Perched on the edge of Hampstead Heath and oozing with history, The Spaniards is an iconic London pub, ahead of the game in providing the perfect setting for a truly memorable drinking and dining experience.
Whether it’s a relaxed lunch, sumptuous Sunday roast or indulgent dinner you’re looking for, we offer an enticing range of flavoursome dishes incorporating classic British ingredients with a creative twist, all accompanied by our exceptional range of cask ales, craft beers, fine wines and artisan spirits.
Dating back to the 1500s and housed in a Grade II listed building, The Spaniards has been lovingly preserved, combining traditional wood-panelling and period features with gentle contemporary touches. Boasting an open fire and many a cosy corner, the pub also offers a delightful walled beer garden - perfect for laid-back afternoons, al-fresco dining or just a glass of something special on a sunny day.
Attracting a diverse clientele and fostering a relaxed atmosphere, this welcoming pub holds the spirit of the great British local close to its heart.
THE STORY OF THE SPANIARDS INN
Built in 1585 as a tollgate on the Finchley boundary, The Spaniards has more than a few tales to tell. This characterful inn was named after the Spanish Ambassador to James I of England and rumour has it highwayman Dick Turpin was born there, whilst his father was landlord in the early 1700s.
by Dickens in The Pickwick Papers, and allegedly the place in which Keats penned ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, The Spaniards has a romantic, nostalgic air and a feeling of time stood still. Its charming walled beer garden offers ample comfy seating, sheltered tables and barbecue facilities for the summer months, as well as patio heating for those cooler days.
Just five minutes’ walk away from Hampstead Heath and well-connected to the rest of London by bus and tube, The Spaniards is a unique hidden gem of a pub, undoubtedly worth venturing off the beaten track to discover.