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Holly Bush

22 Holly Mount, Hampstead, London NW3 6SG
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  • 75%
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  • Holly BushPro 2014
    Julia P
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    5 Jul 11, 2013

    The Holly Bush is a warren of small rooms forming one of London's nicer pubs. It's a little hidden behind Hampstead tube, but most North Londoners know about it and have been a few times. The ales are fabulous and the menu is also good, although I found the portions slightly disappointing. What the Holly Bush does really well, however, is offer a quintessential London pub atmosphere.

    Recommended for:Local CultureBackpackers
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    Rachel Slough Eastin
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    The Holly Bush has a really friendly and cozy atmosphere, especially with all the old men in their hats and scarfs at the bar (It was a rainy day). I ate a steak and ale pie and drank a pint of London Pride here. The mustardy mashed potatoes in the pie were absolutely delicious. I'm still trying to recreate the meat pie perfection at home, it was so good. The Holly Bush is a charming place to relax, chat, and laugh.

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  • Holly Bush
    Kelly Lees
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Tucked on a side street of Hampstead this is as atmospheric as it gets. A local pub with style. Drinking here you can feel the history and magic of Hampstead Village. The food is good. Go fur the pies - steak and ale is my favorite. Wander to the end of the street for an amazing view of the london skyline.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Philipp S
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Pub with a very traditional feel to it, often packed with eclectic crowds. If one is in the general vicinity, then great option for out of town visitors to experience a 'proper' pub. Food is not the most exciting, so I would stick to sampling one of the offers on tap.

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  • Holly BushPro 2014
    Ingrid Katz
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    fun pub to hang out and have a drink. Hard to find - so not a tourist trap - but be aware that the the food in the restaurant upstairs is not good! Pub food downstairs is o.k.

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  • Holly BushPro 2014
    Travis Katz
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    4 Jul 03, 2012

    Very cool historic tavern in Hampsted. The building dates back to the 1640s, and still retains a lot of the original fixtures, including gas lamps and oak paneling. The food is not good, but its a great place to grab a pint.

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    Pascal Persigout
    5 Jul 02, 2014

    Saturday special to share after our seafood platter !!! What a feast we had

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4.5 out of 5
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237 people visited Holly Bush

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The Holly Bush was once owned by painter George Romney, and it still has a taste of the arts about it; poetry readings take place on Tuesday evenings, with Thursdays and Sundays being reserved for live folk and jazz music respectively. There's something of an olde worlde feel to this pub, and with 12 real ales for you to choose from (or line up) you could easily while away an evening in the bar.

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