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The Garden Gate
Loved by locals for its fish and chips – a plate big enough for two crammed to the teeth with battered haddock, still with its skin on, and chips like logs, fluffy on the inside, together with a healthy dollop of minty mushy peas.
If the weather’s nice enough, there would be nothing more relaxing and enjoyable than taking your food out to the pub’s hugely-spacious garden. There is plenty of room to sit, what with several wood-slat tables and benches; circular, mosaic-topped tables with delicate wrought iron chairs; and larger, more communial tables underneath great big shelters. The whole outdoor space is adequately heated in case the sun decides it’s had enough, and it’s all lined by blooming hedges and exotic palm trees.
Failing that, you can always stay inside. The wood panel floor and cream-coloured walls contrast pleasantly, and the wooden furniture gives the whole place a rustic feel. It’s here also where you can grab hold of one of many delicious cask beers on tap, a crisp refreshing cider, or choose from a global array of wines from the chiller.
So, after a day relaxing on nearby Parliament Hill, pay The Garden Gate a visit and see why Londoners, and us, think it’s home to one of the best beer gardens in town. Expect to pay a little more for what you want, though, as the surrounding area is that bit pricier, but the location, the atmosphere and aesthetic appeal more than compensate.
Opening times: Monday – Thursday: 12:00 – 23:00, Friday: 12:00 – 24:00. Saturday: 10:30 – 24:00, Sunday: 10:30 – 22:30
14 South End Road, Hampstead, NW3 2QEView Larger Map