Now that the nights are drawing in and the weather is turning a little colder, I thought that I would write about a few of my favourite London pubs, especially for lazy Sunday lunches and cosy evenings relaxing with friends. These are family friendly too, just check the hours that children are permitted.
The Bull and Last opposite Parliament Hill Fields is a fantastic find. Everything served here is hand-made and delicious. Book in advance as it has become a firm favourite with locals. If you do go, you must order the salt caramel truffles at the end of your meal, you can buy them to take-away too, they are amazing!
The Wells in Hampstead is a great place for lunch, with children and dogs welcome, this is a great place to stop after a walk on the nearby heath, the irish coffee is second to none.
Also close to Hampstead Heath yet further up the hill in Highgate, you will find a few great pubs. The Flask is a great summer pub with a great outdoor garden and known for its barbecues. Our favourite for colder cosy nights is The Red Lion and Sun. The open log fire and relaxed atmosphere makes for a perfect place to eat, drink and while away the hours.
If you are closer to the centre of town, The Clifton in St John’s Wood is a hidden gem. Great food and fully stocked with board games, this is a fantastic place for the whole family. The Prince Alfred in Maida Vale is well worth a visit to enjoy a drink in their original Victorian snugs. You can also hire the snugs out for private functions.