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Landmark gastro-pub with links to Dick Turpin

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

High on Highgate Hill, The Flask may now be a gastro-pub with a big reputation but its name was made long ago when Dick Turpin frequented it. This Grade II listed pub, dating back to 1663 and made famous by Byron, Keats, Hogarth and Betjeman, has become a London landmark. It retains much of its character and cosy atmosphere and a maze of small rooms is served by two bars, one of which still has the original sash windows. Fuller’s and guest real ales from newer London breweries are on offer alongside two dozen bottled ales and ciders, and some sensibly priced wines. Starters include salt and pepper squid with chilli mayonnaise; and crispy pig's cheeks, chorizo salad and pickled vegetables, while typical mains are pheasant, cannellini bean and mushroom ragù and wilted spinach; and pan-fried sea bass, mussel and pea velouté, runner beans and spinach. For dessert, try the lime tart. The large front garden is especially popular in the summer.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12-11 (Sunday 12-10.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-4, Sunday 12-7
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6-10, Sunday 12-7

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: London Pride, ESB, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Cornish Orchards Gold

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Nearest tube: Archway or Highgate

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