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


Our Story

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The Hampstead conundrum was definitively solved 18 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.

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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.

We have three small dining rooms on our first floor that are available for private use if available.  

Provisional enquiries can be sent to


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

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Visit Us


30 Well Walk, Hampstead
London NW3 1BX


(44) 20 7794 3785


Bar Open

Mon – Fri 12:00-23:00

Sat 12:00 - 23:00

Sun 12:00-22:30

Kitchen Hours

Mon – Fri 12:00-15:00 / 18:00-22:00

Sat 12:00-16:00 / 19:00 - 22:00

Sun 12:00-16:00 / 19:00 - 21:30

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Upto the 18th July

Monday 19th July Onwards

We are very much looking forward to getting back to normal from the 19th July.  Drinks service at the bar will resume although we do ask that guests don’t stand at the bar drinking as we are limited on space.

Reservations are still recommended and can be made online upto 3 months in advance for upto 6 people.  For reservations of more than 6 please call us direct on 020 7794 3785

We have a few walk in tables available every day so please feel free to come by and we will try our best to accommodate you.

Our outside drinks areas will remain and you will no longer be required to be sat down to be able to order drinks from our staff.  At this time we will still have no service at the bar due to restricted amount of space we have.