THE STORY OF The Spaniards Inn

Built in 1585 as a tollgate on the Finchley boundary, The Spaniards has more than a few tales to tell. This characterful inn was named after the Spanish Ambassador to James I of England and rumour has it highwayman Dick Turpin was born there, whilst his father was landlord in the early 1700s.

Immortalised by Dickens in The Pickwick Papers, and allegedly the place in which Keats penned ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, The Spaniards has a romantic, nostalgic air and a feeling of time stood still. Its charming walled beer garden offers ample comfy seating, sheltered tables and barbecue facilities for the summer months, as well as patio heating for those cooler days.

Just five minutes’ walk away from Hampstead Heath and well-connected to the rest of London by bus and tube, The Spaniards is a unique hidden gem of a pub, undoubtedly worth venturing off the beaten track to discover.

At The Spaniards we provide the perfect backdrop for any social gathering, offering a superb selection of tempting party packages and delicious buffet menus to suit all occasions. With an upstairs private function room and beer garden for hire, we’ll be happy to cater to your party’s needs and make your event extra special.