The Well

Restaurants , British Clerkenwell
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Ed and Tom Martin's first London venture - their ETM group now boasts eight more venues across the capital - is a gastropub still proving popular with those in Clerkenwell. 

There's a good array of draught and bottled beers and ciders (20 in total), complementing a wine list with an old world slant and bottles starting at £19. The food ranges from truffled celeriac soup served with mushroom tortellini to pan-fried fillet of Peterhead cod with brown crab croquettes, seashore vegetables and a chive butter sauce. 

There's a weekly quiz night too, alongside occasional special events. 

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The Well says
The Well is a fantastic restaurant based in Clerkenwell and is the first of 13 sites across central London owned by the ETM Group.

The Well offers an eclectic menu of which caters to every individual's needs; from Maldon rock oysters to slow-braised Cumbrian veal cheek followed by a selection of homemade ice-cream - their team will give you and your taste buds an experience to remember.

The Well caters to all events so whether it's a big birthday or a stylish send-off that you are celebrating, exclusive use of The Well's buzzing subterranean cocktail lounge with your own private bar is available to hire. In addition to their usual wide range of cocktails, beers and spirits, bespoke canapé, fork buffet and buffet menus can be arranged to suit your requirements. Combining rustic charm and contemporary chic, The Well is the perfect gastro pub in which to host your event.

Conveniently located for weddings at the fabulous Islington Town Hall as well as other stylish venues in Clerkenwell and Farringdon, The Well is the perfect place to celebrate your big day. They can help you to create the perfect romantic event by assisting you with all aspects of your day including flowers, wedding cake, photography and all different kinds of entertainment.

For any booking enquiries please give their Senior Events Manager Nadia Evans a call on 02072429122/07879665836 or email her at
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Venue name: The Well
Address: 180 St John Street
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Average User Rating

2.8 / 5

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I've been to the well on two separate occasions now! The first time was not worth mentioning but the second I thoroughly enjoyed !

Their rum and prosecco cocktails were yummy and their oysters were so fresh and delicious!

Downstairs is a little dark for my liking but its clean so there's no fear of catching the plague if that's what you're worried about!

Would I go out of my way to go back a third time? No but if something came up there then I wouldn't turn it down.

Lizzie W

Perhaps a bit harsh but - An average pub in an average location. I didn't spend any time in the upstairs area however the downstairs area is quite small, very dark and, when I was there, very busy/ noisy. The drinks were nice but the food I tried was below par. The idea of the downstairs area is to have guest pop up companies and while I was there it was Rum Shack - but they had run out of rum! The staff were all friendly but the general atmosphere, location and food wasn't up to much.


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Special Offers

50% Off food

Enjoy 50% off. Offer Applies to A la Carte Menu. Please note there is a 1.5hour turn around for lunch bookings between 12:00pm and 3:00pm and between 6:00pm and 7:00pm.

Offer valid until Aug 31 2016