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Visit Blue Posts for traditional pub food and a fine choice of real ales. The rustic and classic surroundings make it ideal for enjoying a quiet and relaxed drink in.

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By G.

I like to pop on my tweed cap, bob down to The Blue Posts, order a pint of Timothy Taylor and pretend to be Madonna. Not that I don't have a life or anything - it's just what I like to do at The Blue Posts.

By Kandy F.

It was late lunchtime when a covey of older American women discovered the pub. Starving after hours spent riding the sight seeing bus, we saw the welcoming signs, and clean look, and decided to take a chance on lunch. Sitting in the main bar on the ground floor, we ordered leek soup, sandwiches, fish and chips, and cottage pie. Everyone was delighted with the quality, and overwhelmed with the quanity of the grub. From the outside window, we had seen old men playing checkers, imagine our surprise that the barman had a red Mohawk. Traditional or not, he was very kind and explained the in and outs of the menu and the drinks on offer. The couple seated next to us were friendly and we found ourselves feeling very welcome. Although we ate at several 'high class' restaurants this trip, The Blue Posts was our favorate for food, friendliness. and service.

By Gary H.

Just about the most dreadful place I've ever had the misfortune to enter in need of a drink. Despite the fact that it was 10pm on a Wednesday, that is, people need liquid refreshment but the pub was fairy empty, five people stood at the bar waiting to be served for 2 full minutes before the bar girl materialised. I waited another 5 minutes to be served. However, even though I was standing right next to the till, and she twice look up at me, just as I was about to be served, or so I thought, a party of four that had just walked in was served in front of me. I can only guess whether this was wilful on her part becasue I was on my own, or whether the pub has managed to employ an complete cretin behind the bar. I fear the latter. I walked out, went to the closest pub I could find, and got served literally 4 seconds after entering. Considering the rate at which pubs are closing in the UK and in London, I would have thought a pub would be going to great lengths to get and maintain business. Obviously the staff and management of the Blue Posts couldn't give a four-X. Do not use this pub; there are plenty more in the area - and they're better.

By Lucien P.

This is a great pub, with a good selection of real ales that change often. The food is tipical for a city pub. It can get extremely busy especially on Fridays.

By Knight H.

A rare pub in the land of private clubs and discreet hotels, The Blue Posts brings rustic charm to St James.

The Venue
The Blue Posts is a handsome old gent; more loyal butler than landed-gentry in a solid and dependable vein. Dark woods, patterned curtains and deep burgundy walls make it feel cosy and traditional. It's not a large venue, but there is adequate seating, and when the sun shines, the patrons spill out onto the pavement. A large plasma television is kept on mute as are the couple of VLTs. Upstairs there is a separate small dining area. The only real downpoint are the toilets, which could do with some attention.

The Atmosphere
From middle-aged office manager types sipping on alcopops through a straw, to pinstriped hedge fund gents with a pint of real ale, The Blue Posts hosts a polite white collar crowd. There is not much jostling here. What adds to the staid but comfortable air is the blissful quiet. There is no piped-in music and all of the electronic gadgets are muffled so there is only a pleasant buzz of conversation, the tinking of glasses and clanking of plates. It feels like you can think clearly in here - a blessing for Central London.

The Food
Blue Posts has a changing seasonal menu where nothing tops £9. The regular menu has standard pub fare, such as gammon and chips and pie of the day. They also offer sharing platters for snacking on with a drink - good for sustaining a lengthy natter. It’s nothing that you won’t have seen a thousand times before across London pubs, but it’s decent grub that will fill a hole.

The Drink
A changing guest ale such as Abbott Ale is rich, full-bodied and well kept. Stonehenge Ale is lighter and sharper in taste, in a refreshing kind of way. A seasonal cocktail list offers such intriguing options as a Jerry and Ginger or Frosty Jack, all for under £5. A very interesting wine list offers an excellent choice of drinkable, and affordable, options. Almost all of them come in at well under 20 quid a bottle, which is welcome in tight financial times.

The Last Word
Sometimes the neighbourhood of St James can be a bit uppity, but not The Blue Posts. It covers all the basics simply and economically.

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