King And Queen, W1W 6DL

Small, single-room pub in Fitzrovia.

The decor is quite traditional; carpeted floor and a mix of banquette seating around the edges of the room and stools (no actual chairs), with three tables in the middle of the room. There are portraits of kings and queens above the bar, and a display of king and queen playing cards at one end of the room. A few picnic benches outside (not covered or heated) cater for smokers.

When Kake visited on a Tuesday afternoon in December 2008, there were a fair few people in, mostly younger people (quite possibly students, given the area). There was no music, and a flatscreen was showing a darts tournament with the sound off. Three real ales were available; Adnam's Bitter, Deuchars IPA, and St Austell Tribute (£1.70/half). When Ewan visited in November 2009 these three were on again, with the addition of Purity's Mad Goose.

On Ewan's Friday lunchtime visit in November 2009, there was a full lunch menu, with — alongside the sandwiches (£4.50 including chips) — all the usual pub staples including hot meals at £6-7 each. Ewan's vegetarian lasagne (£6.50) was served with some fresh crispy salad and a substantial portion of chips. They don't do food in the evenings.

They have a function room upstairs, which as of December 2008 is free to hire as long as you make a donation to MacMillan (the charity supported by the pub), though if you want the bar up there to be staffed then that costs £50. As mentioned, there's no food in the evenings, but if you've booked the function room then they can put on a buffet or you can bring your own food.

Accessibility: Small step up to get in, another small step to get to the ladies' (which is quite small and a bit hard to actually get into).

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Last visited by Ewan, 13 November 2009. Function room info and lack of evening food verified with manager by Kake, December 2008. Opening hours taken from the 2007 Good Beer Guide.

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