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Address: 50, Englands Lane, London, NW3 4UE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1475) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Belsize Park (0.3 miles), Chalk Farm (0.4 miles), Swiss Cottage (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations Kentish Town West (0.7 miles), Hampstead Heath (0.7 miles), South Hampstead (0.8 miles)

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This is a yuppy watering hole with prices to match. This used to be the psychiatrist author R.D. Laing's favorite pub. Came here on a Sunday lunchtime after a long walk across Primrose Hill, badly in need of a place to refresh our thirst and rest our weary legs, and perhaps have a Sunday lunch. Nearly all the tables which were empty had "Reserved" labels on them. What? Is this a pub or a restaurant? Pubs generally speaking are first come first served. Only restaurants operate a reservation system. No time to have a lunch here, no available table. And as there was really no time allowed to have large drinks in comfort, so we only ordered two halves: half of Aspell's cider and half of Mosai, cost £6.25. Looked for a price list, which was nowhere to be found. I felt deeply out of pocket after this experience, as we had to go somewhere else to have a proper drink.
mycetes - 28 Oct 2014 11:14
The Wash used to be the best pub in the area but sadly it has been going downhill steadily. On every visit in the last 6 months all pints have been short-filled. At first I thought this was due to poorly trained staff but as this is also done by the landlady it is clear that it has become policy.
Staff do not seem to enjoy working there, service is hopelessly random and as this is a Mitchell and Butlers pub the menu is rather dreary and never changes. Although to be fair, the food is generally well prepared (as long as the bar staff remember to deliver it to the table).
Overall the pub has gone from a friendly, welcoming place to one where you stop occasionally for a drink (hoping in vain that it has improved) before heading off to somewhere better such as the Duke of Hamilton in Hampstead.
notwaving - 11 Jan 2014 22:33
This is a grand old pub that has had a trendy makeover but has retained a lot of it's original features. There's a reasonable choice of ales, predominantly national brands, plus several foreign beers on keg.

I got a decent pint of 'Top of the Hops' but at £4.20 I doubt I'll be back

HarryHawthorn - 2 Jan 2014 18:44
Comleting a ldn literary pub walk. Alex garland lived in one of the flats nearby. Popped in on a night..... Where do you buy ultra low wattage bulbs from? This, and the candle light, created a nice atmosphere.... As long as you dont want to read the paper.
Mappiman - 17 Feb 2013 17:17
lovely old pub in sylvan englands lane. 4 handpumps serving redemtion urban dusk taylors landlord and 2 guests at my time of visit. nice food and friendly staff.
landlord retiring hope new one keeps up current standard and selection of ales.
good selection of world beers.
lawrencesmith - 13 Sep 2012 15:12

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