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Poll: How Do You Rate This Pub? (19 member(s) have cast votes)

How Do You Rate This Pub?

  1. Excellent (2 votes [10.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.53%

  2. Good (7 votes [36.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.84%

  3. Average (4 votes [21.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.05%

  4. Poor (6 votes [31.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.58%

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#1 James

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 02:11 PM

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The Postal Order
33 Westow Street, London SE19 3RW

Phone: 020 8771 3003

#2 Elmo

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 02:26 PM

I know its a Wetherspoons and people think it's a bit naff, but they serve the best real ale on the triangle. Had a nice pint of "Nuptu-ale" in there last night. :)
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#3 Dazza

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 02:40 PM

Agreed but not really a lot of competition in the triangle in the Ale stakes but not the best Ale house in the Area that award goes to the Railway bell
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#4 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 02:55 PM

I agree with Dazza. Best real ale pub is The Railway Bell.

But Elmo is right in that The Postal Order probably has the best range of real ale. But the atmosphere in there is so sterile...... and all those "mature" gentlemen having their first light ale at 10am.... :rolleyes:
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#5 Elmo

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 04:03 PM

Only been in the Bell once. Maybe I should try it again... Is it a Youngs?

Even the Railway Bell couldn't match this place though:

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It's great - beer all day then all aboard the cider train to oblivion!! :wacko:
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#6 Sylvester

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 01:03 PM

I am happy to endorse the Postal Order. I don't frequent any of the locals on a regular basis, but this place has good beer and the best value food anywhere. You can get a decent burger and chips AND a pint of Abbots ale for £3.99! :rolleyes: Shame they don't have a garden.
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#7 andreas

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 02:46 PM

Fond memories of good value lunches at The Postal Order from when I was first flat-hunting in the area. :) But I haven't been back there for years - and I do wonder how they are going to manage with the smoking ban from next summer. Could be a very crowded pavement outside. :blink:
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#8 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:07 PM

Currently having a re-fit/re-furb.

I wonder what concept is being employed with this... and where are all the regulars going whilst it's shut?
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Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:36 PM

The builders can probably work around them.....

#10 loplop

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 08:59 AM

On Friday evening, 6pm ish, a large crowd had gathered outside this pub, anxiously awaiting it's re-opening. I've never seen such a bunch of hunger-crazed food (and drink) addicts. An hour and a half later, the place was packed.
Glancing in, it didn't seem to look much different to me.
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#11 Uncle Wilf

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 09:12 AM

On passing by, the refurbishment looked curiously similar to how the pub was before. But then maybe that's what they requested.

"Could we spend some money on a refurb but in such a way that nobody will notice any difference?"

The rumours of feng-shui and an Andalucian flavour were obviously inaccurate.
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#12 Elmo

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 09:20 AM

I popped my head in and noticed that the sofas had gone. Well worth the 3 day closure then.... :blink:
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Posted 04 September 2006 - 09:32 AM

I noticed that they'd flipped the beer mats over and put a penny a pint on the "cooking" lagers.
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 11:04 PM

Yes, I know it's a Wetherspoons. Yes, I know it's the same as every other Wetherspoons in the UK. And yes, I know it's boring and standard, but I was more than impressed. The food was excellent as always, the beer selection is superb, and some of the locals were friendly. The staff were excellent, quick and hard working, and yet they made you feel like they'd invited you into their homes. They couldn't do enough for us. As mentioned though, it is a shame it doesn't have a beer garden. My missus had to stand out the front for a cough and a drag, which can hardly be good for first appearances (the smokers outside, not my missus). One major downside about all these pubs is the loos are always on another floor. Why? It's such a pain after one too many shandys! Although there are some nice photos on the walls on the stairs going up to the toilets.
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 10:41 AM

:lol: at the sight of your missus being bad for business! But we know what you really meant.

Agree about the toilets and things being on another floor. Is it intentional and part of their trademark design? And a shame about not having a beer garden. I don't really know this pub. Is there no space at the back at all even to convert something?