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The Blue Posts, Soho, W1

18 Kingly Street
Phone: 02077341170
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john gray left this review about The Blue Posts

Hard to tell the difference between this Greene King pub and a Nicolsons pub internally apart from the rubbish beer selection here.Tried the Gk -ipa from the new branded pumpclip.Nope still same dreadful tasteless beer.

On 11th February 2016 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Blue Posts

Compact, traditional, corner pub. Not much space in the main bar area, but with it's large windows it has quite an airy feel. However, there is also another small lounge/dining area bar (but, be warned, no real ale) upstairs. Now has three handpumps in operation, offering IPA, its 'house' bitter and 1799 (£3.85) on my latest visit. Overall, one of Greene King's better central London houses (and the beer is well kept).

On 8th February 2014 - rating: 7
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Roger Button left this review about The Blue Posts

The Blue Posts appears to be a pub name largely confined to Central London with 5 within a relatively local area (although there is one in Yorkshire). The source of the name seems to be open to conjecture with theories ranging from representing hunting boundaries or simply that they helped identify buildings in the days before door numbers. Whatever is correct, the wild deer have been replaced by tourists and postmen now look for No 18 than the blue posts that are no longer blue anyway.

Dating from 1736, this particular “Post” does have an element of charm although it must be said that its somewhat compact interior doesn’t make it the most comfortable place to visit at peak times with little in the way of seating or anywhere to park your pint. The interior is traditional style with the best features is probably the glasswork with the etched windows (sadly some now replaced with plain glass) being topped off with a series of small patterned arches. Upstairs is a separate room with its own bar and centrepiece fireplace and whilst not particularly spacious, it is probably a little bigger than the main bar and certainly less hectic.

The beers weren’t too adventurous, just the 2 Greene King ales on my visit - IPA and London Glory, the latter a bit pricey at £3.50 but was in excellent condition.

The pub can apparently count the Beatles among its former customer base (Brian Epstein had an office next door to the Palladium round the corner) and whilst I didn’t spot any a-listers on my visit, the place was quite vibrant albeit most pubs are around Soho on a Friday evening. At the right time the place is worth a quick pint and could have potential with better beers but with so many pubs in close proximity, it is hard to mark it out as anything essential.

On 17th October 2011 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Charing Cross, 0.9 miles, 17 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.51 miles, 29 min walk (show)
London Marylebone, 1.58 miles, 30 min walk (show)
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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