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The FenceSlightly tucked away on Cowcross Street but still within a few seconds stroll of Farringdon railway and tube station, The Fence is an unassuming bar and restaurant with a good reputation for its food. Subtly put together to display comfort and class in equal measure, The Fence is suitably modern with plenty of comfy couches and armchairs in which to laze. The interior is all blonde wood, chrome and leather, very much suited to the local after work crowd while outside a surprise terrace allows for lovely al fresco drinking and dining, although get in quick because even on overcast days this space soon fills up with Londoners eager to grab just a glimpse of sun. The cuisine is typical of gastropub style fare, with all of your favourites done well and a few surprises too. Of course The Fence's bar is well stocked, with a wide selection of wines as well as several beers and the requisite spirits awaiting the Friday night crowd. A Farringdon favourite with plenty to offer.

 

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Farringdon Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Barbican Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
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Caxton House NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Cardinal House NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £125  21% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 4 minutes from The Fence
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
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49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 4 minutes from The Fence
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Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
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36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from The Fence
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69-73 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from The Fence
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101 Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from The Fence
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7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from The Fence
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St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from The Fence
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