More than just a neighbourhood joint, it’s a destination.


Our Story

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The Hampstead conundrum was definitively solved 17 years ago when Beth Coventry transformed a run-down pub into the architectural Georgian gem

The menus have evolved over time and now under the aegis of head chef, New Zealander Greg Smith, they are innovative without being intimidating, responsively seasonal and in parts as cosy as a pair of favourite slippers. They cater for both the ground floor with its bar, bare tables, fireplace, board games, dog bowls and squashy sofas and the three differently decorated dining rooms on the first floor (all, by the way, available for private parties).

The Wells Tavern has become a Free House meaning that the choice of beers ranges deep and wide. Cocktail offerings are embellished by a special for each week and the composition of the wine list reflects the thoughtfulness and absolute commitment to value applied throughout.

my favourite pub is The Wells Tavern

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Events and Celebrations


The Wells has a variety of rooms to celebrate a special occasion or just to get a group of friends and family together for a night out.

Our upstairs dining rooms can be hired during the week for corporate meetings and away days up to 5pm or in the evenings for private dinner parties.

Sunday to Thursday evenings 22 maximum

Friday & Saturday nights 12 maximum

Saturday & Sunday lunch 12 maximum

For more information and prices please contact our team at


It's a family-friendly menu: well priced pub classics cooked to perfection.

Sunday Times 2017

Visit Us


30 Well Walk, Hampstead
London NW3 1BX


(44) 20 7794 3785


Bar Open

Mon – Fri 10:00am for coffees & teas

Sat 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sunday 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Kitchen Hours

Mon – Fri
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM

12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sunday.                                               12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM


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Limited Reservations can be made Monday to Sunday in the ground floor with the exception of lunch Saturday, Sunday & bank holidays where we operate a walk-in policy.

We warmly welcome dogs in the ground floor only not the restaurant.

Restaurant reservations up to 6 people can be made Monday to Sunday dinner and Saturday and Sunday lunch.  For larger groups please call us direct 0207 794 3785

If the area you wish to book does not show then we are unfortunately fully booked but do please call for last minute cancellations.