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 Pyschic Burger.

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44 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 8LN

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+44 (0)20 7354 9993

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The Old Queen's Head

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


3 out of 5 based on 48 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Old Queen's Head

3.0 out of 5 21 February 2014
by Michelle T.

I came here for a friends birthday do and it was a fun night but very loud and a bit overcrowded. I was a little surprised as it felt more like a club as there was an entrance fee of £4 and an upstairs dance area with music. If you're after more of a club this place will suit. If you're after more of a traditional pub, low key and casual this isn't the place on a weekend night.more

3.0 out of 5 28 September 2013
by Leah M.

Great place to go for after work drinks, the Old Queens Head is usually pretty busy by 6.30pm on a Thursday and Friday.

Friendly atmosphere with seating outside and an upstairs area that opens a little later, it's worth a visit - even if only to take a gander at the rather interesting decor that graces the walls.more

4.0 out of 5 30 March 2013
by Goetz B.

A few weeks ago I went to the Old Queens Head in Islington for a gig. I decided to go there early to have something for dinner.

When I arrived, the pub was quite full - this seems to be a popular place among the locals. But I was lucky enough to find a place at a table. For the food, I ordered the sliders and fries. While the fries were good, but not extraordinary, the sliders were excellent....more

4.0 out of 5 10 May 2011
by Laura N.

The Old Queen's Head held a free event on the 4th of May where they showed all three original Star Wars films back to back.

The event was called: May The Fourth Be With You.

This is just one of the reasons I am proud to call the Old Queens Head my local. (Another reason involves a rather regal mounted deer head, but we'll save that for another update.)more

4.0 out of 5 29 May 2009
by Phil R.

I like the Old Queen's Head. Maybe even better than the new one.

It's in a great location, just ten minutes walk along Essex Road towards Dalston from Angel tube. There's a nice long bar and the usual selection of drinks and bar snacks. The decor is quite old fashioned, which I like, and the staff are very friendly and efficient.

So far, 3 stars. But wait.

Upstairs, they use their extra...more