The Flask Hampstead – not to be confused with the Flask in Highgate which is just across the Heath, is a traditional gastro-pub nestled in the pedestrian street the pub is named after ‘Flask Walk’. The Flask Hampstead is somewhat of an institution and an ideal spot to catch up with friends over an ale and some fish & chips. Once you step inside, you’ll forget you’re in London – especially in the recently revamped conservatory. It’s bright and airy thanks to it’s glass domed ceiling and neutral decor. As traditionally Victorian the outside of the Flask is, inside it’s very much French country chic.
The Flask Hampstead is perfect for any weather that Britain can throw at you! I love the sound of the rain even though I don’t like being out in it. Sitting underneath this vaulted glass ceiling in a down-pour would just be so cosy and atmospheric – try sampling each of the guest ales whilst you wait for the rain to stop…
Order some hot mulled wine and one of their famous Sunday roasts and curl up by the open fire – an ideal Sunday in my opinion! Or escape the summer sun and sip on a cool G&T or pimms and sit by the French doors or out on the terrace.
The muted tones of the decor and mismatched furniture gives The Flask Hampstead a really relaxed feel. The wire light shades on the ceiling and the lamp shade in the same paper as the walls make the lighting blend in to their surroundings beautifully. Mix and match chairs can look cluttered, but by keeping the decor simple the overall look is clean and fresh. The local prints and photographs on the wall remind you that you’re in the heart of Hampstead rather than in the countryside.
I’ve never seen gold gilt mirrors against metro bathroom tiles – but it really works! This is something that can definitely be reproduced at home and so much more interesting than regular bathroom mirrors! The pale grey painted doors keep this look contemporary and clean. Check out your local antique shops or charity shops for traditional mirrors as well as eBay for a bargain!
The food at The Flask Hampstead is traditional gastro pub fare. As well as a main menu including things like fish pie and bangers and mash, there’s a bar menu if you want some nibbles such as scotch egg and popcorn cockles with your drinks. You can view The Flask Hampstead full menus here.