The Hampstead conundrum was definitively solved 11 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.
New York Times 2014
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.
Our upstairs dining rooms can be hired during the week for corporate meetings and away days up to 5pm or in the evenings for private dinner parties.
Sunday to Thursday evenings 22 maximum
Weekends see the rooms come into their own for birthday, christening, wedding and civil partnership lunches.
Saturday lunch 22 maximum
Sunday lunch 12 maximum
Friday & Saturday nights 12 maximum
For more information and prices please contact
30 Well Walk
London NW3 1BX
Tell: (0) 20 7794 3785
Reservations made online are for the first floor dining rooms with the exception of lunch Monday to Friday where you will be sat in the ground floor. A few reservations are taken in the ground floor in the evening and can be made by calling direct on
020 7794 3785
At weekend and bank holiday lunchtimes we operate a walk in only policy for the ground floor.