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The Postal Order, Blackburn - pub details

Address: 19 Darwen Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 2BY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8291) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Cherry Tree (1.9 miles), Pleasington (1.9 miles), Mill Hill - Lancashire (1.9 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

Pub facilities/features:
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> Current user rating: 6.6/10 (rated by 21 users)
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With a little time to spare in Blackburn whilst waiting for the train (or is it some kind of tram?) back to Preston, we stopped off for a quick pint in this Wetherspoon's. It was my first stop in Blackburn in more than 6 years. The Postal Order is very much as I remember it. Busy as usual, there appears to be less seating here than in other Wetherspoon branches. Service was a little disorganised and the bar area can get quite crowded, as it is quite narrow. Ales were Evan Evans Grand Cru, Three B's Pinch Noggin, Loddon Ferryman's Gold, Sharps Doom Bar, Greene King Abbot, Ruddles Best, Beartown Bearly Literate, Phoenix Monkeytown Mild, Cross Bay Red IPA & Bridgehouse Blonde. Ciders were Weston's Old Rosie & Rosie's Pig. I had the mild, which was in a decent condition.
blue_scrumpy - 4 Mar 2018 15:22
Paid a re-visit earlier this week around lunch time. A fair few real ales to choose from spread across two banks of hand pumps at opposite ends of the bar. First up for me was Doff Cocker by Three B's Brewery of Blackburn - I always like to try something local where I can. This is a 4.5% pale beer and a bargain at £1.79. Very pleasant.

Next up for me was Dark Age by The Celt Experience, a 4.0% mild. Apparently a Welsh brewery, so not so local, but I fancied the mild in contrast to my previous pint. It did not disappoint - dark and tasty and definitely hit the spot.

Some interesting characters in the pub at the time of my visit. One guy appeared to be complaining about the amount of time he had been waiting for his food order; however he looked like he'd been drinking since 9am so I couldn't help suspecting he had a very limited concept of time. The staff placated him though and his meal arrived shortly after. For living up to the stereotype of Wetherspoons clientele, well done that man!
RealAleRobUK - 31 May 2015 21:05
Called in here on a Friday afternoon. In front of me was a bank of 6 pumps, 5 of which were on. 2 real ciders, others were Deuchars IPA, Moorhouse's Black Witch and Harpoon Brewery Long Thaw White IPA.

A friendly older chap at the bar recommended the Black Witch, which I had been eyeing up. As the name suggests, this is a dark ale, 4.2% and set me back £1.79. The helpful and obviously experienced customer also pointed out there was something else on offer at the other pumps further down the bar, but by this point I had made my mind up! Service was fairly quick and I had no problems finding a seat despite the pub being quite busy. Seating is a mix of booths and tables with a separate family friendly area to one end of the pub.

It looked like a few of the punters had spent most of the day in there, but it was a pleasant atmosphere and not at all intimidating.

Decided to indulge in a second pint and this time went for The Long Thaw White IPA, 5.5% at £2.09. Service was a bit slower this time, but not unbearable.

Both very different but very enjoyable ales. Would be inclined to pay another visit if I am in the area again.
RealAleRobUK - 20 Feb 2015 21:56
Credit where it's due. At long last we have some lighter cask ales on. Still nowhere near as many as the last gaffer Craig did but small mercies and all that..
Martyn64 - 1 Dec 2014 13:51
This place as you may have gathered due to the number of my reviews, is my local. The cask selection is appalling. It's the worst I've known it and have been a regular for over 10 years and God knows how many come day go day Managers. Staff are excellent to be fair. There's 15 hand pumps and last night at 6pm there was 2 guest ales on. Garbage.
Martyn64 - 18 Nov 2014 08:44

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