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Dreadful pub. £5.50 for a pint of Sambrooks Junction. Half the tables had "reserved" signs on them. Clearly get most of their customers from the Ritz Hotel round the corner who don't care what they have to pay.
Aztecgoat - 12 Jun 2016 09:20
The old Blue Posts was demolished along with the whole block. Happily the block has been rebuilt and a new Blue Posts has arisen. It looks bright and spacious - alas when I went there to meet friends the entire pub was closed for a private party, much to my disgust and considerable inconvenience. It is common for rooms to be set aside for a private party but not the whole pub. I have no intention of ever setting foot in here again (not that I got further than the door anyway). A pub that won't let in paying customers is no use.
Realalecat - 10 Feb 2016 13:35
My first visit to the newly re-opened and refurbished Blue Posts which is just around the corner from the Ritz.

5 ales and 1 real cider (Old Rosie) on the 6 hand pumps. I was drinking Tribute’s St Austell until it run out then I was on the GK IPA, both ales were decently kept but I’m not a GK IPA fan.

Monday night the week running up to Christmas and the pub was packed. The crowd were a mix of office workers and tourists. Service was good on my visit but you had to catch the eye of the bar person as they won’t that clued up on who was next in line, most of the bar staff were non English but that doesn’t bother me.

Nicely decorated and still has a new feel. Decent enough pub in a convenient location for Green Park station.
lezford - 7 Jan 2016 14:01
This bears little relation to the previous pub on this site with the same name. Decent selection of ale is its only good point. Zero character, horrendously noisy, poorly trained bar staff who serve anyone stood near the tills rather than those waiting longest. Easily the worst pub in this area
Berboyblue - 30 Oct 2015 19:32
Not yet been but looks like it has risen from said ashes: http://www.taylor-walker.co.uk/pub/blue-posts--st-jamess/c6707/
Texas68 - 30 Oct 2015 12:43
WAS a nice pub folks, but for the avoidance of confusion for anyone unfamiliar with the area, the Posts has been razed to the ground, along with all premises either side of it, and is now a large hole in the ground, pending redevelopment. Such is the ludicrous land valuation in St James's I suppose. RIP.

I'll stop writing now as I've been PM'd by a small coterie of mean-spirited and presumably very bored BITE users for posting about pubs that are no longer open. I'm making the most of the privilege until this heinous abuse is formally-criminalised by the next administration in 2015....
Gamboozler - 23 May 2014 17:02
Nice enough pub with a decent range of beers. Had Timothy's Landlord and it was very nice.
endoderm - 5 Mar 2012 16:43
Decent if unspectacular pub in amongst the tailors, cigar shops and hunting outfitters of St James'.

A Taylor Walker pub with three or four ales on pump, I had a nice pint of Spitfire.

Pub is just a little bit soulless, fairly transient custom; nice to pop in for one but not really the sort of place you would spend the whole night.

Popped in at eight on a Saturday evening; only one barman working, who was Eastern European. Sadly, his limited grasp of English meant a huge wait to be served while the chap before me struggled to place a food order. Curious staffing choice.

Basically OK to pop in, nice pint, 5/10
GibTom - 3 Aug 2011 17:57
Pleasant service and several real ales. However on my recent visit, the so-called music had been cranked up so as to make conversation difficult. Worse, this forced other people's voices to be cranked up as well to screechy level. This is a shame because otherwise it's a decent pub but I won't be returning until they turn the volume down.
16jamesdoc - 16 Jul 2011 11:47
Busy pub full of suits - good beer if you can stand the wait to get served. Four hand pumps on offer, good food especially the veggie fish and chips. 3.48 for a pint of Woodfordes Wherry though...
BeeryRog - 15 Apr 2011 16:32
Went here on a wednesday evening, very busy earlier on but quietend down later. Had a couple of pints of Bombardier which were well kept; nothing really terrible about this place but it really didn't get me excited in any way.
pchaimba - 13 Feb 2011 21:26
Slightly above average pub - always busy with after work suits, but serves a decent pint, has a good-humoured crowd & atmosphere. Like a Rover - reliable, if a little dull and in need of an overhaul
Moose82 - 21 Apr 2010 17:13
Not bad, barman was chatty enough. Have been here before and will probably go there again on another crawl...
Bernie5 - 21 Mar 2010 22:03
previous postings say it...unremarkable but does the job! Bonus point for having Brains Bread of Heaven on (2 days before the Welsh hit town for the rugby!)
jeremyb - 4 Feb 2010 23:54
Decent looking old fashioned pub just of Piccadilly behind the Ritz. Wooden floored ground floor bar with a dining room on the first floor. Also has a large awning on the Arlington Street side for outside drinking. Busy with the after work crowd at the time of my visit so a decent atmosphere. Only Pride and Adnams Broadside on and the Adnams was perfectly fine. Will agree with Rex below that this is a decent enough but largely unremarkable city pub. And more than OK if you do not venture far from Piccadilly but cannot see myself bothering again, especially with the more superior pair of Lions and The Chequers a short stroll around the corner.
Gann - 17 Dec 2009 12:59
Nice looking pub but completely ruined by the inept staff. Not a word of English spoken in here...what must the tourists think ?
nickthefish - 12 Apr 2009 06:49
On 21st March, a friend of mine and my fiancee's, visited us from Newcastle. It was their 1st time in London and we went for something to eat in The Blue Posts, after we visited Piccadilly. It was a small and old fashioned pub, but it was nice. However, when we ordered food, the bar staff could not understand some of the words that we were saying. We ordered two tuna and pepper sandwiches but asked for onion instead of pepper on one of them. They failed to note this on the till even though they supposedly said that it would be OK. It came with peppers after 45 minutes of waiting (45 minutes for a sandwich!). The pub was'nt busy for food orders, so there was no real excuse. I ordered chicken and bacon on bloomer bread, it came on a bun. If I wanted a chicken and bacon burger I would of asked for it! But it had took so long that I ate it through sheer hunger. The female waitress huffed and puffed when we sent back one of the sandwiches, and then paraded the bar with it asking her 'supervisor' what she should do? She was very rude and spoke little English (we were in London!). At the ended of the delayed meal, we asked for a complaint form or email address. The staff just looked at us like we had 3 heads. I asked who there employer was (because it was not advertised or displayed anywhere) he replied 'I dont know'. He didnt even know who he worked for. 1 out of 5 for service, 4 out of 5 for the beer, 3 out of 5 for the food ( oh and, the chips were cold!)

lancboy - 27 Mar 2009 10:42
GKIPA, Pride and OSH on. The Pride was OK, and not overpriced at around 3 a pint after all it just behind The Ritz. There are two TV screens only one was on of a Saturday afternoon, with the sound muted. Furniture is mainly normal tables and chairs, with a handful of high stools around a ledge surrounding a central pillar. This is another one of those pretty decent, if unremarkable, pubs that we seem to have number of in London. Decent dcor, decent service, decent beer (I didnt eat there) decent pub. OK for a pint if you happen to be in the area, but not really worth going out of your way to find.
RexRattus - 20 Dec 2008 21:29
A bit livelier than most of the other St James's pubs today this place could do with replacing some of its furniture - one of the upholstered benches has more tape than upholstery on it. A serviceable place and almost over the road from Le Caprice so not a bad place to meet if dining there - not as good as the Red Lion or Three Crowns though
murgatroyd - 20 Dec 2008 18:25
Beer selection more mainstream Sat pm than other reviewers have found: Pride, Deuchars, OSH, Spitfire, had the latter (3) & it was in fairly poor condition & the pints served very short (albeit topped up with good grace on request). Kegs had usual superchilled stuff but also Staropramen. Quite busy with diners already (~13:00) and the smell of lamb & mint sauce was prominent despite the bar area being quite open & free of those eating. Exterior presents a tidy attractive faade & the whole carries an original feel but the external notice advises a rebuild after being bombed in WW2, also that Byron used to live next door in 1813. Dark wood floor, some wood panelling, some seating to either side of bar (benches to one side heavily gaffer-taped!), a couple of gaming machines rather out of character to the pub, dining to the rear, upstairs dining room closed Sat. Unlikely to revisit, although reviews mentioning Mauldons and beer festivals offer hope.
trainman - 1 Dec 2008 10:31
In something of a pub wasteland, this is actually a decent - if slightly pricey - option if meeting around St James. And much better than it ever used to be.
grovetown - 9 Oct 2008 10:19
great pub for real ale as you never know whats going to be on, had a wonderful pint of Mauldons Mid-Autumn Gold today. Might go and see whats on tomorrow as they seem to sell through their ales quite quickly!
bebe81 - 3 Oct 2008 01:27
Pretty good pub, has a couple of largish TVs, but NO SKY, shame. Nice pint of Deuchars.
D_J_C - 6 Sep 2008 21:53
a good pub just off piccadilly, behind the ritz. Always well presented, good selection of real ales, well kept and constantly rotated. Advertising a beer festival in april and may, looking forward to that. Food typical for a city pub. A great place to stand outside in the summer. One of my favorites in the west end.
dizzyblond - 19 Mar 2008 18:54
Was an allright pub, although the barman was quite gruff
TheGP - 25 Feb 2008 13:26
I watched the England V South Africa game in here and it was a pretty good night (apart from the result).

The bar staff were friendly and the lager was good. I would go back if I was in the area.

Strongers - 1 Oct 2007 18:18
Nothing at all has changed with this place in 20 yrs other than the prices. Far too expensive. Its not as if the overheads are huge. That could be why the staff from Brooks club don't visit you anymore. Now they were good customers to have
spotcheck - 16 Apr 2007 19:00
The ninth pub we visited on our pub crawl and one of the best ones of the night. Tried Pitch Black which was excellent. Nice large pub so plenty of chairs to sit on. By this time some of us were struggling. Well worth a visit. Joint second best pub on the night.
TheHorsesMouth - 2 Apr 2007 18:02
Went here this week for Techno's birthday drinks (no rest for the wicked!) Football was on but as it wasn't an England match the place wasn't too packed and we only had to wait an hour or so to snatch a table. Drinks were reasonable but getting food seemed to be such a task we didn't bother in the end. All in all I found the place a bit dull
blue - 16 Jun 2006 07:55
Not a bad pub, decent beer, music wasn't too loud though the food was distintly average.
Would come again if I wasn't eating, but to be honest Burger King is better for food.
anonymous - 14 Jan 2006 22:04
One of the better pubs in the area. Excellent food and drink make this an ideal watering hole. Highly recommended.
kriekboozer - 15 Aug 2005 19:32
Found this pub by accident a couple of Fridays ago and it was brilliant. Downstairs was packed, but staff directed us upstairs where there were plenty of tables. The staff where friendly and helpful, the food was lovely and very good value for money, and most importantly the beer was on good form too. The only down side is the toilets are in the basement, but thats the only fault I could find. Well worth a visit.
valbear - 18 Jul 2005 16:51

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