Blue Posts81 Newman Street
Four-storey of brick, it was rebuilt in 1896 and has bars on two floors with some old fittings. Note the ‘Blue Posts’ mosaic floor in the corner entrance. The far left window was a door making three original doors so, in common with thousands of London pubs, a number of partitions have been lost leaving a single bar.
The ground floor bar has fielded panelling to picture frame height which could be inter-war work. There is a very good three-bay bar back with mirrored panels and four square pillars with decorative capitals. At the top of the middle bay is a protruding curved section and the lower shelving section has been lost to fridges. The bar counter is old but was shortened on the right in the early 1980’s when a dumb waiter was also removed.
The right hand door leads to a passage and stairs to the lounge bar / dining room on the first floor. There is actually two small rooms with modern bar fittings added. In the front room there is a Devon marble fireplace with cast iron and tiled interior and the dado panelling is old.
The Blue Posts has yet to feature on a LPG crawl.
The WhatPub link is here: WhatPub/Blue Posts