The Queens Head, Chelsea - pub details
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|Now closed, which is fairly depressing.|
Yeah, it was "Gay", but we all have our cross to bear.
It wasn't the haunt of the type of "Right On!" Corbynistas, who pay more for a cup of coffee than the poor buggers who harvest it get paid in a week and buy stuff on Amazon but "self-identify" as "Gay" so they can portray themselves as "victims" of an oppressive system... and it certainly wasn't the place for former Coleherne regulars to frequent!
I hadn't been in for maybe 20 years until I worked on King's Road for a few months last year. It hadn't changed a lot. I still expected to see an ack-tor of a certain age eyeing-up the customers, in search of a strapping squaddie from the Duke of York Barracks across the street, who'd be willing to roughly roger his ringpiece for a ten-shilling note. Chelsea Queens still there, squaddies long gone, and so's the pub.
It was easily the best boozer in Chelsea, in my view. Decent beer - I normally stuck to Brain's - and the chicken kiev, sausage & mash and pies were excellent: never a hint of the gristle that often appeared halfway through a mouthful in the The Trafalgar and elsewhere on the manor. Good bar staff, interesting clientele and interesting conversation.
It's extremely depressing that there's no market for this type of establishment in Chelsea any more.
Note on the window says the leaseholders are trying to find a backer to reopen a pub on the site, but I doubt it'll be the same.
MarlingSnallard - 27 Sep 2016 10:42
|Nice, quiet pub on a Friday afternoon. Brains SA was very pleasant. |
dan76uk - 3 May 2016 09:56
|Not a bad little pub, and a good place for striking up a casual conversation. A lot of the customers now seem nongay, but you still get the old Chelsea queens (thank God). Beer not the main attraction, frankly.|
QIan - 28 Oct 2014 16:14
|Something of a time warp in the heart of Chelsea in that you don't stand out for being aged over 25. Gay friendly, a bit quirky and equipped with Brain's of Cardiff, hence ticking at least 3 boxes if not 4.|
16jamesdoc - 20 Oct 2013 14:34
|Lovely evening last night.|
Friendly traditional pub.
Them boys are oh so funny.
Go get them.
rainbowian - 30 Jun 2013 13:25
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