The Vestry

117 Charterhouse Street , London, EC1M 6AA

  • The Vestry London wine bar
  • The Vestry London wine bar
  • The Vestry London wine bar
  • The Vestry London wine bar

SquareMeal Review of The Vestry

Long associated with London brewing, Young’s has now opened its first ever dedicated wine bar – in the vestry of a former church adjacent to its Fox & Anchor pub. Decor is classic, cosy Anglo-French bar à vins. Around 40 by-the-glass options are kept fresh by The Vestry’s Coravin system, including accessibly priced, velvety Chilean Merlot; creamy Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc from California’s Napa Valley; and a perky pink Italian Pinot Grigio. The alternatives are bottled craft beers, and cocktails on an unprepossessing London Underground theme. ‘Bakerloo Classic’ (a Hibiki Harmony Japanese whisky and Cointreau Old Fashioned) is just the ticket, but costs £13. To eat, order from a menu of small plates: faggot croquettes with HP sauce (£6); Dorset crab and ’nduja mac'n'cheese; or Aylesbury duck livers on toast, followed by desserts such as Bakewell tart with Scottish raspberries. A useful bolt-on to the Victorian boozer next door.

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The Vestry is recommended for

Cosy | Traditional

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Barbican Station 65m

Barbican Tube Station 223m


Address: 117 Charterhouse Street , London EC1M 6AA

Area: Clerkenwell Barbican

Opening times

Tues-5pm-11pm Wed-Fri 12N-12m Sat 5pm-1am

Nearby Landmarks

Smithfield 270m

Worshipful Company of Haberdashers 297m


Telephone: 020 7250 1300


Cuisine: Wine Bars

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