The Queen's Head is Pinner's oldest Inn and steeped in History. Records show that there has been an Inn on the site since 1540, although there is a theory that there was an Ale house on the site here when King Edward III signed the Royal Charter to create Pinner's annual fair in 1336. We know for certain that our cellars are 12th century. During the 16th and 17th centuries, the Inn was called The Crown; only in 1715 was it renamed The Queen's Head. In 1872, Eleanor, the daughter of Horatio Nelson, Nelson's only daughter, was killed by a bolting horse outside The Queen's Head. She was unmarried and predeceased her mother. It is said that her benevolent ghost still roams the rooms of the pub. Both Eleanor and Horatia are buried locally. If you click on History and Conservation you will be taken to two very informative documents about our past.
Ye Old Wheelbarrow Race
For a detailed history of the annual wheelbarrow race which is run every St George's day, and which attracts huge crowds, please click on wheelbarrow race.
Food & Drink
The Queen's Head is a traditional 'Real Ale Pub' and CAMRA Pub of the Year 2015 serving 6 permanent real ales and 2 guest ales which are changed weekly. We also have 4 beer festivals a year with different themes. The Queen's Head is one of only 9500 pubs in the UK which is Casque Marque Accredited and has a 5 star assessment for its cellar. Please look at the real ales page on our website for tasting notes and current guest ales. The 25lagers, beers and ciders on tap include: Stella, Peroni, Hophouse 13, Pravha, St Miguel, Brewdog IPA, Blue Moon, Camden Hells, Birra Moretti, Asahi, Estrella, Fosters, Aspall Cyder, Orchard Thieves Cider, and Guinness. There is also a wide selection of white, rose and red wines, as well as a range of popular and premium vodkas, gin, whiskies and other spirits. We serve breakfast from 9.30am Monday - Saturday. Fresh premium Barrel & Stone Pizzas and Piadina's throughout the day from 12.00 - 10.00pm. To finish why not try one of our fantastic alcohol infused ice creams by Speakeasy.
We are a dog friendly pub, and small dogs under their owners control are most welcome. We even supply dog biscuits and water bowls on request. Please ensure that dogs are on a lead and supervised at all times. The Queen's Head has a large car park at the rear which is free to guests who have registered at the bar when making a purchase. We have free Wi-Fi and mobile phone charging. We are the first pub in the area to have PHEV car charging in the car park and dedicated cycle parking. Well behaved children supervised by their parents are very welcome until 7.30pm. at the managers discretion. Blankets for outdoor use are available from the bar for a £5 returnable cash deposit. We also have a large heated garden which is in use throughout the year, The garden has its own bar which is open from April to October on Friday and Saturday nights from 7.00pm to midnight. The garden bar serves a full range of wines, spirits, bottled beers and Guinness and Hophouse 13 on draught.
We are very proud of our highly trained staff. As an ethical employer, we pay 15% above the upper end of the London living wage, plus private health care, private pension, free travel, complimentary food, perkbox, and regular training. 4 of our staff are doing NVQ courses in Hospitality and 5 are license holders. We use EGM to do our Mystery Shopper reports, and these are done 4 times a year. If you click on 'mystery shopper' report you will see our latest report.
We are extremely proud of the accolades we receive for the condition of our ales and lagers. This is in part due to the comprehensive cleaning programme undertaken by Clear Brew Oxford every Monday morning. This involves using copious amounts of water to flush the lines through, then a special line cleaner, followed by even more copious amounts of water to complete the task. To give you an idea of what this involves, please click on Cellar Cleaning 5th Aug 2019 to see a graphical representation of the cellar. This information is extrapolated from our idraught system, and shows the most recent reported 4 week period.
On the first Monday of every month (except August) we have a quiz night from 8.30pm. Come and exercise the grey matter, great prizes and lots of fun. Wednesday night is board games night, why not abandon your ipad for a few hours and bring the whole family along. You can bring your own games or borrow ours.
Greene King Pub Of The Year 2018
On 6th September, we were awarded one of the 'oscars of the pub industry' and crowned 'Greene King Pub of the Year 2018. This was against strong competition from over 1200 Greene King pubs in England, Scotland and Wales.