See more

Square Meal Review of The Well ?

SquareMeal Review

The Well is a gastropub of two halves – sturdy tables and brick walls suggest a rough-and-ready boozer, while a cavernous cocktail bar downstairs is intended to strike a more sophisticated note. Diners are advised to stay above deck, where the dishes are ‘fantastic value’ and helpings are generous. Kick off with pigs-head terrine and piccalilli, or devilled whitebait, before digging into helpings of familiar comfort food such as braised wild-rabbit stew with bacon and carrots, a kilo of mussels or 12-hour braised Herdwick mutton shank with polenta and sage gravy. Desserts are calorie-intensive (rhubarb and custard cheesecake), so you might fancy rounding off with one of the signature cocktails – maybe a Kentish Pimm’s with elderflower cordial and Chapel Down Pinot Brut. Weekend brunches and quiz nights are popular dates for the diary.



Square Meal and StreetSmart

Square Meal is proud to be supporting homeless charity StreetSmart in their 2014 campaign, for the sixth year running. StreetSmart works with over 500 restaurants nationwide by adding £1 to every bill throughout November and December, which is donated to local homeless charities.

Click here to read our diners’ reviews, or write your own

Got a blog?

Add your blog review of The Well to Square Meal

Win fab prizes • Attract traffic to your blog • Add prestige to your blog Find out how

  1. Chosen by my Central London-savvy friends, who had reserved a table as a precaution against queues, The Well was pleasantly uncrowded when we gathered for our Saturday get-together. Ditto for the surroundings: as I made my way from Farringdon to Saint John Road, up the half empty Clerkenwell Road, I sensed a quiet that felt unnatural, out of place – but in a good, comforting way. There’s something glorious to finding peace and silence where traffic and chaos usually reign; to walking alone on a crisp winter afternoon, and hearing nothing but the sound of your heels resounding on the pavement. It’s moment like this...
    More from Whatever Gets You Through The Day »

Private Dining at The Well


Private Room Capacity
Private Bar 70
The Dining Room 63

Square Meal Concierge

Want expert advice on the best private rooms and their availability? Use Square Meal Concierge, and earn extra Square Meal Rewards points with every booking.

Click here to email your enquiry or call us on 0207 840 5222.

Need help finding a venue? Contact Square Meal Concierge

Please note that Square Meal's Concierge desk is closed until Jan 5th 2015.

Square Meal’s Private Rooms Concierge team can help you find the perfect venue for private dining. Just complete this form, and we will be in touch.
* Please note that this form will be sent to the Square Meal Concierge team, not The Well .

Please include as much information as possible.

* Required field

please be as specific as possible: City / West End / Mayfair / Chelsea etc
To view a tour you need a Java-enabled browser.

Essential Details for The Well

Are you the restaurant owner? Click here for Links & Logos

Location of The Well

  1. Enquiry Type

    Are you making a general enquiry or enquirying about private rooms?

    If you want expert advice on the best private rooms and their availability use our free Square Meal Concierge service and earn extra Square Meal Rewards points with every booking.

  2. Personal Details

    You are making an enquiry at The Well .

    *Required field

  3. Enquiry Details

    You are making an enquiry at The Well .

    *Required field

    By clicking 'SEND' you agree to the Square Meal User Agreement

    Cancel SEND Back
  4. Confirmation

    Thank you for your enquiry - Message sent to: The Well

Diners at The Well also recommend...

The Well is included in the following Square Meal Selections