The Maestro of Gastro.

Nestled in the heart of historic Clerkenwell, with the architecturally resplendent City University in perfect view from it's voluptuous windows, The Peasant has always been at the forefront of the gastro revolution. "Some Say" it was UK's second ever gastropub.

It features a stunning upstairs restaurant filled with natural light and the Victorian horseshoe bar downstairs with its original mosaic floor proudly displays the owners' fine collection of circus memorabilia and art .  


Excellent beer. Fabulous food.

The Peasant offers a choice of  menus. An a-la-carte in the dining room and a lighter list in the bar.  We also have one of the widest selections of beer in London, including some from the finest major and micro brewers:  Crouch Vale, Four Pure, Camden Town, Brookly, Beaverton, Hammerton, Hackney, Bath Ales, Hawkes and our very own Sponsor: 'Meantime Brewery'.

Award-winning service

The Peasant has won numerous awards in its majestic history: Regional winner of 'London Best Gastro Pub' at The Great British Pub awards; regional winner of the London Archant awards 'Best Gastro Pub', Tatler Magazine Restaurant award winner.

We're regularly featured in wedding venue magazines, websites & blogs and voted in the top 100 UK wedding venues by Conde Nast Brides Magazine. We're tipped highly on Trip Advisor, too. Grab a cab and the driver should know his way to this grand bastion of gastro pub-ness. 

If you're looking for the perfect Sunday Roast, Wedding Venue, Dinner date pre- or post-Sadlers Wells, or just a cozy pint with a home-made pie by the fire and a quiet moment to reflect on  hectic London life, drop an email, book a table online or just pop in

Brothers Gregory and Patrick have owned the Peasant for over 17 years. On a daily basis the pub is managed by supremo Nick Rouse who, after years of personal pub ownership, is bringing his expertise to this glorious leviathan whilst the Brothers take care of sister pub, The Londesborough in Stoke Newington.

Square Meal
'The Peasant is both a great gastro-pub and a brilliant restaurant' 

The Guardian
'You can eat stylishly here on (almost) peasant's wages'

Michelin Guide
'No-one charting the rise of the gastro-revolution could miss the Peasant'

Tatler Restaurant Guide
'Pink beef or lamb, perfect roast potatoes, nothing to revolt about'

Children (and other animals!)

Children are welcome on both floors  High chairs available on request.
Doggies are most welcome (on a lead) at all times.  Water bowl available on request. 
The bar and the restaurant are available for hire (subject to availability).