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The Wishing Well, E4

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11 Hall Lane
Chingford Mount
Postal town: E4
E4 8HH
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Aqualung . left this review about The Artisan Bar & Grill

13th May 2013

It has reopened as just the plain Artisan which it was before the "bar and grill" got added to it. Despite the look this was never an original pub but a shop conversion from the 1990s when it started as the Wishing Well.

It bills itself as a Sports Bar and Live Music Venue. Given that and the fact that it's part of the Enterprise pub chain I can't raise any enthusiasm to go inside.

19th December 2012

It's currently closed and boarded up.

There is a To Let sign on the building but I'm not holding my breath. It was never a pub in the first place, so it would be hard to argue against change of use.

On 13th May 2013 - no rating submitted
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Roger Button left this review about The Artisan Bar & Grill

The Artisan Bar & Grill does what it says on the tin apart from the fact I didn’t note any grilling going on during my visit and as a bar it didn’t really my world alike. Formerly part of the Wishing Well Irish theme bar chain, the place is now a contemporary lounge bar / bistro with a pleasant enough ambience but not much meat on the bones so to speak. No ales, just standard kegs, lager and Guinness which is about par for the area. The bar staff were friendly enough and I didn’t detect any hints of menace from the half dozen inhabitants but the place was a bit on the dead side with some scary 70’s music that I wouldn’t expect to be a hit with the sort of crowd they would look to attract. The plain interior is a mass of bare white walls with some exposed brick areas and a few stick planty things with fairy lights. A central cabinet houses a collection of champagne bottles and ice buckets but apart from that and the table top poker machine, nothing really caught the eye. The front area was taken up with sofas and the rest of the bar area was all high tables and stools. The rear (which I presume to be mainly dining) was actually in darkness on our visit which was around 7pm on a Wednesday. Maybe it thrives at other times but with ‘Spoons round the corner, the Artisan doesn’t really offer itself as enough alternative.

On 6th April 2010 - rating: 4
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john mcgraw left this review about The Artisan Bar & Grill

Although this pub does not sell real ale it is a very friendly place and is run by a very keen Irish landlord who swears that his Guinness is the best there is.

On 5th April 2009 - rating: 6
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Highams Park, 1.47 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Angel Road, 1.89 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Chingford, 2.12 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Wishing Well, Chingford Mount
21st May 2013, 10:09
Request to mark pub as open by Aqualung . approved
13th May 2013, 15:53
Review submitted by Aqualung . amended by Aqualung .

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 June 2017 by Aqualung .
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