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Getting there: From Old Street Station, follow the green line to Moorfield's up the City Road. Cross City Road and turn off at Windsor Terrace; follow this up into Wenlock Road. From Angel Station, walk east down the City Road and turn left after the canal bridge into Wharf Road. Turn right into Micawber Street, then left into Wenlock Road. If you get to Wenlock Street, you are in the wrong place.
The Wenlock is notoriously hard to find for first-timers. The Wenlock doesn't go out of its way to advertise itself, and is often quite dark from the' outside, to the point of appearing to be closed.
If you like real ale, go to this pub. It's not the easiest to find, but well worth it. About ten minutes' walk from Old Street or Angel stations, the Wenlock is a small and old-fashioned pub, which usually has 6-7 real ales at sensible (rather than West End) prices. It is regularly the CAMRA North London pub of the year.
Service and ambience
The place does get crowded of an evening; if you want a table, try to be there before six. This is not a place to bring more than 4-5 people.It's also not a place to bring non-real-ale drinkers; the selection of fake beer is very limited.
Thursdays are quiz nights; Fridays have live jazz; Sunday afternoons have jazz, boogie, stride and ragtime on the piano; Saturday evenings tend to have live music of various sorts; Wednesdays occasionally have live folk. Given the size of the pub, it's not possible to avoid these if they're happening, but their volume is rather more moderate than that of most pub "entertainment". If you actually like jazz, definitely avoid it here.
It does do food. The menu however is limited. Vegetable, meat and pork pasties, served with brown sauce. Then Hot Sandwiches. Salt Beef and' Black Pudding being two of them and then a selection of 'Sandwedges' including tuna and the like. They tend to run out, too.
The major drawback of the Wenlock is that there's nowhere nearby to eat.
Roger's bicycle was stolen from outside the Wenlock on 16 February 2007.
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|50 yards SbE: Wenlock Road, Hoxton|
|300 yards SbE: Windsor Terrace, Hoxton|
|350 yards EbS: Murray Grove, Hoxton|
|500 yards WNW: Graham Street, Angel|
|0.3 miles SEbE: East Road, Hoxton|
|0.5 miles W: Angel (Northern Line)|
|0.5 miles SSE: Old Street (British Rail, Northern Line)|
|0.6 miles NbW: Essex Road (British Rail)|
|0.7 miles SW: Sekforde Arms|
|0.7 miles SWbS: Dovetail|
|0.8 miles NWbN: The Taproom|
|0.8 miles SWbS: Jerusalem Tavern|
|0.8 miles SbW: Barbican (Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line)|
|0.9 miles SbE: Moorgate (British Rail, Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line)|
|0.9 miles NNW: The Compton Arms|
|1.0 miles SWbS: Farringdon (British Rail, Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line)|
|1.0 miles SW: Toh Bang (formerly New Seoul)|