Queens Head & Artichoke30-32 Albany Street
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23/07/21 Noted last night as closed and covered with scaffold and tarpaulins.
This is the same view from Google as January 2021:
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.