Made sure to check out this bar after driving passed it since it appeared to be a great place to have a drink or two. Surely enough, the pub was packed with locals and tourist alike. Turned out it was karaoke night which explains why people were pretty rowdy as we walked inside the establishment.
Not wanting to take part in the ruckus, we grabbed a pint of brew and went straight to a garden located out in the back. Contrary to the commotion inside, the patio was rather intimate with the dimmed lighting and huge walls enclosing the area. I didn’t even mind that other patrons were filling up the area with smoke from their cigarettes.
Overall, The Old Queen’s Head is one of the better bars along Essex Road. I will definitely come back especially since I heard about the second floor where they host live performances from great bands and raging parties with DJ’s spinning awesome music all night long.