About The Washington
A brisk walk from Belsize Park, Chalk Farm and Swiss Cottage tube stations and within easy reach of Camden's famous markets, The Washington embraces English eccentricity with gusto.
Our Victorian pub was established in 1865 and is liberally scattered with beautiful original features. Hire out Marthas bar our private room with a hidden bookcase entrance, with a speakeasy look and private bar it's the perfect place for themed parties, corporate drinks, quiz nights, meetings and much more.
-Speciality beers & ciders on tap
-Cask marquee accredited cask ales
-Quiz night every Tuesday
-Quality pub food menu & traditional Sunday roasts
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The Washington Ratings and Reviews
Great little air conditioned private function room away from the main pub. Friendly staff and everyone commented on how good the food was.
Really love the fact that the room is behind a bookcase!!
The venue was excellent and the staff couldn't have been more helpful.
Martha's Bar was the perfect setting for an intimate party of approximately 50 people; it had the privacy of it's own bar and everyone enjoyed the novelty of entering via bookcase! The pre-ordered food and drinks were great and prepared ready to be consumed as was early access to the venue which all helped for the smooth running of a memorable evening! Prior to the day, communications with the team at Tag Venue and The Washington were prompt and helpful which all helped ease the organising process! Many thanks to everyone involved.
I had perhaps misread and thought there were private toilets and a cloakroom also...this would only enhance the suitability of the venue for private functions as unfortunately we did have a few wandering strays from the pub upstairs that needed directing elsewhere. My opinion is that if there were a separate entrance of guests didn't need to leave the bar to use the toilets, then perhaps this would have occurred less.
What I liked the most the food was plentify and there was not messing about at the bar, they were really honest and very nice!
The sound in the sound system is not very loud. Also I did not have crisps at the tables as I had requested and they forgot to prepare the mojito pitchers that I had also requested...
Very friendly and amenable staff, it was a lovely room.
The food was delicious and generous.
Everyone really enjoyed themselves.
Definitely recommend this place!
Martha’s Bar is quite hidden underneath the pub and you had to pass through a book case and down some stairs....very Harry Potter! Some of the guests had to be retrieved from upstairs!
Maybe some better signage?
Also some bitter and not just lager would have been good.
Really great party venue. Food was lovely. Space was perfect size. Staff were really helpful.
Sound system needs work as when tried to plug in ipod for music (to wall and speaker) there was terrible feedback.
Everything was fab! Perfect venue for a private party for around 40/50 people. Had a great time. Thank you Martha’s Bar
Only negative was there isn’t good internet in the basement so you have to make sure when playing music that everything is available offline and you’re not streaming it live. Not a problem if you plan ahead!
great venue, bartender was awesome
Our lovely facilitator at the bar and the secret entrance door
Really great venue and perfect size for the number of people I invited to my 50th birthday party!
All staff encountered were friendly and helpful and especially Brady who was our bartender for the night - he was really efficient and very accommodating of any request! Thank you!!
Great price for a private underground area. Staff were excellent and the area in which the pub is found was picturesque and convenient.
great food, great service, and very nice venue! would definitely recommend and return! thank you!
food had to be taken away very quickly, leaving a lot not eaten.
Totally private bar, good value, hidden entrance added something fun
Things weren't set up at agreed time. Despite settling the bill by bacs in advance and emailing to request a receipt - no receipt was provided and then our staff were forced to stay and pay the bill for a second time on the night!
The people were absolutely lovely and catered to all of our needs. I would do I party there again!
The pub is amazing
The waitress was a star
The food was really good
Discount has been made automatically for kitchen delay service with plenty apologies from the staff
I would recommend but not for party
Even if we did made a food preorder. Kitchen could not cope with the night.
Wait 30 min for nibbles with drinks to arrive
Starters delay was acceptable
Mains delay not acceptable. We were 2 out of 11 to not have food until the others finished theirs
Great venue for a 20s themed party, barely needed any additional decoration as it looked great already. Price very good (£500 minimum spend reached easily) for what you got, and the bookcase entrance unique!
Not enough staff for the night to man the bar, bring food and manage things on the night (only one staff member most of the night). Food was late being served and took approx 1.5 hours to all be on the table, which meant it was still being served when cake came out, people were confused about how much to eat (buffet shared) and the entertainer I had hired could not start performing until very late (luckily was ok in my case but I could have easily been charged for this extra time). Unfortunately we also had feedback from guests that staff were rude towards them-something I didn't see myself but I do feel I need to mention as it was several people! Despite this, I would definitely book again, and just perhaps expect a bit more pre-planning around food and staff beforehand.
My friend really enjoyed her hen do here, as did all her friends and family. We had such a fantastic time. Everybody loved the space, which truth be told you won't get a real feel of from the photos, you have to experience it for yourself but it's a warm, cosy, comfortable and simply amazing space and perfect for our needs. The venue staff were fantastic and accommodating through out. The sharing boards were generous and scrumdiddlyumptious. All in all simply perfect. Would definitely recommend.
I wish we could have stayed there the whole evening *wink*
A really nice space which all my guests enjoyed. Really nicely decorated and furnished.
The bar woman didn't really know what was going on. She had no idea about the minimum spend, and wasn't very helpful at finding solution to problem/issues that arose.
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