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BBC EastEnders: Characters you may have forgotten who owned the Queen Vic

A look at all of the pub landlords and landladies you probably forgot about

Albert Square’s heart and soul is undeniably the iconic Queen Vic pub.

It is the gathering place for almost all of Walford’s residents, as well as the grounds, which have seen more than a few bombshell moments on the soap.

The East End pub has had a long history of landlords and landladies, each adding their own special touch to the way it was run.

From Pat Butcher to The Carters, we take a look at the Queen Vic’s previous and current owners.

Den and Angie Watts

Den and Angie Watts were the first residents of the pub when EastEnders first aired in 1985.

The couple’s marriage was far from perfect, as Angie battled a drinking problem that strained their relationship.

Den had had enough and filed for divorce because it had clearly become too much for him. In the pub where they made their living, he savagely handed the papers to Angie. Ouc

Frank Butcher and Pat Harris

In 1988, shortly after Den and Angie took over the pub, Frank Butcher and his girlfriend Pat Harris took over as managers.

Their reign was short-lived, however, as they were unable to keep the beloved boozer afloat financially due to debts.

The pub was only managed by the couple for two years.

Eddie Royle

Eddie Royle, who owned the pub in 1990 before being murdered, is next on the list.

Eddie demonstrated his good nature by renting a room to barmaid Sharon Watts.

Unfortunately, the landlord met a tragic end while walking his pet poodle Roly when he was stabbed to death by nasty Nick Cotton.

Dan Sullivan

When Phil Mitchell offered up his share of the East End pub, Dan Sullivan became a co-owner.

Phil handed over his half because he couldn’t control his drinking, which he’d also done to get back at his mother.

After a game of cards, Phil was able to reclaim his share of the pub from Dan.

Steve Owen

a tough individual The Queen Vic was purchased by Steve Owen in 2001.

When Sharon bought the pub back from Peggy, who was in debt, Steve was revealed to be her business partner.

However, when Steve’s wife Mel was threatened by the Mitchells, he was forced to sell his stake back to them.

Chrissie Watts

Chrissie became the pub landlady in 2004 after a few years.

It was a dream come true for Chrissie, who had transformed the pub into her own – that is, until things went horribly wrong.

She’d hit Den over the head with an iron door before secretly burying his body in a shocking scene that has gone down in soap history.

She’d fled soon after, leaving Ian Beale in charge of The Queen Vic.

Ian Beale

Following Chrissie’s departure, Ian briefly owned the pub.

Unfortunately, Chrissie admitted to faking Den’s signature on the documents after bumping Den off, and his ownership of the pub was ripped away from him.

Roxy Mitchell

After Archie’s death, his daughter Roxy took over the pub.

Roxy admitted she wasn’t up to the job after a few months of struggling with the reins and handed the pub back to Peggy.

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A look at all of the pub landlords and landladies you probably forgot about

Albert Square’s heart and soul is undeniably the iconic Queen Vic pub.

It is the gathering place for almost all of Walford’s residents, as well as the grounds, which have seen more than a few bombshell moments on the soap.

The East End pub has had a long history of landlords and landladies, each adding their own special touch to the way it was run.

From Pat Butcher to The Carters, we take a look at the Queen Vic’s previous and current owners.

Den and Angie Watts

Den and Angie Watts were the first residents of the pub when EastEnders first aired in 1985.

The couple’s marriage was far from perfect, as Angie battled a drinking problem that strained their relationship.

Den had had enough and filed for divorce because it had clearly become too much for him. In the pub where they made their living, he savagely handed the papers to Angie. Ouc

Frank Butcher and Pat Harris

In 1988, shortly after Den and Angie took over the pub, Frank Butcher and his girlfriend Pat Harris took over as managers.

Their reign was short-lived, however, as they were unable to keep the beloved boozer afloat financially due to debts.

The pub was only managed by the couple for two years.

Eddie Royle

Eddie Royle, who owned the pub in 1990 before being murdered, is next on the list.

Eddie demonstrated his good nature by renting a room to barmaid Sharon Watts.

Unfortunately, the landlord met a tragic end while walking his pet poodle Roly when he was stabbed to death by nasty Nick Cotton.

Dan Sullivan

When Phil Mitchell offered up his share of the East End pub, Dan Sullivan became a co-owner.

Phil handed over his half because he couldn’t control his drinking, which he’d also done to get back at his mother.

After a game of cards, Phil was able to reclaim his share of the pub from Dan.

Steve Owen

a tough individual The Queen Vic was purchased by Steve Owen in 2001.

When Sharon bought the pub back from Peggy, who was in debt, Steve was revealed to be her business partner.

However, when Steve’s wife Mel was threatened by the Mitchells, he was forced to sell his stake back to them.

Chrissie Watts

Chrissie became the pub landlady in 2004 after a few years.

It was a dream come true for Chrissie, who had transformed the pub into her own – that is, until things went horribly wrong.

She’d hit Den over the head with an iron door before secretly burying his body in a shocking scene that has gone down in soap history.

She’d fled soon after, leaving Ian Beale in charge of The Queen Vic.

Ian Beale

Following Chrissie’s departure, Ian briefly owned the pub.

Unfortunately, Chrissie admitted to faking Den’s signature on the documents after bumping Den off, and his ownership of the pub was ripped away from him.

Roxy Mitchell

After Archie’s death, his daughter Roxy took over the pub.

Roxy admitted she wasn’t up to the job after a few months of struggling with the reins and handed the pub back to Peggy.

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A look at all of the pub landlords and landladies you probably forgot about

Albert Square’s heart and soul is undeniably the iconic Queen Vic pub.

It is the gathering place for almost all of Walford’s residents, as well as the grounds, which have seen more than a few bombshell moments on the soap.

The East End pub has had a long history of landlords and landladies, each adding their own special touch to the way it was run.

From Pat Butcher to The Carters, we take a look at the Queen Vic’s previous and current owners.

Den and Angie Watts

Den and Angie Watts were the first residents of the pub when EastEnders first aired in 1985.

The couple’s marriage was far from perfect, as Angie battled a drinking problem that strained their relationship.

Den had had enough and filed for divorce because it had clearly become too much for him. In the pub where they made their living, he savagely handed the papers to Angie. Ouc

Frank Butcher and Pat Harris

In 1988, shortly after Den and Angie took over the pub, Frank Butcher and his girlfriend Pat Harris took over as managers.

Their reign was short-lived, however, as they were unable to keep the beloved boozer afloat financially due to debts.

The pub was only managed by the couple for two years.

Eddie Royle

Eddie Royle, who owned the pub in 1990 before being murdered, is next on the list.

Eddie demonstrated his good nature by renting a room to barmaid Sharon Watts.

Unfortunately, the landlord met a tragic end while walking his pet poodle Roly when he was stabbed to death by nasty Nick Cotton.

Dan Sullivan

When Phil Mitchell offered up his share of the East End pub, Dan Sullivan became a co-owner.

Phil handed over his half because he couldn’t control his drinking, which he’d also done to get back at his mother.

After a game of cards, Phil was able to reclaim his share of the pub from Dan.

Steve Owen

a tough individual The Queen Vic was purchased by Steve Owen in 2001.

When Sharon bought the pub back from Peggy, who was in debt, Steve was revealed to be her business partner.

However, when Steve’s wife Mel was threatened by the Mitchells, he was forced to sell his stake back to them.

Chrissie Watts

Chrissie became the pub landlady in 2004 after a few years.

It was a dream come true for Chrissie, who had transformed the pub into her own – that is, until things went horribly wrong.

She’d hit Den over the head with an iron door before secretly burying his body in a shocking scene that has gone down in soap history.

She’d fled soon after, leaving Ian Beale in charge of The Queen Vic.

Ian Beale

Following Chrissie’s departure, Ian briefly owned the pub.

Unfortunately, Chrissie admitted to faking Den’s signature on the documents after bumping Den off, and his ownership of the pub was ripped away from him.

Roxy Mitchell

After Archie’s death, his daughter Roxy took over the pub.

Roxy admitted she wasn’t up to the job after a few months of struggling with the reins and handed the pub back to Peggy.

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