Harden's survey result
“Ultra reliable” cooking “a notch above usual gastropub fare” and “very friendly staff” have long made this handsome, dog-friendly Grade II listed tavern a Hampstead favourite. “The food is far from groundbreaking – but that is part of the classic appeal” – “been going for years and never had a bad meal”. It’s run by Beth Coventry, sister of veteran restaurant critic Fay Maschler (as you’ll know if you read her pieces, as she’s always giving it a plug!).
“The ideal gastropub for after a walk on the Heath” – Hampstead’s most popular pub (owned by Beth Coventry, Fay Maschler’s sister) is one of the area’s most consistent attractions, offering “a range of classic dishes alongside a well-thought-out wine list”, plus “efficient and friendly service” and “a great buzz”. Top Tip: “go, if possible, for the bright and airy room upstairs – it’s more relaxed and spacious, and a perfect place to eat”.
“Lovely after a walk on the Heath” – Hampstead’s most popular pub (owned by Fay Maschler’s sister, Beth Coventry) has a prime location and is “a wonderful local, full of character and charm”. You can eat either in the “very civilised” upstairs room or the downstairs bar – “the food is pricey, but in fairness I always end up enjoying it”.
“The dog comes too”, with many regulars at Hampstead’s most popular pub, about 100m from the Heath: a top choice for a Sunday roast, either in the bar, or the “light and airy upstairs room”. The food – “classics and also some grills, such as steak” – is “variable, but usually pretty dependable”.
|Wine per bottle||£19.00|
30 Well Walk, London, NW3 1BX
|Monday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑4 pm, 7 pm‑10 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑4 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm|