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The Bull & Last

168 Highgate Road
NW5
NW5 1QS
Phone: 02072673641
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Bull & Last

The Bull & Last is a nice looking corner pub that is situated close to Hampstead Heath.
Once inside in an L shaped room which is bare boarded,the seating is normal tables and chairs with small stools,there is an open kitchen to the right of the bar,food is obviously served and was doing a decent trade,though you could sit anywhere.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of XT4 which was a very nice drink,the other real ales were Redemption Big Chief and Wild Weather Betrayal.
There was decent background music playing and the pub was fairly busy on my Friday afternoon visit.
I was happy enough having a drink in this pub.

Pub visited 2/6/2017

On 6th August 2017 - rating: 8
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Bull & Last

Restaurant, but as it is listed in Camra guide to best bars in LDN, I thought i would check it out.

Glad I did, as I discovered for the first time, London Session Bitter by the London Brewing Factory. Fine pint.

Food is good, but expensive.

Photos on my walking blog - http://bit.ly/21Jz75P

On 4th March 2016 - rating: 7
[User has posted 206 recommendations about 206 pubs]


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Pub SignMan left this review about The Bull & Last

This is an old coaching house, close to Hampstead Heath, converted to a well regarded gastro pub back in 2009. Judging by my recent visit, the food must be pretty good, as the place was packed full with eager diners tucking into their dishes on just about every table in the house. The place has a straightforward single, L-shaped room layout with the servery running along the back wall. The wood panelled bar back and counter seemed to be relatively new but there was what appeared to be a bit of original looking etched glass on a doorway set into the bar back. Three large bull heads are suspended on the rear wall, looking down over the servery, which was a distinctive, if rather strange, feature. A row of small tables with low stools running opposite the bar is probably the best spot for drinkers to settle down, although they were all occupied by diners on this visit. The rest of the room has standard tables and chairs, with a few benches popping up as the room extends to the rear left. Massive windows with venetian blinds make the place light in the day and prevent snooping in the evenings. The décor is limited, with a plain mirror on the left hand wall hung above a fireplace, a large floral display on the end of the bar and an amazing hand drawn sketch of London providing most of the visual distraction. Instead, you can watch the chefs in action thanks to the open kitchen, visible behind the bar, where a stuffed pheasant takes pride of place on the wall. Music played quietly in the background but it was mostly drowned out by chatter and the clink of cutlery on china.
Having arrived with the aim of just enjoying a quick drink, I found myself marginalised somewhat, having to prop up the bar in lieu of a free table. A decent ale range compensated for this somewhat, comprising Moor Nor Hop, Redemption Fellowship, By The Horns Diamond Geezer and Hobson’s Best, plus one real cider. Keg taps offered the likes of Williams Bros Draught Lager, Five Points Pale and Addlestones Cloudy Cider. I gave the Hobson’s Best a try and thought it was in very good shape – an encouraging sign that a place serious about food has the decency to put on well kept, interesting beers to accompany their dishes.
I was a little sceptical about this place, especially as I visited with no intention of eating, but I was left pleasantly surprised and thought that there was more than enough here to make this a worthwhile stop off for drinker and diner alike.

On 31st October 2014 - rating: 7
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6th Aug 2017, 18:35
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6th Aug 2017, 17:32
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 31 October 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 31 October 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 31 October 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 31 October 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 31 October 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Jukebox : No last updated 31 October 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 31 October 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 31 October 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 31 October 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 31 October 2014 by Pub SignMan
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Last inspected: March 29th 2017
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