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One of the better new pubs I found on this year's trip. Friendly & talkative bar bloke, & chatty customers too. Sam Smith's OBB (2.90) was quite good, though I hardly noticed it as my entire visit was spent listening & laughing to the banter. Not as visually stunning as some other Sam Smith's pubs but attractive in its own way. Top pub.
Queenslander - 12 Oct 2015 21:56
A perfectly decent Sam Smith's pub, a little on the quiet side but very cozy and pleasant. The usual own-brand drinks were all in good order and the service friendly and efficient. Classic old-fashioned decor and pub furniture which is always fine by me. The only real draw back to what is a very good pub that might well be a go-to place in another area, is that it is a brisk two minute walk away from The Champion which is a superior version of the same sort of thing.
Mr.Monkfish - 18 Nov 2014 15:10
3 other people in there on Sunday afternoon, so pretty empty and silent - barmaid barely looked up from her phone/magazine the whole time. Much prefer other SamSmiths "The Champion" further along the way.
adamwalsh - 24 Jan 2011 14:18
Not bad. The range of ale was limited - being a Sam Smiths establishment that's all that was available, but it was good nevertheless. The place was busy and loud (visited during the evening). Relatively small corner pub but quite spacious inside. Nice ceiling, too!! Nothing fancy - a straight forward boozer which is what I like.
Jonnysaint - 7 Jan 2011 11:13
Called in here yesterday as part of our Christmas crawl of 6 pubs in the area, this was by far the worst. Not impressed by anything. seemed to be an extension of the Royal Mail Canteen. Barmaid totally focussed on her newspaper. I won't be back.
freezergeezer - 23 Dec 2010 12:42
On way back to our hotel New Year's Eve - saw that the pub was still open. Dying for a pint and this pub did not disappoint. The OBB was what I needed after much running around the shopping areas.

Completely unpretentious, and nowhere near as fancy as some other Sam Smith pubs, but great service and conversation as I learned more and more about this curious brewery.

Friendly group of regulars who made me feel at home for the 45 minutes or so that I was there.
NM_Ale_Drinker - 9 Jan 2010 19:54
Quite a find when you need to escape from the shopping brigade. Usual good value for drinks.
Mr_ESB_Harry - 29 Nov 2009 11:40
Again a nice little sam smiths ( there a bit marmite, you love 'em or hate 'em) tucked of oxford street, not dead but not overly busy either. Not bad for a pint & the paper while the wife goes shopping!
JimmyJacksonJones - 31 Oct 2009 14:48
The toilets have recently been refurbished and they are clean enough to eat your dinner off.
I'm not mad keen on SS beers and ciders - and their selection of wines is rubbish - but the pub itself (and the staff) is so pleasant (and dog friendly, which is important to me) that I don't care. My favourite place to drink in the west end - especially on the weekend when it is empty.
The_Slider - 24 Aug 2009 22:21
enjoyed a good evening upstairs on the 'Pure Brew'. Quite an elegant boozer - not much messed around with, and certainly a more erudite crowd over this side of Oxford St than that lot in Soho....
gonetolunch - 19 Jul 2009 09:46
always a great pub to meet mates in - either to stay for the night on the beers or as a starting point. Can get a bit busy - but that's good - bar staff are quick and clear the empties really quickly which is impressive. For the lager drinker recommend the pure brew - it's wicked but still very affordable in the credit crunch!
renton - 21 Jun 2009 16:27
Surprisingly empty when I popped in just before closing on Saturday night, so unfortunately void of atmosphere. But did have cask SS OBB. Oh what I would have given for that ten minutes earlier in The Champion.
Gann - 26 Apr 2009 22:42
Unremarkable is the word that comes to mind when describing this place. Cask OBB on is a positive, but (and I'm not one to go on about toilets in my reviews) the toilets here were pretty awful and it is rather put in the shade compared to its other SS pubs nearby.
ChrisP87 - 11 Jan 2009 10:11
Fitzrovia underperforms in pub terms and the Blue Posts (one of two with that name in the vicinity - there used to be three) is as average as average can be. So profoundly unremarkable that it contains not a single noteworthy feature.
BoehmBawerk - 5 Jan 2009 02:07
A Sam Smith’s pub with Old Brewery Bitter on handpump. But it wasn’t in very good nick, even though it was just about drinkable. A functioning dartboard, being used by a couple of punters when I was in there on Saturday afternoon. The décor doesn’t seem to have changed much since it was my regular haunt during 100 Club pass-outs in the 60s – except for the introduction of the ubiquitous and unwelcome (as far as I am concerned) high stools and tables.

Interesting scene outside, with a crowd of people photographing Banksy’s “Nation Under CCTV” graffito in the Royal Mail car park before its imminent obliteration.
RexRattus - 26 Oct 2008 16:02
Always found this to be a reliable boozer. Good beer, decent staff and a well cared-for interior. I once saw Johnson Beharry VC in here with his family.
Albert_Campion - 9 Jul 2008 16:02
I'm a fan of Sam Smith's anyway, so this had a pretty good chance of a pretty good review, but is a nice pub. Not sure what happened to son_of_peter - the staff were perfectly pleasant. The upstairs bar feels almost like an Edwardian drawing room; the only thing it lacked was cigar smoke. The drinks are the standard Sam Smith's variety, the beer was pretty good and, despite being a Saturday night near Oxford Street, it wasn't heaving with people; I suspect it's just far enough away that it doesn't feature on the tourist trail.

Like all Sam Smith's, it's actually a pub - the details are original, there's no music or TV and the beer is actually beer.
unoriginalname38 - 16 Dec 2007 12:50
really quite shocked at this place. went there last night with some friends, quietly drinking away but we noticed that the staff were generally pretty rude and unhelpful. silly things like rudely telling me not to leave my paper on an empty table next to us becuase 'it might get thrown away' (there were only 2 staff and the pub was virtually empty - she was trying to be a pain).

when we went i said, sarcastically, 'thanks for the hospitality' and they wend crazy, telling us not to come back and shouting at my friends! we really were just quietly having a drink and it was all a bit of a shock!

shame really, becuase i do support SS pubs, but the girls in here should be put down
son_of_peter - 16 Mar 2007 10:11
A Sam Smiths Pub wich automatically marks it 7/10 for me but it does not have the same individual charms of the 4 other SS pubs in the area (Fitzroy, champion, bricklayers, angel)
That said there is nothing wrong with this pub with some sumptious original features and of course MR Smiths own brand beers (loving the new 'pure brewed lager')
Absolutely fine for a quieter post-work drink with non bank breaking prices.

maximcondor - 22 Feb 2006 16:41
Yet another cannon in Sam Smith’s West End armoury offering the usual range of Sam Smiths cheap but like ‘em or not beers. At least they have the Old Brewery Bitter on handpump unlike many other Sam Smith establishments in London. The pub itself is full of character - a single room with bare floors, latticed windows, dim lights and very dark ceilings, paneling and wall coverings. Note also the mosaic floor in the door lobby - it is small features like this that weed out the plastic renovated pubs. There is a dartboard area and a further bar upstairs (not tried it). It can get very busy with office workers after and can be a bit smoky but is worth a visit if you can hack the produce.
RogerB - 12 Jan 2006 10:44
yeah... i gota say... the sam adams stoutvariety in this gaff was somethng else... put me in mind of that moment in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy...when Arthur Dent is forced to realise that......... oh fvck 10seconds worlds gonna go.....emegrendwehoh;alhf
shw500 - 1 Sep 2005 23:22
Walking in to this pub was just like stepping into the Time Tunnel and going back to the 1940s,
A strange calm feeling surrounds as your eyes take in the wood and original mouldings of this quaint pub slap bang in the heart of the capital.
The food menu looked complete and interesting, although i did not indulge this time.starters plus main course for around a tenner ish.

Now to try to explain about the drinks for sale!!!!!
to be honest, i dont have a clue???,not a single branded name in sight,from the ale taps,through to the lager,then to the bottles,across to the top shelf, and finishing on the mixers,not known, strange names with pictures of men in leather larderhosen!!!.
You really only know your still in blighty because as said previously the jovial banter from the postal crowd that frequent this place,I will need another visit to really get the feel, for those of you that want a less than ordinary pub on your time travels make this a stopping point, Now talking of travels, how do i get back to 2005?.

clapham - 1 Sep 2005 13:03
A decent Sam Smiths pub, although there isn't much choice of drinks, you get what you pay for. Cheap and fairly spacious if the upstairs is open, and air-conditioned bliss in summer! Clientele ranges from perennial old men to young office workers who are a bit strapped for cash. Friendly staff, good lunchtime food and easy to direct people to if they're lost. Outside seating is a little precarious, however.
katstevens - 26 Aug 2005 15:25
Fitzrovia must have the highest concentration of Sam Smiths pubs in the world. This is a typical old fashioned, laid back pub with wood panelling, bare floor-boards and stained glass windows. The main bar is suitably gloomy with lamps as dim as gas. The cask Old Brewery wasn't fresh. The place is OK, but unless you're collecting all the Sam Smiths pubs in London this place can be walked past in favour of The Champion down the road.
SilkTork - 17 Aug 2005 00:04
full of postmen,.....not necessarily a bad thing,..ima just sayin is all....
kmcs - 10 May 2005 15:52
Another Samuel Smith Pub, just off Oxford Street, right in the centre of London. A smaller pub, but still full of atmosphere.
CockAlex - 2 Jan 2005 13:20
Sells bavarian lager [cant recall its name] on draught which knocks your head off. Seating outside in Summer.

No frills indoors which is no bad thing. A pub to meet up for conversation rather than for more contemporary diversions. Literally a minutes walk from oxford street but miles away from the hustle bustle.
tractorboy - 12 Dec 2004 15:27
Loved it. Met a friend there for chrissie drinkies. We went straight up stairs where a victorian decor reigns. Friendly & helpful staff. Leather bound seats. Roaring fire. Only problem is that it was a bit too hot. If I had been my usually assertive self I would have asked for the top windows to be opened but didn't. Drank house south african white. Yum. Ate chilli con carne which was a bit small but my friend had scampi and chips which was right on the button. No music or so quiet I couldn't hear. Nice. Will definitely be returning. Keep as an optin whenever you need a respite from pretentiousness or just want a quiet drink with friends. It was pretty full of fellas when we went in there. So girls THIS is where all the nice blokes are hanging out! Cheers.
drinkinglobster - 4 Dec 2004 12:39
Decent pub let down by not selling branded products- no bottled beers. Sam Smith's isn't one of my favourite beers-more choice please.
Dave - 23 Aug 2004 14:59
Yet another Blue Posts pub in London, this one is a well kept secret providing you're after a bit of serenity on a busy Saturday afternoon. There's no telly should you want to avoid the football fans on big nights and especially England games, and there's nearly always a seat. A pub man's pub, whatever that means.
Ruby - ruby@beerintheevening.com - 10 Mar 2004 18:55

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