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The Old Blue Last

#414 of 1,352 Nightlife in London
Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
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Proper City drinking pub

I'd arranged a meal nearby with friends and chose to meet here beforehand as it’s easy to find... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Lost-In-Spice
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London, United Kingdom
Wild Thing

Liked the Camden beer, and playlist was awesome (being 66) and listening to the Kinks & the Trogs... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Pete H
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“upstairs bar”(2 reviews)
“nice pub”(2 reviews)
“free entry”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try a beer called Old Blue. It's great. The OLD Blue Last is a typical English pub with a great ambience.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

I'd arranged a meal nearby with friends and chose to meet here beforehand as it’s easy to find. It’s a lively pub that focuses on drinking and has a good range including “Blue Moon” (a favourite in Summer). The prices were reasonable and the service...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Liked the Camden beer, and playlist was awesome (being 66) and listening to the Kinks & the Trogs played very loudly, was have to say, one of the highlights of my day. Must have been the eldest customer by 30 years!!.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pete H
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is very much a drinkers pub, designed to hold as many standing people as possible with minimal seating round the edge of the one room. It's located on one of the City's busiest road, Great Eastern Street. Plenty of choice for beers, lagers and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

The bouncers were unnecessarily aggressive, the bar staff were rude and blunt and half of us got served in plastic cups while the others got proper pint glasses

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anna S
Reviewed 5 June 2018

we had to stand outside to be able to talk. probably more apt for younger people. price for pint of hell's lager was 5,80

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mizzi B
Reviewed 28 April 2018

This bar captures history - you can almost hear the ghost of Shakespeare in the distant echos of the punk music upstairs. Good beer, friendly people, nice vibes.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Russell L
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Love the great green mirror behind the counter. Nice space, friendly staff, but with the inevitable relentless traffic outside.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank moviepostersmovieink
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is a trendy, old-fashioned pub on the corner with lovely rounded frontage around Great Eastern St and Curtain Road. We liked the decor and seeing the young hipsters frequenting it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Great for free gigs. The upstairs room they have for gigs is small and fills up quickly but the sound is decent (for a small venue). It gets pretty warm and there isn’t a cloakroom but for free you can’t complain. Even if you have...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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hotels, bars, and restaurants, it's easy to explore
this trend-conscious and youth-oriented neighbourhood.
There's a lingering post-industrial grit about
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