Bald Faced Stag

East Finchley

69 High Road, East Finchley, N2 8 AB

t: 0208 442 1201 e:

About Bald Faced Stag

The Bald Faced Stag has been serving the people of East Finchley and the surrounding area since 1714 when the first pub on this site was built by two local blacksmiths. Now just minutes walk from the tube station the pub sits right at the heart of the local community, our iconic rooftop stag emblem gleaming gold as he looks out over the High Road. Our latest incarnation, re-opened in September 2014 following a major refurbishment, boasts a light airy dining room seating up to 100, a bar area which includes or “Thomas Grub” function space and a beautiful decked garden built around an historic sycamore tree. Here in time for Christmas parties will be our new Vinery, an indoor/outdoor, fully heated, awning area, enclosed in the winter to provide a great space for pre-dinner drinks and canapés, and open in the summer for al-fresco dining.

With a new menu, to match our new décor, served throughout, we are the perfect choice for a special night out or just a quick bite to eat. Our East Finchley neighbours include the famous Phoenix cinema, making us the ideal location for a pre-show meal or post-show critique. Dog-friendly in the bar area and just a short walk from Cherry Tree and Highgate woods, we provide refreshment for weary walkers. Child friendly throughout, we are a well-loved venue for the big occasions such as Mothers and Fathers Days, as well as for a family Sunday lunch.

With dining room and bar areas available for group and function bookings we host events for 10 to 100 people and have a range of food and drink packages to suit all occasions.



Our new menu is split into sections.  “Morsels” are perfect for snacking or sharing in our bar area whilst our  “Garden”, “Meat and Grills” and “Shells and Fish” sections provide a great range of options for dining with a selection of smaller dishes as starters or to mix and match with sides. Many of our dishes come in 2 sizes so that you’ll always find something tempting whatever your appetite and our “Fast Plates”, including our popular Stag steak sandwich are perfect for a quick lunch. We’re very proud of our new signature dishes which include our “Duck and Bun” a pulled duck burger with pickled cucumber, spring onion and a plum dipping gravy, as well as our Japanese cured salmon and salami, served by the inch straight from the bar.

Sunday lunches include a sharing roast such as our ale braised lamb shoulder for 2 as well as a classic beef, chicken and vegetarian options with all the trimmings. For large groups we’ve designed our Feasting Menu, a selection of dishes served in the centre of the table for a fun and sociable meal for any event and our kids menu ensures that everyone is well catered for no matter what their age.

We offer specially designed set menus for the big occasions such as Valentine’s Day and Christmas and cater for functions large and small with a choice of buffet and set menus. Our chefs are always happy to create bespoke menus perfect for your party.


We offer a range of draught and bottled beers including local craft products from Camden Town and London Fields breweries as well as continental and world beers. With 4 real ale pumps we offer a house ale as well as regularly changing guest ales from some of our favourite breweries including London classics such as Trumans, Sambrooks and Hackney.

Our extensive wine list offers an excellent range of world wines by the bottle and by the glass including sparkling and dessert wines to make any occasion special.

We like to have a little bit of fun with our drinks and have designed some of our own home-infused spirits, including our apple pie bourbon, to add to our back bar. A favourite with the little ones are our kids drinks served in mini milk bottles.

Kitchen opening times

Monday - Friday12:00 - 22;00
Saturday12:00 - 22.30
Sunday12:00 - 21:00

Our Menus

Quiz night

Regular event, every Sunday from 7.30pm (get in early to grab a table). Fun, friendly quiz with picture and music rounds, entry only £1 with rewards for runners up and best team name, everyone has the chance to walk away with a prize.

Tuesday night wine-up

Regular event every Tuesday night from 6pm. Be adventurous with your wine, upgrade your regular wine to one of our recommendations and we pay the difference.

Cheese and Wine

On Thursday 6th November from 7.30pm join us in our Thomas Grub Room for an evening of winter indulgence as our chefs and experts from independent wine supplier Les Caves de Pyrene lead you through 5 courses of English and Continental cheeses matched with a selection of their fantastic wines. Tickets are £20 per person, book early as places are limited.

The Game is Up

The British game season is well under way, On Wednesday 12th November we celebrate with a 4 course game dinner served up with wine to match each dish.

Enjoying the evening with us and ensuring our chefs are on top of their game will be celebrity chef Tom Kerridge.

Tickets are £45 per person, call 0208 442 1201 or pop into The Stag to reserve your table today.

Christmas 2014

Planning a work Christmas do, a family gathering, a festive drinks party or a Christmas day without the washing up? With a dining room seating up to 100, 2 function spaces and 3 menus The Stag is the perfect venue for your event.

Join us for one of our Christmas previews to find out more

  • Tuesday 28th October from 5.30pm
  • Saturday 1st November from 2.30pm

Sample some of our festive food and drinks, chat to our Christmas team about your booking and reserve your date and time in our Christmas diary.


Get in touch

69 High Road,
East Finchley,
N2 8 AB

t: 0208 442 1201

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