The Old Queen's Head


The Old Queen's Head is a traditional pub with a friendly atmosphere. A key venue on the live music scene, it also hosts a range of quiz nights, DJs and comedy acts. In residence in the kitchen are burger specialists Psychic Burger.

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Venue Details & Map

The Old Queen's Head

44 Essex Road
N1 8LN
+44 (0)20 7354 9993
Public transport:
Essex Road, National Railway
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 70 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Old Queen's Head

4.0 out of 5 8 July 2016
by Daniel F.

I love this pub anyway from the previous times I've gone on a packed sweaty Friday night. Always the most hipster pub in Angel in my opinion but I like that as this area is known for its posher pubs

Today I went specially to check out the Lucky Chip burger residency. More specifically The Mark Wahlberger aka now newly named...

'THE DIRK DIGGLER' (mainly because Wahlberg himself went public...more

3.0 out of 5 31 March 2016
by Francesca B.

Before I get started, I just would like to point out that I'm only giving this place 3 stars due to the good food and good service. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the burgers my friend and I ordered were so so delicious. We both got the Royal Wit Cheese burger, which was so moist and juicy. We weren't expecting the food to be great for some reason, but were pleasantly surprised....more

5.0 out of 5 30 January 2016
by Ryan D.

It was a Saturday, there was ice hockey on in Clapton, and a few of us decided to go to Islington for a few beers and food before the game.

We found ourselves a spot in the corner, quickly perused the menu, and sauntered over to the bar to make our order.

A delightful looking woman at the bar overhears our deliberation over whether to get wings with our burgers, and chimes in with a...more

5.0 out of 5 1 January 2016
by Livi S.

Ah man this place has it all, great food, good music and banging drinks! Love love love, if you wanna party, and drop some moves this is the place!

Food wise, the burgers are literally to die for! If you're passing, you gotta stop by. They are conversation enders! Whatever you order is stupendous. My friend raves about the Kevin bacon burger, and I'm all about the halloumi burger (oops I...more

3.0 out of 5 17 March 2015
by Mark T.

This was my 3rd visit to The Old Queens Head but my first for a DJ night so I'll have to do a bit of half and half.

Firstly, as a pub I really like this place. Located just off Upper St it's in a really good location and they've got a decent selection of drinks. Sunday roast is pretty special but they have a no booking policy so you've just got to take a chance and hang about.

Sadly as a...more

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