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

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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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  25% 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
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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
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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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116 St Johns Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from The Well
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47-48 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 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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London > Shopping > Jewellery
34 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Well
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41 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Well
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180 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | Same location as The Well
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43 Clerkenwell Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Well
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18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from The Well
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