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The Queen Victoria Public House, simply known as the Queen Victoria, Queen Vic or The Vic by the locals, is the local pub in Albert Square which has been the centre of drama since the very first episode was broadcast It is the only pub for the next 5 miles. The Queen Vic is currently owned (for the second time) by Mick Carter and Linda Carter, after buying it from Sharon Watts, who got given the pub from Ian Beale.

During the early years of the show, the Queen Vic had a partition wall down the middle of the bar, which separated it into two sections. The smaller section, known as the 'snug', housed a dart board and fruit machines, whilst the larger section, known as the saloon bar, was used primarily as the customer seating area. Den Watts , who was the landlord at the time got permission from the brewery that owned The Queen Vic to remove the partition in October 1985, and hired Tony Carpenter to do the job.


The Queen Victoria was built in 1860's and originally had two bars the public and the saloon. In 1985 publican Den Watts decided to dismantle the partitions between the two bars, so it became one. During the early years of EastEnders the pub was owned by the brewery Luxford & Copley who then rented it out to the Watts family.

Den and Angie Watts took control of the Vic in 1975, In 1986 after Den divorced Angie on Christmas Day, Den's mistress Jan becomes the landlady for a few months, before Den splits up with her. Meanwhile Angie begins running the new rival pub in the Square named ' The Dagmar', owned by James Willmott-Brown. On New Year's Eve 1987, at the party in The Vic, Angie demands that she runs The Vic again with Den. In 1988, Angie leaves The Vic and Walford for Spain after telling Den that they will both run a new pub together. Den, falling for her plan, signs the lease of the pub over to Frank Butcher and his barmaid Pat Wicks. After Den finds out Angie's plan, it is to late for him to keep The Vic. Den goes on to run Strokes wine bar, which is a front for a criminal gang called 'The Firm". His involvement with the gang led to his (fake) death in 1989.

Pat and Frank gave up The Vic in 1990 to run the B&B. This was because Janine was young and Frank and Pat found it hard to look after Janine and run the pub. Den and Angie's daughter Sharon Watts and Simon Wicks managed the pub until the brewery found a new landlord. The brewery found Eddie Royle, who was an ex-policeman. He later invited his Irish fiancee Eibhlin O'Donnell to live with him after they were engaged in April 1991. However, this was short-lived as Eddie was stabbed in the Albert Square Gardens by Nick Cotton.

Queen Vic 1992-2010

After Eddie's death, the brewery decide to sell The Vic off. Sharon Watts (Den and Angie's daughter) and partner Grant Mitchell and brother Phil Mitchell, buy the pub off the Brewery. Sharon's name is put above the door, due to Phil and Grant having criminal records. In 1993, Phil decides to sell his share of The Vic to Sharon and Grant, who are married by this time.

In 1994, after Sharon's affair with Phil Mitchell, Grant forces Sharon out of The Vic on Christmas Day. Sharon returns in 1995 and even though it breaks her heart she signs the deeds to The Queen Vic over to Peggy Mitchell, making her the new landlady.

Peggy and Grant own the Vic until 1996, when Peggy and Frank Butcher get together and marry. Grant decides to give his 50% share of The Vic to his brother Phil, who sells his share to Dan Sullivan for £5.00. With Dan as the new landlord he starts making Peggy and Frank's lives hell and in a game of cards Phil tricks Dan in to signing an amendment to the deeds signing his share over to Peggy and Frank making them the sole owners.

In 2000, Peggy and Frank split up after his affair with his ex-wife, Pat Evans. Frank leaves the square shortly after leaving Peggy in serious debt with The Vic. This leads to Peggy selling The Vic unknowingly in 2001 to Sharon Watts. Sharon and her ex-brother-in-law Phil Mitchell get back together and Phil buys Steve Owen's share of The Vic .In 2002, After Angie Watts dies in Spain, Sharon decides to make a new start without The Vic, and sells her share to Phil. Sharon then buys the E20 nightclub from Beppe di Marco, and renames it Angie's Den, after both her parents.

Peggy once again becomes landlady of The Vic and runs the pub for Phil until she decides to leave and live with Grant, leaving Bar Manager Alfie Moon to run the pub. When Phil is accused of armed robbery, he signs all of his business interests over to his sister Sam Mitchell so she become power of attorney, including the pub. In 2004, Sam gets conned out of The Vic by ex-landlord Den Watts after his return from the dead.

When EastEnders began, the outside of The Vic was painted brown. In the early 90s it was repainted green, which lasted until 1992, when it was repainted to its current colour, red.

On Christmas Eve 2004, Den Watts take over the pub, and the new Watts family, (Den, Sharon, Vicki, Dennis and Den's new wife, Chrissie) move in The Vic.

In February 2005, Den is killed by wife Chrissie Watts and is buried under concrete in the cellar of the pub. Chrissie forges Den's signature on The Vic's deed of transfer, and takes over control of The Vic. In July 2005, In November 2005 Chrissie try to do a runner out of Walford so sell the Queen Vic to Ian Beale but Chrissie is caught and exposed as Den's murderer, and is arrested. Before Chrissie Watts would speak to the police she wanted to talk to Sharon Watts where she told her she'd forged Den's signature on The Vic's deed of transfer, which meant as Den daughter she inherited the The Queen Vic. Sharon decides to sell the pub to the Phil Mitchell with Peggy once again for a third time becoming landlady.

In 2009, Christmas Eve, Peggy's estranged husband Archie Mitchell and his new fiancee Janine Butcher take over The Vic. Later on Christmas Day, Archie throws out Janine, and is later killed by Stacey Branning by the famous Queen Vic Bust. In Archie's will, he leaves The Vic to daughter Roxy Mitchell making her the newest landlady.

Roxy is in charge of The Vic until September 2010 when she admits that she can't run The Vic properly, so signs the pub back to Peggy, making her the owner of the Vic for the second time, and landlady for a fourth time.

Queen Vic 2010 to 2014

In 2010, after Phil Mitchell sets fire to The Vic in a drug fuelled rage, Peggy heartbroken at the burnt out wreckage of her beloved pub and seeing the damage she has caused to Phil leaves and a short while later signs The Vic over to Phil. With no interest in running The Vic himself , Phil decides to rent The Vic to ex-bar manager Alfie Moon and his wife Kat making them the new landlord and landlady as well as the licensees.

After Kat has an affair with Derek Branning in 2012, she leaves the pub, leaving Alfie in charge until he gets with ex-landlady and Phil’s cousin, Roxy, who becomes the new landlady until November 2013. Alfie and his new wife Roxy split up and Alfie goes back to ex-wife Kat. However, this is short-lived as Phil announces that he is selling the Vic.

On Christmas Day 2013, Phil is due to sell The Vic to ex-landlady Janine Butcher, temporarily. After she is arrested for murder, the pub is sold to Mick and Linda Carter, the brother and sister-in-law of Shirley Carter. 

The Vic from 2014 to present.

In 2014, when Mick and Linda discover a damp problem in the cellar, which Phil never told them about when he sold the pub, they resort to getting a loan from Mick's estranged grandfather, Stan, for the repairs to The Vic's cellar. Stan's condition for giving them the loan is that they have to sign a share of The Vic over to his daughter and Mick's mother, Shirley, making her co-landlady and co-licensee, along with Mick and Linda.

In 2017, Woody Woodward become the new bar manager. In April, Shirley and Linda Carter sold the freehold to the Queen Vic with out Mick’s consent, to a business called Grafton Hill and, the company now own the building. Grafton Hill employs Fi Browning as Accountants Manager of the Pub.  Fi Browning tell Shirley and Woody they have too many staff and need to sack two. Woody later sack Tracey and Sharon. In May 2017 Mick returns to the Square and Sacks Woody.

In 2020, Mick and Linda decide it is time to sell the pub due to Linda's alcoholism. So they put it up for sale and Phil and his wife, Sharon, are interested but they break up and Phil is determined to buy the Vic before Sharon does. It was revealed on the very last episode of EastEnders (until September 2020) that there was a mystery buyer and Phil comes round to have Mick and Linda sign them but Mick says someone already bought it, much to Phil's anger. When they walk out they see Phil's estranged wife, Sharon Watts, behind the bar with her best friend, Ian Beale, on the other side of the bar. Phil is furious and Sharon says her iconic line "Hello Phil. What can I get ya?". In 2021, after Sharon runs Ian out of Walford due to him killing Dennis Rickman Jr, Ian sells his share of the Vic to Sharon, meaning she now has full ownership. Soon after gaining full ownership Sharon sells the Vic back to Mick and Linda after Phil is blackmailed by Max Branning.


Current Employees

Name Position Years
Mick Carter Landlord/owner/licensee 2013-2020 2021-
Linda Carter Landlady/owner/licensee 2013-2020 2021-
Tracey Barmaid 1985-
Shirley Carter Barmaid 2008, 2013-2020, 2021-
Frankie Lewis Barmaid 2021-

Previous Employees

Name Position Years
Lofty Holloway Bartender 1985-1988
Arthur Fowler Bartender 1986
Nina Harris Bartender ????
Sam Mitchell Bartender 1995-1996
Ricky Butcher Bartender ????
Little Mo Mitchell Bartender 2004-2006
Alfie Moon Bartender/Owner 2002-2004


Spencer Moon Bartender 2002-2004
Jake Moon Bartender 2005
Simon Wicks Bartender [[1]]
Melanie Healy Bartender 2000-2001
Trevor Morgan Bartender 2001
Donna Ludlow Bartender 1987-1988
Kathy Beale Bartender ????
Clyde Tavernier Bartender ????
Michelle Fowler Bartender ????
Cindy Beale Bartender 1989-1990
Steve Elliot Bartender ????
Tiffany Mitchell Bartender 1995-1998
Debbie Wilkins Bartender ????
Lorraine Wicks Bartender ????
Jan Hammond Bartender 1987
Binnie Roberts Bartender ????
Josie McFarlane Bartender ????
Mary Flaherty Bartender 1998-1999
Shelley Lewis Bartender ????
Dennis Rickman Bartender 2005
Honey Mitchell Bartender 2006-2007
Sean Slater Bartender 2007-2008
Dawn Swann Bartender 2006-2009
Danny Mitchell Bartender 2010
Glenda Mitchell Bartender 2010
Roxy Mitchell Bartender 2007-2009, 2010, 2012-2013
Ronnie Mitchell Bartender 2007-2010
Chelsea Fox Bartender 2010
Christian Clarke Bartender 2008
Pat Butcher Bartender 1988-90, 2000, 2010
Billy Mitchell Bartender [[2]]
Peggy Mitchell Bartender/Owner 1994-2001, 2002, 2005-09, 2010
Janine Butcher Bartender 2009
Eddie Moon Bartender 2011
Tyler Moon Bartender 2011
Ryan Malloy Bartender 2009-2011
Jane Beale Chef 2010-2012
Jodie Gold Bartender 2011
Kim Fox Bartender 2011
Mo Harris Bartender 2011-2013
Ray Dixon Bartender,


Jean Slater Bartender,

Events Manager

Patrick Trueman





Fatboy Bartender 2012-2013
Kirsty Branning Bartender 2013
Nancy Carter Barmaid 2013-16
Lee Carter Bartender 2014-16
Babe Smith Bartender/Food Preperation 2014-17
Sharon Mitchell Landlady/FullTime Barmaid Part-Time Barmaid/Assistant Manager 1991-94
Masood Ahmed Barman 2018
Johnny Carter Barman


Stacey Fowler Barmaid 2010, 2017-2018
Callum 'Halfway' Highway Barman 2018-2019
Tina Carter Barmaid 2014-2019

Current Residents

Name Years Notes
Linda Carter 2013-20, 2021-
Mick Carter 2013-20, 2021-
Shirley Carter 2013-2020, 2021-
Nancy Carter 2014-2016, 2021-
Ollie Carter 2015-20, 2021-
Frankie Lewis 2021-
Annie Carter 2021-

Former Residents

Name Years
Mr Bagstock 1860's
Mrs Bagstock 1860's
Ray Sewell 1930's & 1940's
Lil Sewell 1930's & 1940's
Gus Leonard Prior to 1975
Flo Leonard Prior to 1975
Alf Barrett Prior to 1975
Polly Barrett Prior to 1975
Den Watts 1975-88
Angie Watts 1975-86
Sharon Watts

1991-94 2001

Simon Wicks 1987-89
Frank Butcher 1988-90
Pat Butcher 1987
Janine Butcher 1988-90
Mo Butcher 1988
Ricky Butcher
Diane Butcher 1989
Eddie Royle 1990-91
Eibhlin O'Donnell 1991
Grant Mitchell 1991-99
Phil Mitchell 1991
Sam Mitchell 1991-93
Kathy Beale 1994
Peggy Mitchell 1994-2001
Tiffany Mitchell 1997-98
Courtney Mitchell 1997-98
Jamie Mitchell 1999,2002
Barry Evans 2001
Natalie Evans 2001
Alfie Moon 2002-04
Spencer Moon 2002-04
Nana Moon 2002-04
Kat Slater 2003-04


Zoe Slater 2003-04
Chrissie Watts 2004-05
Dennis Rickman 2004-2005
Ben Mitchell 2006-10
Roxy Mitchell 2007-09


Ronnie Mitchell 2007-08
Billy Mitchell 2007
Honey Mitchell 2007
Archie Mitchell 2008-09
Jay Brown 2009
Mo Harris 2011-13
Jean Slater 2011-13
Eddie Moon 2011
Tyler Moon 2011
Stan Carter 2014-15
Tina Carter 2013-14,


Lee Carter 2014-16,


Babe Smith 2013-17
Sylvie Carter 2014-17
Woody Woodward 2017
Whitney Carter 2015-2018
Johnny Carter 2013-2014, 2016-2018
Jean Slater 2019 (temporary)
Callum 'Halfway' Highway 2018-2019
Ian Beale 2020-2021
Sharon Watts 1975-88, 1991-95, 2001-2002, 2020-21
Albie Watts 2020-21


Owner Licensee Year Bar Manager
Luxford & Copley Mr Bagstock ????
Luxford & Copley Ray Sewell & Lil Sewell ????
Luxford & Copley Gus Leonard & Flo Leonard ????
Luxford & Copley Alf Barrett & Polly Barrett ????
Luxford & Copley Den Watts 1975-1988
Luxford & Copley Frank Butcher 1988-1990
Luxford & Copley Eddie Royle 1990-1991
Sharon Mitchell
Grant Mitchell
Phil Mitchell
Sharon Mitchell 1991-1993
Sharon Watts

Grant Mitchell

Sharon Watts 1993-1995
Peggy Mitchell
Grant Mitchell
Peggy Mitchell 1995-1996
Peggy Mitchell
Dan Sullivan
Peggy Mitchell 1996
Peggy Mitchell Peggy Mitchell 1996-1998
Peggy Butcher
Frank Butcher
Peggy Butcher 1999-2001
Sharon Watts
Steve Owen
Sharon Watts 2001
Sharon Watts
Phil Mitchell
Sharon Watts 2001-2002
Phil Mitchell Peggy Mitchell 2002-2004 Alfie Moon (2002-2004)
Den Watts Den Watts 2005
Chrissie Watts Chrissie Watts 2005
Phil Mitchell Peggy Mitchell 2005-2009
Archie Mitchell Archie Mitchell 2009
Roxy Mitchell Roxy Mitchell 2010
Peggy Mitchell Peggy Mitchell 2010
Phil Mitchell Alfie Moon & Kat Moon 2010-2012
Phil Mitchell Alfie Moon
Roxy Mitchell
Mick Carter
Linda Carter

Mick Carter

Linda Carter

Shirley Carter

Grafton Hill Mick Carter
Linda Carter
Shirley Carter
Mick & Linda Carter Mick Carter
Linda Carter
Shirley Carter
2013-2020 Shirley Carter (2018-20)

Sharon Beale

Ian Beale

Sharon Beale 2020-2021
Sharon Watts Sharon Watts 2021
Mick Carter

Linda Carter

Mick Carter

Linda Carter


Deaths & Injuries

There has been 4 deaths within the premises. There has also been 3 deaths right outside of the premises.

Inside the Premises/ Accidents In The Building

Name Year Cause Of Death/ Injury
Tom Clements 21 April 1988 Heart Attack
Den Watts 18 February 2005 He was hit over the head by a cast iron metal doorstop by Zoe Slater. Chrissie later delivers the fatal blow using the doorstop and Den dies instantly.
Tracey 29 August 2005 Unconscious after being beaten up by Sam Mitchell.
Archie Mitchell 25 December 2009 Stacey Branning used The Queen Vic Bust to murder him
Linda Carter 8 May 2015 Fallen Down The Stairs And Waters Broke
Ollie Carter Early 2016 Fell over in his highchair.
Sylvie Carter 30 March 2017 Sylvie died on 30th March 2017, after pulling a radio into the bath, while her great grandson Johnny, sorted the fuse box out.
Ian Beale 4 December 2020 Attacked by a Phil Mitchell and was left for dead. He had a bleed on the brain but survived.

Outside the Premises

Name Year Cause Of Death/Injury
Tiffany Mitchell January 1999 She was ran over by Frank Butcher and hit her head on the pavement.
Dennis Rickman January 2006 He was stabbed by Danny Moon
Bradley Branning February 2010 He fell to his death from the roof of The Queen Vic while being chased by police.
Abi Branning 25th December 2017 Fell off the roof; declared brain dead in hospital.
Lauren Branning 25th December 2017 Fell off roof; recovered in hospital.



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