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The Queen's Head (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Arbor Ales - Sean of the RedExcellent1
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Best BitterGood1
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterGood1
Pig & Porter - Pale Series CitraGood1
Redemption - TrinityExcellent6
Tyne Bank - Summer BreezeAcceptable1
Vibrant Forest - Black ForestAcceptable1
Vibrant Forest - CitraExcellent1
Bad Co. - Love over GoldNot Tried0
Bad Co. - Summer BreezeNot Tried0
Boxcar - Dark MildNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Neepsend - Demeter Not Tried0
Neepsend - Peppercorn StoutNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Cereal KillerNot Tried0
Yorkshire Heart - RhubarbeerNot 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

24 Sep 2021 (Magnus Greel)
Three of us decided to call in here for a nightcap before our trains home, fairly quiet for a mid to late evening Friday so finding somewhere to sit wasn't an issue.
Redemption - Trinity3.00ExcellentIn top form
Boxcar - Dark Mild3.60Not Tried
24 Jun 2021 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening fairly busy we found a table by the fireplace at the rear of the pub.
Redemption - Trinity3.00ExceptionalWow instant no quibble first sip 5 star, superb and faultless.
18 Jun 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Pleasingly quiet in the early afternoon.
Tyne Bank - Summer Breeze3.90AcceptableI didn't much like this spiced Pale Ale which tasted vaguely medicinal.
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Yorkshire Heart - Rhubarbeer3.70Not Tried
20 Aug 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A quiet early evening in this very pleasant pub.
Arbor Ales - Sean of the Red5.10ExcellentHazy red/brown. A nice, US-style Red Ale. Initial taste is of caramel and then the hops work through.
Vibrant Forest - Citra5.00ExcellentWow. Absolutely no shortage of Citra hops in this one.
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
10 Aug 2018 (Magnus Greel)
We were guests at a friend's retirement do at 4pm however we arrived an hour earlier and secured a table for 5 of us which we had to vacate at 7pm for a reservation. Fairly quiet upon arrival however this soon become standing room only as expected for a Friday evening.
Redemption - Trinity3.00GoodRefreshing zesty and flavoursome for its ABV.
Vibrant Forest - Black Forest4.90AcceptableA break from Trinity I found this syrupy sickly black coffee gloop hard work.
Neepsend - Demeter 6.00Not TriedI'm unaware of any of us who sampled this.
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

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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 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 appeared to only brew intermittently and has now closed. CAMRA discount for card carrying members. 4 handpumps. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2022.

We have visited this pub 27 times, seen 48 different beers and tried 24 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC1X 9NB