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“Great for a drink, rubbish as a venue”

The Old Queens Head
Ranked #64 of 1,284 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Old Queens Head offers a spectacular setting with its bespoke chandeliers and its 16th Century fireplaces. It is also a live performance venue and plays host to world class bands and DJs.The venue has a Karaoke Room with a dress up box, booze button and the playlist is constantly updated.In the week the kitchen offers a simple and tasty pub menu and at weekends there is brunch or on Sundays a roast.
London, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great for a drink, rubbish as a venue”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

i've been a few times for drinks and it's got a good lively atmosphere but enough of the decor to keep the pub-feeling. they run events upstairs and we went for a comedy night which turned out to be quite stressful, downstairs was a pub quiz which started just before the comedy (upstairs) but we were not allowed upstairs until they had finishes prepping the room (we have no idea what they were prepping as the only different from usual was a plastic banner which had been blu-taked to the mantle). so there was a sizeable huddle of us waiting to go upstairs and just basically in the way of everyone doing the pub quiz. we were then told we could not take food or order upstairs even though we were told we could, and on previous occasions we have been able to. so awkward start, and many, including us, left early to get dinner, by which time it was 10pm. also drink prices on the slightly higher end of the scale for a pub

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“new years was terrible”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Paid 20 GBP to go on new years. The venue is dated, the speakers were of terrible quality and the DJs were average. Don't waste your time or money on going to this place.

Visited December 2013
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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“A real beast of a boozer”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

I've visited The Old Queen's Head many times and rate it as one of the best pubs in London for the 25-35 crowd. There's so much going on and the venue's success is warranted. I wouldn't say that there is any one particular thing that is specifically amazing, but it attracts the right custom base and everything about it is done well. On quieter nights, service is the right mix of banter and professionalism, and on busy nights the staff knuckle down and get things done as quickly as possible. There's a decent range of drinks and the food is good. The upstairs room is a great venue for both private parties and events that The Old Queens Head put on themselves. Definitely check it out if you're that end of town.

Visited June 2013
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Buenos Aires
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Old Queens, young people”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

A really nice pub full with young people. We went for tuesday's quiz, it was really worthy to see, even we're not playing. The food is good but the menu is quite short, it should have options.

Visited October 2013
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“Full of arrogant staff”
Reviewed 20 July 2013

Visited here on a Saturday night and was told I could only come in if I gave my email address, name and DOB, along with the door charge which starts way too early at 8pm. Bad start.

Reasonable atmosphere inside but so up themselves as to be not worth it. Go down the road to The Winchester and have a much better night.

Overall the attitude is as if we should feel lucky to be there rather than treating us like paying customers.

Visited July 2013
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