The Holly Bush is the quintessential London pub. Built in 1643 it has changed little over the centuries. Hidden in the attractive back alleys of Hampstead, The Holly Bush is a cosy warren of small rooms with low ceilings giving it a distinct homely feel. With a rich gastropub menu including traditional dishes - beef & ale pie, pheasant and fisherman's pie are among the favourites - combined with a roaring coal fire in winter and a spot out the front to enjoy a refreshing Pimm's in the summer, this is the ideal place to while away a weekend afternoon. Real ales such as Fuller's ESB, London Pride and Harvey's Sussex Best make it more than worth the climb up the steep steps - just be careful on the way back down after a tipple or two.