The Old Queens Head

3 out of 5 Based on 48 reviews


The Old Queen's Head is a pub with a real family atmosphere that serves a variety of beers, wines and spirits. It has an upstairs bar and a beer garden. There is Sky TV so all the major sporting events can be watched. Outside seating is provided on the pavement. Catering for private parties of up to 70 guests is available upon request.

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44 Essex Road, Islington, London, N1 8LN

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The Old Queens Head

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


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3 out of 5 based on 48 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Old Queens 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