One of my favourite pub on our Halloween tour - In fact probably one of my favourite pubs in London full stop. Would have to be Flask in Highgate village, an old 17th coaching inn which still retains much of its olde worlde charm, with its hidden corners, wood panelled ceilings and real log fires its a perfect to visit now the nights are drawing in, and if you happen to drop by on a Sunday it also serves a mean roast!
Of course a pub with such a long and colourful history must have a few skeletons in the cupboard and The flask certainly does not disappoint in that respect Infact each year since the pub tour began we have explored a different facet of its darker side; from our first run in 2015 when the lovely manageress at time sat us down and told us the sad tale of a Spanish bar maid who worked in the pub in the 1800's and tragically hung herself in the cellar following a doomed love affair with the pubs then landlord. Her ghost is believed to haunt the pub to this very day, affectionately known as Esmerelda, she is said to be very fond of white wine as empty bottles are frequently discovered down there.... (Or could that just be thirsty bar staff?!) The pub is also reputedly haunted by a cavalier gent and a silent monk was once is believed to haunt the beer garden. As if that wasn't enough a side funstion room is still known as the autopsy room as illegal autopsys were once carried out there using corpses stolen from nearby Highgate cemetery!! which of these creepy tales will we be investigating on this years Pub Tour? well that would be telling you'll just have join us one evening and find out CLICK HERE for booking info
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