Spaniards Inn: "Favorite Pubs - Hampstead" London Nightlife Tip by yooperprof

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Spaniards Inn is a great roadhouse pub on the northern reaches of Hampstead Heath. It's practically located _in_ the road intself: there is a devilish "bottleneck" that reduces traffic on Spaniards Road (no apostrophe) to one lane between the pub and the old "tollhouse" immediately across the way. But it would be a crime to do anything to change the atmosphere or the surroundings of this historic tavern. (The building dates from 1585.)

Spaniards is also a classic literary pub with particular associations with the Romantics S.T. Coleridge and John Keats. It's also mentioned in Wilkie Collins, "Dracula" and the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle - and if you go there you will probably see several contemporary writers, either writing or drinking (this is Hampstead, after all.)

Great beer garden, decent food, good beer. Ah, civilization.

Address: Spaniards Road, Hampstead Heath
Theme: Eating and Drinking

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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