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The Old Blue Last

38 Great Eastern Street | Shoreditch, London EC2A 3ES, England
+44 20 7739 7033
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Had a jolly ol' time out!

This bar captures history - you can almost hear the ghost of Shakespeare in the distant echos of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Russell L
Nice pub for in between

Love the great green mirror behind the counter. Nice space, friendly staff, but with the inevitable... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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38 Great Eastern Street | Shoreditch, London EC2A 3ES, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Russell L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank moviepostersmovieink
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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.

Thank Swedishtomcat
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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

1  Thank Travelling_foodie198
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Came here on the hunt for some live music and had a great time. The bar downstairs was a bit rammed, but the upstairs bar was fine. And meant I didn't have to keep leaving the venue room to grab a drink - Always a...More

Thank magdamoll1972
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I'm not a regular. This was my first visit. The pub is pretty dark and often hosts live music, the lights didn't come on until it was almost dark. A bottle of goose IPA will set you back a whopping £5. There is a huge...More

Thank Charles N
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Came to Shoreditch for a birthday celebration with the girls ..we were only really popping in for 1 but ended up staying all night !Great music and atmosphere and staff were amazing ..such a friendly happy vibe about the place

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

I was there mainly to see a gig upstairs - Suzie Stapleton supporting Henri Herbert and the Fury. The space upstairs is good acoustically and has it's own bar. There was a wee downside in that the staff were struggling to keep up a bit,...More

Thank DomBlack
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Popped in for a few drinks before heading on and ended up staying all night. The DJ played a fantastic, eclectic set taking in mid 90's rap and hip hop through crowding pleasing 00's R'n'B tunes as well as some modern day tunes. The atmosphere...More

1  Thank BobbyC006
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

The free concerts we attended were rather good, and so was the beer :) The pub has a great ambiance and aside from the sad fact that Brits do not like to dance for some reason, this place is a perfectly good place to go.

Thank ceciliasurjan
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