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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The Old Queen's Head

44 Essex Road
N1 8LN
+44 (0)20 7354 9993
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews

3 out of 5 based on 65 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Old Queen's Head

4.0 out of 5 12 October 2015
by Linzi M.

Here it is, this is the best Sunday roast in Islington. FACT!

Which is also kind of a pain, because it's always packed. Bummer. Now you might think, this girl is crazy, no way is a place with taxidermied animals on the walls and filthy hipsters hanging around going to be the best roast but it just is. And I've done the research. I've ate the research. This place is my favourite. Why?


4.0 out of 5 8 August 2015
by Shaun D.

Came here for the Sunday Roast which I've been told by others was top notch. There was a big group of us and we managed to group a few of the large picnic tables outside as he weather was great. I ended up going for a beef roast which was a good as what I had been told. My partner went for the chicken roast. We ended up sending it back as we were slightly worried as it did look a little pink...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

4.0 out of 5 21 November 2014
by Althrycon H.

Made sure to check out this bar after driving passed it since it appeared to be a great place to have a drink or two. Surely enough, the pub was packed with locals and tourist alike. Turned out it was karaoke night which explains why people were pretty rowdy as we walked inside the establishment.

Not wanting to take part in the ruckus, we grabbed a pint of brew and went straight to a garden...more

4.0 out of 5 27 July 2014
by Meike B.

Just the right balance between busy and relaxed, great crowd of people, lovely ambience, the perfect pub really.

I've been here a few times just for drinks, but also to see a couple of gigs in the bar upstairs.

For the most recent one a gig on a busy Friday night the tickets stated "doors open at 8" which seems to translate into no entry to pub without ticket, a stamp on the wrist and a 3...more

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