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The Nelson's Retreat

235 Old Street, The City, London

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The Nelson's Retreat
4/10 from 2 user reviews
ADDRESS:235 Old Street
The City

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VENUE TYPE:Public Houses & Inns



TELEPHONE: 020 7684 7420

Mon:11:00 - 23:00
Tue:11:00 - 23:00
Wed:11:00 - 23:00
Thu:11:00 - 23:00
Fri:11:00 - 23:00
Sat:11:00 - 23:00
Sun:12:00 - 22:30

ABOUT: The Nelson's Retreat is a pub that serves a variety of international and vegetarian dishes as well as a selection of pub snacks. They also have a jukebox and pool table. Seating on the terrace area is provided, weather permitting.

The Latest User Reviews of The Nelson's Retreat

User Rating: 3 / 10
Added: May 2012

I am training for a marathon for a cancer charity and on a very long run popped in to ask for a glass of water and was refused bythe staff, in particular the belligerent landlord. I stop in lots of pubs and have never been refused. I would never ever go back.

Name: Euan
Location: Philipps

Added on Sun 13 May 2012 at 15:37:36
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User Rating: 5 / 10
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NewbieSince: Sep 2006
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The pub itself is fine, although the management are totally unreasonable and quite rude. The short version of the negative feedback is that management refused to provide a glass of tap water while dining there and were abrupt in their dealings with me. This came about through the following situation:
Upon arriving there for lunch with 6 friends, we proceeded to order our food and then drinks. As I am not drinking alcohol at the moment, I requested a glass of tap water to go with my meal. Firstly, the bar staff refused and then told me to take it up with management. I spoke to the female member of management and they told me that although I was eating at the pub (as opposed to just walking in off the street) they would not provide me with a glass of water, as they were not legally obliged to do so. They also told me if I was that thirsty I could purchase a tiny bottle of water (at what they said was a reasonable price of 1). Being environmentally conscious, I am not normally in favour of bottled water (unless in a country where the tap water is not potable) and therefore declined.
While it is a small issue, it did ruin the vibe of the group and the way management spoke was deflating and inconsiderate.

Added on Mon 13 Oct 2008 at 11:19:25
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