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Queens Head, Stockport Central, Stockport

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12 Little Underbank
Stockport
SK1 1JT
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Pub SignMan left this review about Queens Head

Set in the shadow of the Petersgate Bridge, this is a very quaint and compact little Sam Smith’s house. The front bar sees you in a narrow bare boarded room with the servery along the left hand wall. Fixed bench seating runs around much of the remaining wall space supplemented by a handful of low stools and standing room is at a premium, so I can imagine it gets extremely uncomfortable in here with even a modest amount of customers in. The place was quiet on my Friday night visit, but still busy enough that I couldn’t get a seat. Instead, I stood at the bar where I was able to admire the attractive counter and green tiled bar back inlaid with a fruit image and topped with nice Sam Smith’s mirrors. The most notable feature had to be the marvellous old spirit font on the bar counter which is a really rare find – I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such an example before. Elsewhere, old paintings and framed documents provide a suitably traditional decorative element. Beyond the end of the bar, there is a glass screened room with some limited bench seating which serves a couple of tables in what amounts to a rear snug space. Another compact room to the rear has modern wallpaper with some nice benches and stools and more of the same traditional decor.
As you might expect, Sam Smith’s Old Brewery Bitter was the only cask ale option across the four handpulls and my pint came in at a highly pleasing £2.00. It was in good condition and for once the bar staff didn’t try to serve a short measure, as seems to be the case in most other Sam Smith’s pubs.
This is a nice little pub with a few interesting old features that make it worth a look irrespective of whether you’re a Sam Smith’s fan or not. Stockport certainly has a good line in traditional pubs and this place is no exception, fitting in nicely to any crawl around town.

On 10th January 2018 - rating: 7
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Al Bundy left this review about The Queens Head

This tiny looking pub is situated virtually under a bridge which makes it a bit easier to notice. Its a Sam Smiths pub with 3 small rooms. Lots of wood panelling, as noted by other reviewers. The usual, rather mundane, Sam Smith's beers are available at the usual fair prices. A well kept pub and if you know your Sam Smiths pubs you'll know what to expect.

On 12th December 2017 - no rating submitted
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Quinno _ left this review about Queens Head

A charming little Sam's outlet under the Petersgate bridge (you might get lost looking for it like I did). Enter to a small and narrow main bar with wood floor, brown painted/varnished wood panelling and grandfather clock. There is a further room and snug to the rear. Main point of interest at the bar is lovely decorative flyover font (apparently left over from its days as a wine vault). Can’t imagine much has changed in here since at the least the 1960s. Cask OBB available, and a good drop it was too. In a pub this tight you get to know the locals and fortunately they were a genuinely friendly lot. I really enjoyed this one, a great start to the day’s crawling. Inevitably, and justly, it’s on the CAMRA National Inventory list.

On 1st December 2017 - rating: 8
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10th Feb 2018, 11:20
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10th Jan 2018, 18:51
Review submitted by Pub SignMan

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