The William Blake is a traditional style pub in the heart of Old Street, close to Old Street Station. Food is served daily with some great offers available. There is a wide selection of drinks including real ales and a great selection of wines. All major sporting events are shown with SKY sports and ESPN on various plasma screens and a big screen.
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Venue Details & Map
The William Blake
174 - 180 Old StreetLondonEC1V 9BP
- +44 (0)20 7336 8310
- Public transport:
- Exit Old Street Station at exit 6. Continue onto Old Street, The William Blake is approximately 50 meters along Old Street on the left hand side (past the Shell garage).
- Booking Facilities
- Group bookings accepted
- Event Facilities
- Event facilities
- Payment Facilities
- Credit cards accepted
- Debit cards accepted
Decent priced drinks but its a very big pub with little to no atmosphere. Nothing special, a standard chain pub.
Also there are TV screens on every wall, something I cannot stand.more
Do not! I repeat, do not order the Pulled Pork Nachos! Take normal, bad nachos and poor cheap, nasty canned pulled pork over them. Barely edible. The jalapenos were okay, though.
Absolutely ghastly experience at the William Blake. Expected at least a decent pub fare, but the service was poor, the tables wobbly, sticky and unclean.more
I was here last night, on a slight bender with my acting champions after we decided that we were spending far too much money in our usual post-class haunt!
I didnt realise that WB is massive; they have a whole section at the back I imagine being very helpful on match days but similarly, I imagine it gets positively rammo too.
The staff were really friendly - Lydia ;) - and the anywhere I can...more
4 Stars for Ambiance and Burgers. And yes, another chain....
I vowed, "No burgers, no shakes" as the wheels of the Triple Seven threw a spray of water from the tarmac of Heathrow 5. Baffled and disappointed by pub food at this point of the journey, and simply burger-crazed, Sweet D ordered one here. I had the open faced chicken pie.
We share food, tasting each other's dishes, swapping...more
Solid 4-star pub!
The one waitress was a bit surly, but for our purposes...WB really fit the bill.
We needed: NCAA basketball (read: ESPN America), in a bar with 2. enough TVs where we wouldn't annoy anyone and 3. decent food and 4. Something more than just beer. This isn't a terribly easy combination and after majorly striking out at City Sports Cafe or whatever the hell that place is...more