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De Hems (Bar)

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11 Macclesfield Street, near Chinatown, West End, London, W1V 7LF
Cuisine: Dutch
Tel: 020-7437 2494 | Transport: Leicester Square | Write review

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Down a small side street linking Shaftesbury Avenue to Gerrard Street in China Town, De Hems is unsurprisingly, if you know any, Dutch. It was apparently taken over by a Dutch sailor in the early part of the 20th century and since has been the sole Dutch boozer in London.

Being Dutch you wouldn't expect anything less than the friendliest of services and the staff all keep to the tradition splendidly. If on entering you fail to recognise the origins of the pubs name (or maybe you just didn't register as you stumble in?), the interior does a good job of dropping hints - everything is Dutch and double Dutch.

De Hems is a bit of a mecca for the Dutch in London especially if their national team is playing football. I remember joining a Dutch friend for one such game during Euro 96, the place was heaving with punters having to spill out the front, fortunately Holland received a drubbing at the hands of Shearer and co, oh how i laughed....

Customer Reviews for De Hems

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“Excellent Dutch pub. Made me feel right at home with a superb selection of beers and atmosphere was great”
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Ido, Amsterdam (10 years 9 months 17 days ago)

“Very nice! Also nice is you are from Holland to socialize. Staff is also very nice .. just.. NICE !! :D”
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Nienna/Jaline, London (13 years 1 months 21 days ago)

“My favourite pub in London. Just a pity the staff seem to have no idea about Dutch culture. Definitely worth a visit when the Dutch football team''s playing or on 5 Dec on St. Nicholas Day.”
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Iris Vink, [ Unknown ] (16 years 6 months 18 days ago)

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“nice atmosphere”
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Ron, [ Unknown ] (17 years ago)

“What a fantasic pub!!! Great Beers and fantastic range of products. Try the frikandellen its a feast but i don't want to know what its made of.”
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Matthew Niele, [ Unknown ] (17 years 5 months 16 days ago)

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  • Cuisine Type: Dutch
  • Dress Code: Not Specified
  • Group: Nicholson's


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