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Blue Posts

(formerly Rose & Crown; Blue Posts Tavern)

81 Newman Street
Fitzrovia
London
W1T 3EU

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12.30 - 2.30, 6.30 - 8.30 Mon - Sat
12.30 - 2.30 Sun

Owner

Samuel Smith

About the Pub

Two bar corner pub rebuilt in 1896, and subsequently Sam Smith's have done their usual good job in restoring the pub to its Victorian roots. The ground floor bar has leaded frosted windows, dark panelling and exposed wood flooring, a relic of the days when it was a Youngers “Scotch House” outlet. The first floor elegant Edwardian-style bar (not always open) can be hired for functions. Renamed Rose & Crown between 1986 and 1999, before reverting to its original, 1762, name. The name is thought to refer to the blue bollards that once marked the "taxi-ranks" of sedan chairs.

As usual in Samuel Smith's outlets, only their own beers are on offer. Patrons should note that there is a strict "no swearing" policy in Samuel Smith's establishments. Also by decision of the brewery owner, customers may not use mobile phones, laptops or similar inside the pub; tablets and iPads are prohibited inside or outside. The brewery's policy is that its pubs are for social conversation person to person.

Historic Interest

Karl Marx attended meetings of the Communist Club on this site in the mid-1870s.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Samuel Smith Old Brewery Bitter

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Not Sun.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Blue Posts

81 Newman Street
Fitzrovia
London
W1T 3EU

Sat Nav Reference

51.517007, -0.135379

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (175m)

Various

Closest Station (1500m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (400m)

Tottenham Court Road

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