Spaniards Road Hampstead London NW3 7JJ
If you’re walking across Hampstead Heath and want to end up at a pub on the north side, the Spaniards is the obvious choice. It’s a characterful place, dating from the seventeenth century, reputedly the birthplace and haunt of Dick Turpin (who did his highway business in these parts), and boasting an honourable mention in Dickens’s Pickwick Papers. It has fires in wintertime, lots of nooks and individual rooms, and a range of interesting real ales and lagers. The food is more pub grub than gastro but they serve all day, do a decent Sunday roast and a Saturday brunch.