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The Queen's Head (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Beerbliotek - Hopped & Hyped #163 Exceptional1
Bad Co. - Smashing PumpkinExcellent1
Abbeydale - Dr Morton's Stamped Addressed AntelopeExcellent1
Siren Craft - Mum's The WordExcellent1
Old Street (formerly Queen's Head) - Her Majesty Pale AleExcellent1
Siren Craft - White TipsExcellent1
Redemption - TrinityExcellent5
Ashover - Milk StoutExcellent1
Arbor Ales - Oyster StoutExcellent1
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
Bad Co. - Comfortably NumbNot 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

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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Redemption - Trinity3.00ExcellentAmazingly tasty for a 3% abv.
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50Not Tried
Cromarty - Rogue Wave 5.70Not 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



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. CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT FROM 15th JULY 2019. REOPENING SCHEDULED FOR 25 JULY;

We have visited this pub 25 times, seen 47 different beers and tried 24 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC1X 9NB