Queen's Head

Greater London Central - London

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: II

66 Acton Street
London, St Pancras
WC1X 9NB

Tel: (020) 7713 5772

Email: Nigel@queensheadlondon.com

Website http://queensheadlondon.com/

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: King's Cross

Station Distance: 500m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (King's Cross) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

In a terrace of three houses built c.1764, the Queens Head has a mid-late 19th public house century frontage including a central bowed window and it retains much of its late 19th century interior. Now a single room, the tiled floor running down the right hand side indicates it was originally two rooms separated by partitions with the door to the rear room where the tiled floor ends. There is a colourful Victorian tiled dado of mainly turquoise with narrow ceramic bands of mainly brown and some blue at the top running along the right hand wall and above it 4 large Victorian mirrors in good wood surrounds and a tiled cornice frieze. The bar counter is old but its sloping panelled front makes it look more inter-war than Victorian but the bar back of more good mirrors in wooden surrounds and old shelves do look Victorian. There are more tiles (the ones near the hatch to the cellar are modern, possibly from 1898 when there was a refurbishment according to the listing description) and the frieze as before. At the rear of the room is a Victorian tiled, cast-iron and wood surround fireplace, a skylight above and an alcove/small area on the rear left created by removing some a wall to the left of the fireplace.

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