Highgate Pubs INTRODUCTION - HAMPSTEAD HEATH - 2016***

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Highgate Pubs INTRODUCTION



THE ALE HOUSES OF HIGHGATE

Like so many British towns and villages, Highgate is not short of interesting drinking houses open today, although there have been many closures over the years.
Like Hampstead, public house names derive from local or historical links.

The very earliest public house mentioned was The Swan Inn, in 1480!
The "Black Dog", mentioned in 1735, used to occupy the site of the current St. Joseph's Retreat on Highgate Hill.
The "Castle" occupied The Chapel Field Estate (currently Highgate School) in 1735 as did "The Coach & Horses" and "Red Heart" (1717) and subsequently The Green Dragon
A public house called "The Crown", was situated slightly below the existing Old Crown, which marked the southern end of Highgate village in 1774.
"The Mitre" stood opposite "The Gatehouse" at the corner of Hampstead Lane.
Red Lion (North Road) was a famous coach terminal in the C18. It closed in 1900.)
The Wellington Inn was at the junction of Norh Hill and Archway Road.

Highgate High Street and Highgate Hill were the main coachway routes from central London to the North in the nineteenth century. Highgate Village was the first Hill Stop and hence numerous coach houses sprang up for the travellers, etc.

The Swearing On The Horns took place in Highgate as well as Hampstead.

Some of the old Highgate taverns are mentioned in a doggerel written in defiance of Napoleon Bonaparte (click on this text)

Enjoy these pages as you discover a fascinating glimpse into some of Highgate's fascinating public houses!

Below is a table of these historical public houses. Those in RED are either demolished or closed now.
You can click on a public house name to see more detail.

PUBLIC HOUSE

WHEREABOUTS

FORMER NAME(S)

The Angel Inn

Highgate High Street

White Lion

The Archway Tavern

Archway Close

The Bell & Horns

New End

The Bull & Last

Highgate Road

The Bull Inn

North Hill

The Coopers' Arms

High Street

The Duke's Head

Highgate High Street

The Flask Inn

West Hill

The Fox & Crown

West Hill

The Gatehouse

North Road

The Assembly House

The Highgate Inn

Archway Road

The Rose Ale House

The Lion

Junction Road


PUBLIC HOUSE

WHEREABOUTS

FORMER NAME(S)

The New Brunswick

Dartmouth Park Hill

The Old Crown

Highgate Hill

The Prince Of Wales

Highgate High Street

The Red Lion & Sun

North Road

(Red Lion?)

The Rose & Crown

Highgate High Street

The Southampton Arms

Highgate Road

The Vine

Highgate Road

The Victoria

North Hill

The Whittington & Cat

Highgate Hill

The Whittington Stone

Highgate Hill

The Winchester

Archway Road

The Woodman

Archway Road

The Wrestlers

North Road


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