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.

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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.

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30 Well Walk, Hampstead
London NW3 1BX


(44) 20 7794 3785


Bar Open

Mon – Fri 10:30 AM for coffees & teas

Sat 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sunday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kitchen Hours

Mon – Fri
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM

12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Sunday 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

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Reservation Information Updated 15th October 2020

Reservations are recommended and can be made
online or by calling us direct on 0207 794 3785.

 From Saturday 17th October London will be under Tier 2 restrictions. Customers wishing to dine with us indoors must be from the same household or support bubble. Our outside tables will remain under the current rule of 6 regulations where guests can be from any number of households.

Please note the maximum sized table is currently 6 including children and unfortunately we will be unable to add any seats to the ends of tables due to distancing restrictions that are currently in place. This includes reservations for drinks inside or outside.

We will require lunch tables back for dinner reservations so if you wish to stay longer please call us direct or speak to the manager on the day and we will do our best to accommodate you.

If you are looking to join us just for a drink please reserve the ground floor or terrace.  If there are no tables available please do call us as we may be able to reserve something for you between our lunch and dinner reservations.

We also have a small covered drinks area on Christchurch Hill where we have stools available. Please note this section is also under current restrictions and we will be unable to accommodate groups larger than 6 people.

Kitchen hours can be found above.

Please note that in the event of bad weather we may only be able to bring tables reserved on the terrace inside if there is a table available as due to Government Guidance 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.