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The Queens Head, North Kingston, Kingston Upon Thames

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
144 Richmond Road
Kingston Upon Thames
KT2 5HA
Phone: 02085469162
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Punch Taverns

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john gray left this review about The Queens Head

Pleasant gasto pub with 4 Fullers beers.Outside seating.What more can I say.

On 16th May 2019 - rating: 6
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moby duck left this review about The Queens Head

Very much a dining pub with much of the seating within the pub set as thus, to the extent that I did not feel comfortable sitting at a table with just a drink albeit in work (not too grubby) clothes, thankfully there were a few bar stools, one of which I took advantage of. Some of the internal decor may have changed since Rex's review of some four years ago but the pub unsurprisingly remains sterile and charmless.Beers on in this Fullers pub were ,Pride,Oliver's Island and Gales Spring Sprinter,there was also a Cider on hand pull, Seacider. Not a pub I am likely to return to, despite the friendly service.

On 31st March 2017 - rating: 4
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Queens Head

This pub is housed in a magnificant old red brick building, with its overall apperance enhanced by the shrubbery planting at the front. It certainly has the appearance that might entice one in. But inside it's very different (how many times have I said that?). It's clearly had yet another makeover since the previous two reviewers' visits, having apparently now gone down the minimalist decor route. The first thing that strikes you as you enter through the main door is the quartet of floor to ceiling posts on the left, seemingly carved to have the appearance of enormous bamboo poles. On the right are too many tall tables and tall stools, and on the left a range of uncomfortable tall-ish sofa type seats - the ones with deep seats where if you're only slightly vertically challenged that when you lean back your feet don't reach the floor. Continuing back behind and to the left of the central servery, there are some semi-circular booths and some normal tables and chairs. The outside seating is still there in the garden at the back, as well as some tables & chairs and picnic benches at the front. The walls are painted duck egg green; there's some exposed brickwork; and one wall had some light-coloured lapboard themed wallpaper. They've obviously tried to give the place a sort of lounge bar feel - emphasised by the enormous Champagne bottle (A Midas perhaps?) behind the bar.

There were however three ales on - Doom Bar, Adnam's Southwold Bitter and Twickenham Grandstand (£1.70 a half). The Grandstand was not in particularly good shape, but I may have just been unlucky as I rate Twickenham ales quite highly. There was a fourth pump with another Twickenham clip reversed. The tables all had a single-sheet menu on them, with main courses from £8 with the top of the range being the beer-battered haddock & chips with mushy peas and tartare sauce at £11.95.

Clearly a fair bit of money and effort has been spent on this place to remove it as far as possible from being a locals' boozer, but for me it has only served to remove the pub character it no doubt once had. This is just one more magnificent pub that has had its guts ripped out, although I've no doubt that many prefer these sanitised places. But it's not my favourite sort of pub.

On 3rd June 2013 - rating: 5
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Latest updates View all updates for The Queens Head, Kingston Upon Thames
16th May 2019, 21:26
Review submitted by john gray
 
21st Oct 2017, 16:48

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 30 June 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 30 June 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 June 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 June 2016 by Rex Rattus
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