About the Pub
I have stayed in the area on many occasions and never knew the Queen’s Head existed. I’ve even walked past it and presumed it was a run of the mill pub that wasn’t worth visiting. The nearby Euston Tap and Craft Beer Co. with their dizzying array of beers were always the main draw. Then I spotted it listed on the Craft Beer London iPhone app with a ’5 bottle’ rating.
Dating back to at least 1869, the small one room Queen’s Head has a simple interior with a small bar on the left and seating at the front and rear. A well-used piano to the right is always in use and a local couple were taking requests when I visited on a Sunday afternoon.
There are so many things to love about the pub. It’s so simplistic yet does everything right. It’s welcoming, entertaining, serves excellent beer and the food is kept to simple meat and cheese plates and ploughmans. They don’t serve 20 different cask ales or £6 thirds of rare beer but it’s a perfect example of how a pub should be run.
Four hand pumps are available serving one cider and three ales. Available when I visited was Old Growler, Darkstar Hophead and a beer from the Hackney Brewery. Black Isle Porter was available on keg along with Republika lager, Camden Pale Ale and Harviestoun Schiehallion.
A good bottle selection is available featuring Marble, Bristol Beer Factory, Thornbridge, Hardknott and a good range from Kernel. There are also a few unusual beers including one from a Dutch microbrewery called Rooie Dop.
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66 Acton Street
Tel: 020 7713 5772
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