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The Clerk & Well Pub & Rooms - Pub in London

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156 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1R 5DU, London
England, United Kingdom

The Clerk & Well Reservations Team
+44 (0)20 7837 8548(landline)

Close to Covent Garden: couples who want to be independent will love it here – come and go as you please, have breakfast in bed…

On Clerkenwell Road, opposite Leather Lane Market, this old city pub has a lovely buzz. Mingle with locals at the bar while you sample an ale or a cocktail then choose from the pan-Asian menu. Sharing platters start with steamed dumplings, there's a splendid selection of small dishes and signature cocktails to wash it all down. Try a Gin Basil Smash with a jungle curry: baby corn, cherry tomatoes and rice with a choice of duck, chicken or prawn, or chargrilled kimchi chicken with ginger and sake. Over the road the market throngs with office workers and tourists grabbing lunch – it’s a street food paradise - try some falafel or a vegan burrito. Wander through the Hatton Garden jewellery quarter; St Paul's Cathedral and The British Museum are a 15-minute walk or you can be at the tube station in minutes. 

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.
Babies welcome
Suitable for guests with a baby or toddler under 3.

Local points of interest from The Clerk & Well Reservations Team:

Local points of interest from
The Clerk & Well Reservations Team:

  • The Clerk & Well is located directly opposite the eclectic and famous Leather Lane market and amongst some of the city’s biggest agencies, design companies and fashion headquarters
  • The Clerk & Well is just a few minutes from Chancery Lane station (Central Line) or Farringdon Station (Hammersmith & City & Metropolitan line)
  • Clerkenwell is located in the London Borough of Islington.The south – western part of Clerkenwell was once know as London’s “Little Italy” because of the large number of Italians living in the area from 1850’s until the 1960s.
  • The Clerk & Well is one of the oldest Public Houses in Central London and at one time was also a guesthouse (originally named Duke of York).
  • Farringdon is one of those places that just became trendy; clubs, bars and restaurants moved in and even the ancient site of Smithfield with its unglamorous history of gruesome executions, livestock and meat trading has acquired an air of ‘raw’ cool.
  • Being in range of some of the freshest meat and produce in London, the area has attracted a number of gastronomic types, who have turned the market into a hub for food lovers and chefs alike.
Points of interest

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156 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1R 5DU, London


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