Biggest pub in Highgate, and the oldest pub building, dating from the 1600s. In summer months full of tourists and vile student types, and often people talking about how much money they've got and how to get more. Is opposite big Georgian houses inhabited by Annie Lennox, Pierce Brosnan, and Sting, and formerly by Yehudi Menuhin, Coleridge, and J.B. Priestley.

There is also a Flask in neighbouring Hampstead, in Flask Walk. This has a saloon bar and a lounge bar in which different prices are charged, separated by an ornate glass screen. One of the centres of Hampstead life.