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Pubs Galore Autumn 2022 Midlands Pub Crawl. with Bucking Fastard on the Pub Forum

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The Reliance, EC1

336 Old Street
Shoreditch
EC1
EC1V 9DR
Phone: 02077296888
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Reviews of The Reliance (Average Rating: 5 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Reliance

Formerly a shop,now more of a dive bar where no one seems to care.There was a lack of furniture inside and even fewer customers,with the only interesting spot was a few traditional tables in a rear section with a sofa at the end by some exposed brick.Signage externally and inside makes much of the food offering but a blackboard apologised for a much reduced offering of cheesy chips or holumi fries. On ordering the cheesy chips the dippy barmaid said that was also off ,how about crisps instead ? . No attempt to correct the blackboard either.
Just a solitory London Pride pump but I wasnt going to risk it so forked out £5.70 for a keg Five Points Pale which was fobbing.I deposited the excess head on the grubby flooring.
One to avoid,I can't imagine a long existance in this form.

On 11th August 2021 - rating: 3
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Tris C left this review about The Reliance

Despite the name and appearance of being a traditional old pub, this is in fact a modern shop conversion. Quite a woody sort of pub with bare boarded floor and a frontage which concertinas open. Furniture is ordinary and there's some bare brick. There's a TV (off, thankfully) but the music's really a bit loud for my elderly ears.
Ales: Fuller's London Pride, Dragonfly Brewery's 2 O'clock Ordinary and Sambrook's Junction at £2.30 which is rather steep, though this is super-trendy Shoreditch and not the once poverty-stricken Shoreditch.
This isn't a bad place and certainly not as bad as some on our crawl of the area. Actually, despite the age of the place, this is about the closest thing you'll get to a traditional pub in the immediate vicinity.

On 26th May 2016 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Reliance

Quite a traditional looking establishment - although apparently it was converted from a shop not that long ago - and one which I guess is supposed to have a nautical theme (but this doesn't really extend much past the pub sign and a ship's wheel propped up by the front door). Rustic wooden furniture at the front part of the bar, with dining tables further back. Three real ales on - Pride, Adnams and Batemans XB (not cheap at £3.40) - plus a selection of Belgian bottled beers (also steeply priced). Unusually, upstairs is now an art gallery (Charlie Smith). Overall, one of the better places in the area for a pint.

On 10th March 2010 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Old Street, 0.32 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Shoreditch High Street, 0.46 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Hoxton, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Reliance, EC1
11th Aug 2021, 22:07
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
11th Aug 2021, 22:06
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Wheelchair Access : No - Gent's WCs downstairs. - last updated 26 May 2016 by Tris C
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