Old Queens Head
2 Camden Walk, Camden Passage, London N1 8DY
berserkjohn7821: “was a brilliant pub and i was part of the owners family although it wasn't the best it made due sleeping on a inflatable sofa above every single one of you thank you for cherishing drinks in that pub while it lasted” more...
42 reviews of Old Queens Head in English
Martin (used to be spider from corrie) was the quiz master and kept everyone on their toes. Some awesome games ands booze prizes.
I had the burger for dinnner which topped the nice off nicely. Ive heard the roasts are amazing, will be here on sunday trying out the roast.
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I would like to say thank you to The Old Queens Head, as it gave me a perfect opportunity to give my girl friend a fun night out for her birthday on a boring Tuesday evening. We did the Pub quiz, which was so much fun. Being Pancake day, they had a pancake flipping competition – I didn’t do so well but everyone got involved and it was really funny.
I like the fact that you have some healthy competition mixed with some downright silliness.
My girlfriend thought it was great fun, it didn’t break the bank and we won a bottle of champagne which topped off the night very nicely indeed.
The team next to us won £400 in the cash jackpot …. pretty jealous about that!!
It’s definitely a place I will come back to, hopefully very soon.
I am speechless, this pub now has a karaoke room on its top floor – and it’s absolutely hilarious.
I can totally recommend it as you get looked after by a karaoke host, who you can summon by a booze button, and they will bring up all your drinks for you.
This saves a wait at the bar, which is good news.
We also had a free quest list in to the pub which was very handy, especially as this pub gets so busy on a Saturday.
There was also a fancy dress box with guitar’s and wigs which was great as it really helped get everyone in the mood.
After our session we joined the club down stairs and took over the dance floor.
This Pub in Angel is constantly surprising me – but only in a good way.
Top night out all round Queens Head, thank you!
Always seems like a good night out, generally very busy at the weekend on both floors but the bar staff do a pretty good job though a few more wouldn't go amiss. Decent dancefloor upstairs with a stage and a DJ, generally people here have a decent attitude looking to party.
I blimming love this pub!
The Queens Head may have a queue to get in - but there is great music and really nice popel. The staff are fun and it's nice to be able to have a bit of banter with them instead of being ignored or scowled at. It's also great when they remember what you like to drink!
I have seen soo many great gigs here, like Carl Barrat, Jamie Woon, Sound Of Rum and also Group Love. You don't have to go far to get festival headliners and you don't have to fork out loads of cash to see them.
Went here last Saturday to meet friends. Felt like I'd walked off Essex Road and into someones house during the Prohibition era in the Deep South. It's very cool. They also do a really good organic cider, and the music is decent without being too pretentious and 'out there,' which Essex Road is slowly becoming a victim of.
Having just moved to london and after visiting before hand I found a lot of london pubs and bars to be quite pretentious accompanied with bad service, this is not what I found at the old queens head, a beautiful venue with friendly staff. It was busy but had a great vibe and we I still managed to not have to wait long for my drinks. I will be making this place my local, great boozer.
I came here on Friday night with some friends and had a fantastic time. The staff were helpful and quick to serve us, despite it being a busy night. The decor of the place was really artistic which suited the Islington/Angel area we were in, and we all loved the atmosphere at the venue. Fantastic ambiance, fantastic drinks, fantastic night out! I'll be going back soon. Thank you Old Queen's Head!
Great music here last night - ok, so it was my friends band, but was a really good night. I had a few cocktails served by a lovely Kiwi barman, and loved the pub - great venue room for bands. Will be back for more!
My best friend was leaving town; because of a boy. Angry & upset though I was, it dawned on me that I should throw her a leaving do so marvellous that she would not want to leave. So I picked up the phone and called the Old Queens Head. I got through to a happy cheery voice to who I ranted about my unfortunate friend & her new husband & why leaving London was such a mistake. And so I explained to her my devious plan. We needed an area for about twenty of us, near the fireplace & had to have some cocktails & canapés. The booking process was smooth & effortless. The bookings manager said she would ensure that the night was my friends best ever. And so it was.
We were made to feel special. As we entered the venue, we were shown our areas. There was champagne waiting for us & glasses lay out neatly. The tea lights all around added to the quirky yet pretty decor & the atmosphere was just right. The music was at the right level & though we could get up from those comfy sofas and sway whenever we wanted, we could also talk at a comfortable tone (OK sometimes it got a bit loud). The canapés arrived at the right time, lush & absolutely delicious & the cocktails were perfect. And what about my friend? Well, she still decided to leave, but before going she did say that the night was perfect & she couldn’t have wished for anything better. Now I know this wouldn’t have been possible without the efficient planning & help from everyone at the Old Queens Head. Thank you guys!
I always knew that the Queens was one of the better bars in Islington, but was not entirely sure of its reputation for pub food. So when I went down to the Old Queens Head for a Sunday Roast with my girlfriend I was taken totally by surprise. I had some roast beef with the usual trimmings & my girlfriend had some butternut squash with Yorkshire puds etc. Simply put, it was fantastic. One of the best Sunday roasts we have had in a long time. I like my meat medium-rare and it was cooked to perfection, the roast potatoes were crisp, just how it should be with the gravy heightening the flavour of the meat. My girlfriend had similar words of affection for her food. We loved the whole experience and would completely recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing Sunday with some brilliant home cooked food.
A good looking pub full of good looking people, this place suffers from a lack of proper ale but makes amends with quality leather furniture. If you like your pub to feel like a Saturday night on a Tuesday, this is the place for you. On real Saturdays they queue out the door (why?!). But full marks for effort on the entertainment front - looks like there's always something going on. Once upon a time I went to a fine gypsy jazz gig upstairs.
The Old Queens Head is one of my favourite London pubs. The traditional decor and setting vs the trendy music night they hold make it a great place to go. Bugged Out All Dayers during the summer are always fun. The 2 smoking areas (one in the front and one out back) have ample seating, which makes a change from the usual standing in a doorway marlarky.
I went to The Old Queen's Head because several members of Snow Patrol and Belle & Sebastian were supposed to be DJing here on Friday night to launch Snow Patrol's Late Night Tales. I got here just before 8 pm when it was still free to enter and ended up cooling my heels upstairs for the next couple of hours while waiting for the boys to come on. There was no sign anywhere to inform anyone of the time their DJ set was, and I left at a quarter to eleven as my arms were aching from having to carry my heavy coat and jacket during that time.
If the management of The Old Queen's Head read this - you might want to consider having a cloak room of some kind if you're having music events. There may have been one, for all I know, but as far as I can tell, I didn't see one, and I doubt anyone else did either. Almost everyone upstairs was carrying their coat and bag while on the dance floor and... that can be rather inconvenient if you want to dance!
Anyway, upon leaving the pub, there was a long line of people waiting to get in. As Ian said, if there's a special event going on here, you'd best be prepared to get in early and get ready for a long, long wait! Oh, and it's probably best if you're carrying as little as possible.
Some cool events on at this trendy boozer in Angel, went to see Bombay Bicycle Club there one Sunday evening - although they were not on at the time billed but much later and with little to entertain beforehand it was a bit of a let down - really busy in the upstairs section so you need to get there early if you want a seat - there were massive queues to get upstairs as we left as well so can imagine it could be a bit of a nightmare - if you want to make the best of it then get there really early and camp out!
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