Surprisingly, to many, this was one of the better drinks of beer on a recent Pub Bloggers Alliance outing to Worcester and there were a good few local drinkers in at 1130am on a Wednesday morning, including Pubcurmudgeon, Pubexplorer , Paul ‘more of a What’s Brewing than a social media presence’ Mudge and a nice bloke called John. Retired Martin was expected, but was messaging saying he hadn’t actually set off from East Angular yet.
Mindful of Retired Martin’s advice to get as many random musical, football and other cult references into my posts. Try as I might, I couldn’t forge a Going Postal link to the pub whose history is latterly as the local telephone exchange and previously a post office.
It’s a large rectangular room with a bar pushed into the right hand corner effectively making it L shaped. Hard as I looked I couldn’t pick up on any quirky or exciting design features. Okay, the light fittings were pleasant and the carpet was decent in that incongruous sort of way that Wetherspoons try to uplift their premises with yard upon yard of posh Wilton.
So, think ‘looks okay from outside but really it’s a bog standard spoon’s’, there is another posher one just along the way, where we stayed over, which is far more characterful but doesn’t have quite the drinkers haven, WMC feel the Postal Order has.
Beers; unmentionables like Abbot, Ruddles, Doom Bar and Hobgoblin. Getting a bit warmer with Brains SA Gold, Acorn Old Moor Porter, Pershore Brewery Man in a Hat, Woods Shropshire Lad, Hop Shed Frazzle Worcestershire IPA and Boss Brewing Brave American IPA.
I instantly deleted most of the non Locale ones from potential selections, good as they can be, and went for the 4.5% Frazzle – excellent beer, well kept, gave it NBSS 3.5. At the time I didn’t realise the interesting sounding 5.5% Brave American IPA came from Swansea. Sadly it disappointed, I wouldn’t try it again and it was in nowhere near as good condition as the other, NBSS 2.5 at very best.
I could tell you what everyone else had, but that’s boring. And if I’m honest there isn’t much else to say about the place, it was what it was. I’d go back, so long as the beer was of the same quality and condition as the excellent Frazzle.