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The Queen's Head (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Abbeydale - Dr Morton's Stamped Addressed AntelopeExcellent1
Windsor & Eton - ConquerorExcellent1
Siren Craft - Mum's The WordExcellent1
Clarence & Fredericks - Cascadian BlackExcellent1
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - Her Majesty Pale AleExcellent1
Five Points - Five Points PaleExcellent1
Siren Craft - White TipsExcellent1
Redemption - TrinityExcellent3
Ashover - Milk StoutExcellent1
Arbor Ales - Oyster StoutExcellent1
Mauldons - Cuckoo BitterNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Portobello - StarNot Tried0
Whitstable - Pearl of KentNot Tried0
Cromarty - Rogue Wave Not Tried0
Five Points - Red RyeNot Tried0
Lincoln Green - Tuck PorterNot Tried0
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Cerridwen IPANot Tried0
Revolutions - Soul Mining Black IPANot Tried0
Siren Craft - Vermont Tea PartyNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Queen's Head, King's Cross / St Pancras, Central London
Picture 2. The Queen's Head, King's Cross / St Pancras, Central London

Visits Details

26 Jul 2016 (Blair)
A friend had been raving about this place and as I was in the area with time to kill I dropped in. Liked the decor, quite hip but also comfortable. Staff were very knowledgeable about the beers and the food menu looked great. I'll be back!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ashover - Milk Stout6.00ExcellentDeceptively drinkable stout. It didn't last long and I could have easily sunk one or two more.
24 Jun 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
A few hours in the evening with a group of former work colleagues brought together by our former team organiser.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Trinity3.00Excellent
Siren Craft - White Tips4.50ExcellentFirst rate with a dry aftertaste. Soon ran out
Revolutions - Soul Mining Black IPA4.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - Vermont Tea Party3.60Not TriedFresh on
13 Apr 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until nearly closing time. Other beers details lost in this website's server crash. I think I managed to talk another customer into renewing his CAMRA membership when he realised this pub did a discount and duly used it for some craft beer can nightcap take-aways.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Trinity3.00ExcellentLovely low abv beer with loads of taste
22 Jun 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening. The pub is a bit dominated by a birthday party who have spread themselves over the rear area, but I soon found a seat at the front. After enjoying my first pint, I realised that a rather anonymous looking keg tap held some home-brewed beer – nearly missed it!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Mum's The Word5.50ExcellentVery full-flavoured. A black Milk Stout (although described on the clip as a ‘Milk Porter’ – the subtlety of the difference being lost on me) so it already has a lactose sweetness, on to which is heaped a sour cherry flavour, topped off with chili.
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - Her Majesty Pale Ale4.20ExcellentOn keg dispense. A cloudy gold colour, chilled and a bit fizzy. Excellent, fragrant, flowery hop smells and tastes.
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Cerridwen IPA4.80Not Tried
10 Mar 2015 (HSB)
16:30 Last pub of the day. Fairly busy. The pub was full of the smell of brewing from the cellar. Sadly none of their own beers were on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Abbeydale - Dr Morton's Stamped Addressed Antelope4.10Excellent
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Lincoln Green - Tuck Porter4.70Not Tried
13 Nov 2014 (ChrisE)
Evening visit before catching a train home. the pub was comfortably busy with a good mix of clientele, and delightfully free of television screens and recorded music.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Oyster Stout4.60ExcellentDelicious.
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Five Points - Red Rye6.00Not Tried
16 Sep 2014 (ChrisE)
Early evening, I have been past here many times on the bus but this was my first visit, prompted by the entry in the 2015 Good Beer Guide.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Trinity3.00ExcellentAmazingly tasty for a 3% abv.
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50Not Tried
Cromarty - Rogue Wave 5.70Not Tried
12 Nov 2013 (Judy G Garland)
Lunch Time Session
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Excellent
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Portobello - Star4.30Not Tried
22 Oct 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening. This pub has some nice, surviving, turquoise tiles which I had not noticed before, along the former corridor access to the back bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Clarence & Fredericks - Cascadian Black5.00ExcellentA really good example of the now-familiar Black IPA style.
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
13 Jul 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Best pub of the day. I have passed this house hundreds of time on the bus. Recently saw a London Drinker magazine advertisement so gave it a try. Seems if you do not specify you will be served your pint of real in a handled dimple jug. 4 handpumps (1 for cider) plus several cider / perry polypins behind the bar. 2215 hours and good hubbub of conversation. They have their own round and square very attractive beermats.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror5.00ExcellentBlack IPA time. Good for the end of session
Mauldons - Cuckoo Bitter4.30Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried

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About The Queen's Head

The pub sign. The Queen's Head, King's Cross / St Pancras, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional1
Excellent19
Good8
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in King's Cross / St Pancras, Central London, WC1X 9NB.

Located in Acton Street a revived side-street pub, handy for King's Cross railway station. On the small side, with standing room at the front and tables to the rear. Some seating provided by Chesterfields. 17, 45 and 46 buses (from King's Cross) stop outside on the other side of the street. An in-house brewery was installed in August 2013 but appears to only brew intermittently. CAMRA discount for card carrying members. 4 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 22 times, seen 42 different beers and tried 20 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC1X 9NB