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.


Menu 12th April - 16th May Coming Soon


New Menu Launching 17th May


Drinks List 12th April - 17th May

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.



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 12:00-23:00

Sat 12:00 - 23:00

Sun 12:00-22:30

Kitchen Hours

Mon – Fri 12:00-15:00 / 17:30-22:00

Sat 12:00-16:30 / 19:00 - 22:00

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

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Reservation Information Updated 22 February 2021

Reservations for 12th April to 16th May will open

Monday 8th March at 8am.

During this period we are limited to only 6 tables on our terrace therefore for we will be operating on a different basis than normal.  

Tables are only available to book for guests who are dining however we will have a drinks area for walk-in customers.

Whilst we are under restrictions we will be offering a limited menu & drinks list which will be posted above shortly and will not be serving roasts on Sunday until we reopen fully in May.

Lunch tables will be for 1 hour & dinner tables will be for 1 1/2 hours.

We appreciate this is a different way of operating than guests will be used to but it will be temporary until we can open again fully on the 15th May.  

We thank you all for your support and understanding and we are really looking forward to being open again.

Please note the rule of 6 will still apply and guests must be from a maximum of 2 households.  We can only serve drinks in our drinks area if your are seated.