The Wells Tavern, Hampstead, UK
London. It was at the Wells Tavern in 2007 that I was first introduced to bangers and mash. I was smitten at first bite. In a nostalgic moment two weeks ago I made my way back to the Wells for the second time, a strong sense of nostalgia and a hungry belly driving me to the outer regions of London in the direction of Hampstead heath. I was delighted to find the restaurant was still in tact, and positively radiant for that matter, with neighboring cherry blossoms in full bloom. My friends and I shared plates of bangers & mash and “chips” dipped in mayonnaise, all washed down with refreshing Kopparbergs pear cider. If I lived in Hampstead this would be my local, where I’d hole up for hours eating bangers, drinking cider, thumbing through Thomas Hardy novels, and watching the locals “pop-in” with their lookalike, stately setters and springer spaniels. It’s the epitome of quaint.
The Wells Tavern. Lunch from 15 £ with drink. Lunch and Dinner service 7 days a week. For current menu and hours of operation, see www.thewellshampstead.co.uk
Address: 30 Well Walk, Greater London NW3 1BX, U.K., Telephone: 020 7794 3785