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The Well

#3,530 of 17,544 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Clerkenwell
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180 St. John Street, London EC1V 4JY, England
+44 20 7251 9363
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11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 11:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a Saturday brunch and the staff made it a great occasion. The duty manager was fantastic throughout and very accommodating given some people were running late. As a large group, we appreciate that it can be sometimes difficult to manage and moreover, many other places would not go to any great length to accommodate and make the occasion... More 

Helpful?
Thank Matt G
Gemma E, Manager at The Well, responded to this review

Dear Matt, So pleased to hear you've had an amazing time with us! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Gemma gemma@etmgroup.co.uk More 

London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been twice for lunch now and been satisfied both times. I used a Gourmet Society card so did get 50% off. SERVICE The service is generally very good, not bothersome but polite and attentive. FOOD The food is hit and miss. It's nice dressed-up pub food, but some of the dishes miss the mark. Salmon fishcake with poached egg is... More 

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Thank theculinaryexplorer
Gemma E, Manager at The Well, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to send comments. We look forward to you retuning for another great experience, please do contact me directly so I can personally book you in. Kind regards, Gemma gemma@etmgroup.co.uk More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the cocktail lounge downstairs for a private work party and had a wonderful night. The whole event went exceedingly well and it was the perfect spot for our pre-christmas drinks. Big thanks to Ana who was superb the whole night and she could not have helped us more! Food was lovely too and a big hit with all... More 

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Thank Tara-hoyos
Gemma E, Manager at The Well, responded to this review

Dear Tara, Thank you very much for your feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to send such lovely comments and delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at the Well. We look forward to you retuning for another great experience, please do contact me directly if we can do anything more for you. Kind regrads, Gemma gemma@etmgroup.co.uk More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked the downstairs area for an event. Our hostess of the evening Ana was amazing, so lovely and helpful made the event go excellently. The food was delicious and the guests loved the ales. Over all compete success and would come back and do it over and over again!

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Thank georgiahall99
Gemma E, Manager at The Well, responded to this review

Dear Georgia, Thank you for taking the time to review your evening at the Well. I am delighted to hear you had such a lovely time and your feedback has been passed on the team at the Well. We hope to have you back at the Well in the near future. Kind regrads, Gemma gemma@etmgroup.co.uk More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived on a busy Tuesday, quiz night. Thankfully Yohan was able to seat us, so we didn't have a wasted journey. The service was great from start to finish. Yohan recommended certain dishes to us and we weren't disappointed. My guest enjoyed the Teal from the specials list to start, while I tucked into the delicious chicken croquettes. For... More 

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Thank Alison G
Gemma E, Manager at The Well, responded to this review

Dear Alison, Thank you very much for your feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to send such lovely comments and delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time at the Well. We look forward to you retuning for another great experience, please do contact me directly if we can do anything more for you. Kind regards, Gemma gemma@etmgroup.co.uk More 

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58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Have walked by this place dozens of times - it seems to be popular with the locals. Tried it out last Saturday. Well, nothing special. Average pub with average pub food, will do. Pale ale we got wasn't the tastiest one though, but who knows, tastes differ.

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Thank Maria A
GemmaETM, Manager at The Well, responded to this review

Dear Maria, Thank you very much for your feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time. I am really sorry to hear that you had a less than satisfactory experience. I would love to talk to you in more detail regarding your visit. Please send me an email at gemma@etmgroup.co.uk with your best contact details so I can get in... More 

United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

booked trough open table for sunday lunch, for me and my friend, managment and staff really attentive, (onlyone of the staff -girl- looked a little bit knowledgeable and confused), this one is really a gastropub with nice and different options in the menu, we tried the artichokes, oysters, and the grose (bird) as main dish. in general it was a... More 

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Thank saray M
GemmaETM, Manager at The Well, responded to this review

Hi Saray, So pleased to hear you've had an amazing time with us! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, The Well Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner on Friday evening. The staff were friendly but the place is quite small so with one table crowded with a rowdy group, we all had to shout to get heard. After our starters, we were able to move a bit further away. There was a very long gap between starters and mains, with no apology or... More 

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Thank Rebecca C
SusieETM, Manager at The Well, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Well. I am really sorry to hear that the service you received was not up to scratch. Please contact me at gemma@etmgroup.co.uk as I would love to discuss in more detail the issues that occurred during your visit. Kind regards Gemma More 

Melbourne, Australia
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126 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This pub restaurant or gastropub, located in the heart of Clerkenwell, was a wonderful place for lunch on a sunny day! Situated in a lovely old corner building with doors/windows opening out onto the street and exuding rustic charm, there could be no better choice if you’re looking for a relaxed environment to enjoy a delicious meal created from quality... More 

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Thank 255100Traveler
SusieETM, Manager at The Well, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such lovely feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you at the venue in the near future. Many thanks The Well team. More 

london
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Had a very enjoyable lunch with lots of good grog(£15 pp bottomless)delicious oysters,great meats,excellent knowledgeable professional,friendly service. Will be back.

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Thank elginge
SusieETM, Manager at The Well, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you at the venue again soon Many thanks The Well team. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$61
Cuisine
Bar, British, European, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 11:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 St. John Street, London EC1V 4JY, England
  • Public Transportation: Farringdon/Barbican/Angel tube stations.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7251 9363
Description
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, The Well is a gastropub with a difference, serving traditional British pub food with a twist. Upstairs, the rustic decor of wooden pub furniture and exposed brick walls makes for a cosy and homely ambience, while underneath the ground floor restaurant lies a trendy and buzzing cocktail lounge. The Well offers the best in British produce and seasonal food. After dinner, head downstairs to the chic cocktail lounge, complete with aquarium and leather sofas, to try our mix of classic and contemporary cocktails.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Clerkenwell

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Clerkenwell
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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