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|
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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Average User Rating
4 / 5
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My partner and myself have been regulars in here for a while. Like the Jazz and the ale and whiskey. She likes a rum and coke and thought I would have one that night to. We got a glass nearly the size of a half pint with a rum and full to the brim of coke. Of course we complained we couldn't taste the rum. It wasn't a spirit glass that would give you a small amount of coke and the shot. Over our complaint he threatened to throw us out and said this is the coke measure. He was arrogant and rude to my partner and continued to talk over us and not listen. He said we should have asked for a small measure. What a lot of tosh. He should ask us. After all he was quick to ask if we wanted doubles which by his reckoning in that case shouldn't we ask for them as doubles not him ask us. This guy, Jack I think his name was at least that was what he said is the new manager of three months . Rude and totally lacking in any way of treating customers. We were not swearing or violent and here we were being kicked out of a pub for a coke. Every pub after we went in asked us how much coke do you want. Awful attitude and although this review won't make much difference to most who go in there might make a fe think twice about handing over their hard earned cash to someone who really doesn't care about the customers just about charging for a large coke when a shot would have done. So there we were as he had taken the drinks off us and over ten pounds lighter as we walked out.
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.
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