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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Queens Head & Artichoke

30-32 Albany Street
Emailten.ekohcitraeht@ofni Telephone(020) 7916 6206
Real AleGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsSmokingRestaurantFunction RoomWiFi
Opening times: Mon–Sat 11:00-23:00; Sun 12:00-23:00
Regular beers: Black Sheep Best Bitter, Fuller's London Pride, Sharp's Doom Bar, Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay Pale Ale, Wadworth 6X

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

23/07/21 Noted last night as closed and covered with scaffold and tarpaulins.

This is the same view from Google as January 2021:,-0.144208,3a,75y,48.14h,105.7t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1slZ81P4QUpGDVN1Q3ZVd5dw!2e0!5s20210101T000000!7i16384!8i8192

The pub's website says it will reopen in late spring, but it's already mid-summer; perhaps they are behind schedule.

On the cusp between a drinkers' pub and a gastro, it is, if anything, striving for the latter with an upstairs restaurant, tapas and more standard menus, and extensive wine list, and a snack list which seems to be reaching for the more upmarket end, albeit not especially expensive. Popular lunchtimes and early evening. Per the Wadsworth Dictionary of Pub Names the sister of Henry VIII, widow of Louis XII of France, was passionately fond of artichokes (it is said). She persuaded her chief gardener to call his tavern by this name. That tavern has gone but the name survives here. See the pub's website for more history.