Horseshoe, The

Horseshoe, TheHorseshoe, The
Horseshoe, TheHorseshoe, The
Brewery, Eatery

28 Heath Street, Hampstead
London, England, NW3 6TE
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4.08
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thepeter from England

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I have stopped in this place a few times now and had a quick pint each time. Fell badly as I have never gotten around to reviewing it and they have always treated me wonderfully. I have only gone in during the day time so it has always been quite calm and relaxed. More of a cafe that serves beer as far as atmosphere. I always get a pint, and sit down by one of the many well lit by natural sunlight, booths and read while I have a bit of time between shifts. The beers are very well kept and (now) brewed by Camden Brewery along with one local beer. I believe they used to be brewed in house, however I think the owners have soem connecition to Camden Brewery so it is a similar situation. The Service has ALWAYS been quick friendly adn as good as you can get in London. I have even got a more than fair sized free sample on more than one occasion. As well as cask, there are a few local draft ales and lagers, no macro shit and a bunch of international bottles. Nothing crazy but a very decent selection of quality beers. Never had the food but it really looks like good home made "Organic" or "Hippy" type food. I am not saying this in a bad way either just has that Earthy type feel to the place and I think tht is a great thing. In a nice area of town that is not very touristy but near enough to Camden. Check it out, if you are around.

Mar 20, 2011
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wl0307 from England

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

A newly-opened brewpub in Hampstead, a welcomed sign to add "something different" to the area's posh-ish pub culture. The pub's interior is rather spacious and airy, aided with its high ceiling and large windows to allow much light to brighten up the place. Many large wooden tables are arranged randomly, but somehow restrict free-r movement in the pub. We (Axisjones, his sis., RichLightweight, and me) occupied a large table closer to the entrance, and couldn't wait to explore what this brewpub had to offer...

The front bar is adjacent to an open kitchen at the rear, as this is a gastro-place not unexpected judging from its expensive location. Only two real ales were on at the totally three handpumps: "McLaughlin Best" (house ale), and Sharp's Eden Pure Ale. Two more casks sat quietly at the back of the bar, serving Adnam's beers by gravity! What a pleasant surprise~~ We three boys tried the house Best, which was on form, citric hoppy, light-bodied, yet had plenty of flavours with a pleasant touch of juicy malts. IMO it's a Blond Ale to attract lager drinkers back to real ales (not a bad attempt at all, I must say). The barman informed that a second beer had been brewed and conditioned, available five days later. Guess that'll make the brewpub a little more interesting. In addition, some American (Anchor!), German, and Belgian bottled beers were available in the fridge, plus the full range of generic lagers on tap (somehow all the taps had no labels~~GOOD!) and plenty of wines (hey it's a gastro-pub after all!), one could rest assured there'd be something nice for her/him.

The service was good, polite, efficient, right in place. From the proper manners of the staff, I could sense that the owner/managers of the place really place high priority on service. Alas, the music was played a bit too loud, made worse by the echoes reflected back from the semi-empty, or, "minimalist" decor, as well as lively conversations b/w customers. If anyone is interested in the place's full potential for atmosphere and house ales, I'd suggest him/her to pay this bar a visit on a weekday afternoon. It just might be a relaxing and chic bar to drink in.

P.S. There's a theatre situated upstairs, through a different entrance on the side of the building, in case any play-goer is interested.

Jun 01, 2006
Horseshoe, The in London, GB2, United Kingdom
Brewery rating: 0 out of 5 with 0 ratings