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“Great for events”
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The Well
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Ranked #3,947 of 22,367 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $61
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Clerkenwell
Transit: Farringdon/Barbican/Angel tube stations.
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.
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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“Great for events”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

We held we a relaxed, unformal corporate event downstairs in the well. Staff were very helpful and accommodating. Food was delicious - we had a selection of platters pre-ordered but ended up getting extra ones on the night as everyone was enjoying them so much. People do walk through the area to go to the toliets but we didn't really notice them. If you're holding an informal event, I'd certainly recommend downstairs at The Well. I expect we will be using it again.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank LizM M
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Karen P, Manager at The Well, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Hi Liz,

thanks so much for your feedback.

We look forward to seeing you again soon at The Well.

Best wishes,

Nadia
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essex
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Even better with a Taste Card ;)”
Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch here today, 4 Adults and a child and would highly recommend it. Hard to choose which dish to have as they all sounded so nice, we all opted for one of the roasts for main course and the potions were huge, needless to say we still had pudding and they were equally delicious.
We used a Taste Card and got an unbelievable 50% off the food which made it even nicer!!!!

Visited June 2014
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2 Thank mrs0ld-est2015
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Karen P, Manager at The Well, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Hi loulabellesmummy,

we're glad to hear you enjoyed your roast at The Well!

We very much look forward to you coming back to visit us again soon.

Best wishes,

The Well team
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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great lunch time venue”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

Had lunch here today with a friend. Food was really good. I recommend the salmon fish cake with spinach and poached egg.. Service was good, and the restaurant was not overcrowded. Will definitely be returning.

Visited May 2014
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Thank carolyn607
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Karen P, Manager at The Well, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Hello Carolyn and thank you for such a delightful review.

We too think our fishcake is rather special..

Our team at The Well looks forward to seeing you very soon!
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Esher, United Kingdom
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“Perfect place for a drink and dinner before Sadlers Wells”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

The Well is a great little 'gastro pub' 10 minutes walk down St John's Street from Sadler's Wells Theatre. We went for a 6:00 PM pre-theatre meal and were delighted with the place. It is a renovated old pub - it still is a pub - with scrubbed tables and benches outside. In the basement is a small lounge area which in many ways seems a bit out of place.
The food was very good. Classic gastro fare such as fishcakes and fish and chips plus a range of other dishes of a more classic cooking nature. The wine was very good and by the look of the others there for a Friday evening wind-down so was the beer. If you are going to Sadler's Wells I happily recommend a walk to The Well for pre or post dinner and a drink.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank DerrickJS
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Karen P, Manager at The Well, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, Derrick. We really appreciate your feedback and we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Well as much as you did.

We look forward to your return in the near future!
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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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“Great gastro pub food”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had a great Easter Monday lunch at The Well and will definitely go back there again. The food was excellent and the service and atmosphere was great. We were looked after admirably by Hollie and would recommend this venue to friends and family.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank GreenwichViews
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