One of Hampstead’s favourite pub-restaurants, The Holly Bush is tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac away from prying eyes. Once the stables belonging to the home of painter George Romney, The Holly Bush was converted in to a tavern in the early 1800s and much of the original character remains to this day. It’s the original panelled walls, high backed booths and imposing curved bar which gives The Holly Bush such character and comfort while the juxtaposition of the rather more glam dining room with its chandeliers, eau de nil upholstered mid-century style furnishings and luxuriously patterned wallpaper gives the pub a wider appeal. Classic but sophisticated British favourites and comfort food make up a menu which perfectly complements the setting. The Holly Bush also welcomes children.
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The Holly Bush
22 Holly MountHampsteadLondonNW3 6SG
- Public transport:
- Finchley Road, Underground
Nice pub with a great atmosphere. The staff is friendly and the crowd hip... Very authentic british. The food is good and they have a fair selection of drinks.more
Don't bother with the food, just stick around for drinking and enjoying the view down the street or one of the comfy rooms inside.more
The Holly Bush is a legendary pub in London - that is much revered by locals and visitors alike.
It is admired because it is non-corporate - because of its quirky decoration and feel - and because of the people who run it and go there.
Possibly our experience was atypical - but our experience was awful.
The place is Non-corporate unquestionably - and I hate chain pubs with chain beer just...more
We stopped in at the Holly Bush for a late lunch in Hampstead. The pub was nearly empty, so we had our choice of seats. The Holly Bush is actually an old house that was renovated into a pub, so it has a number of cozy rooms where you can sit. The room we chose boasted a skylight and a stack of British board games. I really liked the atmosphere, which seemed classically English to me.
My only regret in London? I did not get the chance to dine at Holly Bush.
We stopped for beers at Holly Bush during our London Walks Hampstead Pub Crawl and loved the cheery, cozy atmosphere in this pub. The pub attracts quite a large crowd of locals and tourists in the evenings. Judging by the delicious smells wafting from the kitchen and the cheap beer prices it was quite obvious why!...more