Bars and pubs Hampstead
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Blending perfectly with the second-hand bookstores and other arcana along this lovely, narrow pedestrianised passage, this imposing but welcoming Young’s pub has benefited from a 2007 refit that spruced it up without draining its character.

Decorative accents are provided by scenes from fairytales, black-and-white photos of days out and century-old posters for London Underground, but the best seats are around the tall table facing the picture window.

Wines figure prominently here, perhaps more so than is common at other branches in the Young’s family, but the regular beers are all present and correct. Many come here to eat, either in the pub or in the large rear dining area. You can get food to share (vegetarian or mini pie platter), as well as the traditional pub grub.


Venue name: Flask
Address: 14 Flask Walk
Opening hours: Open 11am-11pm Mon-Thur; 11am-midnight Fri, Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-3pm, 6-10pm Mon-Fri; noon-10pm Sat; noon-9pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Hampstead tube
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Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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Ben F

Friendly atmosphere, friendly staff, good beer. Even the scotch eggs and sausage rolls are great!

Helen L

I'm glad that the public bar is still a proper looking boozer's bar - ignore the saloon and head for this side.

Soso T

A lovely little pub in Hampstead. There was a bit of a miscommunication with our booking. Apparently only the front section of the pub is dog friendly and the waitress felt so bad about it she tried everything she could to help us. We managed to get a table eventually and ordered the roast. Good thing the portions were generous, I was starving! The 21 day aged beef was tender and cooked perfectly. It came with a ginormous Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings. I liked the veggies, but wasn't too keen on the potatoes. Extra gravy is always a must as I drench my plate with it. There's nothing more satisfying than a hearty roast on a Sunday, catching up with friends and a glass of wine. It's not the easiest place to get to as a wheelchair user, but it was fully accessible.

Abigail D
Staff Writer

Lovely, reasonably-priced food (the fish pie is delicious) and perfect for rolling off the heath towards a pint and a game of scrabble.

Staff Writer

The cosiest pub in London - love it in the winter.

Ros B

Great village pub. Authentic bar area, good pub quiz, and a. local crowd.

Steve B
Staff Writer

Not a bad pub at all, but has lost some of its charm since the revamp made a year or two ago. There used to be a good crowd of old boys who would regularly be seen here, but recently they've been replaced with the Hampstead set. Don't get the same warmth as before and I'm not sure we'll continue to visit as often as we used to

Derek N

Manager Claudia is vile- rude and aggressive towards guests , in my view should not be managing such a beautiful establishment. Would never return

*would rate it one star but button wouldn't allow hence the two stars

Ana Paula C

First time at the Flask and I had my handbag stolen. The pub was almost empty, the biggest problem was that the bar attendant said that there is no CCTV camera. So Beware....