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The Vestry

Bars and pubs, Wine bars Farringdon and Smithfield
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3 out of 5 stars

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A classy wine bar in Farringdon.

Tucked away on Charterhouse Street, this new Farringdon wine bar once acted as a vestry for the parish of St Sepulchre’s, hence the name. More recently, it was a gay bar called Fitladz – it’s had a varied past – before being transformed into a chic wine bar, a refined sister site to The Fox & Anchor pub next door.

The space is small, but there are a few tables and a function room in the back. Naturally, there’s a wide selection of wines, and they’ve even got a fancy bit of kit which enables the extraction of liquid from a bottle without removing the cork, meaning you can sample some pricier tipples by the glass instead of forking out for a whole 750ml. Beer enthusiasts aren’t forgotten, either, with a good range of local London brews, and for those wanting something a tad stronger, there’s inventive cocktails, too.

Booze asides, they’ve also got some serious bar snacks. Forget peanuts and scotch eggs – think baked camembert, ’nduja mac ’n’ cheese and deep-fried oysters, which should help fend off a hefty vino hangover. Better get a bottle in, then.

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Address: 117 Charterhouse Street
Farringdon
London
EC1M 6AA
Transport: Tube: Barbican
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