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Old Queens Head
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Address: 44, Essex Rd, Islington, London, N1 8LN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3127) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Angel (0.4 miles), Highbury and Islington (0.7 miles)

Nearest train stations Essex Road (0.4 miles), Highbury & Islington (0.7 miles), Caledonian Road & Barnsbury (0.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.1/10 (rated by 54 users)
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Would have liked to enter this pub on Sat evening with to friends, But the arrogant doorman goes £4 to enter. will never pay to enter a pub no matter what the location.

kilkenny1cat - 26 Mar 2012 13:30
I really do love this pub and come here quite a lot, as my friends love coming here - we do the quiz, visit on Friday nights.

I have seen a change in the effort the management are going to include more beer in this pub. I do enjoy a pint of ale - and even though it's not my favourite tipple I can definitely appreciate a pint when its available at the bar.

The Queens Head now serve an ale that they change regularly which never used to be available. I know they used to sell it in bottles which isn't really the same - but they have upped their game and you can get a pint pulled for you.

It shows the effort they are going to cater for the range of customers that have through their doors.
I had even mentioned the change to the manger who was serving me - and he was pleased to be able to have an ale on the bar.

Each time I went to the bar, I was approached by a chatty member of staff who seemed interested in talking to me and having a bit of banter. This is a nice touch, as not all venues are like that.
I like to be given the time of day, even if it's having a well earned pint after work.

The Old Queens Head is only on the up in my opinion, and a decent lively pub in Islington which doesn't mind change.

James_Jackson - 9 Feb 2012 17:01
Everyone has something different they want from a pub ... and Angel has a lot of pubs in a very close proximity.

I love the Queens Head as it has something different going on everyday ...It's not just a drinkerís pub. It gives you the option to see a variety of music /DJ's & Bands without traveling to far.

I prefer beer over spirits, and there is a good selection here. I have also noticed that they have put ale on tap here - to accommodate ale drinkers. They are versatile and try and cater for everyone, whatever the age.

I love drinking here and will definetley continue to do so. Top marks!
Kateykat - 9 Jun 2011 14:21
Very busy when I went in there on a Friday night and the atmosphere seemed cordial. However, there wasnít a bouncer when I went in. He turned up later. The food seemed good (even though I was not eating) and the furnishings were comfortable. However, if you like real ale and good conversation, this will not be the pub for you. There was only one choice of ale, even though there were loads of lagers and spirits available. You also had to shout at the person next to you to be heard as the music was very loud. This pub also work on the idea that when the clock strikes ten, the volume of the music has to go up. Do people who run pubs not realise that people might like to talk in the pub, not shout at one another? Enter with caution.
LennyBanter - 5 Jun 2011 12:49
Crap. Just crap.
shand83 - 17 Jan 2011 10:52

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