Pubs near Hampstead Heath
A slice of beautiful of the English countryside close to central London, Hampstead Heath is one of London's most popular outdoor spaces. And, what better way to finish up a jaunt across the heath than with a visit to one of area's most beautiful pubs? Draw up a chair, order yourself a pint and some tasty British food to refuel at one of the best pubs near Hampstead Heath.
Last updated on 29th July 2016
A hidden gem in Hampstead, The Roebuck is a traditional yet eccentrically designed gastro pub offering only the best of British sourced food in a relaxed setting. With its cosy nooks, private basement bar and brightly coloured mismatched furniture, it's one Hampstead pub that isn't afraid to show its personality. Chill in their heated garden or indulge your competitive spirit with one of the pub's board games.
The Flask is worth the 15-minute walk from Hampstead Heath. It’s an absolute treasure of a Victorian pub, with plenty of character and a sun-trap conservatory that is ideal for kicking back and chilling out. Refuel after a day spent on Hampstead Heath with fresh, indulgent comfort food and a range of drinks including locally brewed beers, Young’s ales and an excellent range of wine.
A stunning pub perched on a hill between Hampstead Heath on one side and the charming village on the other, The Wells is a beautiful venue with original Georgian features. The pub's seasonal, ever-changing menu of comforting gastro pub fare is well regarded. Spend a lazy afternoon there playing a game of chess and scrabble with your dog beside you, who will be catered for with their very own dog bowl!
On sunny days, The Garden Gate's glorious beer garden has to be one of the best places to chill with a pint in the whole of Hampstead. There's lush greenery, BBQs and even their very own outdoor bar called The Garden Shed. Their drinks range is a little quirkier than your average boozer with Belgian fruit beers and English potato vodka on offer. If you fancy learning a bit more, they also hold regular tasting events and wine clubs.
With Camden Brewery starting out in this gastro pub's basement; it's only fitting that Horseshoe should stock a great range of lagers and ales, as well as unusual brews from the Camden Brewery itself and the pub's own microbrewery. The interior is stripped back and modern putting the emphasis firmly on the pub's tasty farm-to-fork food and top notch drinks range.
The Freemasons Arms is always on the search for cool, new drinking experiences so keep an eye out for its ever-changing selection of quirky wine discoveries, cask ales, drafts and bottled beers. Situated on the edge of the heath, this Hampstead pub is warming and comforting in winter while its large outdoor patio area keeps it airy and chilled in the summer months.
With over 60 different beer options from across the globe, The Stag is definitely in the running for the title of the largest range in Hampstead. However, if beer isn't your thing, there's also a great range of cocktails, wines, spirits, and not forgetting their fresh and simple British dishes. Head down for one of their famous garden parties complete with BBQ and old school picnic tables.
Said to be the place where Keats penned his famous Ode to a Nightingale, this romantic 16th century inn is the perfect place to head after a morning ramble across the heath. There's an extensive range of speciality beers, ales and ciders as well as a menu of British food with helpful suggestions of beer matchings. Their huge beer garden is also one of its main drawing points with its regular BBQs and dog-wash!
Taking old fashioned pub-keeping very seriously, The Holly Bush is a traditional pub in every sense of the word. Expect classic pub grub and real ale, all served up in front of a roaring fire amongst leather banquettes and dark wood furnishings. The friendly, historic pub is the ideal destination for escaping Central London's hustle and bustle.
Right on the edge of Hampstead Heath, a visit to The Magdala is the perfect end to a relaxed walk across the heath. This Hampstead pub has a rather unique history which has been physically etched into the building with bullet mark holes in the walls! However, nowadays it's a lot more chilled with a cosy fireplace, great pub food and one-off events like live music and spoken poetry nights.