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Magdala

2a South Hill Park
Hampstead
London
NW3 2SB

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Opening Times

Regular

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday9.00 am - Midnight
Sunday9.00 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Fri noon - 10pm
Sat & Sun 9am - noon, noon - 10pm

Operator

Twickenham Green Taverns

About the Pub

Operated by the team behind the The Sussex Arms in Twickenham and The Express Tavern in Kew, The Magdala is an independent pub with 20 keg beers and 7 cask ales. The original 1885 pub, named after Lord Napier of Magdala, was rebuilt by Charrington's in the inter-war period. The interior is welcoming, clean and bright, with bar stools, wooden tables and chairs in both rooms. There is a small outdoor area with a few seats. Excellent Sunday roasts. Dog friendly pub.

Sold by Punch in the summer of 2014 to an offshore property developer, its future became threatened. Local activists succeeded in getting it listed as an Asset of Community Value. It re-opened briefly in summer 2015 but soon closed again.

Early 2021 saw a careful restoration of the wooden panelling throughout the ground floor bar and dining areas, with new sections of wood blending with the original paneling in the bar area at the back of the pub (where the toilets used to be). The green stained glass has been replicated in the dining area, letting in lots of natural light.

The function room on the first floor has not been reopened to date, but hopefully in future it will be available to the local community as an important meeting place.

See also http://camdennewjournal.com/article/historic-hampstead-pub-the-magdala-tavern-set-to-reopen

Historic Interest

Famous historic association with Ruth Ellis, last woman hanged in England, for shooting her lover to death outside the pub on Easter Sunday, 1955 (alleged bullet marks on facade are probably not authentic).

Regular ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Big Smoke Solaris Session Pale Ale
  • Five Points Best
  • Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter

Changing ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • By The Horns --varies--
  • Hammerton --varies--
  • Southwark --varies--

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off real ales.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • RealHeritagePub Historic Pub Interior

    Regionally Historic Pub Interior

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Small outdoor area with a few seats.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar

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Magdala

2a South Hill Park
Hampstead
London
NW3 2SB

Sat Nav Reference

51.55537, -0.16591

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

24, 46, 168, C11

Closest Station (1950m)

Kentish Town

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (150m)

Hampstead Heath

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Magdala Hampstead Heath May 2021

Magdala

2a South Hill Park
Hampstead
London
NW3 2SB

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Separate Bar
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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