The Flask

Bars and pubs, Pubs Highgate
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This historic Highgate pub doesn't take enough pride in its past. Rather than fill out its stunningly eerie alcoves with relaxed seating for those looking to soak up the atmosphere over a pint, they squeeze in as many laid tables as possible and pack it to the rafters with diners. Alas, this seems to be a common north London story, with many of the locals going the gastro route.

Still, there's plenty to admire if you're coming for a pie with your pint. The warren of rooms still echoes a Dickens novel, especially by night. The story goes that the pub is haunted by the ghost of a Spanish barmaid, adding a touch of tourist-orientated ambience. The bar itself may be tiny in size, but there's a nice space out front with covered tables for a gathering overlooking the green. This is a beer drinker’s pub – you'll find a reasonable roster of Fuller's ales and a couple of guests on rotation, at least.

By: Laura Richards


Venue name: The Flask
Address: 77 Highgate West Hill
N6 6BU
Transport: Tube: Archway/Highgate
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Elisa R

I've visited this pub twice and am planning to go many more times. It has everything:

  • A big, beautiful beer garden – it was sunny both times I went, which might have added to the overall experience – with pretty flowers everywhere.

  • Booze (surprising, right?) - nuff said.

  • Delicious food. I mean, TRULY INCREDIBLE! You should definitely try the sole or fish and chips. The desserts are pretty amazing too.

  • Super friendly staff that gives great recommandations and will make your time extra fun.

  • Fab' decoration inside – watch out for the stuffed badger wearing glasses and a scarf.

    The only issue is probably that it's really hard to get to but it's definitely worth the journey.