Wednesday, 23 March 2016

#LondonEating #LondonDrinking The Spaniards @TheSpaniardsInn @HPDesveaux

NEW! Where to grab a bite or a drink after a London Walk?

I've asked my London Walks colleagues to chip in their suggestions and I'll share them here regularly on The Daily Constitutional.

The Rules: All "reviews" were conducted anonymously and we paid our way. No kick-backs, no payola, no deals: these are the places that we London Walks guides - and London Walkers – choose when eating and drinking out and about in London. No buckshee burritos, nary a gratis granola bar was received in exchange for these recommendations.

And I promise never to use the word "eaterie". Seriously: have you EVER heard anyone SAY the word eaterie?

The Criteria: As well as the one-offs, the unique cafes, bars and stalls that make London so special, I'll be featuring reliable chains along the way. They have to be in London and within five minutes of the end of a London Walks tour.

I hope you enjoy them.

Have your say: As usual we'd like to hear from you – drop us a line with your own London foodie (and drinkie) tips.


A.S-G London, March 2016

This one has been recommended by London Walker Heather Desveaux…

The Spaniards Inn
Spaniards Road, Hampstead NW3

Thanks Heather, this is a really great tip.

The Spaniards is a fabled North London institution with connections to Dickens (who featured it in the Pickwick papers) and Keats to name but two. It dates back to the 16th Century and Dick Turpin is said to have frequented the place.

It was even featured in the Evening Standard's list of 10 Most Haunted Pubs in London.

The menu changes daily but of particular note is the Sunday roast…

With Spring a-coming in, The Spaniards is one of the loveliest spots in all of London and the beer garden fairly buzzes.

Ask Peter or Richard III or David how to get there after their Hampstead walks on Wednesdays at 2pm and Sundays at 10am.

P.S. Adam adds… You'll note on the Google map (above) that The Spaniards is described as "A Rambling 16th Century Inn". A perfect description, this, as it matches our Rambling 16th Century Tour Guides Peter, Richard III & David. (Only kidding, gents!)

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1 comment:

  1. Love this place. For nearly 30 years we've made part of our annual trips to London a ramble across Hampstead Heath to Kenwood House, then down the road for lunch at The Spaniards. We take the Tube from central London, get off at the Belsize Park stop, toddle past Keats house, then wind our way to the heath. By the time we reach the Spaniards a pint and hearty meal are in order.