Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Spaniards Inn Hampstead

The Spaniards Inn Hampstead
Spaniards Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 7JJ
0208 7318406

The Spaniards is one of London’s oldest pubs and has earned itself a place in the history books, quite literally. Dickens immortalised it in The Pickwick Papers, and it's said that Keats wrote Ode to a Nightingale here over a claret or two. Indeed, our characterful 16th century inn is a romantic idyll in itself, with a few tales of its own to tell. A country pub in the city, it boasts a garden grand enough to rival the great Heath itself, a separate dining area, roaring fires in the winter and plenty of intriguing nooks.

We dined at the Spaniards last Monday evening and were welcomed by a roaring log fire and friendly & assertive staff. 

What we ordered:
Steak, Pancetta & Porter Ale Pie with mash and seasonal vegetables - £13.25

The pastry was buttery and flaky, the gravy has a lovely rich flavour with large chunks of steak that are melt in mouth tender.   

8oz British Beef Burger with mature Cheddar in a glazed bun with fries & house relish - £10

This burger was deliciously juicy, with a wonderful glazed bun.  It was a definite two-hander job and was demolished in minutes. 


·         Country pub in the city
·         Wonderful ambience
·         Quality sourced ingredients
·         Complimentary jugs of water


Highly Recommend – a definite must when in North London