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Discussion in 'Pubs and Eating Out' started by Gramaisc, Dec 2, 2011.
We are a county town and it is about time that it was celebrated and I hope that The Post House can help that. It has been bought by a local who has invested not only his time and money but a love of the area and wanting to put it on the map.
He has refurbished an historic Stafford building to a high standard which should keep it in good repair for the forseeable future.
It will be a challenging marketing stratergy to draw people in from other areas but achievable. They of course also want local business, silly to suppose that they would not but they know that their business cannot be suppoted by locals alone.
The dining areas are lovely and the room they have for weddings is very elegant and I for one would recomend it.
Suprised at the commebt of why they would invite other local resteraunts...why wouldn't they.
It is not only important for The Post House to suceed on a financial level for investors but also for Stafford itself and they should have all the support they can get.
Because of the competition, I hope it will make the Lewis partnership raise their game.
They've had a bit of a monopoly on the "high end" market.
it could be good for their hotel. That is something else Stafford could benefit from a more up market hotel, the libary would be an interesting location
Does any one know who has bought this?
Good point, the swan is OK but not exactly upmarket. Saying that its been 10 years at least since I stayed there so may well be wrong!
Fat Duck don't mention the Oysters !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why is it some of the best food I've had around the world was not in fancy restaurants ?
Local, fresh, in season and not pretending to be what its not.
Went last night and spent quite alot there.
The places does look amazing and the cocktail bar is lovely, it is however a maze of different rooms and seating areas and is alot bigger than I expected. However, the drink prices are a bit much - more like inner city prices.
Pints are £3.40, Doubles are 5.50 - 7.80, cocktails are £6-£10, bottle of house wine £15.50, cheapest bottle of champagne, £30. I'm not sure how much the bottles of beer or alcopops were, Half a coke was £1.75 too.
I would still go back there though, but it feels like a place you'd take a date to rather than going for a few drinks with your friends.
There is also a heavy bouncer presence, which has its pros and cons, non seem like your standard trashy bouncer though. I also like the free cloakroom service and the staff are well dressed too.
Admission is free before 10pm then there is a charge.
But in all, an enjoyable venue and I will be returning, just won't be staying the whole night. It's more of a pre-bar, and is a welcome change from the existing venues.
Oh, with regard to the dress policy, it does seem to be one of those places you should be dressed smart casual for at night.
Was it very busy? I'm really keen to go, but will probably have to leave it until Christmas Eve.
I went in last night for a pint. Not really my cup of tea to be honest. Best way to describe it is that its a cocktail bar. It is not a pub that's for sure (although to be fair its not supposed to be). You have the dance floor and DJ area in the old job centre. I actually didn't realise they had done up and used both buildings - I thought it was just the post office.
I wonder if now is the right time to be opening such a posh place with the economy being the way it is?...
I actually didn't think £3.50 for a pint was to bad. Seems to be the norm these days and I think the bear and the swan may charge more than that?
I cant help, but think Stafford town centre would benefit more from a nice cosy proper British pub rather than yet another fancy wine bar though.
Went in today, There was lots of staff standing around looking highly preened but clueless, had to ask to get seated then got ignored once seated, had to ask for a menu got ignored again, left & went to the bank house.
I'll go and try again when they have got their act together.
Just went in after something to eat for lunch, asked if they had a lunch menu and eventually got given one with starters mains and deserts on (about 4 of each) first main was turkey something at £16. We then promptly left.
As already said seemed like the place was full of clueless or to be fair flustered staff who weren't sure what to do. Which isn't their fault.
£3.50 I assume its aimed at keeping out a certain type of drinker.
The ones opposite I suspect!
There was a light bites menu that seemed reasonably priced!
But at the charges of the full price they seriously need to be more client attentive.
I only saw one member if staff looking flustered, & i don't want to see flustered staff it's unnerving & the rest were just standing around in pairs looking pretty.
I'll leave them to settle in and then go and see, but I'm not wasting my time being ignored again.
Hi all, just joined today, did walk by the Post House last week, it looks really nice, was thinking of going for lunch one day, but if it is £16.00 per head will give it a miss. Has the Rose and Crown in Market Street re-opened yet? That looked much more me, small, cosy and makes a good sandwich.
Hello. Yes - some reviews here -> http://www.staffordforum.com/viewtopic.php?pid=134420#p134420
Hi camsnan, welcome to Stafford Forum!
Went in their briefly to meet my other half and a friend of ours, looks pretty impressive in there to be honest.
Did feel slightly pretentious in there , but I guess its opening weekend and the superiority complex the place seems to have about it.
Some of the cocktails look and sound pretty interesting in there too, one of which comes in an Olmec styled mask glass called a Zombie.......but at £9.95 may be not just yet.
I think when the bank allows me to apply for a small mortgage, I may head back and go al lout to see what its really like.
Did recognize oone of the bouncers though.......I'm sure his name is Alex, and used to be the bassist in a band called Wired about 6-7 years ago.....
Wired? Was their singer called Eva?