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The Horseshoe

28 Heath Street, London, NW3 6TE

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Main course: £13
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 15:30 & 18:00 - 22:00
Friday: 12:00 - 15:30 & 18:00 - 22:30
Saturday: 11:00 - 16:00 & 18:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:30 & 18:00 - 21:30.

Very good, as ever!

Amanda Bishop 23 December 2016
from London

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Birthplace of the celebrated Camden Town Brewery, after founder Jasper Cuppaidge started brewing beer in the basement as a hobby, The Horseshoe is a bustling child and dog-friendly gastropub that serves inventive gourmet dishes alongside its famous list of craft beers.

Focusing on traditional British traditions given inventive tweaks, the Horseshoe menu uses only the freshest seasonal produce. To start, there is smoked ham hock terrine with parsley, shallots and capers, followed by hearty dishes like rotisserie chicken with caesar salad and chips. European additions can be found in favourites like beef bourguignon with parsnip mash, and there are vegetarian specials such as roast cauliflower with spiced butter, chard and pistachios. On Sundays, there are extremely popular roasts with all the trimmings.

Desserts at The Horseshoe Hampstead offer indulgent traditional flavours, such as baked custard pot with Yorkshire rhubarb, as well as chocolate mousse with cherries, kirsch and almonds. As well as a full wine list, there is a great selection of beers from Camden Town Brewery.

A cornerstone of the Hampstead pub scene, The Horseshoe London allows dogs in the bar area, and sits only a minutes' walk from Hampstead Tube Station.

The Horseshoe

28 Heath Street, London, NW3 6TE

Contact +44 2074317206

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Customer reviews for The Horseshoe

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Recommended for

  • lunch (8)
  • child friendly (6)
  • dinner (6)
  • romantic (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • value (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • ((((* 31 January 2017 by SJ from London

    I feel lucky to have such a great local pub
    Food is always good (as is the beer). Best of all, staff are friendly & helpful - even when its really busy

  • ((((* 30 January 2017 by Rebecca Cornes from London

    Went for a Sunday roast with a friend and the food was delicious - my friend said it was the best pub meal she had eaten in a very long time.

  • ((((* 30 January 2017 by Paul Rose from Uzes

    Nobody seemed particularly keen to welcome us or show us to our table and when finally we approached someone he took some while to find our booking. But after that, excellent service from the waitress. Food rather slow to come but excellent when it did! (sunday lunch, roast beef etc)!

  • (((** 2 January 2017 by Angel from London

    Service was exceptionally slow (sat down at 12.30 and food didn't arrive until 2) with no apology (other than to say they were busy when we complained). Food was average - my fish and chips were swimming in oil.
    Pity since the horseshoe used to be one of the best pubs in Hampstead but has gone downhill substantially

  • (((** 2 January 2017 by Victoria Charleston from London

    Food was really good but service was slow not hugely friendly.

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by Niko Kolodny from Albany California

    Wonderful food, lovely kid's meal

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by Amanda Bishop from London

    Very good, as ever!

  • (((** 14 December 2016 by Darren Grindlay from London

    Had an average Sunday lunch at the Horseshoe despite its good recommendations.

    Starters were alright - nothing memorable.

    All of our mains were average - firstly they took an age to arrive and then certain parts of our roasts were cold and the gravy was as thin as water and bland - and not what I would've expected at £19.50 a pop.

    Beers were delicious but that's to be expected from the Camden Hells brewery.
    House red was pleasant.

    All in all I would certainly go back for a few beers but food was nothing to write home about - overall a disappointing experience.

  • ((((( 11 December 2016 by Madeleine Richardson from London

    Great service and great and interesting food.

  • ((((* 11 December 2016 by Chris Arnold from Edinburgh

    Good atmosphere- tasty food though quite pricey for portion size

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