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The Queen's Head (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Redemption - TrinityExcellent5
Neepsend - Peppercorn StoutExcellent2
Beerbliotek - Hopped & Hyped #163 Exceptional1
Bad Co. - Smashing PumpkinExcellent1
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Best BitterGood1
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterGood1
Pig & Porter - Pale Series CitraGood1
Bad Co. - Comfortably NumbNot Tried0
Bad Co. - Love over GoldNot Tried0
Bad Co. - Summer BreezeNot Tried0
Bad Co. - Wild GravityNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Lincoln Green - Tuck PorterNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Cereal KillerNot 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

17 Apr 2018 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon and surprisingly quiet.
Redemption - Trinity3.00GoodDelicious but rather hazy.
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal Stout5.80Not Tried
Bad Co. - Summer Breeze4.50Not Tried
10 Mar 2018 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon and full but not uncomfortable. Beers are very reasonably priced for the area, unfortunately I forgot to note down the three real ales that were on offer.
Redemption - Trinity3.00ExcellentVery tasty for a 3% beer.
08 Nov 2017 (Jack William)
Late afternoon- just 5 other customers in - a very nice feel to the place - a proper pub. One off my "wish list".
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20GoodQuite similar to the Pig and Porter - and same ABV - but a little more hoppy flavour.
Pig & Porter - Pale Series Citra4.20GoodA very nice pale ale in good condition. This was labelled up as "pale series loungers and idlers ADHA527" which the barman could not shed a my light on. £3.50 with Camra discount - very good for this part of the country.
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
31 Aug 2017 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon. We sat in the little courtyard at the rear as my friend does not like piped music,
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Best Bitter3.80Good
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cereal Killer3.00Not Tried
15 Mar 2017 (Mitch)
Quiet mid afternoon, few in the sunshine and a few at the bar. Disappointing to find only 2 beers and when I asked for a traditional copper coloured bitter, I was told "we don't really sell bitter here"! Now I don't think she was correct, but I know what she meant!
Redemption - Trinity3.00GoodFor its gravity, a good taste. Served a little too cold.
Bad Co. - Love over Gold4.10Not Tried
Neepsend - Peppercorn Stout4.40Not Tried
11 Mar 2017 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon and fairly busy. The last pub of our afternoon tour.
Neepsend - Peppercorn Stout4.40Good
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Bad Co. - Wild Gravity5.20Not Tried
11 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late, late afternoon and last visit of the day.
Neepsend - Peppercorn Stout4.40ExcellentOne to chew on as we chewed over the day
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Bad Co. - Wild Gravity5.20Not Tried
08 Mar 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit. No home-brewed beers available tonight – so I take an executive decision not to count this visit as part of my quest to visit as many London breweries/taps in 2017 as possible.
Redemption - Trinity3.00ExcellentGolden, fresh and tasty.
Lincoln Green - Tuck Porter4.70Not Tried
Bad Co. - Comfortably Numb3.80Not Tried
31 Oct 2016 (Stephen Harris)
I chuckled to myself when I read a quote from an analyst in tonight’s Evening Standard that “London’s pubs are in rude health”. Then I arrived here and found this little pub absolutely jammed full on a Monday evening, with many people spilling out on to the pavement. When I left at 9pm it was, if anything, even busier, with the piano now taking a bashing and somebody singing along.
Beerbliotek - Hopped & Hyped #163 6.00ExceptionalFrom keg dispense. A cloudy golden colour. Massive hop aroma. Superb. Soured and hoppy. Best beer I’ve drunk in ages.
Bad Co. - Smashing Pumpkin5.50ExcellentA cloudy amber colour. My first pumpkin beer of the season and really nice. Thick and rich and spicy.
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Bad Co. - Comfortably Numb3.80Not Tried
24 Sep 2016 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon, a deservedly popular pub with a good mixed crowd in enjoying beers and simple but good quality pub food.
Redemption - Trinity3.00ExcellentFull of flavour for a 3% beer, excellent.

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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



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