter

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • 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 20.00. - last updated 27 November 2021 by Tris C
  • 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 _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 27 November 2021 by Tris C
  • 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 _
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed