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user reviews of the King and Queen, Fitzrovia

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It is a bit worn but it very much a pub and a pretty traditional one at that.
Staff very friendly, well kept good range of beer and would definitely recommend it.
mike_s - 3 Dec 2018 17:24
I''ve been here a couple of times and enjoyed it. The beer was good, the food was basic but good, and the staff seemed pleased to see us. Possible down side: although it seemed clean, it looks a bit worn - lots of bums have sat on those seat covers over the years.
JBanana - 31 Aug 2017 15:22
Agree with several comments, warm, friendly,welcoming atmosphere and pleasant bar staff. Popped in for quick 2 on sturdy night , good range of beers . I don't know how I missed it in my monthly walk between Euston and Oxford Circus ! I'll be back
canarly - 15 Feb 2016 16:58
My favourite Fitzrovia pub. Family run , traditional corner boozer.

Great smiley service and a nice laid back atmosphere.

Bob Dickens played his first gig here and Charles Dylan lived in the cellar.
Tuna - 17 Jun 2015 23:22
Cracking real ale pub with an atmosphere of the old Fitzrovia about it. Five superbly kept real ales. Nice bar staff. Clientele mainly male but nothing testosterone-fuelled about it. I could bring my dear old mum here. I will definitely visit it again.
Number11 - 19 Nov 2014 19:56
Bit of a hidden gem of a pub. Old school interior and a decent range of ales. They also offer a selection of gluten-free beers and although GF doesn't measure up to the real thing, you have to applaud the effort. Recommended.

enfilade - 9 Apr 2014 17:56
Scene of Bob Dylan's first ever English gig - didn't know that till later. I went in because it's across the road from Cleveland Road workhouse, supposedly the inspiration for Oliver Twist (Dickens lived on Cleveland Street as a boy). Anyway, decent boozer, nice pint of bitter. Fitzrovia's a bit quiet at this end but check it out if you're on a Dyan or Dickens pilgrimage.
Mike_Daily - 30 Jul 2013 00:48
This is quite a normal, decent boozer, but with a nice welcoming atmosphere you don't always find in little places like this. The landlord was quite keen for us to sample the various ales before picking a pint, which is always a bonus.

Though I can't quite put my finger on what I liked about this place, I will definitely be back.
cid - 13 Jul 2012 21:50
Good old fashioned back street boozer with a decent selection of real ales, lagers etc. There is also an impressive whisky selection.
Can get very busy on a Friday night, but perfect as a good quiet weekend retreat
ajsqs - 11 Sep 2011 18:26
a top notch pub
TheGP - 3 Aug 2011 13:04
Decent pub, good selection of beers, great whisky choices
JJ46 - 1 Aug 2011 23:58
Average looking pub for the area but appaling ale. The Adnams was undrinkable and I just couldn't be arsed arguing the toss over it. Crap ale at 3.40 a pint, can't see me rushing back.
Snarling_Mallard - 6 Sep 2010 19:46
Popped into this pub the other Saturday, not a bad old fashioned place, beer may have been a tad on the expensive side, but I guess that's to be expected in central London, chap behind the bar was nice too, how refreshing to speak to someone about the history and that they would know about it, like the Bod Dylan picture, will return next time we're in London.
oldhat - 18 Jul 2010 11:04
Good beer condition and choice but pricey at 3.40 a pint in what is now rather a scruffy pub. Staff proficient but look bored and as though they want to do the minimum they can.
Beerscout - 22 Jun 2010 20:53
Pleasant street corner pub in the shadow of the Telecom Tower, it has its own rather gothic tower built over the corner entrance, shown in the picture above. K and Q picked out in gold on the door glazing. One room downstairs with the bar on the end wall. The central now closed door clearly shows the original two room format. Decor consists of an odd mix of kings and queens through history, including a framed playing card set, and rugby/cricket pics/memorabilia. Rugby seems to be an important element here, Leicester v Wasps on yesterday enthusiastical watched by groups of fans.
Plenty of seating with banquettes around the perimeter, small square tables and stools and bar stools. The bar has those little hooks, useful for hanging your coat or bag.
St Austell Tribute, Adnams Bitter, and Purity Mad Goose, with Deuchers reversed on the fourth pump.
Good beer quality and spotlessly clean, well worthy of a look in.
Maldenman - 10 Jan 2010 11:17
Visited just after christmas in a group.
Beer (Tribute) OK ...nothing special.
BUT very pricey at 3.40 a pint
Food looked good on other tables.
Despite price ,if nowhere else would go there again
pick_e_tippler - 3 Jan 2010 16:54
A good little pub this most of the time. If you want a nice relaxing pint during the week then it's a haven but if you fancy a few on a Friday then forget it as it gets full of all the media idiots from around the area but the staff are great, the beer is very good if a little over priced and there always seems to be a good atmosphere. All in all a great little boozer
reddrinker - 21 Dec 2009 14:58
I got my firsit blowie in the function room upstairs

jdeath - 8 Sep 2009 15:28
By far the best pub in the area. So many pubs in Fitzrovia cater - pretty carelessly - for a passing after-work crowd. But the K&Q is a proper local - good beer, regular punters, great atmosphere.
merganser - 25 Jun 2009 14:37
This is a very good pub with friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. Adnams, Tribute and Deuchars were available during my visit along with John Smiths, Carlsberg, Fosters, San Miguel and Guinness. My Deuchars was very good.

There is plenty of seating and you have to walk yourself through it to get to the bar. There is a big plasma screen and most of the customers seemed to be in their twenties.

I would recommend this pub and I would be glad to visit it again myself.
Strongers - 16 Dec 2008 10:24
Was in for the first time on Tuesday. Quite busy with a friendly atmosphere. Quite a few students by the looks of it but can't knock it for that. Had a nice pint of Adnams Bitter though there were a couple of others I would gladly have had. All in all I liked it.
gdm - 21 Nov 2008 09:48
The pub has had a minor refit. Sticky old carpet has been replaced and the curtains in the windows removed. Has lightened the old place up. The smell has gone with the carpet.
ajsqs - 6 Oct 2008 22:32
I love this pub. It is a good, solid good old fashioned pub. Staff are great, beer is good, food is superb. Well done!
doolally - 18 Aug 2008 19:18
I have to agree with the comments below while this pub has a good choice of beers & a jukebox you can't get passed the fact...it smells !!
lovesong - 21 Mar 2008 12:08
after the smoking ban - this place smells like pooh :(
anonymous - 20 Mar 2008 17:57
Went in there last Saturday night for a quick drink. Place was fairly busy and it definitely is a nice traditional boozer. It was only let down by a really bad stale smell.
Ferg_White - 25 Feb 2008 12:17
Had a booking at a local restaurant last night and popped into this place beforehand as we were a bit early based on the previous reviews.
Glad we did. Friendly staff and a good atmosphere, the Spurs game was on but I didn't feel that this took over as it can in some places. Most of the patrons seemed to be just chatting and laughing away. Great relaxed atmosphere. Definitely plan to go back again to watch a 6 nations match before long.
Waller - 15 Feb 2008 14:55
The frontage of this pub looked so enticing as we passed by that we couldn't resist popping in for a look. What we found was a traditional, friendly, one roomed boozer with a few locals watching the Saturday afternoon horse racing on the big screen TV and having a laugh with the landlord.

On the beer front there were 3 real ales, (Adnams Bitter, Deuchers IPA and St Austell Tribute). We tried the St Austell (3.00/pint) and it was excellent. Nice to see a good old-fashioned pub thriving in Fitzrovia.
wee_jock - 28 Jan 2008 13:53
Friendly staff. Busy most evenings with local media types and residents. Ideal place to watch rugby - Landlord a big supporter. Tribute and Guinness both good. Sandwiches tasty and reasonable.
LondonMunster - 31 Oct 2007 14:17
A very quiet bar (visited at lunchtime) tucked away in the back streets next to the now empty Middlesex Hospital. Adnams was very nice but pricey at 2.90 and the food looked expensive however if you like your malt whisky then this is a place to visit. It is a sporty pub and the cricket was on a large tv.
ranger1485 - 11 Jul 2007 16:33
Yep, the lock on the outside of the gents cubicle amused me for at least 5 minutes. Sorry to the person I locked in. Taught him for giving me grief though.
matts - 4 May 2007 23:46
a former work haunt, always good for a beer, friendly local feel if you want to avoid the media lot. gets my thumbs up
westyw9 - 8 Mar 2007 17:04
A real old local style pub. Not one to impresive a new lady friend with, but if you fancy a couple of ok pints in a normal boozer then you can't go too wrong.
wobble - 22 Dec 2006 13:11
cant leave any comments other than the opening times of this place are at odds with the info in the 2007 GBG - ie no sign of life before 12 so i didnt hang around
moclips2002 - 23 Sep 2006 21:56
A great find, an excellent pub. Good atmosphere, and the landlord turned off the TV to let the jukebox be played, always a sign of a class boozer
TheGP - 17 Sep 2006 11:08
I like this pub a lot - the welcome was friendly and the beer good
mike2004 - 17 Sep 2006 10:40
KING AND QUEEN,CRACKING GOOD PUB.COLIN AND MEL RUN ONE OF THE BEST PUBS IN ENGLAND.THE FOOD IS FANTASTIC.
MICKSMEGAMIX - 30 Aug 2006 00:42
plenty of nurses but out of uniform unfortunately
holcroft - 16 Jul 2006 17:43
I used to love this place, but it's gone rapidly downhill in the last year or so.

I recently got a virtually opaque pint of St Austell Tribute, and when I took it back was told "that's what it's meant to be like".

Wasn't like that the last time I had it!

Please try harder.
mr_goatboy - 7 Jun 2006 17:51
Nice traditional street corner local, well worth popping in if passing through. Preferable to The Crown and Sceptre just down the road
JohnBonser - 30 May 2006 10:01
Another quality venue in the middle earth between Oxford Street and Euston Road. Adnams went down well, but had to at 2.80 a pint, lager a silly 3 a pint. Picturesque location, friendly conversations, pokey toilets.
darloexile - 1 Mar 2006 14:31
THIS IS PROBABALY THE BEST PUB I HAVE BEEN IN IN LONDON, IT IS VERY FRIENDLY AND HAS A WARM ATMOSPHERE ESPECIALLY WHEN C.B FROM RADA IS THERE (CHEERS CB, ITS ADAM)
owena1 - 3 Dec 2005 19:23
often busy with local media types. It looks like a pub, the beer's good, the staff are efficent and there's great music upstairs.
MrScott - 29 Nov 2005 12:24
A real find. lovely warm atmosphere, quiet music, fire and plenty of murmuring chat. Sat at the bar and, for the duraton of the two pints of adnams, there was nowhere else I would rather have been.
TomAngel - 18 Nov 2005 14:57
This pub has always been hit and miss, but they did use to love the lock inn (sic)!
JockStrap - 24 Sep 2005 14:12
Tatty single room pub serving Adnams, Bombardier and St Austell's Tribute. I had the Tribute at 2.80 a pint. The beer was tired and just slightly unpleasant - same as the pub.
SilkTork - 27 Jul 2005 21:34
used to go here about a year ago, and the service was really quite bad at lunchtimes and in the afternoon - the food was alright and the ale is pretty good - but you almost get groweled at by the barmaid when you ask for a pint. i recomend the yorkshire grey just down the road - much nicer if you ask me.
tom_coombs - 12 Mar 2005 14:51
Fantastic place. Great service. Lunchtime food excellent. Cosy, friendly atmosphere
Gary - 17 Aug 2004 17:24
Brilliant old school boozer. Food at lunch times is good, beer pretty good (if sometimes a little on the cool side (damn you CasK Marque!) and they have a MASSIVE selection of blended, malt and sour mash whisky
KC - 27 Apr 2004 13:41
Adnams. Beer quality varies.
lad_newton - 22 Jul 2003 19:19
I am doing some research. Does the pub include 3 Foley st. If not what is at 3 Foley st. Did a well known artist ever live there? What about a jewish family? I have an old painting with some inscription on the back and I am trying to get some info.
Paul Rogers - 15 Mar 2003 07:05
The bolt to lock the shitter is on the outside of the door. How odd.
Darren - 22 Nov 2002 15:58

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