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Wenlock and Essex

#10,201 of 17,172 Restaurants in London
#10,886 of 18,054 Places to Eat in London
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18-26 Essex Road, London N1 8LN, England
020 7704 0871
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great drinks, friendly staff

We didn't eat here, only had cocktails. We are surprised by the negative reviews because the cocktails were strong and tasty but the best part was how the bar man was good enough to talk us through all of the different types of liquor they have. Very interesting! You won't find your Smirnoff or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2014
StuChelms
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Good location and spacious, well decorated interior. However.... the severe lacking of simple customer service ruins the whole place. Two examples during my visit today - my friends and I arrived at around 2.45pm, looked at menus, got drinks etc. A vegetarian member of the party ordered the veggie brunch, but when a second vegetarian ordered just after the first,... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We didn't eat here, only had cocktails. We are surprised by the negative reviews because the cocktails were strong and tasty but the best part was how the bar man was good enough to talk us through all of the different types of liquor they have. Very interesting! You won't find your Smirnoff or Absolut here, it's all specialist drinks,... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

My daughters went for late night drinks - one of them ended up in hospital. Management more bothered about completing paperwork than calling an ambulance. Terrible place - do not go there!

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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Absolutely worst service ever. Horrible and arrogant waiters who avoided responsibility and treated us awfully. When their poor language and treatment was called up they responded by calling us tw*ts. Avoid at all costs

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Went here for a Friday evening. However, my friends bag was ‘stolen’. It contained all her possessions leaving here with no way of getting home at 1am (thank god for a good friend coming to her rescue!) She rang the pub the next day to be told her bag hadn’t been handed in. However, after informing the police there was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Recently visited this place and was surprised how rude the management were. Terrible service which ruined a good night out for me and a group of 20 friends. There are plenty of other places nearby which are a lot better

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

These are the best burgers in town! I had the 30 Burger which was big and cooked to my liking (medium rare), with cheese and coleslaw, and came with fries. Deeelicious! At £15 we're not talking cheap, but worth it! The bar itself has a good atmosphere and a young crowd.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Went here for a night out last saturday, great bar space and dancefloor upsatairs. The drinks were good and was reasonably priced.

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New Zealand
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Be prepared for lots of noise as the hard floors and walls really amplifies the noise. It has a nice buzz, good mix of people and lots of tables for dining. The menu is more modern than traditional pub and our steak came out with chunky hand cut fried stacked 3 x 4 perpendicular, 1/2 a fried tomato and a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This place does 'good' pub food in the same way that M&S do 'good' ready meals... you don't realise that's they're pretty damn good until you start comparing them to other places! Have visited the Wenlock numerous times for their burgers, fish and chips and occasionally a more delicate main course. All are well thought out, tasty and perfect for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18-26 Essex Road, London N1 8LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 020 7704 0871

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 38
  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?