The Flask Tavern
All those that are non-superstitious, skip the next few lines because, apparently, the ghost of a woman haunts Highgate's Flask Tavern. She once worked here, centuries ago, and hanged herself after a failed relationship. So, if you feel a sudden icy chill, it's not the glass of Pimm's you've just quaffed, it could be the spectral woman passing by. At least, that's what we'd like you to believe.
Haunted or not, The Flask still delivers oodles of quality whether it's the welcoming staff, the ever-changing menu complete with gorgeous dishes - especially the duck confit - a real fireplace (great for curling up to in the winter, because this place isn't just a summer pub), and a beer garden to die for. Why? Well it overlooks one of London's most popular and most beautiful patches of open green space: Hampstead Heath. So, you've really got no excuse to stay indoors when you could spend an afternoon romping round the Heath, before pouring yourself into The Flask for a refreshing drink or satisfying meal.
With its labyrinthine layout of snugs and cosy rooms, The Flask is a firm favourite among locals, and will be the envy of the rest of your friends back home should you pay a visit to London. It's a typical British pub with an intriguing back-story, some delicious ale and food, a massive garden full of seats, and it really shouldn't be missed if you're in the area.
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30
77 Highgate West Hill, Highgate, N6 6BUView Larger Map
- Moderately Priced
Best For Whom
- All Ages
Best For What
- Outdoor Area
- The Local Experience