PUBS IN PORTSMOUTH AND SOUTHSEA
According to the British Guild of Beer Writers, "Portsmouth has 12 pubs per square mile" the highest density in the UK and "almost double the number of pubs per square mile than London" source: https://www.beerguild.co.uk
Although Portsmouth has lost a lot of pubs in the past, due to Second World War bombing, pubs going out of business or just due to redevelopment, there are still great deal of excellent pubs to visit in Portsmouth and Southsea.
We have only included pubs actually situated on Portsea Island to try and limit the long list, if your favourite pub is missing this may be why. However if we have overlooked a Portsmouth Pub that should be listed, please just let us know using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try and include it as soon as possible, thanks.
Formerly the American Bar, the Abarbistro is located in the heart of Old Portsmouth, opposite the Camber fish market and round the corner from St Thomas' Cathedral. The original building at the Abar dates back to the 1780s it was damaged by bombing during the second world war.
The Abarbistro is now a modern family run bistro with an wide ranging international menu with a good choice of sea food. The bistro also has an extensive wine list and a selection of cask ales to choose from.
Address: 58 White Hart Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2JA
Telephone: 02392 811585
The Admiral Drake
Address: 8 Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth, PO2 8DH
Telephone: 02392 651599
The Apsley House
The Apsley House is tucked away on Auckland Road West just back from the seafront at Southsea.
The pub has one large bar serving three real ales, pub games include darts and a pool table.
Outside there is a small patio area which is good during the summer months.
Address: 13 Auckland Road W, Southsea, PO5 3NY
Telephone: 02392 821294
The Artillery Arms
Tucked away on Hester Road in Milton, The Artillery Arms is a great traditional local pub, serving a wide range of casks ales. This pub is very popular and busy on match days at Fratton Park.
It's name comes from the Royal Marines Artillery, the Royal Marines were based in the Eastney area for more than 100 years.
The pub appears to be two building that were combined together at some time in the past. There is a medium sized beer garden to the side of the pub, there are dart boards and a pool table.
Address: Hester Road, Southsea, PO4 8HB
Telephone: 02392 733610
The Auckland Arms
The Auckland Arms pub is located a street back from Southsea Seafront on the corner of Auckland Road West and Netley Road.
The pub is named after the 1st Earl of Auckland, George Eden, the pub sign shows the Eden family coat of arms.
The Auckland has a quirky layout as it was originally two different houses which have been knocked together in the past, there is an entrance on both Auckland Road and nets Road.
The bar areas are cosy serving a range of cask ales, the pub regularly hosts live music events.
Address: Netley Road, Southsea, PO5 3NB
Telephone: 07798 737368
A Greene King pub The Baffins is situated just across the road from Baffins Pond nature reserve in Copnor.
This local serves food from lunch time into the evening, there is a separate kids menu, vegan menu and a seniors menu, daily deals are available. Outside there is a beer garden with views across to Baffins Pond.
Address: 127 Tangier Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6PD
Telephone: 02392 660830
The Barley Mow
The Barley Mow is a friendly family pub in the heart of Southsea on Castle Road.
The Barley Mow boasts a wide range of cask ales including five guest ales one of which is always a mild, stout or porter. There is a lounge bar and public bar with two darts boards, pool table and bar billiards table. The pub is Cask Approved and is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
The pub has a brilliant, award winning, beer garden at the rear where barbeques are held during the summer.
Address: 39 Castle Road, Southsea, PO5 3D
Dating from the 1870s, The Bold Forester on the corner of Albert Road and Fawcett Road is a Greene King pub so Old Speckled Hen, Abbot Ale and Greene King IPA are all on offer.
The Bold Forester has a full menu available from 11.00am to 9.00pm, the menu includes sharing dishes, sandwiches and toasties, fish and chips, pub classics, burgers, pies and Sunday roasts. At the rear of the pub is a large courtyard beer garden.
Address: 177 Albert Road, Southsea, PO4 0JW
Telephone: 02392 838743
The Brewers Tap
The Brewers Tap at Milton Market in Southsea is an independent microbrewery run by the Southsea Brewing Co who are based at Southsea Castle. There is a spacious downstairs bar, an additional upstairs room and some tables outdoors at the front on the pavement.
A wide range of ales are on offer including Casemate their Flagship IPA, described as "Extra pale malt, carapils, wheat and oats. Hopped with Citra, Simcoe Mosaic and Amarillo at the end of the boil." As well as Heavy Artillery Double IPA (vf), "A big, bold and juicy New England style DIPA."
Address: 177 Eastney Road, Southsea, PO4 8EA
Brewhouse and Kitchen
The Brewhouse and Kitchen, formerly the White Swan, is on Guildhall Walk in central Portsmouth next door to the New Theatre Royal.
The pub brews it's own beers in the on site microbrewery where you can book to take part in a brewing experience. The ales brewed here include Mucky Duck Bitter, Black Swan IPA, George Anson Stout and Crafty tropical IPA.
There is a wide range of food available from the kitchen including small plates and starters, burgers, toasted ciabatta and main courses, Sunday roasts. There is a separate childrens menu to choose from.
Address: 26 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DD
Telephone: 02392 891340
The Bridge Tavern
The Bridge Tavern in Old Portsmouth sits right on the side of the historic Camber Dock. There is a large single bar on the ground floor serving Fullers ales, with plenty of seating, there is even more seating outside along the dock side overlooking the fishing boats.
The Bridge Tavern has a wide food menu serving all of your favourite pub meals including, not surprisingly, fish and chips.
The pub is surrounded by boat storage facilities and fishing boats and is neighboured by the Ben Ainslie Racing team headquarters.
Address: 54 East Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2JJ
Telephone: 02392 752992
The British Queen
The British Queen is a large Victorian pub located on the corner of Queen's Road and St Stephens Road in North End.
There is one bar plus a separate function room, the pub has a small beer garden.
Address: 18 Queen's Road, Portsmouth, PO2 7NA
Telephone: 07990 786949
The Castle Tavern pub is located on the corner of Somers Road and Aldwell Street in Somers Town.
The building has the unusual features of twin castellated towers on either side of the main doorway. A traditional local pub with a courtyard beer garden at the front.
Address: 119 Somers Road, Southsea, PO5 4PT
Telephone: 02392 863858
Coach and Horses
On London Road at Hilsea, The Coach and Horses is an impressive historic looking pub. It was designed by local architect AE Cogswell in 1929 in a baronial castle style and therefore appears much older than it actually is.
The Coach and Horses is a Greene King pubs serving their range of beers and ciders. The pub has a wide range of pub food and often has special deals on food.
Address: London Road, Portsmouth, PO2 9SE
Telephone: 02392 660533
Designed by architect AE Cogswell and built in 1936, The Deco is on the corner of Elm Grove and Albany Road in the heart of Southsea.
The Deco is described as the "rock and alternative pub" and is popular with students and gives discounts to RN Personnel. There are regular music events with a variety of DJs, Sunday night is quiz night. The pub has some games machines and a pool table.
Address: 128 Elm Grove, Southsea, PO5 1LR
Telephone: 02392 822000
The Derby Tavern
Address: 43 Stamshaw Road, Portsmouth, PO2 8LG
Telephone: 02392 664208
Situated in the middle of Guildhall Walk in Portsmouth, The Dockyard is a large, popular student pub.
Food is served at the Dockyard from 11am until 10pm with a wide range of dishes available including a good choice of vegetarian and vegan options.
The pub is popular for watching TV sports events such as football, rugby and Formula 1.
Address: 13-19 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, PO1 2RY
Telephone: 02392 863341
The Dolphin on the High Street at Old Portsmouth claims to be Portsmouth's oldest pub having been established in 1716, a claim contested by the George Hotel in Queen Street. The competition seems to be only in the wording of whether each establishment was a pub or hotel at formation, the Dolphin being older by some 68 years.
The bar area at the Dolphin is definitely historic with stone flag floors, roof beams and plenty of historic memorabilia. There is a range of cask ales from the local Irving Brewery to choose from. There is an extensive food menu available, food being served from breakfast through to dinner. Separate childrens menu available.
Address: 41 High Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2LU
Telephone: 02392 820762
The Druid's Arms
Address: 13 Binsteed Road, Portsmouth, PO2 7PH
Telephone: 02392 666141
Duke of Buckingham
The Duke of Buckingham is on the High Street at Old Portsmouth and is well known for it's excellent food especially the Sunday roasts.
The pub is located on the site of the Green Dragon in the 19th century, was renamed the Cambridge Tavern in the 1850s, probably due to its proximity to the Cambridge Barracks, becoming the Duke of Buckingham in the 1920s.
This traditional pub has a great range of cask ales, ciders, wines and spirits.
Address: 119 High Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2HW
Telephone: 02392 827067
Duke Of DevonshireThe Duke of Devonshire pub is on the corner of Albert Road and Boulton Road in the heart of Southsea.
This is a traditional corner local with bare floorboards and memorabilia on the walls some of it photos of the pub itself in years gone by.
There are some cask ales on offer, a jukebox and a small beer garden at the back of the pub.
Address: 119 Albert Road, Southsea, PO5 2SQ
Telephone: 02392 045776
The Eastfield Hotel
Located on Prince Albert Road in Eastney The Eastfield Hotel pub is a comfortable local with a small beer garden at the rear.
The Eastfield was designed by prominent local architect A.E Cogswell and the elaborate exterior tiled facade, ornate window cappings and roof turrets are trade mark Cogswell design.
The pub has two welcoming bars and a nice range of real ales to choose from.
Address: Prince Albert Road, Southsea, PO4 9HT
Telephone: 02392 865530
The Eastney Tavern
The Eastney Tavern in Southsea is located on the corner of Cromwell Road and St Georges Road, opposite the Marines Barracks, the Eastney Tavern has always been a favourite with Southsea diners. This is a great pub serving a wide range of real ales and also serving delicious, great value food.
The Tav' serves up all your favourite pub food such as burgers, steaks and sea food as well as more surprising dishes. There are themed nights such curry night on Thursday, don't forget the Sunday Lunches, also daily specials are displayed on the restaurant mirror. Booking is recommended as this is always a popular destination.
Address: 100 Cromwell Road, Southsea, PO4 9PN
Telephone: 02392 826246
Built originally for the Eldridge Pope brewery The Eldon Arms is half way down, or up, Eldon Street in Southsea.
This is a spacious Victorian style pub with an ornate tiled facade, at the rear there is a secluded beer garden.
Several cask ales are usually on offer, there is an extensive food menu including starters, light bites, chefs specials, burgers and burritos.
Address: 11-17 Eldon Street, Southsea, PO5 4BS
Telephone: 02392 297963
The Electric Arms
On the corner of Fratton Road and Newcome Road is The Electric Arms pub built in 1924 to a design by Portsmouth Architect AE Cogswell. Not as elaborate as some of his other designs The Electric Arms is decorated with Cogswell's characteristic glazed tiles.
This is cosy traditional corner local with lots of black and white photos depicting the history of the area.
There are regular games evenings, charity events and quizzes, live TV sport is shown.
Address: 192 Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5HD
Telephone: 02392 610910
Part of the Hungry Horse group The Farmhouse is a large family friendly pub located on Burrfields Road, adjacent to Portsmouth Golf Centre.
The Farmhouse has large bar areas and indoor and outdoor play areas for children. There are pool tables in a separate room and live TV sports events are screened.
Food is served all day including breakfast, lunch and dinner and there is a large menu to choose from. There are often special offers on meals and drinks.
Address: Burrfields Road, Portsmouth PO3 5HH
Telephone: 02392 650510
The Fat Fox
The Fat Fox at the end of Albert Road in Southsea has a large open bar area and a second room with sofas and comfy seating.
The pub is popular for watching TV sporting events such as six nations rugby or football, it has a large stage area where live music and bands perform regularly. The Fat Fox has hosted bands such as Scouting for Girls, Drenge, Sleaford Mods, George Ezra in the past.
Upstairs is The Atrium a cosy cocktail bar serving all of your favourite cocktails and spirits.
Address: 11-13 Victoria Road South, PO5 2SP
Telephone: 02392 356255
The Fawcett Inn
The Fawcett Inn, designed by Alfred Bone and built in 1878, is on the corner of Fawcett Road and Lawrence Road in Southsea.
The name of the road and the pub, refers to Lieutenant Alexander Fawcett who died aged 20 during the Indian Mutiny (1857-1858). A picture of him can be seen on the pub sign.
A Southsea local the Fawcett Inn has a pool table and dart board, there are regular quizs and live music evenings. Irving cask ales are on tap and Thai and Laos food is served lunchtimes and in the evenings.
Address: 176 Fawcett Road, Southsea, PO4 0DP
Telephone: 02392 298656
The Festing Hotel
Address: 1A Festing Road, Southsea, PO4 0NG
Telephone: 02392 825560
The Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms
On the corner of Albert Road and Napier Road in Southsea, The Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms has a tradition of serving cask ales, this was the founding site of the local CAMRA branch.
This is now a Fullers pub so London Pride, Seafarers and Fullers HSB will be on offer, as well as ciders and cocktails.
The pub has two bars, the main bar has bare wood floors, the smaller bar is more snug and has a lot of memorabilia about the pub, the fifth hants hosts regular live music events and live TV sports.
Address: 74 Albert Road, Southsea, PO5 2SL
Telephone: 02392 822245
Sitting on the corner of King Henry I Street and Spring Gardens The Fleet is right in the centre of the University of Portsmouth quarter, opposite Portsmouth Guildhall in the city centre. Due to its location the pub is popular with students, city centre workers and visitors alike.
The historic building was originally a Royal Navy fire station, it was converted into a pub in 1997 by the Firkin pub group.
The pub serves food and has a lovely beer garden to the side and rear of the pub with comfortable seating for a sunny day.
Address: 1 King Henry I Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2PT
Telephone: 02393 830150
The Florence Arms
The Florence Arms is a gastro pub close to Southsea Seafront on the corner of Florence Road and St Catherine Street.
There is a range of beers and ciders on tap as well an extensive wine and spirits list. The menu includes light bites, sandwiches, starters and main courses such as steaks, vegetarian dishes plus a full range of Sunday roasts.
Address: 18-20 Florence Road, Southsea, PO5 2NE
Telephone: 02392 007888
With its half timbered top floor, false tower and tiled facade, The Florist at North End is a classic AE Cogswell designed pub from 1924.
The Florist is a friendly local pub serves a range of cask ales, the pub regularly holds quiz nights, DJs and music events.
The pub has two bars with a beer garden at the rear, plus a function room that can be hired for private events.
Address: 324 Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5JX
Telephone: 02392 814994
The Fort Cumberland Arms
The Fort Cumberland Arms sits on the corner of Eastney Road and Devonshire Avenue in Southsea.
The pub has a small beer garden at the side, dart board, juke box and a pool table in a separate bar.
The pub hosts regular disco evenings at weekends where Dr Funkenstein is a favourite, live TV sports are also shown.
Address: 125 Eastney Road, Southsea, PO4 9JB
The Fountain in North End is an imposing brick built Victorian style pub on London Road. This is another Portsmouth Pub designed by AE Cogswell, built for the Pike Spicer Brewery in the early 1900s.
This is a Craft Union Pub and shows sports every day on large screen TVs, there are regular deals on drinks.
The Fountain has darts, a pool table, free wi-fi and holds regular live music events.
Address: 163 London Road, Portsmouth, PO2 9AA
Telephone: 0121 272 5499
Address: 55 Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5AB
Telephone: 02392 823391
The Froddington Arms
Located on the corner of Fratton Road and Somers Road North, The Froddington Arms is a nice high street corner local.
There have been a number of pubs on this site in the past, the current pub The Froddington Arms is named after the Saxon name for Fratton, Froddington, meaning "Frodda's Farm" or "Frodda's village".
The pub has a pool table and holds regular live music events most weekends, the Froddington is a popular pre match pub when Pompey are playing at home.
Address: 55 Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5AB
The George Hotel
On the corner of Queens Street and Hawke Street, The George is the last surviving eighteenth century pub in Portsmouth, the bar and other public rooms are packed with naval pictures and memorabilia which helps give it it's distinctive atmosphere.
The George has 10 en-suite bedrooms, all of which have tea and coffee making facilities and TV's. The hotel offers parking in the Historic Dockyard car park across the road at a 50% discount on the normal price. The George serves a wide range of Real Ales and traditional seasonal food is served in the restaurant.
Address: 84 Queen Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3HU
Telephone: 02392 753885
George and Dragon
The George and Dragon is an imposing mock Tudor Victorian style pub on Kingston Road in North End.
With its half timbered upper floor and glazed tiling this is a classic A.E Cogswell designed pub which was built in 1926.
There is one large bar area with darts boards, pool tables and outside is a patio style garden. The pub sometimes has live music and open mic' evenings. A range of pub food is served and Sunday Roasts.
Address: 137 Kingston Road, Portsmouth, PO2 7EB
Telephone: 02392 734649
The Golden Eagle
Located on the corner of Delaware Road and Fawcett Road in Southsea, The Golden Eagle has two large bar areas, seating outside at the front of the pub and a small patio garden at the back.
The Golden Eagle is now a Fullers pub serving their range of cask ales. The walls of the bars are wood panelled with a small corridor between. A traditional Victorian corner pub it has a cosy atmosphere and is popular with locals.
Address: 1 Delamere Road, Southsea, PO4 0JA
Telephone: 02392 365082
The Golden Hind is located on Copnor Road, between Green Lane and Gatcombe Avenue in Copnor.
Built in 1929 The Golden Hind is a large mock Tudor pub now operated by Greene King. It is part of the Flame Grill chain, it has an extensive food menu, with a separate kids menu and seniors menu.
The pub serves a range of Greene King beers, there is a pool table, a patio garden and further outdoor seating at the front.
Address: 384 Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5EN
Telephone: 02392 662444
Address: 2 Eastern Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6ES
Telephone: 02392 825206
Address: 19 London Road, Portsmouth, PO2 0BQ
The Great Salterns Mansion
Address: Eastern Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6QB
Telephone: 02392 651051
The Greenwich Brewpub
Address: 39 Osborne Road, Southsea, PO5 3LR
Telephone: 02393 812439
The Graham Arms is a large AE Cogswell designed pub on George Street in Copnor.
This friendly local is a Wadsworth pub serves food at lunchtime and has a small beer garden at the rear.
A short walk to Portsmouth Football Club's Fratton Park, the Graham Arms is a popular spot on match days.
The pub hosts regular quiz nights, disco and karaoke evenings.
Address: 51 George Street, Portsmouth, PO1 5QY
Telephone: 02392 812984
The Green Posts pub on London Road, Hilsea has a long history, a pub of this name has been at this site on the boundary of the City of Portsmouth since the 1800s, there is a boundary marker post on the opposite side of London Road.
Now a Greene King pub, there is just one bar with darts boards and table football.
The pub serves food from midday until 10.00pm and has a large menu of pub food, plus a vegan and seniors menu.
Address: 371 London Road, Portsmouth, PO2 9HJ
Telephone: 02392 651003
The Guildhall Village
The sister pub to the Southsea Village, The Guildhall Village is located on Guildhall Walk in Portsmouth city centre.
Originally called The Yorkshire Grey after the horses used by the Royal Artillery who were stationed nearby the pub was built in 1821.
The Guildhall Village is a large comfortable pub with polished wooden floor, funky lighting and spacious booth seating. The pub serves food and has a wide menu to choose from. Live sports are shown on the TVs, has an interactive darts board, shuffleboard and even a ping pong table.
Address: 25 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2RY
Telephone: 02392 982533
The Harvest Home
Address: 106 Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5AN
Telephone: 02392 350022
The Hole In The Wall
The Hole In The Wall in Great Southsea Street specialise in serving real ales and ciders, they have won the CAMRA regional Pub of the year award 7 times so they must be doing something right.
THITW has a continually changing range of hand pulled ales and ciders on offer from breweries around the UK and overseas.
The bar area has a cosy atmosphere with wood paneling and is always a popular haunt for real ale lovers.
Address: 36 Great Southsea St, Southsea, PO5 3BY
Telephone: 02392 298085
The Isambard Kingdom Brunel
The Isambard Kingdom Brunel pub is on the corner of Guildhall Walk in Portsmouth city centre right opposite Portsmouth Guildhall.
This Wetherspoon pub is housed in the rebuilt building of the Portsea Island Gas Light Company which was rebuilt in 1915 following a fire which destroyed the original building.
Named after I.K.Brunel the great engineer who was born in Portsmouth, the pub has a large bar area with ample seating and as a Wetherspoons pub a wide range of cask ales are on sale. The pub serves food and there is a small outdoor seating area to the front of the pub, there is a wheelchair accessible lift at the pub entrance due to the stepped entrance way.
Address: 2 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, PO1 2DD
Telephone: 02392 295112
Built in 1934 the Jameson Arms is on the corner of Church Road and King Albert Street in Fratton. This imposing brick built pub is a traditional corner local.
There is a pool table and darts board plus a jukebox. The Jameson holds regular discos mainly at weekends.
Address: 122 Church Road, Portsmouth, PO1 1QE
Telephone: 02392 816406
The John Jacques
The John Jacques in Fratton Road is a Wetherspoon's pub and was previously part of the Portsea Island Mutual Co-operative Society, the Co-Op. The pub is named after the Chief Executive of the Portsea Co-Op John Jacques.
The pub has a wide range of cask ales available and serves food all day. The John Jacques has some interesting memorabilia about local characters such as the Portsmouth born novelist and poet George Meredith, Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle the creator of Sherlock Holmes who practiced as a GP in Southsea and some nice photos of the Portsea Island Co-Op through the years.
Address: 78-82 Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5BZ
Telephone: 02392 779742
The Jolly Sailor
The Jolly Sailor on Clarence Esplanade overlooking Southsea Seafront is a large family run pub.
There is comprehensive food menu plus a separate childrens menu and there are regular food and drink offers to choose from.
There is outdoor seating on the veranda area and some seating in the beer garden.
The Jolly Sailor holds regular pub quiz nights and live music and comedy events.
Address: 54 Clarence Parade, Southsea, PO5 2EU
Telephone: 02392 295195
The Jolly Taxpayer
Address: 2 Eastbourne Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6LN
Telephone: 02392 643113
King Street Tavern
The King Street Tavern is an 18th century pub on the corner of Norfolk Street and King Street in Southsea.
This historic pub has a traditional glazed tile facade. It specialises in BBQ and smokehouse meats it has its own smokehouse. The menu also caters for vegetarians. Craft ales and ciders are on tap as well as wines and spirits.
There is a patio garden at the back of the pub great for summer evenings.
Address: 70 King Street, Southsea, PO5 4EH
Telephone: 02393 073568
Formerly The Clarence Hotel, The Kings, on the corner of Albert Road and Albert Grove, is a substantial pub dating from the 1800s.
The Kings is now a buzzing pub which regularly hosts live music events, karaoke and disco evenings.
Address: 39 Albert Road, Southsea, PO5 2SE
Telephone: 02392 820557
The Lady Hamilton
The Lady Hamilton on The Hard at Portsmouth has had a varied history. In 1716 it was a pub called The Nags Head, it has also been a wine merchants, a book shop and also part of the Gieves and Hawkes tailoring company, in 1992 the building returned to being a pub The Lady Hamilton.
The Lady Hamilton has a reputation amongst regulars as serving the best roast dinner in town. A selection of cask ales are available along with wines and spirits. Bed and breakfast accommodation is available, with some of the rooms having views across Portsmouth Harbour and HMS Warrior.
Address: 21 The Hard, Portsmouth, PO1 3DT
Telephone: 02392 870505
The Lawrence Arms
Address: 63 Lawrence Road, Southsea, PO5 1NU
Telephone: 02392 821280
Address: 154 Albert Road, Southsea, PO4 0JT
Address: 182 Chichester Road, Portsmouth, PO2 0AJ
Telephone: 02392 699442
Lord John Russell
Named after Lord John Russell, Prime Minister of the UK from 1846 to 1852 and again from 1865 to 1866, the pub is located in Albert Road a few hundred metres from the Kings Theatre in Southsea.
This pub has been through many changes of use and names throughout the years, currently The Lord John Russell, it has stone floors and an eclectic variety of furniture styles for customers to use.
The pub hosts regular live music and DJ events particularly at the weekends, live sport is shown. Food is served throughout the day mostly burgers and hot dogs.
Address: 12 Albert Road, Southsea, PO5 2SH
Telephone: 02392 812584
The Lord Palmerston
Address: 84-90 Palmerston Road, Southsea, PO5 3PT
Telephone: 02392 728000
The Marmion Tavern
Address: 20 Marmion Road, Southsea, PO5 2BA
Telephone: 07565 859095
Located on Church Path North in the city centre, The Mars is another classic AE Cogswell designed pub. It is brick built with glazed tiles covering the walls up to the first floor.
This is a traditional corner local pub in residential Landport. Originally a Brickwood Pub it is currently a freehouse.
Address: 1 Church Path Nth, Portsmouth, PO1 4DG
Telephone: 02392 820909
The Meon sits on the corner of Meon Road and Crofton Road in Milton. This popular pub serves a range of cask ales such as Sea Fury, Doom Bar and Atlantic Pale Ale. Originally built for the Portsmouth and Brighton United brewery the original tiled facade can still be seen on the exterior.
The pub screens live TV sports, has a dart board and pool table. The Meon is close to Fratton Park and so it is busy on match days, there is some Pompey memorabilia displayed in the pub and there are some stain glass panels with scenes of the Meon Valley on display.
Address: Meon Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8NN
Another AE Cogswell pub, The Mermaid was built in 1900, the pub has two bars the larger public bar and a smaller lounge bar.
This community pub serves food at lunch time and dinner time, it has a pool table, bar billiards and two dart boards, at the rear there is a beer garden.
Address: 22 New Road, Portsmouth, PO2 7QY
Telephone: 02392 824397
Meat and Barrel
Meat and Barrel (craft beer and kitchen) at the southern end of Palmerston Road serves a wide range of craft ales, a smaller selection of cask ales as well as draught ciders.
The menu is not large but includes burgers, this is the home of the Southsea Burger Club, chicken wings and chicken tenders.
Vegetarian options are of course available.
Address: 110-114 Palmerston Road, PO5 3PT
Telephone: 02392 176291
The Milton Arms is a large mock Tudor pub on the corner of Milton Road and Priory Crescent in Portsmouth. This popular pub is very close to Fratton Park so it gets very busy on match days.
The pub regularly holds live music events in its function room The Barn which can also be rented for private events.
The Milton Arms serves a wide range of beers, ciders and spirits, screens live TV sports events and has regular karaoke and discos.
Address: Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8PR
Telephone: 02392 822544
Address: 223 Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth, PO2 8NY
Telephone: 02392 660453
Address: 69 Palmerston Road, Southsea, PO5 3PP
Telephone: 02392 348808
The Nell Gwynne
On the corner of Jessie Road and Talbot Road, The Nell Gwynne was built in 1892 for the Brickwoods Brewery. It is quite a distinctive building with an imposing tower on the front corner, the pub was designed by the prolific pub architect A.H Bone.
The Nell Gwynne is a great local with a range of beers and cider, a pool table, darts board and live TV sports events shown, there are also regular live music events.
Address: 70 Jessie Road, Southsea, PO4 0EN
Telephone: 07718 243016
The Newcome Arms
The Newcome Arms in Fratton is on the corner of Newcome Road and Samuel Road.
This community pub has darts and a pool table as well as a regular pub quiz, the Newcome is buzzing on match days at Fratton Park which is just a short walk away across the railway bridge.
Address: 189 Newcome Rd, Portsmouth, PO1 5DT
Telephone: 02392 818384
The Old Customs House
A Fullers Pub, The Old Customs House is a large pub housed in an historic Grade II listed building at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth. The building was originally part of the Royal Navy HMS Vernon shore establishment and there is a lot of memorabilia, photos and historical artefacts dotted around the pub.
The pub the full range of Fullers real ales and ciders, food is served all day from a wide menu of pub food. The pub is divide up into smaller rooms inside as this was the original layout, upstairs there is a large dining room. There is outdoor seating at the front of the pub as well as a patio area.
Address: Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3TY
Telephone: 02392 832333
The Old House at Home
The Old House At Home is a large detached pub on Locksway Road in Milton.
The pub has a large public bar area with dart boards, pool table and televised sports events are shown. There is also a small lounge bar which can be hired for private events. To the side of the pub there is a large beer garden.
The Old House at Home hosts regular live music events and during the summer bands sometimes perform in the garden. The pub serves a wide range of real ales and there are regular raffles.
Address: 104 Locksway Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8JR
Telephone: 02393 118274
The One Eyed Dog
Address: 177-185 Elm Grove, Southsea, PO5 1LU
Telephone: 02392 293914
O'Neills pub on the junction of Albert Road and Victoria Road South was formerly the Southsea Police Station. The Police Station opened 14th June 1873 and was home to twenty eight policemen and any guests they had in custody. It closed in 1994 and became the Fuzz n Firkin pub. It has also been known as the Goose at the V&A and the Victoria and Albert, the roads it sits on.
O'Neills has a large bar area serving good value Irish influenced beers lagers and ciders. Outside there is a fairly large patio area with tables and seating. The pub hosts live and DJ music events as well as televised live sports events.
Address: Albert Road, Southsea, PO5 2SX
Telephone: 02392 830184
The Painters Arms
Address: 18 Lake Road, Portsmouth, PO1 4HA
Telephone: 01212 725499
The Pelham Arms
Address: 78 Chichester Road, Portsmouth, PO2 0AH
Telephone: 02392 664333
An historic naval pub the Park Tavern is located in Edinburgh Road central Portsmouth, just round the corner from the Commercial Road Shopping Area.
The Park Tavern presumably gets its name from its proximity to Victoria Park which is a short walk away. The pub has a single bar area with a pool table and darts board at the rear.
There are usually cask ales on sale and the pub regularly hosts karaoke and disco evenings.
Address: 18 Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth, PO1 1DE
Telephone: 02392 839968
On the corner of Pembroke Road and Penny Street in Old Portsmouth is The Pembroke pub. The Pembroke titles itself Old Portsmouth's Proper Pub, this small corner pub is indeed just what a local should be.
There is just one bar serving a range of cask ales and lagers, the walls are wood panelled in the traditional way, there is a dart board and a piano, no food except rolls or sandwiches.
The Pembroke hosts regular quiz nights and is a favourite with locals and visitors alike.
Address: 20 Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2NR
Telephone: 02392 823961
The Phoenix is located on Duncan Road, just south of Albert Road in Southsea. The Phoenix is a great little pub with a courtyard garden, separate pool room and a wealth of theatre memorabilia due to its connections with the Kings Theatre. Often during the panto season ponies appearing at the Kings Theatre are stabled in the block at the rear of The Phoenix.
The Phoenix doesn't serve food, it's a traditional pub serving great beers along with a brilliant local atmosphere.
Address: 13 Duncan Road, Southsea, PO5 2QU
Telephone: 02392 781055
Address: Stamshaw Road, Portsmouth, PO2 8LX
Telephone: 02394 004076
The Raven part of the area's 1960s redevelopment is located on the corner of Bedford Street and Middle Street in Portsmouth.
Popular with the local residents The Raven regularly has live bands, live TV sports events and karaoke. There is a patio area to rear of the pub.
Address: Bedford Street, Southsea, PO5 4BT
Telephone: 02392 829079
The Rose In June
Address: 102 Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6AR
Telephone: 02392 824191
The Royal Albert
Address: 115 Albert Road, Southsea, PO5 2SQ
Telephone: 02392 736627
The Royal Standard
Address: 20 Edinburgh Road, Portsmouth, PO1 1DE
The Rutland Arms
The Rutland Arms in Francis Avenue is a welcoming corner pub with a small beer garden at the rear.
The Rutland was designed by local architect A.E.Cogswell in 1898 the same year that Portsmouth Football Club was formed, the pub displays all of the characteristics of a Cogswell pub with mock Tudor beams and corner tower feature.
The Rutland serves a range of cask beers and is well known for it's great food, especially the Sunday roasts.
Address: 205 Francis Ave, Portsmouth, PO4 0AH
Telephone: 02392 751221
Address: 80-82 Palmerston Road, Southsea, PO5 3PT
Address: 57 Osborne Road, Southsea, PO5 3LS
Telephone: 02392 293756
The Shearer Arms
On the corner of Shearer Road and Beedham Road in Fratton, The Shearer Arms is a community pub in this residential area.
The pub has darts, a pool table a beer garden at the rear and there is also a function room for hire.
The Shearer has regular live music events, charity days and raffles. The Shearer is often busy before and after home games at Fratton Park.
Address: 72 Shearer Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5LP
Telephone: 02392 111111
The Shepherd's Crook
Address: 107 Goldsmith Ave, Portsmouth, PO4 8QZ
The Ship and Castle
On the corner of Queen Street and The Hard is The Ship and Castle, one of two pubs in Portsmouth with the same name. This imposing building was designed by AE Cogswell and constructed in 1902.
The pub is located right across the road from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard so is popular with visitors.
The Ship and Castle offers a carvery every day of the week, as well as chef's specials, pub classics, vegetarian dishes and sandwiches. As a freehouse the beers and ciders vary by supplier, at least two cask ales are available
Address: 1-2 The Hard, Portsmouth, PO1 3PU
Telephone: 02392 832009
The Ship and Castle
Tucked away at Portsmouth International Port, between the ferry port and the storage facility is The Ship and Castle pub.
Now a Fullers pub, formerly Gales Ales, the Ship and Castle is like a nautical museum inside with hundreds of naval photos and nautical memorabilia, if you are interested in naval history you are in for a treat.
The pub serves Fullers ales as well as Gales Country Wines, they serve a range of traditional home cooked food, including Cottage Pie, a superb Mixed Grill and a range of homemade specials on offer daily, plus Sunday roasts.
Address: 90 Rudmore Square, Portsmouth, PO2 8DR
Telephone: 02392 670998
The Sir John Baker
Address: 80 London Road, Portsmouth, PO2 0LN
Telephone: 02392 627960
The Southsea Village
Formerly Owens in Palmerston Road, Southsea, the Southsea Village is a large open plan pub serving a wide variety of craft beers, cocktails and non alcoholic drinks.
Southsea Village has a great choice of food and even cook delicious pizzas in their own pizza oven. It's not just pizza though there is a comprehensive menu to choose from.
You can watch sports on the large screen TVs and if you need somewhere quieter there is a function room that can be hired.
Address: 81 Palmerston Road, Southsea, PO5 3PP
Telephone: 02392 987634
Address: 183 New Road, Portsmouth, PO2 7QU
Telephone: 02392 664755
The Still and West
The Still and West in old Portsmouth sits precariously on the mouth of Portsmouth Harbour with Naval, commercial and leisure craft passing barely a hundred metres away. Built in approximately 1900 the pub was formerly called the Still and West Country House.
A Fullers pub, it serves a range of cask ales and has an extensive dining area on the first floor overlooking the busy harbour entrance. The menu here includes sandwiches, main meals such as fish and chips, Sunday roasts and a childrens menu.
Address: Bath Square, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2JL
Telephone: 02392 821567
The Surrey Arms
Address: 1-3 Surrey Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1JT
Telephone: 02392 820660
Address: 17 London Road, Portsmouth, PO2 0BQ
Telephone: 02392 660682
On The Hard at Portsmouth overlooking HMS Warrior and Portsmouth Harbour is The Ship Anson pub.
A Greene King pub the Ship Anson is popular with residents and visitor alike. It was originally two separate buildings which have been converted into one large bar area.
Outside there are tables and chairs on the pavement area overlooking Portsmouth Harbour, there is also a small patio area to the side, pub food is served all day.
Address: 10 The Hard, Portsmouth, PO1 3DT
Telephone: 02392 824152
Sirloin of Beef
Address: Highland Road, Southsea, PO4 9NH
Telephone: 02392 820115
Spice Island Inn
Located at Portsmouth Point in Old Portsmouth with great views across Portsmouth Harbour to Gosport, Gunwharf Quays and towards Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, is the Spice Island Inn.
This Greene King pub, formerly The Union Tavern, serves a range of cask ales and has a wide ranging food menu. There is plenty of room inside the pub but the best views are to be had seated outside, especially on a sunny day or warm evening. This area of Old Portsmouth is known as Spice Island as it was one of the first places in the UK where spices were landed from the Caribbean Islands.
Address: 1 Bath Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2JL
Telephone: 02392 870543
Star and Garter
Address: 230 Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5DB
Telephone: 02392 663206
Address: Locksway Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8LT
Telephone: 02392 821527
Address: 95 London Road, Portsmouth, PO2 0BN
Telephone: 02392 662146
The Trafalgar Arms on Fratton Road was built for the Brickwoods Brewery by Architect AE Cogswell in 1926 on the site of a previous pub of the same name.
The pub has a large bar area and a large beer garden at the back for customers to enjoy.
There is a pool table, darts and during the summer barbeques are held in the patio and beer garden.
Address: 254 Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5HH
The Wellington in Old Portsmouth is located at the bottom of the High Street close to the Square Tower. Built in 1710 this truly is an historic pub, the front of the building however facing onto the High Street is a 20th century addition.
This cosy pub serves a range of cask ales and a selection of home cooked meals in the ornate Victorian style dining room. At the rear of the pub is a courtyard style beer garden.
Address: 62 High Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2LY
Telephone: 02392 818965
On the corner of Winchester Road and Langley Road in North End, the Winchester Arms is a traditional Victorian style local corner pub.
The Winchester has regular live music nights, a range of cask ales and has a cosy interior with wooden booths and bare wooden floor boards.
Address: 99 Winchester Road, Portsmouth, PO2 7PS
Telephone: 02392 662443
The Wine Vaults
The Wine Vaults on Albert Road in Southsea is a large welcoming pub with several bars spread across three floors, don't get lost. This Fullers pub has a wide range of real ales such as London Pride, Seafarers, ESB and Frontier.
The Vaults serve a variety of food from light bites and sandwiches to delicious main courses and Sunday roasts. A childrens menu is also available.
For parties or other events a private room can be hired with the usual great food and drinks available.
Address: 41-47 Albert Road, Southsea, PO5 2SF
Telephone: 02392 864712
Ye Old Oyster House
Address: 291 Locksway Road, Southsea, PO4 8LH
Telephone: 02392 827456