The Restaurant and Bar Edit: I’ve been showing off our wonderful range of independent shops over the last year or so but it’s time our vibrant pubs, restaurants, cafes and bars get a look in. Each week I will be featuring a favourite spot chosen by one of our staff.
This week’s choice is The Queens Pub as nominated by Liam Hooker, negotiator at our Park Road office:
‘I don’t think you can beat The Queens pub in Crouch End for great British food and friendly staff. It has an amazing authentic Victorian interior and attracts a great mix of people from twenty to eighty, including a host of local actors – always good fun.’
The Queens opened as an opulent hotel-cum-pub built in 1899-1902 at the height of the great pub boom and still a popular Crouch End institution.
It must have benefited from being just across the road from the famous Queen’s Opera house (later The Hippodrome) and it is claimed that the amazing Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy once stayed in the hotel while performing at the music hall. Art lovers might like to know that father of pop art, Richard Hamilton, is said to have taken visitor Marcel Duchamp there for a pint. Liam tells me that these days you can celebrity hunt among the East Enders cast and other media stars.
The Queens, 26 Broadway Parade, Crouch End, N8 9DE. Phone 020 8340 2031
Sunday – Thursday 12pm – 11pm
Friday & Saturday 12pm -12am
Monday – Thursday 12pm-3pm & 6pm-10pm
Friday & Saturday 12pm-10pm