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180 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4JY
 
 
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Mon to Thu 11am-12midnight, Fri 11am-1am, Sat 10.30am-1am, Sun 10.30am-11pm
 

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The WellEverything about our meal at this superb gastropub in Clerkenwell was brilliant, from the towering pint'o'prawns ordered to start, to the grins plastered over our faces as we surveyed a happy, crowded pub and the wreckage of a great meal. The Well is a smart two-level pub from Tom and Ed Martin in a trendy part of town, with a classy downstairs bar boasting huge tanks stocked with exotic fish, mercifully not intended for the menu. Upstairs, unstable barewood tables and a boozy after-work crowd put this place firmly in the bracket of a gastropub, although the English classics on the menu would grace most dining rooms in the city. A couple of pints put us in the mood for an over-indulgent meal. We started with a deep fried goat's cheese and the aforementioned prawns, which were served with garlic mayo and enough finger food for two. My date followed with the steak, a thickly cut, perfectly rare feast. My beef, from the daily specials menu, was wonderfully flaky and rich. Vegetables in buttery sauce complimented these excellent meat dishes perfectly. Washed down with excellent house red, this was already a meal of epic proportions. To go for broke we had a vanilla panacotta with raspberry compote, which disappeared completely. We justified this absurd excess by proclaiming that this was probably among the best meals we'd sit down to all year, so better make the most of it. Head down The Well. Drink a couple of pints and smell the food. If you're moved to order a meal, you won't regret it. A superb example of hearty gastro dining, in a cool corner of town, this place is already a clear favourite with locals. We loved it.

 

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Farringdon Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Barbican Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Hoxton Overground Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
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Skinner Street NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Bowling Green Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £125  30% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 3 minutes from The Well
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
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £195  31% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 3 minutes from The Well
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £58  36% off
Central Street, EC1V | 6 minutes from The Well
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Peasant
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
240 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from The Well
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26-28 Ray Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Well
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159 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from The Well
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The Buckley Building, 49 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from The Well
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
116 St Johns Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from The Well
This the original branch of Benugo opened by Ben and Hugo Warner in 1998. Now its expanded into a high class chain of cafes with concessions ... More
 
 
 
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London > Restaurants > International restaurants
47-48 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from The Well
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The Well, 113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 5 minutes from The Well
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113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 5 minutes from The Well
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Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Well
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from The Well
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Lesley Craze Gallery
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34 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Well
Lesley Craze houses contemporary pieces of jewellery design in an interesting gallery shop. A range of materials is used, including both precious and semi-precious metals, and ... More
 
 
 
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ec one Exmouth Market
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41 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Well
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from The Well
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 4 minutes from The Well
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London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from The Well
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from The Well
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Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from The Well
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
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The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 6 minutes from The Well
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London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from The Well
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
 
 
 
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The Well
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
180 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | Same location as The Well
Everything about our meal at this superb gastropub in Clerkenwell was brilliant, from the towering pint'o'prawns ordered to start, to the grins plastered over our faces ... More
 
 
 
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The Peasant
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240 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from The Well
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Crown Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
43 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Well
Hideaway snugs where Stalin and Lenin held secret meetings and real ales make the Crown Tavern a popular ... More
 
 
 
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Ghost Farringdon
London > Nightlife >
113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Well
Most people's gripe about South Ken's graffiti chic venue Ghost INC is that it would be better suited to the edgier East End than the haughty ... More
 
 
 
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from The Well
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from The Well
Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both the ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of the Order of St John
London > Business > Venue Hire
St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 4 minutes from The Well
The Museum of the Order of St John tells the story of the St John's Ambulance from within a 16th century gatehouse which was formerly the ... More
 
 
 
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The Rookery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from The Well
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London Symphony Orchestra St Luke's
London > Business > Venue Hire
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from The Well
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