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The Postal Order

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15 - 19 Darwen Street, Blackburn BB2 2BY, England
+44 1254 676400
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08:00 - 00:00
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The cheap prices sadly attract the cheapest of people. Food exactly what you'd expect for the price.

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Thank Nick B
Postal_Order_JDW, Shift Manager at The Postal Order, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, though it is a little disappointing to hear that you didn't have more positive points to highlight. The pub's pricing is based on the venues around us, which allows us to remain competitive - without pricing ourselves out of the market. We don't feel that our price points... More 

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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bit late in reviewing but came here during a work meeting in December and wanted a casual setting in which we could also get some food, it was relatively busy there was an adequate number of staff to deal with the volume of people. We all opted to order a steak dish as it was steak club and it's better... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lreynolds1985
Postal_Order_JDW, Shift Manager at The Postal Order, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review, we are glad that your enjoyed your visit with us. Steak club is one of our most popular clubs, and why shouldn't it be - a steak meal and a pint for less than 7 quid... Bargain! We look forward to you visiting us again soon! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

An all round decent place alright for food, drinks and service not much more to say about the place really.

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Thank Nagatoe
Postal_Order_JDW, Shift Manager at The Postal Order, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Went there for a evening pint and it was really busy. The staff seem to be lacking a bit of professionalism but on a busy day they will have to make some compromises on the efficient service capabilities of each individual.

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Thank DAVID T
Postal_Order_JDW, Shift Manager at The Postal Order, responded to this review

Thank you for taking to time to review us. whilst on the whole your review is positive, it is a little disappointing to hear that you felt the team were lacking in professionalism, even on a busy day the team are trained to deliver the best possible customer service - whilst that means that they can't always have a quick... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Nice friendly pub with great selection of beers and ciders etc. Prices are brilliant! Helpful bar staff with recommendations on the different beers etc. Handy for Premier Inn and loads of takeaway food nearby if you need something to eat after a few drinks.

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Thank Chipsholme
Postal_Order_JDW, Shift Manager at The Postal Order, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We do try to have a competitive price point, which does attract a variety of people to us - whether its for a pint of real ale (Starting from £1.95 a pint) or 2 meals for under £7, theres something for everyone. Who needs a takeaway when we serve... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Decent food quickly served by friendly staff. Decent value. There did not seem to be many good hostelries in Blackburn but this was ok and if I found myself in Blackburn again I would head here.

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Thank Richard F
Postal_Order_JDW, Shift Manager at The Postal Order, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review, we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely breakfast. Called in but was told they weren't up to speed as had a power cut. Luckily within minutes we were able to order. Good as always. Staff always pleasant.

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Thank jeanettefel
Postal_Order_JDW, Shift Manager at The Postal Order, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. Unfortunately we did suffer a power cut at the weekend, however the team always take these unforeseen events in their stride and with a smile on their face. It is lovely to hear that when you were able to place your order it was up to scratch and the... More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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403 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

this Whitherspoons is housed in the old central post office in the middle of Blackburn---its one of their best refits--loads of room and plenty of history within--as always food and drink are spot on.

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Thank jeffhutchy
Postal_Order_JDW, Shift Manager at The Postal Order, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your most recent visit with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! (FYI, our pub is coming up to its 21st birthday!!) More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Went for a day trip to blackburn and tried to go here for lunch with our young children but the place is full of loud common alcoholics at 10am. AVOID

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Thank Joanne T
Postal_Order_JDW, Shift Manager at The Postal Order, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, it is disappointing to hear that you didn't enjoy your recent visit with us. All of our staff are thoroughly trained in regards to our alcohol policy and aware of not serving those who are already drunk. In regards to our customers, the team are very effective in... More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We've been here loads of times. We called in for their fish Friday, with a massive turnover of meals the fish is always fresh but not so keen on frozen chips. With the meal including a drink it's amazing value.

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Thank 1969steveb
Postal_Order_JDW, Shift Manager at The Postal Order, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. In order to keep to our aim of delivering food to the customer within 10 minutes, some corners do have to be cut - frozen chips being one of them. Whilst the chips we use are McCain Home Fries if they are not to your taste you are more than welcome to swap them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:30
Saturday
08:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 - 19 Darwen Street, Blackburn BB2 2BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Blackburn
  • Phone Number: +44 1254 676400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?