Queens Head

Greater London East - Poplar

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: II

8 Flamborough Street
Poplar, Limehouse
E14 7LS

Tel: (020) 7265 8979

Email: thomasdebbie229@gmail.com

Real Ale: Yes

Nearby Station: Limehouse

Station Distance: 200m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Limehouse) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Late 18th / early 19th century end of terrace pub with a dado of glazed brick that still retains three rooms and fittings from the inter-war period. The two-leaf door to the main bar has etched and frosted ‘The Queens Head’ panels. The larger front room has an island style bar counter of inter-war fielded panelling which has seen changes as there is a straight section to the right that reaches the exterior wall and features a glass display case. The island bar back fitting is mostly the bottom section with a fridge in the middle of it and spirits dispensers on the top. There is a modern bar back fitting behind the straight section of counter. The dado panelling looks to be of a 1950s style and the brick fireplace looks modern. Doorway leads to a small bar at the rear left with an inter-war curved bar counter with inlay. The dado panelling looks more 1950s than inter-war.

Late 18th / early 19th century end of terrace pub with a dado of glazed brick that still retains three rooms and fittings from the inter-war period. The two-leaf door to the main bar has etched and frosted ‘The Queens Head’ panels. The larger front room has an island style bar counter of inter-war fielded panelling which has seen changes as there is a straight section to the right that reaches the exterior wall and features a glass display case. The island bar back fitting is mostly the bottom section with a fridge in the middle of it and spirits dispensers on the top. There is a modern bar back fitting behind the straight section of counter. The dado panelling looks to be of a 1950s style and the brick fireplace looks modern. Doorway leads to a small bar at the rear left with an inter-war curved bar counter with inlay. The dado panelling looks more 1950s than inter-war.

A narrow arch shaped doorway cut into the wall leads to a bar with a curved horizontally laid Art Deco style panelled counter. The bar back fitting could be inter-war (or just post-war), the (disused) fireplace has a plain wood surround but modern tiled interior, and there is a shallow vestibule. The dumb waiter remains. This pub is famous for the one where Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, was photographed in 1987 pulling a pint of beer that was well used in Young's advertising.

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