Private Room & Bar 1st Floor at Clerkenwell and Social

  70 reviews  – 
2-5 St John's Square , London, EC1M 4DE
Farringdon Station (300 yd)

About this space

Private Room & Bar are the perfect set up for your event. With late license and great ambience.

Choose to order drinks from our unique cocktail menu created with homemade infusions or pre-order one of our drinks packages to get your event off to a perfect start. We can also tailor a canapé menu to suit your needs or you can try our artisan pizzas which never fail to impress.


Event offers and packages

Christmas Party Offers

We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the magic of Christmas at Clerkenwell and Social!!!
Christmas Feasting Menu (Minimum 12 People)
£20 per person
• A Glass Of Mulled Wine Per Person
• Canapes
• 16 Slices Of Artisan Pizza Served On A Paddleboard
• Sweets
Christmas Drink Menu: Bronze Package
£195 total
• 24 bottles of beer (Heineken – Moretti - Sol)
• 4 bottles of house white or red wine
Christmas Drink Menu: Silver Package
£295 total
• 36 bottles of beer (Heineken – Moretti - Sol)
• 6 bottles of house white or red wine
• 2 bottles of prosecco
Christmas Drink Menu: Gold Package
£395 total
• 48 bottles of beer (Heineken – Moretti - Sol)
• 6 bottles of house white or red wine
• 3 bottles of prosecco

Prices

Monday
12:00 – 2:00
from £550–£3600 min. spend
Per session
12:00 – 17:00
from £550 min. spend
Per session
17:00 – 23:30
from £1000 min. spend
Per session
23:30 – 0:00
from £2700 min. spend
Per session
0:00 – 1:00
from £3000 min. spend
Per session
1:00 – 2:00
from £3600 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Plus 12.5% of service charge.
£500 refundable deposit.

Pricing depends on the duration, times and guest numbers. We are happy to discuss your requirements and can be flexible in certain cases.

For late license, the minimum spend is:
-Until 00:00 £2,700
-Until 1:00 £3,000
-Until 2:00 £3,600
Tuesday
12:00 – 2:00
from £550–£3600 min. spend
Per session
12:00 – 17:00
from £550 min. spend
Per session
17:00 – 23:30
from £1200 min. spend
Per session
23:30 – 0:00
from £2700 min. spend
Per session
0:00 – 1:00
from £3000 min. spend
Per session
1:00 – 2:00
from £3600 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Plus 12.5% of service charge.
£500 refundable deposit.

Pricing depends on the duration, times and guest numbers. We are happy to discuss your requirements and can be flexible in certain cases.

For late license, the minimum spend is:
-Until 00:00 £2,700
-Until 1:00 £3,000
-Until 2:00 £3,600
Wednesday
12:00 – 2:00
from £550–£3600 min. spend
Per session
12:00 – 17:00
from £550 min. spend
Per session
17:00 – 23:30
from £1500 min. spend
Per session
23:30 – 0:00
from £2700 min. spend
Per session
0:00 – 1:00
from £3000 min. spend
Per session
1:00 – 2:00
from £3600 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Plus 12.5% of service charge.
£500 refundable deposit.

Pricing depends on the duration, times and guest numbers. We are happy to discuss your requirements and can be flexible in certain cases.

For late license, the minimum spend is:
-Until 00:00 £2,700
-Until 1:00 £3,000
-Until 2:00 £3,600
Thursday
12:00 – 2:00
from £1000–£3600 min. spend
Per session
12:00 – 17:00
from £1000 min. spend
Per session
17:00 – 23:30
from £1800 min. spend
Per session
23:30 – 0:00
from £2700 min. spend
Per session
0:00 – 1:00
from £3000 min. spend
Per session
1:00 – 2:00
from £3600 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Plus 12.5% of service charge.
£500 refundable deposit.

Pricing depends on the duration, times and guest numbers. We are happy to discuss your requirements and can be flexible in certain cases.

For late license, the minimum spend is:
-Until 00:00 £2,700
-Until 1:00 £3,000
-Until 2:00 £3,600
Friday
12:00 – 2:00
from £1000–£3600 min. spend
Per session
12:00 – 17:00
from £1000 min. spend
Per session
17:00 – 23:30
from £2200 min. spend
Per session
23:30 – 0:00
from £2700 min. spend
Per session
0:00 – 1:00
from £3000 min. spend
Per session
1:00 – 2:00
from £3600 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Plus 12.5% of service charge.
£500 refundable deposit.

Pricing depends on the duration, times and guest numbers. We are happy to discuss your requirements and can be flexible in certain cases.

For late license, the minimum spend is:
-Until 00:00 £2,700
-Until 1:00 £3,000
-Until 2:00 £3,600
Saturday
12:00 – 2:00
from £1000–£3600 min. spend
Per session
12:00 – 17:00
from £1000 min. spend
Per session
17:00 – 23:30
from £2200 min. spend
Per session
23:30 – 0:00
from £2700 min. spend
Per session
0:00 – 1:00
from £3000 min. spend
Per session
1:00 – 2:00
from £3600 min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Plus 12.5% of service charge.
£500 refundable deposit.

Pricing depends on the duration, times and guest numbers. We are happy to discuss your requirements and can be flexible in certain cases.

For late license, the minimum spend is:
-Until 00:00 £2,700
-Until 1:00 £3,000
-Until 2:00 £3,600
Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:30. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Plus 12.5% of service charge.
£500 refundable deposit.

Pricing depends on the duration, times and guest numbers. We are happy to discuss your requirements and can be flexible in certain cases.

For late license, the minimum spend is:
-Until 00:00 £2,700
-Until 1:00 £3,000
-Until 2:00 £3,600
Pricing updated by venue 6 months ago
Pricing rated as accurate by 2 verified users

Capacity

Standing
up to 100
Dining
up to 45
Boardroom
up to 25

Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Flatscreen TV
PA system / speakers
Air conditioning
Natural light
Projector
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Storage space
Quiet space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Bring your own DJ
Own music allowed
Noise restrictions

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Age policy

Guests under 21 are not allowed


Reviews and ratings

(70 reviews and ratings - )

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Gill W.
March 2024

Booked this venue for a 60th birthday party for 80 guests. Every time we went to visit either to try out the catering, have a drink to absorb the atmosphere, the staff members at the venue were professional, attentive, informative and absolutely fantastic. Gui, whom we met in the week running up to the event was attentive in our requirements in ensuring that no nuts would be added to the food we ordered because of allergies in our party, and left instructions to Noemi, who was managing the event for us on the night who confirmed everything and couldn’t have been more helpful. Fillippo and Gil, our dedicated bartenders, kept us abreast of the bar tab and when the food was being served and were friendly and professional. The food was excellent. Our guests were all raving about it - particularly the arancini and the passion fruit posset! We didn’t make our minimum spend so will be collecting the difference in wines of our choice, which will extend the lovely memories of the night. We would have loved for the music to have been a little louder but understood the licensing restrictions for the area. But we and our guests had a lovely night, and would have no reservations in recommending this venue. Thank you once again!

Confusing information on a few occasions from Benny on the Tagvenue site, for example, in establishing whether nuts could be removed from dishes we ordered. She said this was not possible but in direct conversation with the staff at the venue we were able to work it out.

M
Marisa S.
February 2024

Lovely venue and Benny had good communication/organisation. Food was delicious and good value for money. Excellent cocktails as well.

The manager of the venue (can't remember his name) was extremely rude and difficult at every opportunity. At the end of the night he tried to say that I owed £1300 without any proof of till receipt. When I insisted on seeing the bar bill there was only £200 remaining. Also said I'd have to pay a cleaning fee for balloons with confetti? There was one with confetti and I assumed they would be hoovering after the event anyway... Venue stated that loud music was acceptable however this was not the case and could barely hear it so nobody danced which was a huge shame (thats one of the main reasons I booked the venue). Benny was great although a bit pushy with a pre order for drinks even when I explained that I couldn't afford this and was self funding. Manager really does this venue a disservice unfortunately.

E
Eduardo O.
October 2023

The communication in advance was excellent, they helped me with everything I needed and had everything ready when we arrived. The catering was excellent and everything was very well organised. We will definitely be back to organise future events with them.

R
Riya
September 2023

I booked the upstairs space for a surprise party to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday. It was absolutely perfect!! The venue is gorgeous! Huge windows and great decor which created a lovely atmosphere. The photos on the site don’t do the space justice and I was pleasantly surprised when I visited it in person. All the guests kept saying how awesome the venue was. I had been worried that the venue would be too big for a party of 40 people but it worked out great. Benny (Venue Manager) was very helpful and responsive. She guided me through menu and drinks packages to suit my budget and requirements and they worked out really well on the day. She also created a special bar menu which was personalised for the birthday boy that both looked nice and served the purpose of limiting the bar tab from a practical perspective. On the night, the food and drinks were lovely. Pre-ordered drinks and food were laid out stylishly to welcome the guests and the drinks at the bar especially the cocktails were delicious. The portion sizes for the finger food buffet was great - good mixture of pizzas, sliders, kebabs, calzones, arancini and other tasty things and there was plenty of it. People kept complimenting the food particularly the sliders and it was great how it was being freshly made and refilled from the kitchen regularly. The staff on the night were all really lovely and helpful. Gui (the bar manager on the night) made sure everything ran like clockwork and also gave good recommendations to help ensure the surprise went smoothly. All the staff were great and also helped in cutting the three tier cake we had bought and gave us candles (as I forgot them). The location is very convenient for a party as it’s only 5 mins from Farringdon station so easy for people to get to. I didn’t use the music system so can’t comment on that but we were happy enough with the background music and chatter. At the end of the night I was a little below minimum spend and we simply agreed that I would take home bottles of wine to the value of the difference. It felt like excellent value for a great night with brilliant food and drinks.

No lift so difficult for elderly relatives/ less abled to get upstairs (if this is relevant for your booking).


Clerkenwell & Social is the perfect location for your private function, corporate event or Christmas party. The eclectic design and literary theme make for an unusual and unique backdrop and with the choice of hiring a number of areas we can cater to any kind of event.

For Private Hire Events we can stay open until 2am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


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