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A lively and lovely neighbourhood boozer in the heart of Islington that dates back to the 17th Century. They host a wild weekly pub quiz on Tuesdays and throw massive parties every Friday and Saturday night. In between all of this they have comedy, live music and are home to Angel's most buzzing and beautiful bars.

Their kitchen is open seven days a week with Lucky Chip serving up London's best burgers and a killer roast on Sundays. The Sunday Social tops off the favourite Sunday business of roasts, Bloody Marys and board games with excellent live folk and bluegrass music.

On Wednesday's every cocktail on their menu is £5!

They can take party bookings for groups of 15 people or more and always save half of their tables for walk ins too.

Private Karaoke Room (Capacity 15):

Available on Sundays & Mondays for FREE!

Between Tuesdays & Thursdays, the room is available to hire for just £20 per hour.

Rent the room out on Fridays & Saturdays for £150, which gets you 2 hours and two complimentary bottles of bubbly included!

What's on

To see all upcoming events view the full event calendar.

Laugh Out London in Angel - James Acaster

Laugh Out London in Angel - James Acaster

Monday 23 April 2018

Laugh Out London is back for with another night of excellent value alternative comedy headlined by the superb James...

Vice City: 80s Party

Vice City: 80s Party

Friday 27 April 2018

Hands down the coolest game ever made, Vice City gave the world Hawaiian shirts, speed boats and one of the most...

The Comedy House Party

The Comedy House Party

Various dates

THE COMEDY HOUSE PARTY The Capital’s one and only immersive comedy night is back with even more absurd...

Frank Ocean Party

Frank Ocean Party

Friday 4 May 2018

It’s a well-known fact that we love Frank, who doesn’t? With him dropping standalone sad bangers galore over the...

Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B Album Party

Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B Album Party

Saturday 5 May 2018

#1 Debut Song - Check #1 Debut Album - Check Critical Acclaim - Check World Domination - Check  Next bank holiday...

Whispers On The Dancefloor

Whispers On The Dancefloor

Sunday 6 May 2018

Whispers On The Dancefloor will be bringing a little bit of the 70s states to London. We will be transforming venues,...

The Correspondents at The Old Queen's Head

The Correspondents at The Old Queen's Head

Thursday 10 May 2018

The correspondents have taken their hi-octane genre-blending dance music from house parties to festival main stages....

Offers / Promos 1

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Offer Details Availability
All cocktails are £5 every Wednesday!


£5 after 8pm Friday // £5 after 8pm Saturday
Happily Affordable ££
Over 18
Wheelchair Access
All cocktails are £5 every Wednesday!


Day Open Close Notes
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The Old Queen's Head
44 Essex Road, Angel, London, N1 8LN

North London

Nearest station:
Angel (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.00
Pint of Real Ale £4.00
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.00
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.70
Cocktail £8.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.90
Bottle of House Wine £20.50
Bottle of Champagne £45.00


Menu Download
Menu Download

This venue serves Gastro, Pub Food, Burgers and Roast Dinner food.

A word from the chef:
The Old Queens Head kitchen is currently being bossed by burger extraordinaires Lucky Chip. They've been bringing seriously incredible burgers to east London since 2006 and are now taking over Islington with their Kevin Bacon and El Chappo as well as monthly guest stars! You have seriously been missing out if you haven't got your hands on one yet.

Our Review

The Old Queen's Head - London Pub and Quiz Review

The Old Queen's Head - London Pub and Quiz Review

When drinking in London, you can get caught in a bit of a dilemma: go to a cool place but risk both the bar staff and clientele laughing at your shoes, or go to a friendly cheap-and-cheerful pub but risk someone fighting you for your shoes. Luckily,...

Read our full The Old Queen's Head - London Pub and Quiz Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Victorian Room Private Room 50 140 £3k £5k
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Booked for my birthday, area by the fire was great for a big group, definitely go again!
by on March 30th, 2018

Love that they have a big fireplace. Big but cosy pub. Visited The Old Queen's Head on 2017-07-27
by on March 17th, 2018

An absolute staple for their Saturday night upstairs 'Drinking & Dancing' which often plays a great selection of urban music. Follow this up with a Sunday-roast the following morning!
by on March 9th, 2018

Food with a nice presentation and good, family atmosphere we will meet again
by on August 1st, 2017

Great range of beers on tap, the venue's really quirky and the staff are all super-friendly!
by on May 31st, 2017

Amazing venue, very quirky, friendly staff, the drinks are a good price and amazing acts weekly
by on April 5th, 2017

Well attend to see shola Ama I was told that she would be on 11am and the ticket said get there for 8 . Didn't manage to see her because I have to leave drinks was to much
by on January 28th, 2017

I've been to the Old Queen's Head a few times now. It always has a hearty crowd and a busy bar. It's really close to Angel station too, it's only a couple of minutes walk. They have loads of seating and the atmosphere is super cosy.
by on December 5th, 2016

Great pub and decent prices. The bar staff are super friendly. We did the pub quiz a few months back and it was crazy- def not your typical Q and A!
by on October 24th, 2016

Amazing place to chill and relax with your mates. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun and chilled night out. The prices weren't too bad and the staff were nice aswell.
by on September 18th, 2016

This is one of my favourite places in London, the staff are friendly and the room upstairs is perfect for comedy nights. It's not the cheapest place ever, but it's certainly not that expensive and I look forward to returning soon.
by on September 8th, 2016

Went here for a chilled out Sunday , it was perfect the Sunday roast was sexy the lamb was so juicy it was prefect the venue was very cute . Drink was affordable . The karaoke room ....... Fun time we had the cheesy day thank you
by on August 27th, 2016

I simply love the traditional but still contemporary design of this space! Staff very welcoming and good beers! Great both for a quiet beer in the afternoon, both for a late night out!
by on June 14th, 2016

Their No Scrubs night is my favourite night in London, I've been a few times and it never disappoints! What makes this place so great is that it's unpretentious, chilled and just about good music and a good time. All the staff are friendly (never have a problem with the bouncers being rude or short with me). This place attracts people who are not showy or arrogant and it's just such a nice vibe. The DJ kills it with the music too!
by on April 28th, 2016
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Attended the Prince versus Bowie night as an Easter weekend treat. Had the best time! Vibrant, trendy, great people, atmosphere and tunes. This is my new favourite place to party. Danced my little socks off!
by on March 28th, 2016

Really good night - make sure you get there at a decent time to avoid the queues outside! Upstairs tends to get really packed up but they put on some great nights!
by on March 16th, 2016

Went here for a birthday Sunday lunch a few weeks ago and was not disappointed. I was able to reserve a table for 20 people with no hassle and though I though the downstairs interior looked dark from the pictures, in person it was great. On the day, the staff were fantastic. Everyone enjoyed there food which was full of flavor (especially the chicken) . Aside my party noting that the portions were too big (but all eaten so not a negative at all lol), and the only complaint was that and that the lamb was a little under cooked and so a bit chewy That aside, it was fantastic and I would recommend this place. Plus they let me bring in my own birthday cupcakes.
by on June 27th, 2015
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Visited on a Saturday night, lucky enough to have reserved an area. It's a mix of casual and dressy so whatever you want goes. The decor reflects the same with rustic wooden features and fancy lights and leather sofas. Good music and lots of events throughout the year.
by on March 31st, 2015

Had an AMAZING time here on Monday, had the Karaoke room booked for a friends Birthday and this was the best way to beat the Moody Monday Blues. The staff were incredibly helpful and attentive when explaining how the room worked and making sure we were looked after. There was also a comedy night going on at the same time, and the downstairs bar area was pretty busy for a Monday. Love this all rounder venue and the music nights always look worth going too, couldn't agree more with Dan91 below- 'favourite place to hit the floor in Islington'
by on February 18th, 2015

Always hear of really awseome events going down at the OQH and finally got to drink in that buzzing atmosphere for myself a few weeks back. My new favourite place to hit the dance floor in Islington
by on January 8th, 2015

Great selection of Karaoke and free private room on a Sunday- what more could one ask? Roast was decent too. Good atmosphere. Went here for a birthday and it was good to have food and entertainment in one place.
by on May 13th, 2014

Fantastic venue. Great dance floor upstairs and chilling area downstairs. Great way to end the night
by on December 23rd, 2013

What an amazing pub with lovely and understanding staff! Understanding in the sense they let us sing (well butcher) several songs in their fantastic karaoke room for 6 hours, for free on Sunday! I seriously recommend karaoke at the Old Queens Head! It's got all the classics like Spandau Ballet (and even Arthur Brown!!) and some modern stuff too like Beyonce and erm wow Soulja Boy... This place is an absolute gem with its cute vintage decor and friendly staff, I plan to come here for my 21st, Hen Night and maybe even my funeral hahaha~
by on July 8th, 2013

<p>Found my new favourite place in Angel! Who knew?! Its like a cool DJ bar in a pub! It was pretty busy and packed (downside) but it was so much fun! Non pretentious dance all night place! Forget going to the pub for a quiet one :)</p>
by on February 13th, 2013

<p>Really good live music, indeed. Lovely crowd, nice staff! Amazing vibe!</p>
by on January 18th, 2012

<p>The old queens head has a really nice vibe and all the customers and staff are lovely. Only downside is you have to queue to get in on weekends and they occasionally seem reluctant to make cocktails.</p>
by on November 9th, 2011

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