Queen’s Head, Pinner, Middlesex ( #August2016PubPerDay number 62)   1 comment

Queen's Head Pinner sign

 

From Rayner’s Lane Tube Station, the Queen’s Head is about a mile and a half, but it’s still a quarter-mile from Pinner Station so running was probably quicker than changing to the other line of the Metropolitan at Harrow-on-the-Hill. The pub is in a conservation area so all those Tudor buildings are the real thing; they are so well-preserved that you might think ‘mock-Tudor,’ and there are repairs using modern masonry here and there but the central street of Pinner leading up to the church is stunning.

 

 

Queen's Head Pinner beer

 

I got a Rebellion Mutiny, the darkest beer they had on the pumps. The barman had to set it aside to settle for a moment before finishing the pour (which is usually a good sign). The ale was quite bitter but with an underlying molasses flavour — not the sweetness of molasses but the wood oils and aromatics — and mouthy without being too viscous. Yum.

 

 

Queen's Head Pinner plaque

 

The bit of the pub I saw consists of a long bar stretching along much of the interior behind the façade, low beams that could support a cathedral, and uneven footing. According to The Interwebs, some of the house dates to 1540. There is a bit of seating out front that was good for watching the early evening footfall.

 

Queen's Head Pinner 2

pinner-map

 

 

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