The Well

The Well

Gastropub and Bar
180 St John St., Clerkenwell, Greater London, EC1V 4JY, United Kingdom
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:30 AM–11:00 PM
£ £ £ £
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Combining rustic charm and contemporary chic, head down to Clerkenwell's favourite gastropub, The Well.


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    Sam D.
    Mr D recommends the steak and chips.(2 Tips)
    James K.
    It's all good and great wine selection.(2 Tips)
    Sam J.
    Delicious Sunday roast, the staff is very professional.(3 Tips)
    Recommend Scallops & black pudding, Veal w/ duck egg, Choc fondant.(2 Tips)
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24 tips. Filter by taste:

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  • wine
  • black pudding
  • off-menu items
  • scallops
  • duck eggs
  • steak
  • cocktails
  • pepper squid
  • burgers
  • cozy
  • casual
  • trendy
  • veal
  • Sunday roasts
  • rabbit
  • beer
  • venison
  • chips
  • good for business meetings
  • chocolate
  • Eamon R.

    Banoffee pie

    Eamon Ray · 3 weeks ago
  • Jaume B.

    Bon lloc per dinar, acollidor,bon servei i atents. Es troba a barri menys concorregut pero amb encant.

    Jaume Boher · December 31, 2014
  • Sam J.

    Delicious Sunday roast, the staff is very professional. Oh, you have to taste heir banoffee cake... It tastes like a dream.

    Sam J. · December 17, 2014
  • sissyka

    Food was amazing

    sissyka · December 8, 2014
  • sissyka

    Try the jugged hare ale

    sissyka · December 8, 2014
  • Sam J.

    When booking your table, remember to ask not to be placed by the entrance... But apart from this, the beef Sunday roast was amazing, as well as the banoffee.

    Sam J. · December 7, 2014
  • Dan

    Food is too expensive for what it is. Trying to be gourmet but failing.

    Dan · August 9, 2014
  • Jeremy L.

    Roast beef was good. Good meat and nice accompaniments. My only gripe is the service was slightly lacklustre

    Jeremy Lee · September 3, 2013
  • Stéphane

    Frozen food :( Fish fingers served cold in the inside, waitress looked not to believe us. After a microwave blast, it was good enough. Quality is not that right for this price tag. Not recommended.

    Stéphane · August 2, 2013
  • Luca C.

    lovely sunday roast, make sure to mention your tastecard while booking your table

    Luca Cacchiani · May 26, 2013
  • Andy C.

    Service is rude and glacially slow.

    Andy C · April 11, 2013
  • Daniel B.

    Amazing burger - was taken off the menu for a while. If it's not there just ask. Chips are bloody good too.

    Daniel Bower · October 17, 2012
  • Sam D.

    Today no ingredients for the advertised cocktails. Wine by the glass? Answer "barely none". Fine, if you can't be bothered neither can I. Off up the road to the Peasant.

    Sam Duffy · May 20, 2012
  • Sam D.

    Better in the evenings than brunch when service is poor and dishes all seem to be missing vital things (like no toast with salmon and eggs, no butter).

    Sam Duffy · February 18, 2012
  • Sam D.

    Mr D recommends the steak and chips.

    Sam Duffy · November 12, 2011
  • David S.

    Veal is amazing - I had mine without the anchovies

    David Scholtz · September 7, 2011
  • David S.

    Veal - I has mine without the anchovies

    David Scholtz · September 7, 2011
  • Lindy S.

    If the above two are fully booked, head to the Well for 3rd best, desserts are average and you will need to order drinks at the bar as waiters are great at avoiding eye contact

    Lindy Staadecker · August 22, 2011

    Upmarket pub serving great food, crowded on Tues due to pub quiz. Recommend Scallops & black pudding, Veal w/ duck egg, Choc fondant. Food (9/10), Service (7/10), Value (7/10). Read more · July 29, 2011
  • lee h.

    for more information and money of vouchers visit locationary...... Read more

    lee humphreys · January 23, 2011
  • Steven B.

    The pumpkin risotto today was immense.

    Steven Bennett-Day · January 21, 2011
  • Dan P.

    don't have a starter or any main other than mussels not worth it... Not for 20 a pop. Too much money without enough to show, ask the manager if he ever gets round to your table... Or is it a her?

    Dan Parritt · October 29, 2010
  • James K.

    Sunday roast at the Well is quite something. That said I'm having wild rabbit and bacon pie and greens. It's all good and great wine selection.

    James Kelly · January 10, 2010
  • John L.

    Try the steak and chips. I had venison, which was awesome, but my fiancee's rib eye was something else!

    John Lyons · December 10, 2009

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