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Freemasons Arms

Bar, British, Pub, Grill
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32 Downshire Hill | Hampstead Heath, London NW3 1NT, England
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Caracas, Venezuela
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

If you look for a place to spend some hours in the country house or outdoor in its nice yard having several beer and a good roast in a simple, basic, friendly environment, go for it. Anything else as service, cleaning, other food, etc. is far below average.

Thank MrL280
Nicosia, Cyprus
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located next to Hampstead Heath you feel like you are in the country side without actually having to leave London. (Belsize Park or Hampstead tube stations are the most convenient). The Pub itself is superb! Excellent decoration with an excellent menu to satisfy all tastes! The big plus is the large garden where BBQ is served on Sundays weather permitting.... More 

2 Thank CaymanRedGuard
London, United Kingdom
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611 reviews
501 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a couple of times now and each time enjoyed the vibe and the garden area Would have loved to award 4 points but the food is just average on taste They also have a nice downstairs area which can be booked for parties

Thank Sidji
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my husband and baby midweek. Was a great place to chill out and have some lunch outdoors to enjoy much needed sunshine. Food was ok - ordered chicken bacon avocado salad and chicken was a bit dry and lacked dressing too.

Thank Reenstravels
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prosecco was warm had to ask for a refund No cold wine it's August!!! Apparently that's the temperature warm and muggy wine no thanks!!! Toilets stunk and dirty Needed disabled toilet was blocked apparently had to get down 20 stairs in crutches Didn't care..... Place has so gone down hill been visiting for years 👎🏻

Thank Jenny M
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

spacious pub, nicely decorated, food was delish' for a pub. The service staff didn't seem too be happy but the manager was nice

Thank Veronique B
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third review of this pub in as many years and each time it gets worse. Poor food, disinterested and disorganised service. It is remarkable it survives. On merit it oughtn't to. If only this pub fell into the right hands it could be amazing. What a location, what a property, what a waste.

Thank David H
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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220 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very popular pleasant and delicious pub in Hampstead, just off Hampstead Heath. Great menu selection, delicious food and fabulous Sunday roast. Ample outside seating perfect for a summer day. Decent prices, but quite busy. I will be returning.

2 Thank Hristijan G
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere, and good location If going for a drink in the garden then worthwhile, however would avoid eating at restaurant. Poor food quality, really disappointing, ribeye stake (Med/Rare), was dry and chewy. Deep fried food, drenched in butter and more oil - honestly just poor cooking. Drinks were fine, as you'd expect at a bar. Price is reasonable -... More 

Thank Jonathan B
Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely day, lovely location, then it started to go downhill, first I was given a pint of very cloudy beer, then the hot starter was at best warm. The wife's mains was advertised as chicken avocado salad but came minus the avocado. We complained and a slice arrived. We cancelled the desert. It could be lovely but it needs motivated... More 

Thank David R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Downshire Hill | Hampstead Heath, London NW3 1NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: (020)-7433-6811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?