Queen's Head

Bars and pubs St Pancras
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Rob Greig

A couple of hundred yards from the heart of King’s Cross rejuvenation is this on-trend but individualistic oasis. It’s a compact Victorian hole-in-the-wall pub with three real-ale pumps and an astutely chosen handful of craft beers on draught - and that’s all before you pick up the clipboard list of twenty-plus bottled beers from around the UK, Belgium and the US. Although sometimes invaded by hollering students, it's usually cosy and blissfully music-free, apart from the odd hipster-trad jazz session around the old walnut upright piano. It’s a brewpub too - the own-made QHB beers are only occasionally available, but definitely worth trying when they're on, alongside brews from the likes of Kernel, Summit, Redemption and Windsor & Eton and an artisanal cider or two.

Venue name: Queen's Head
Address: 66 Acton St
Opening hours: Open Noon-11pm Mon-Thur; noon-midnight Fri; 3pm-midnight Sat
Transport: Tube: King's Cross tube/rail
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Tristan P
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Great pub in an area where you really have to hunt out the good boozers. This one is well-worth tracking down, though. Huge, excellent range of beers from all over the place - including some brewed on site, hence the powerful smell of hops that wafts through the bar - and a nice, comfortable vibe that's miles away from the souless chain pubs on Euston Rd. Staff are also happy to advise and guide you through the vast selection of beers.


A fantastic little pub with a great atmosphere due to the staff and crowd being relaxed and friendly. Highly recommended! The decor is simple and warm and there's a piano and cool music on Thursday night.


Visited here on a quick trip down from Skipton. A proper pub, just like they used to be. Landlord very friendly and informative about his beers etc. Didn't try the (simple) food, but you should give it a go for the beer, decor and atmoshere alone.