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.

For the time being the maximum sized group we can accommodate is a table of 6 following recent updates from the government.

Currently we are still to receive guidance regarding the festive period and group sizes, we will update our website as soon as we have any further information.


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

Sunday Times 2017

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30 Well Walk, Hampstead
London NW3 1BX


(44) 20 7794 3785


Bar Open

Mon – Fri 10:30 AM for coffee

Sat 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM last orders

Sun 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM last orders

Please note that currently you may only buy alcohol if you are ordering a substantial meal.

Kitchen Hours

Mon – Fri
Lunch 12:00 PM - 15:30 PM
Reduced menu 15:30pm - 17:30pm
Dinner 17:30 pm - 21:45 PM

Lunch 12:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Dinner 17:30 PM - 21:45 PM

12:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Dinner 17:30 PM - 21:30 PM

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Reservation Information Updated 26th November 2020

Reservations are recommended and can currently be made
online or by emailing us direct at We will be minitoring our emails whilst we are closed.


Currently we will be under Tier 2 restrictions which are detailed below.
Please note the easing of restrictions over Christmas 23rd-27th do not apply to hospitality and the below rules will
unfortunately still be in place.

Facemasks must be worn inside when not at your table.

Guests wishing to join us for drinks will now be required to order a substantial meal if they wish to order alcohol.

Inside tables must be from the same household or support bubble.

Outdoor tables are for a maximum of 6 people
from any number of households.

Please note that in the event of bad weather we will only be able to bring tables reserved on the terrace inside if they are from the same household or support bubble and if we have a table as we are unable to have anyone standing around inside the pub.  We will of course try our best to move you and we have have large umbrellas at each table to keep you as dry as possible during showers.

Thank you for your support & understanding.

Please note reservations upto and including 7.15pm are for 2 hours.