The Well  

 
 
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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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
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  34% 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 £205  39% 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 £43  34% 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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Alternative Gastropub nearest The Well

Nearest to The Well
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Peasant
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
240 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from The Well
The Peasant is really two different eateries under one roof. Downstairs is a crowded and cheerful gastropub, with a menu of substantial tapas and platters. Upstairs ... More
 
 
 
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The Coach, Clerkenwell
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26-28 Ray Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Well
A landmark public house in Clerkenwell since 1790, The Coach has been given a new lease of life in ... More
 
 
 
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The Eagle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
159 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from The Well
The original and arguably one of London's best gastropubs, The Eagle in Farringdon is a happy, bustling place where top notch food is served without the ... More
 
 
 
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Dining near The Well

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Granger & Co Clerkenwell
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
The Buckley Building, 49 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 2 minutes from The Well
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Benugo
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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The Modern Pantry
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
47-48 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from The Well
Anna Hansen hasn't moved far from her former employer Fergus Henderson - whom she worked with back in 1992 at The French Dining House Room - ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 12th February to 26th July 2018 - 8pm
The Well, 56 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 4 minutes from The Well
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 30th November 2017 to 23rd February 2018 - 11am-4.30pm
The Well, 63 Gee Street, EC1V | 5 minutes from The Well
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st March to 6th May 2018
The Well, London, EC1V | 5 minutes from The Well
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 5 minutes from The Well
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take centre ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Well
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Well
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The Werkstatt
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 1 minute from The Well
The Werkstatt - meaning workshop in German - is a workshop for international designers and architects to meet, be inspired, play and create. A showcase for ... More
 
 
 
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House of Detention
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Well
The House of Detention gets its name from its former purpose - as a prison - and there has been a prison on this site since ... More
 
 
 
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Exmouth Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Well
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Lesley Craze Gallery
London > Shopping > Jewellery
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
London > Shopping > Jewellery
41 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Well
Established in Clerkenwell in 1997, EC One jewellery has built up a glittering reputation for its individual, stylish jewellery. Husband and wife team Jos and Alison ... More
 
 
 
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from The Well
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
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B&H Kitchen
London > Education > Cookery Courses
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
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London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from The Well
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from The Well
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London > Leisure >
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
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
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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7 Tales
London > Nightlife > Bars
64 Turnmill Street, EC1M | 5 minutes from The Well
"Restaurateurs the world over could learn a thing or two from Jason Atherton when it comes to what makes a great restaurant bar," says ... More
 
 
 
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Ghost Farringdon
London > Nightlife >
113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Well
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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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Crypt on the Green
London > Business > Venue Hire
Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Well
The Crypt on the Green, underneath St James Church in Clerkenwell, is on the site of the first nunnery to be built in London dating back ... 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
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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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Henning Wehn: Das Neuen Materialen Nachten
Comedy | Until 26th July 2018 

The Betsey Trotwood 4 minutes walk from The Well

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Dance | On 20th February 2018 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 7 minutes walk from The Well

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Dance | Until 25th February 2018 

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Nature Morte
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2018 

Guildhall Art Gallery 7 minutes walk from The Well

Nature Morte seeks to illustrate how leading artists of the 21st century have reinvigorated still life, a genre previously synonymous ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 25th March 2018 

Parasol Unit 10 minutes walk from The Well

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Dead Man Walking starring Joyce DiDonato
Concerts | On 20th February 2018 

Barbican Hall 10 minutes walk from The Well

The Grammy award winning mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato leads a magnificent cast as Sister Helen Prejean in a concert of ...More

Yto Barrada
Exhibitions | Until 20th May 2018 

Barbican Centre 10 minutes walk from The Well

The Moroccan artist explores the different strategies of resistance we employ to deal with everything from the mundanities of everyday ...More

The People's Forest: Gayle Chong Kwan
Exhibitions | Until 18th March 2018 

Barbican Centre 10 minutes walk from The Well

A contemporary visual art project which explores the history, politics, and people of London's ancient woodland, Epping Forest....More

Pulse
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Museum of London 11 minutes walk from The Well

A digital installation by Tekja collecting and visualising live data about London from Twitter....More

Votes for Women
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Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Museum of London 11 minutes walk from The Well

The Museum of London marks the centenary of the 1918 Act that gave some women the right to vote for ...More

 

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