The Gipsy Queen, Kentish Town, London UK
Re-opened in June 2015, after closure in 2014, The Gipsy Queen is a traditional pub, beer garden and bottle shop in London’s Kentish Town, close to Gospel Oak and Hampstead. Formerly known as The Bluebell and The Westport Inn, new owners, already owners of The Grafton in West Kentish Town, undertook a complete facelift in readiness for the re-opening this year under the pub’s original name, The Gipsy Queen.
With a Cuban inspired, bright and colourful beer garden and a bottle shop offering a ‘Fill-Enjoy-Rinse-Repeat’ service of a vast selection of finest draft wines, real ales and craft keg beers and a locally acclaimed kitchen serving lunch and dinners throughout the day (as well as frozen marguerita’s on tap) customers have many reasons to make regular return visits to The Gipsy Queen.
Kina Audio Systems Ltd, established since 2006 in the UK and with more than 30 years of audio experience, were called in by The Gipsy Queen’s owners during the refurbishment process to provide an upgrade to the audio system installed at the pub.
“We decided to use a Cloud Z4MK3 Zone Venue Mixer for this project as we had a number of existing inputs from TV Freeview receivers, an online music provider, a local line input and a microphone which we needed to route to any of three zones.” commented Edson Kühn, Director for Kina Audio Systems.
“We chose the Cloud Z4 MK3 due to its design, reliability and ease to setup. I recall we first came across Cloud products in another venue, we tested the system there and we loved it”, continued Edson Kühn.
“In The Gipsy Queen project we also installed a Cloud LM-2 Wall Input Plate and a separate RSL-6 Remote Source/Volume Control to provide localised inputs for a microphone/other sound sources and localised volume control for the outside zone”, added Kühn.
To minimise the disruption of the refurbishment process Kina Audio Ltd worked in the venue overnight to ensure the pub met its re-opening deadline.