Queens Larder

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Queens Larder
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Although its terrace helps to create a continental atmosphere, at least when joined by others along this pedestrianised stretch, the Queens Larder is a classic British pub.

The royal connections advertised in the name are, for once, legitimate: it was here that long-suffering Queen Charlotte hid the medicaments of her husband, the famously ‘mad’ King George III.

A medical connection remains: off-duty staff from nearby Great Ormond Street are among the latter-day regulars at this wooden cubby-hole, sipping Greene King IPA and Old Speckled Hen while munching spam fritters, chips and beans or roast beef and Yorkshires (less than a tenner). Gilt-framed posters for theatre and Royal Ballet productions bring things up to date, if barely.


Venue name: Queens Larder
Address: 1 Queen Square
Opening hours: Open 11.30am-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-3pm daily.
Transport: Tube: Russell Square tube
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Having met the owner several times... Ive never actually got round to asking why the odd looking clowns decorate the bar... This quirky little pub in located on a beautiful London Square. It has a variety of food choices - predominantly pub grub, burgers, sandwiches and the like, along with beers, wines, spirits etc. your usual drinks choices. The bar is small so is not really a place to go with large groups but there are benches outside with can cater for larger eating parties. This is a great little after work drinks bar.


Located right on lovely Queen square, the Queen's Larder is a lovely small pub with a flowery terrace that's great for summery post-work drinks. The big plus for me (apart from said flowers and terrace) is that they have Leffe on draft! Very rare in London and oh so tasty! That being said, it also happens to be extremely expensive (think at least £7 for a pint of the golden delicacy) and have muuuch alcohol in so don't go there on an empty stomach. I don't believe they serve any food other than crisps, which I think is important to know.

What a fantastic little establishment. The feel of This place always feels like a second home whenever I'm in London. It's one of the few remaining places in London that still has regulars and due to the general ambience and

friendliness of the staff I always feel like a regular too. Couldn't recommend it enough.

Go only for the historical value. Waitress brisk and unpleasant. She poured me a sloppy beer, dripping all over the glass and on to the floor. Had the feeling she wanted to keep the pub a local pub and did not like tourists. Not going back ever again.