32 Downshire Hill, Hampstead Heath, London NW3 1NT
- Hampstead Underground Station (0.7 km)
- Hampstead Station (0.6 km)
- Hampstead Heath Railway Station (0.2 km)
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020 7433 6811
13-15 Bollo Lane, Chiswick, London W4 5LR
“Welcome to The Bollo House! Located just a stones throw from Chiswick High Road and Chiswick Park, on the sleepy Bollo Lane, West London, The Bollo is a community centred gastro pub. Our aim is to provide excellent seasonal food, homemade puddings...” more...
8 reviews of Freemasons Arms in English
Beyond the garden it is a bit upmarket for me (more like a hotel restaurant than a pub) and just one overpriced Adnams ale meant that there was little of interest beyond the aforementioned external space.
This is more restaurant than pub but with that said, they have a great beer garden. So for those few sunny summer days, definitely worth a stop by especially after a day in the heath.
We’ve eaten here a few times and the food is decent just feel a bit rushed / pushed around. Beer prices are a bit pricey as well but guess they have a high rent due to size of garden and location.
I came here to try Sunday Roast cause I've been told Freemans Arms is one of the best pubs to have Sunday Roast.
Pub - The pub was really nice! Beer garden was big! I'd say great place to sit back and have a beer and food.
Service - I thought service could have been a bit better! Too much people and not enough staff behind the bar.
Hygiene - Picking mint leaves with fingers to make a mint tea or mojito? Picking these bread kind of looking things with fingers to serve with tea/coffe? Some tongs would be nice! No straws? No napkins provided. Glass breaking and not sweeping it properly.
Food - I had the Roasted chicken. Chicken serving was massive which was good for money value. Yorkshire pudding was not the greatest. It was soggy and wasn't crispy and hot. Gravy was very runny but it taste good. Vegetables was ok. Their chips was really good. The mayo they have is very tastey. My friend had a Roasted Pork and they gave her 3 slices of pork and a small piece of crackling. It was more expensive then the chicken.
Overall Sunday Roast taste was ok. It was filling but I've had better. It didn't give me the memorable experience that I want to come back here to eat Sunday Roast again. The Manor down South is much better!
I give it a 3 star for food and 4 star for pub.
I was so disappointed to come and have such lousy service. They took so long to take my order that I gave up and then the staff seemed totally offhand when I complained. So I can’t even give a value for money measure!
I found the staff here to be rather snobbish, although the place itself is really nice. Inside, you can sit at modern wooden tables and chairs for a meal, and outside, especially on a hot summer’s day, there is a lovely seating area with benches and umbrellas, and it’s even more glorious when all the flowers there are in full bloom; a real rural looking pub in the midst of a busy town.
As if that’s not enough, it takes about 3 minutes to walk from there to the Heath, and another 2 to reach a pond which I love walking along. You can also walk up the hill to a kids’ playground if you so wish.
The prices are a little more than your average but on the plus side, it doesn’t get many rowdy or annoying customers so that makes the cost worthwhile in my opinion.
This is a fantastic pub, it has one of the largest beer gardens of any pub in central London,and I do mean garden, ideal to take kids for lunch or early suppers in the summer. The food is great and is mainly traditional british, pies, chicken, fish and chips, and of good quality and not too expensive. There is a good selction of beers, lagers and wines. The beer garden can get very busy in the summer, arrive early. Bar service can be slow. The heath is across the road so you can walk of all the calories from the lovely desserts. There is also an interior dinig area and a lower level patio with seating. Visit once and you will return.
Nice pub in Hampstead with a huge beer garden. Great food and drinks but overpriced. Good service but some days only 2 people behind the bar and the place is crowded.
Very nice location right next to the park and perfect after a long walk!
The Freemason’s Arms is right beside Hampstead Heath, but the focus is definitely on the “Hampstead”. This is an upscale pub, and almost more of a fancy resturant than a gastropub. It was renovated about 6 years ago and they went all out.
The main room has a few comfy chairs and tables just inside the door if all you want is a drink. But the largest part of the main rooms are well-appointed fine dining (but not uncomfortably so). The food is indeed fabulous, and we’ve had birthday celebrations here. Seared pigeon with roasted beetroot and blood orange salad? Steamed mushroom pudding with onion and thyme sauce? Lamb shank with chorizo and a pea and mint mash? All here, and much more.
It’s a very large pub, though. There are plenty of outdoor tables in front, and a huge garden out back with lots of tables and room for the kids to run about. There’s even a skittle alley in the basement.
It’s not uncommon to spot celebs here.
The pub has a great location, too, and will be packed by people visiting the adjacent Hampstead Heath if the weather is even remotely nice.
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