With temperatures soaring like never before, pubs are becoming ever more appealing to stop and refresh. When in Harrow, there is no better place to rediscover your love for the borough and grab some drinks with friends and family at some of the most iconic pubs on Harrow on the Hill.
The Hill, with its old-world charm and narrow lanes, is home to some of the oldest and most famous pubs in the area. A mix of old and new, here are some places where you can go to beat the heat this summer:
1. The Castle:
The Castle is a traditional British pub dating back as far as 1716. Its classic Victorian décor, open fires, wooden floors, original lamps, and wall hangings portraying the history of Harrow School transports you to a different era in time. If you are looking for a place with a great atmosphere and liveliness, this is the place to be. From acoustic nights to Shakespeare in the garden, there is always something to look forward to at this historic Harrow pub. The food menu ranges from pub classics to homemade sandwiches, burgers made from fresh seasonal ingredients and an unbeatable Sunday roast. With open fires to keep warm in the winters to a large beer garden hidden at the back, the pub is a favourite among locals all year round.
2. The White Horse
Another one of Harrow classics, the White Horse is a spacious traditional British pub perfect for large family gatherings such as anniversaries and birthdays or just meeting up with friends for a night out. Located on Middle Street, close to the prestigious Harrow School, The White Horse serves an extensive menu ranging from burgers to vegetarian and vegan meals. Like the Castle, The White Horse too has a large beer garden, making it the perfect place to enjoy a pint of exclusive seasonal cask ales, or a glass of fine wine or spirits under the sun.
3. 86 Restaurant and Bar
Located on 86 High Street, Harrow on the Hill, the 86 Restaurant and bar serves a superb assortment of cocktails, champagne, and wine, along with affordable Tapas, Paella, and other international cuisine. First opened in 1981, the restaurant has a beautiful garden perfect for outside dining in the summer and spring. Unlike the other pubs on this list, the 86, is a much more modern take on British Pub culture and largely has a customer base of 25+ professionals in the area.
Tucked away at the very top of Harrow on the Hill, Coffee2Cocktails is your fix for everything, from a cup of cappuccino to start your day to a specialty cocktail at sunset. It has unequalled décor, cosy seating areas, and a stunning view of Harrow. The restaurant doubles as a cosy breakfast and lunch spot by the day and a fine dining restaurant by night with its wide range of menu serving global cuisine with a twist. From vegetarian and non vegetarian meals to high tea, coffee and specialty cocktails paired with global fusion dishes, Coffee2Cocktails has something to offer to everyone.