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Queens Head

(formerly Scruffy Murphy's)

15 Denman Street

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Premises Description

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Opening Times


Monday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

11 - 10.30 Mon - Thu
11 - 11 Fri & Sat
12 - 9.30 Sun

About the Pub

Unusual for the West End of London in that it is a free house, this compact but welcoming pub consists of a ground floor bar, with a few tables at the front and the rear and plenty of vertical drinking space with shelves for glasses and a few high stools in between, and a restaurant upstairs. The traditional feel of the place is enhanced by an attractive back bar and wall mirroring with a partly lino covered wooden floor downstairs and a most unusual old leather-fronted bar in the restaurant.

This entry is being made in the post-pandemic recovery phase and the pub currently does not have a chef so no food is available. Normally, an enticing menu of good-value pub food, with pies as a speciality, is available upstairs; service in the bar being limited to those pies and snacks and cheeseboards only. Two real ales are reported to be available at date of entry. This is a popular pub at lunchtimes and pre- and post-theatre.

Historic Interest

The pub dates from 1738, taking its name from its location on what was then called Queen’s Street, renamed Denman Street in 1862 in honour of a Lord Chief Justice born there. In the 1840s it was known as the Courier’s Club, trading in wine, brandy and coal. Later, reduced in size, it became part of the Piccadilly Theatre site.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Fuller's London Pride
  • Sambrook's Wandle

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Dark Star --varies--
  • Gun --varies--
  • Sambrook's Wandle

Source: Regional

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Moncada, Sambrook's, etc.


  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    But not in restuarant.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    In restaurant only.

  • Restaurant Restaurant Area


  • Smoking Smoking Area


  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Freeview for major events only.

  • WiFi Wifi

    With password from bar.

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Queens Head

15 Denman Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.510763, -0.135389


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (125m)


Nearby Station (950m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (100m)

Piccadilly Circus

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Queens Head

15 Denman Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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