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.

my favourite pub is The Wells Tavern

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Private Dining

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We have various spaces available on both floors for private dining at The Wells upto a maximum of 16 people dependant on the day of the week.

Please contact Spyros or Patrick for further information by calling 0207 794 3785 or by emailing


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 12:00-23:00

Sat 12:00 - 23:00

Sun 12:00-22:30

Kitchen Hours

Mon - Closed 

Tue – 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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Due to staff shortages we are unable to open our kitchen on Mondays but the bar will be open from noon for drinks.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Reservations are 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.