The Blue Posts, 22 Berwick Street, Soho, London
Somehow on Thursday evening at around 9pm I found myself popping into The Blue Posts pub on Berwick Street in Soho. I had just finished consuming a bucket load of cocktails at the PR event for the new cocktail bar Zenna on Dean Street, I guess I was in need of something cold and wet, called lager!
As soon as I stepped through the doors of a Soho boozer that I have walked past numerous times, but never entered before, I felt like I had been transported back to the 1970’s. This place is a real fucking time warp, which I may add is not a bad thing! In fact I found it a refreshing break from all those trendy shiny bars that seem to have taken over the world.
Everything about The Blue Posts screamed faded 1970’s, from the well worn carpet, to the pictures and plates on the walls, and the formica table tops, and even the ancient heater. This place could have been my grannies front room if she was still alive and I use to love going to visit her…
I had a couple of pints of Fosters, which I think cost around £3.50 a pop and they tasted decent enough. I wonder how much a pint cost way back in the early 1970’s? I don’t drink or care about real ale which is what I imagine cats piss would taste like, so I don’t know if they had much of a choice.
The bar staff seemed friendly enough, who included Inga from Lithuania who has a definite look of a model if you ask me. I think it is only a matter of time before this girl is discovered. I personally found it refreshing to have some younger girls working in what you would class as a real boozer, as opposed to just having older people pulling the pints.
The Blue Posts is definitely a pub worth popping into for a few drinks if you are in the neighbourhood, but not the sort of place you would travel miles out of your way to visit. I personally find it fantastic that a pub like this can still survive in an area like Soho, where the hipsters seem to be taking over at an alarming rate…