Beth Coventry’s pub-with-food, in Hampstead, is a classically proportioned Georgian villa perched at the top of a hill between verdant, raffish Hampstead Heath and the lanes and alleys of Hampstead Village. Think Martinis, Champagne cocktails, or a glass of Pinot Noir accompanying grilled rib-eye with parsley butter and chips or smoked haddock with poached egg.
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The Wells Tavern
30 Well Walk
- +44 (0)20 7794 3785
- Public transport:
- Hampstead, Underground
Can't believe I haven't written about this place before. I would call the Wells Tavern more of a destination rather than a local. I've eaten in both the upstairs dining room and the downstairs pub. We visiting the dining room on Thanksgiving, and the tavern even hung an American flag outside. The food is sometimes out of this world, and they serve Grolsch lager on tap funnily. I'm sure many...more
About 5 hours later, I am still groaningly full.
The onglet steak with "fine" chips and diable sauce was really delicious and well-cooked. It was rather covered in pepper, which I don't like very much, but appreciate that lots of people do. All went really well together and would happily have eaten a lot more, even though it was a good size.
The chocolate pecan pie was a bit less exciting -...more
My favourite pub in walking distance of our house! Located on a cozy tree-lined residential street in Hampstead, it truly feels like a neighborhood gem (although it must surely be in a tourist guidebook or something as there are often tourists there).
The perfect place to go for a drink in nice weather and sit outside taking in the atmosphere and people watching. Also a wonderful place to...more
Visited the pub for dinner. Unfrotinutely on arrival we had to wait aproximately 10min before I could get a waiter to take our orders. Once ordered the food came within 20 minutes. It was tasty but not spectacular but better than most pubs.
The location of the pub is very convenient, I would not eat here again but definitly stop for a drink r two.more
This is another one of those pubs that I haven't been to for 30 years and which I now find a tad gentrified. The pub is now largely given over to food though you can still order a drink only. I recall their ploughman's lunch which had gone down in my memory as the best I had tasted. However, sadly branston pickle is now nowhere to be seen. Instead the menu is sort of modern British, but...more