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 Selected Comments in Portsmouth

George
 Worst pub ever
Nothing good at all to say about this pub cant stand the place,very nasty place
Friday, September 23, 2016Rating: No rosettes

Frank
 Avoid this dump like the plague
Last week I’d just walked up from the RM museum on the seafront, a good 15 minutes’ walk in 80⁰ sunshine, and I popped in here for a nice cool cider before the bus back to the City centre. When I walked in there was nobody behind the bar. No problem, I’ll wait. Presently a bloke walked behind the bar carrying some bottles for the shelves and looked at me waiting. “Hello mate. A pint of cider please” I asked the man now standing behind the bar. He seemed to take some offence to this and very bluntly replied “Yeah? I’m not serving.” With this he turned around and walked back out from behind the bar, sharing something I couldn’t hear (he had his back to me) with a couple of regulars, who looked at me and were a bit sheepish.
A few of the other regulars also thought this was quite amusing too, so I can only guess that this type of behaviour is par for the course in this place. On my way out of the door one bloke obviously saw I was rather embarrassed and said to me that “He’ll be up from the cellar in a minute mate”. I don’t suppose he heard me reply that when he was he should use one of his cellar bottles as a suppository.
I go to pubs all over the country, all the time, and have done for many years, so I know what I’m talking about when I say: Landlord: you are a rude, cretinous oaf that has no business running a pub in the 21st Century, and I predict your garishly painted little toilet of a boozer won’t survive until Xmas. I would also advise you to practice the phrase “Would you like fries with that?” for your next job, but on reflection you wouldn’t even get a McJob with your attitude.
If you find yourself in the neighbourhood I can recommend the 3 Marines just up the road. The outside is a bit run down but the people were very friendly and the cider was spot on. Avoid Sir Lion of Khazie like the plague.
Monday, July 25, 2016Rating: No rosettes

Philip
 Hello were is mark
Hello were is the land lord mark no the spoted cow is closed down ? Eney one now he was cool
Love to catch up agen
The285@hotmail.com
Saturday, September 27, 2014Rating: rosettes

Andrea Gofton
 Looking for a venue for a baby shower fabulous !
Through my daughter a baby shower. Amazing location. Fabulous food and service with a smile :)
Sunday, August 17, 2014Rating: rosettes

Cliff Manchip
 Cliff
I have been using this pub for a number of years and have seen some really bad points and some really good ones. My wife passed away last year and I had the reception here. The manager was extremely helpful and the catering was excellent. I continue to use this pub as the service and the food is great. Well done!!
Wednesday, April 23, 2014Rating: rosettes

Gunter Goergen
 Design center %=% design conference area,.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014Rating: No rosettes

Pats
 
What's on 14th November..thankyou
Wednesday, November 13, 2013Rating: No rosettes

David
 Worst Pub in Southsea
Price of drinks is extortionate - pint of real ale and a large glass of red wine came to more than £11.
Distressed furniture is uncomfortable and the overall ambiance is somewhat dismal and smelly. Rubbish music too! Will not be going back there again in a hurry.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Shamus
 ZZZZZZZZZZZ
went in last week looking tired is the place
Evan the mice looked fed up
Friday, August 31, 2012Rating: rosettes

SAINTS BOY
 
AND THE BEATING AND BLACKEYES ARE FREE/
Friday, July 6, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Tessa
 Enough said !
Felt sick after my burger
Tuesday, May 29, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Gilly
 
Waited 50 minutes for a cold dried out Burger and Chips!!! did get a fresh meal within 5 minutes though.
Thursday, April 12, 2012Rating: rosettes

Wayne
 Absoulelty Beautiful
Really good food , great service and a lovely warm place to would recommend to anyone had a lovely day food was so tast from the starters to the deaert every thing was good quality
Sunday, March 18, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Ian
 Sounds greaaaaaat! See you soon!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Dana Winyard
 Noisy and unpleasant
The pub runs an operation where patrons are outside late into the evening/night ?? after 11.

Neighbours from the house opposite voiced complaints as we left. Unpleasant, wil not re-visit.
Sunday, December 4, 2011Rating: rosettes

shaun
 Great Pub,GREAT STAFF, GREAT FOOD
I have vistied this puc over and over again , the Landlord go's out of his way to make you comfortable and everyone who works with him shares his pleasent customer nature.
Saturday, October 1, 2011Rating: rosettes

TC
 
I have been using this pub for a while now and the staff and manager are very knowledgeable about their food and drinks, they also know the local area and have many times in my presence advised tourists how to get to places of interest and pointed out the tourist information in the pub. The landlord has made locals feel welcome even if not eating. The food is good and fairly priced and the service is excellent, from dedicated staff. I have taken my family there when they visit me and they love the place and the humourous banter, as my dad said It's like a home form home with out the washing up. The event nights are a joy to attend with no trouble from anyone and children are welcome too!! Adi the manager has done a great job, I have used the pub when it was not managed by Adi and I was not impressed with the place, but I am now, it's a great place to meet and relax, with fantastic atmosphere and great people. Long live the Goodies and the people in it.
Sunday, April 17, 2011Rating: rosettes

keith perry
 great pub
great landlord,
and great bar staff,
a nice pub for a quiet chatter in the
lounge, and great for a game of pool or darts in the bar, very friendly indeed.
Sunday, March 20, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Philippa
 £1.74 for a pint of orange squash!
I have worked in many bars and restaurants and visited bars in London and was not charged £1.74!

I was not told of this extortionate amount until the beverage was already made (2 shots of orange squash).

It was highly refreshing but the cost was not proportionate.
Friday, August 20, 2010Rating: rosettes

Thatched House Fan
 Excellent value for ££, great menu
* Very varied menu including lighter meals, and extremely good offers - difficult to choose what to have!
* Accommodating staff
* Good range of drinks
* Nice location overlooking sea inlet
* Outdoor tables/umbrellas if you wish to sit outside (UK weather permitting!)
* We thoroughly enjoyed our meals/time at the Thatched House and will be returning soon!
Thursday, August 12, 2010Rating: rosettes

Dianne Harris
 
a heart of the community
Thursday, April 29, 2010Rating: rosettes

mark harris
 excellent
Thursday, April 29, 2010Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
I was very disappointed when I went to the Good Companion, which was once my local. The staff,particulary the woman, were very off hand and not very helpful. The food, although not disgusting, was not what it used to be, and the manager is very rude and has no customer service skills at all and have heard many complaints from friends and family about him.
Sunday, February 28, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Karl Mitton
 Cabmans Rest - Now reopened
Newly Refurbished

Fosters £2 Per Pint



IPA £1.99 Per Pint

Pool Table
Saturday, November 28, 2009Rating: rosettes

MICHAEL LEVER
 Southsea pub history wanted, urgently
Please could George Hill contact me urgently. I am a surveyor acting for a pub tenant in Southsea and would much appreciate some information about its history.

Thank you
Wednesday, October 7, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Jill Wain
 History required for Ship & Castle, Portsmth
Hello George,
We are trying to confirm an ancestor of ours, who was supposedly the publican at the 'Ship & Castle' Portsmouth. His dates are: b:1740, his son, Josiah, was born in the pub in 1760. We'd be interested to know if you have managed to go back this far, and can confirm our family history. Our relative's name is: John Millidge. Many thanks,
Jill Wain
Monday, September 14, 2009Rating: rosettes

George Hill Historian
 Ship and Castle previous landlords

I have been a Portsmouth public house histoian since 1960
Have complete history of landlord & tenant of this particular venue
Thursday, August 6, 2009Rating: rosettes

becky fretwell
 uncle toms cabin
it was not demolished it has become a baptist church hall
Friday, June 19, 2009Rating: No rosettes

Simon Moss
 Great sports and entertainment bar.
Close to the seafront in Southsea, Owens is a lively, sports orientated bar with discos at the weekend. Good range of beers and guest ales. Comfortable surroundings.
Saturday, June 13, 2009Rating: rosettes

Mr Crumlin
 not family friendly,not people friendly
i was over from n,ireland visiting my family in portsmouth,it was advertised as a family restaurant outside,but when we went inside wee paid for our meals,4 adults and 6 and kids.my 3 year old son was crying because i had put him in a high chair.after about 5 minets the manager came over in a bad mood and asked me could stop my son crying.because it was anoying everyone in the bar. there was 3 more people in the bar,wee got our money back and left,for someone who works with the public he had no people skills..or mabey he had a problem with us being irish.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009Rating: No rosettes

M. Sibun
 change of ownership
Unfortuantely, the previous owner sold the pub to one of the brewery chains, at which point almost the entire staff list also left. The pub has significantly changed from its previous character, the food although still good is not as consistant in quality and the service from barstaff is a shattered imitation of its former glory. Its relaxed atmosphere is slipping as its client base has drawn away from the stable crowd it used to draw in and has been blighted with more trouble, previous to the ownership change doormen were never needed and in the three years i had been a frequent visitor i had heard of literally one single fight, alas that can no longer be said of the venue any longer. Its an unfortunate outcome, but this pub has lost nearly all the charm and atmosphere it once had
Thursday, January 1, 2009Rating: rosettes

julie.
 
been in there so many time as my uncle just used to live doors away he was part of the furnite is name is ted any 1 no him .by the way im from nottingham .my dad is from pompy
Friday, November 14, 2008Rating: No rosettes

john smith
 brill pub! excellent pub garden!
Sunday, November 2, 2008Rating: rosettes

'j r addson
 
friend and i bought different meals there. vegeables undercook, chips dried up bread also dry. the waitress who cleared our table not interested. the man on a table near said his was the same. the 2 girls who tooked the order were very friendly and nice. we hadnt eaten in there for about a year, and we understood now why it was almost empty
Wednesday, June 25, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Tracy Dumbleton
 
A group of 13 of us went here for a meal for my daughters 16th birthday and the food was excellent, could not fault it. Excellent value for money.
Monday, June 9, 2008Rating: rosettes

x x x hayley and luan x x x
 
great pub, love the staff even they take the mickey!!!! my fave pub now!!!! yay!!!!!
Tuesday, February 13, 2007Rating: rosettes

jamie
 local
loves the pub the ppl every 1 gets on
Monday, February 12, 2007Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 
Monday, February 12, 2007Rating: rosettes

Gerry
 Best local pub in Southsea!
Small but perfectly formed, pleasnt and warm atmosphere. Staff are excelent
Thursday, February 8, 2007Rating: rosettes

Anon.
 Okay
Pub okay but lacks atmosphere (no music), cheap drink and food though, but wait ages to be served at the food counter.
Monday, January 29, 2007Rating: rosettes

Anon.
 Dump
What a nasty little dump of a place. Filthy toilets, rough regulars. Nothing nice about this place at all.
Monday, January 29, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Anon.
 WHAT THE HELL
This pub is a rough as you like (or don't like), smelly, dirty. Unfriendly regulars and bar staff. If you want a fight - this pub is recommended!!
Monday, January 29, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Anon.
 Lovely Pub
Lovely friendly pub, childrens area. Done out old fashion style which is very rare. Bar staff friendly. Pub kept very clean. Prices a bit expensive but compared to newer pubs around this area don't mind paying because of the nice atmosphere.
Monday, January 29, 2007Rating: rosettes

Anon.
 ROUGH
Rough unfriendly pub. Doesn't make non-regulars feel at all welcome. Just been done up but still has unfriendly atmosphere. Regular fights/trouble inside and out. Residents woken at all times of the night especially weekends. Regular lock-ins til early morning. Pub not recommended.
Monday, January 29, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Jane Olsen
 A lovely local
A lovely local, who are polite, kind, clean, tidy and very hospitable.
Sunday, January 21, 2007Rating: rosettes

Jessica Taylor
 Very Rude
Would never step foot in there again - rude & abusive for no reason. Should not be in the trade.
Sunday, January 7, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Harry Blinston
 Love it
The Jack's a really nice, friendly pub. Always a smile from behind the bar.
Wednesday, January 3, 2007Rating: rosettes

Mr M J Baker
 Excellent Pub
A traditional Portsmouth Public House, with excellent real ales and a good atmosphere. Welcoming Landlady and excelent pool room, all will feel welcome here.
Thursday, December 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

Peter Walsh
 Excellent food!
Always an excellent meal - and good beer as well! Could do with a little more variety on menu - but for a pub/restaurant with a friendly welcome, it's hard to beat!
Monday, November 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

EDWINA WILLIS
 FROM THE OUTSIDE IT'S A SMALL LOOKING LITTLE PUB.
WHEN U ENTER,U GET A WARM WELCOME FROM KAREN AND MARK,THE LANDLADY/LORD,AND ALWAYS GREETED WITH WARM FRIENDLY SMILES,SERVICE AND BANTER,THE BAR STAFF R WELL COOL.I'VE ONLY EVER BEEN THERE ON THURSDAYS WITH MY SON AND DAUGHTER FOR THE KARAOKE NIGHT WHICH IS FANTASTIC ENTERTAINMENT,U GET 2 SING WHATEVER U WANT AND NO MATTER HOW GOOD OR BAD U R,U GET A WICKED CHEER AND APPLAUSE.THERE'S LIVE ENTERTAINMENT SATURDAY NIGHTS,DISCO AND BBQ SUNDAYS,AND NO DOUBT THE REMAINING 4 DAYS/NIGHTS R JUST AS FUN.OH,AND HOUSE DOUBLES AT £2 A TIME CAN'T BAD CAN IT.SO NOW U'VE READ ABOUT IT,GO AND TRY IT OUT,ESPECIALLY THE KARAOKE,U WON'T BE DISSAPOINTED.
Friday, September 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

SAm Yaxley
 End of an Era!!!
After all these years of The Albany being Portsmouth's own version of cheers 'somwewhere, where evryone knows you name' They have finally called time!!! It will be tradin for the last time 17th September 2006
Monday, September 4, 2006Rating: rosettes

Karen Turner
 Brilliant!
Fantastic pub, with a very friendly atmosphere. Great for locals and visitors alike - you're always made to feel welcome!
Wednesday, June 28, 2006Rating: No rosettes

suz
 Apsley House pub
nice pub, good ppl, beer is a good price. does a really fun pub quiz on the first sunday of every month starting at 8.30pm. the guy from 'million headed montser' on albert rd in southsea always wins! watch out for bartenders clearing away your drinks...they'll take your answers too!
Sunday, June 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

Amy Goddard
 Brilliant!
The townhouse is a great pub, the staff are friendly, there is a big screen tV, juke box, pool tables. Cheap food. Karaoke nights and various other evnts during the week. The drinks are some of the cheapest in portsmouth with every pint under £2. Resident DJs at the weekends and you can even sit outside on sunny days, just a stroll from the seafront its a fantastic place to drink!
Thursday, May 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

Shred
 awesome vodka bar
Largest selection of vodka flavours around. Fizzy cola bottle, lovehearts, mint chocolate and many many more.
Also some frozen shots such as choc orange flavour.
Normal pints include Strongbow.
Large tv screens, staggered level seating area and 'I win bar' style buhdda statue. Real photo of hong kong harbour printed on one wall.
Great bar!
Friday, April 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

C Baker
 Don't bother!
Pub was very appealing from outside. The menu was more upmarket than your average pub, looked great.

Service was awful, staff were no help, food prices high for what you get.

Waited over 40 minutes for our starters, then another 30 minutes for the main course. (And this was only after complaining).

The food was horrible.

No apology from any of the members of staff I spoke to.

Won't be going back!
Saturday, April 1, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Esther Collins
 excellent pub, very friendly and good beer.
Excellent atmosphere. enjoyed the quiz on Sunday afternoon. lovely roast spuds put on bar. the 5 piece jazz band on monday night is very good. there's a new games room with billiards, pool and pinball and juke box. pretty garden and bbq is enjoyed on sundays after a local rounders match between pubs is played. the real ales are really nice too. would go again and bring family next time. my friends kids would like the pub dog too.
Thursday, March 30, 2006Rating: rosettes

Heather
 Very nice meal
Very nice meal with good friendly service. The menu is a little brief but the food is cooked very well
Friday, March 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

P BEEVERS
 COMFORTABLE/RELAXING
GOOD PRICE BEERS, ALWAYS CLEAN & TIDY, A GOOD MIXED OF CUSTOMERS.
Monday, February 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

Jean Brown
 A traditional pub
THE place for a singalong and a good chat.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005Rating: rosettes

Lom
 following on
laid back landlord, freindly bar staff, great bunch of regulars. Also, the Nell is never short of entertainment, DJ's, open mic nites, free pool on thurs. The fruit machine pays out quite a bit as well. Excellent prices. Fag machine. Always got the daily paper for you to read. Free snacks when the footy's on. Oh, they have sky sports by the way! They also have a dart board which is free to use. Whether you want a quiet afternoon drink, or a friday night p*ss up, the Nell Gwynne is the place to go.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

Lom
 my local
an absolute top notch pub, very friendly and very cosy but very lively. Definitely worth a visit. Unless you hate dogs, Harry roams the pub freely but is harmless
Wednesday, November 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

m nottage
 Good!
I first drank at the green posts when the landlords had a Saint Bernard its had several landlords since then but is still the great pub it was then and it keeps its regulars/locals. The family/dining area was extended in 1998 and has a bar and sky tv. The food has always been good when i have eaten here. The main bar area was refurbished a few years ago. The bar is open gone is the enclosed look, it has a pool table and retains its setting areas. The bar staff have always been good here, their always polite and happy.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mr V Smith
 Too smokey
Since a recent refurbishment, the Manor House is much smarter and user friendly. The no smoking area is good but is spoiled by the closeness of the smoking areas. The smoke filters are dirty and probably inneffective, and I wonder what any legal position would be should someone contract a smoking related disease through exposure here.
Monday, November 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

Parky
 Interesting example of pub history in Gosport.
I haven't been in the Junction that often, considering it's just down the road from me. It's an intersting juxtaposition of traditional pub design in Gosport, and a half-arsed desire to modernise by the landlord in the 1980s.
There is nothing worng with the Junction, it does a decent range of beers and the clientelle and staff are friendly. I think it represents some of the feeling of hoplessness that pervaded Gosport towards the end of the last century, when the Navy pulled out and manufacturing in the town closed down. I think pubs like the Junction are an expression of that bewilderment felt by people in Gosport when their steady working-class lives were suddenly turned upside-down.
The Junction still strives to serve it's customers as best it can, and for that reason I think it should be nurtured and frequented by the local populace. My worry is that the landlord will decide that enough is enough and sell up. The Junction faces pressure from a new class of yuppie yacht-owners who want a nice chianti with their polenta. It would be a shame if the nouveau-riche managed to get the place brought out and turned into a wine bar, there aren;t many places left in Gosport that can claim to be honest pubs, i.e. those kinds of pub that serve beer and crisps without worrying about whether or not Jamie Oliver thinks their food is any good.
Sunday, November 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

Parky
 A proper pub for proper drinkers!
The Queen's is a great pub. Free darts, wonderful jukebox, log fire in the winter. The landlady is tyrannical when it comes to dealing with bad behaviour (and language) in the place, as a result the feral-faced youth of Gosport stay away from the place. If you're looking for a scrap, you aren't going to get it here.

The Queens has a fantastic selection of ales on draught at all times, with guest ales waiting in the wings. They also have the best pork scratchings for miles, but no meals. Well, this is a pub after all, there is a chip shop down Forton Road if you're hungry.

The layout of the place is intersting. It's essentially box-shaped but with three dividing walls. A skinny section hosts the dartboard and jukebox with stools and a narrow ledge by the window providing seating for players and drinkers alike. The bar proper is in the front section, big enough to seat all the regulars and enough room for people to stand at the bar to boot. (Word of warning: only stand by the fire in the winter if you're planning on saving your loved ones the cost of a cremation. I think the Navy chuck old nuclear weapons on the logs)

The biggest part of the pub is devoted to seating, with a good number of tables and seats crammed in to cater for people seeking shelter from the hellishly-hot log fire. This is where I sit - easy access to bar, jukebox and toilets and if you swaer very quietly you'll probably get away with it. Unless Sue the landlady is sttod behind you! Never risked a cross word in there since!

The Queens is a brilliant pub. It's never lost it's working class roots, and the licencees make sure that they cater for their loyal punters instead of blindly following the latest trends in pubology. Even the volume on the jukebox is perfectly set for background mode.

I'd advise anyone to seek this place out if they're in Gosport, especially if you prefer a nice ale over a fizzy pint of horse urine.
Sunday, November 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

alfonso
 eastfield hotel is great.
i live i the eastney area & i drink in the eastfield regularly. i find it has a very laid back atmosphere with excellent locals. the bar staff are wonderful too, sally, jodie, mouldy, dave, cheryl, oh & someone called alana who is a nightmare to get served by, always got some kind of wise crack up her sleeve to give you just as she gives you your beer, generally she ok tho, apart from when she hung over (which is always).
Sunday, October 30, 2005Rating: No rosettes

rachael barrett
 kids parties
i am interested in any kids parties you have available prices and packages please
Wednesday, October 12, 2005Rating: No rosettes

alan townsend
 great
The ship anson has a fantastic atmosphere along with a great menu, good range of drinks and the staff are friendly and helpful.There is a no smoking at the bar rule and the food area is no smoking until 3pm. The cask ales have cask mark awards, everything i ordered they had. I will definatly be making the ship anson a regular place to visit
Sunday, October 9, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jim Mardle
 Great currys, good beer.
The Shep, good friendly local pub, close to Fratton park home of Pompey. Good beer,served by busty whenches..
Tuesday night is curry night and you will not find a better curry in any pub in Hampshire.
Tuesday, October 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

rich
 demolished years ago!!
This pub was demolished years ago and the plot now is home to an apartment block.

For a far better Portsmouth Pubs website, kept constantly updated, visit www.thejetsetter.co.uk/portsmouthpubs.html
Friday, September 30, 2005Rating: No rosettes

rich
 now The Goose at the V & A
since renamed as above. Still owned by M&B, but sadly without the microbrewery installed when the pub was the Fuzz & Firkin.
Friday, September 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

rich
 now Cafe Havana
since renamed Cafe Havana
Friday, September 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

rich
 properly named The Clarence
The pub is named The Clarence and is a typical example of Whitbread's Brewer's fayre chain of pubs, with a tired range of national beer brands, unimaginative menu and identikit furnishings. Take a short walk along to Old Portsmouth's High Street for a far better drinking/dining experience
Friday, September 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

rich
 Fine example of a JDW house
Now the Isambard Kingdom Brunel, this pub is a fine example of a J D Wetherspoon house, with efficient staff, a good variety of real ales, with an emphasis on local such as Oakleaf, Hampshire, Hop Back etc.
I would certainly recommend this over the aforementioned Traflagar, also a Wetherspoon house, located on Edinburgh Road, but with intrusive music and an abundance of kids.
Friday, September 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

richard collins
 demolished August 2005
pub has not traded for years and was demolished in august 2005
Friday, September 30, 2005Rating: No rosettes

richard collins
 Closed and demolished!
this pub closed years ago and has since been demolished!
Friday, September 30, 2005Rating: No rosettes

richard collins
 Closed and demolished!
this pub was demolished years ago!
Friday, September 30, 2005Rating: No rosettes

richard collins
 closed for years!!
this pub ceased trading years ago due to it's poor reputation in Portsmouth's notorious Paulsgrove estate.
Friday, September 30, 2005Rating: No rosettes

richard collins
 now the Wig & Pen
Now thankfully back to its former identity of the Wig & Pen after a few years as a fake Oirish pub.
Friday, September 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

richard collins
 closed for years!!
This pub has been closed for years, as have many pubs in Portsmouth featured on this website, which is obviously never updated!
Friday, September 30, 2005Rating: No rosettes

richard collins
 closed and converted
This premises nonger trades as a public house. It is now a builders office
Friday, September 30, 2005Rating: No rosettes

richard collins
 Closed and demolished!
This pub was demolished in 2004 to make way for a block of flats, which now occupy the site.
Friday, September 30, 2005Rating: No rosettes

richard collins
 This premises has never had this name!
The pub is The City Bar, formerly the Old Dog & Frigate, O'Hagan's and The City Arms.
Friday, September 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

richard collins
 No longer trading as a public house
This place hasn't existed for years. It has been a club bar with the ridiculous name Bar Me for a good four years.
Friday, September 30, 2005Rating: No rosettes

debbie
 doesnt exist anymore
very expensive flats now
Saturday, September 10, 2005Rating: rosettes

k
 GREAT
this is a quality pub, packed full of football fans on pompey home matches. a very warm welcome from all the bar staff. serves nice food n quality drinks. deffinately a #1 pub on match days
Thursday, September 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

John Leeder
 Great memories of a graet pub!
Remember the Auckland Arms fondly from 1977, when I was there for the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations onboard the HMAS MELBOURNE. We, the flight deck crew, made the Arms our pub whilst alongside in Portsmouth and had many a memorable day/night there.
Tuesday, September 6, 2005Rating: No rosettes

betty boop
 Cheap N Cheerful
I like the pub for what it is, a pub. Traditional, and cheaper than the average rip-off.

The welcome is warm too.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005Rating: rosettes

rock
 best pub in the area
friendly staff
excellent garden for kids and bbqs etc
lively w/e nitelife
good grub @ w/e


u o me a pint rick !!
Saturday, August 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

Peter Smith
 Picture on the wall
I can tell you that the picture is of HMS Vanguard when it collided with the harbour wall in either the late 40's or the early 50's, I'm not sure of the date.

I would also love to know where I can get hold of a copy.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

Martin Giddey
 Recommended
Friendly and helpful staff; good food which is freshly cooked and reasonably priced; clean and comfortable surroundings; pleasant, welcoming atmosphere. I have been to this pub many times and always look forward to my next visit.
Tuesday, July 12, 2005Rating: rosettes

Cindy
 Victory Portsmouth
Wondering if anyone could help us locate the where abouts of the Managers of the Victory Pub in Portsmouth. They were the managers in 1989. We have only their first names and they were a married couple, Anne & Malcom. They had a manager/assistant called Bryce. In 1989 Wayne worked for a short while with them he was on a swap draft with the Australian Navy on submarines. Anne & Malcom managed another pub not long after but we are unsure of the name, only that it was another Whitbread.
Friday, July 8, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Darren
 Friendly. Old Worldly. Unbeatable Location
A very friendly pub. Great locals with great stories. Superb location, in the heart of Old Portsmouth. The sort of Pub you miss when you move away from the area! :-( :-)
Monday, June 20, 2005Rating: rosettes

nurses from qah
 EXCELLENT!!!
very friendly, landlady lovely, plenty of character
Wednesday, June 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

Freddy
 Freddy
It is an immensly good pub with good value good tasting food i recommend this pub to anybody that likes good pub food and good local ales such HSB and Ringwood
Monday, June 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

william jones
 Real Ale
The only pub to consistently have no hand pulled bitter. Bad ordering by management or laziness by staff. The normal reason seems to be that the beer has to settle first. Your guess is as good as mine. The smoking policy is absurd. No smoking at the bar, however smoking takes place in all the eating areas.
Tuesday, May 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mr John Smith
 oh dear whats happened!
it seems to have become more children and less atmosphere oh dear.
Sunday, May 22, 2005Rating: rosettes

adrian benham
 cant beat this for freindly pub
old fashioned lounge bar. modern public with plasma tv

really friendly staff great pub
Wednesday, May 11, 2005Rating: rosettes

dan
 nice traditional pub
Good real ales, good juke box, and a nice crowd. Just been warned DO NOT USE YOUR MOBILE. Outside seating is nice, with views over the common and across to the Isle of White.
Friday, May 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

George Hill
 save the Guardsman
i feel the venue need renovating to its original glory , save the guardsman should be a urgent topic
Thursday, April 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

caroline holness
 great
follows on from lasst message as i left out the score!
Saturday, April 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

Caroline holness
 BACK STREET PUB
a great pub with a good old fashion atmosphere, on my last visit there was live entertainment (singer Dave Barrett) the singer was great as was the atmosphere.
friendly staff well worth another visit.
Saturday, April 16, 2005Rating: No rosettes

gffff
 terrible
looks like something out of a movie its rough not the sort of place to take your granny
Saturday, April 16, 2005Rating: No rosettes

kate
 friendly
this pub is always very friendly. many of the locals use it and everyone is welcomed completely. the bar staff are always attentive and love to have a chat about anything (especially portsmouth football) .the pub has recently changed hands but the new owners were staff there previously. as this pub is only small its it very warm and homely and has a very personal touch i think this is one of the best pubs ever built
Wednesday, March 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

Sally Roylance
 Picture
You have a picture on the wall of big ship,don't know the name but trying to find out. The ship was grounded(so I'm told),and I'd love to find out the name also where I can get hold of pics or photos.
Wednesday, March 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

???
 the bridge
the bridge(portsbridge) as us locals like to call it is a grate place the bar staff are all fantastic you got claire who has compleatly lost it and likes takin trips ova to forign countrys to work she has been at the bridge for 3 years now then you got gem who is 100% blonde and has prob broke more glasses then sold beer but she is a laugh then you got char who has a face like a slapped arse till you get a couple of drinks down her but she is spot on then there is bob who i mite add is a perv well he has a very dirty mind there is hayley who is a walkin jukebox on a friday night i think that covers every one but if ya want a good time pop in the bridge and say hi to the girls there a grate bunch
Tuesday, March 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

Vicki
 Must Visit - Best Pub
Fantastic Pub with absolutely stunning views, friendly staff and very tasty meals - and on the large side may I add. Families are welcome and they have a lovely seating area outside to overlook the fabulous views over Portsmouth. Very Clean and tidy.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

Miss M Moon
 Real ale with a real good atmosphere
Whilst there has been a number of chefs changing hands at Wine Vaults over the past few months, it seems the teething problems are just about finished. With drastic improvements in the menu for both Vaults and Vines, you can now choose from a selection of toe curling dishes, such as homemade lasagna, minted lamb stew and the famous steak and ale pie. Whilst Vines still remains a more 'upmarket' affair for food, the menu reflects the Frenchness of the chef! Whilst you may not be able to pronounce some of the dishes, it is a real treat to find such a popular and relaxed pub in Portsmouth that serves it's customers with a friendly attitued and proper grub!
Tuesday, March 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

sonny newman
 Conduct unprofessional
I was one of a group of friends and relatives gathered to celebrate a 21 st birthday party on tuesday 8th march 2005.The majority of the group have been coming to the pub since 1996.The evening started with one of the nephews (aged 24)being asked to produce a driving license or passport to confirm age. This Inspite of producing other docs confirming his age.He duly obliged. Later the parents of a small child were advised that no small children were allowed after 9pm. They left with the child. (who apparently could have stayed if meals were being consumed !). Ok rules are rules, but the bar staff were off hand to the group as a whole throughout the evening. The landlady was not prepared to discuss any ensuing issues and at closing time the landlord just wanted all of us out soon as possible. Admittedly this is the only time we have encountered any problems but that does not excuse what can only be described as gross professional misconduct from the management and staff. The Landlord shouting you are all banned to each and every member of the group as we left was to say the least pathetic. How on earth would he react to a real problem ? On reflection he was fortunate that the group managed to remain cool under such provocation. No we were not impressed.
Friday, March 11, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Larri
 Try Lloyds
don't bother with wetherspoons, go to lloyds (The Trafalgar) instead opposite Iceland. Its way better. Only old people go to spoons. however the drinks r cheap tho!!
Friday, March 4, 2005Rating: rosettes

HAZEL ROBERTS
 GREAT NIGHT OUT
IT HAS A VERY GOOD ATMOSPHERE, REALLY GOOD FOOD AND THE BIG EVENTS ARE FANTASTIC WHERE EVERY ONE GETS INVOLVED FOR ALL AGES OVER 21. THE DRINKS ARE A REASONABLE PRICE, AND THE STAFF MAKE YOU VERY WELCOME, IT IS A GREAT PLACE TO GO.
Tuesday, March 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mrs Irene Good
 Friendly atmosphere!
Very nice to find a good pub with a bit of soul, none of that Weatherspoons rubbish!
Friday, February 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

Alvin Plain
 nice!
Very nice local pub, with local intrests. The landlady there is a very excellent credit to her proffession!
10 out of 10
Friday, February 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

PFC_GStanB
 Local Pub, best in Stamshaw
Lovely pub
Saturday, February 12, 2005Rating: rosettes

Rebecca
 Bad Service
My Husband and I were at this pub for Sunday Dinner and 1 of our meals was incorrect when it arrived. The staff member disappeared so I proceeded to eat the mixed grill instead of the Steak and Eggs originally ordered. 10 minutes later the manager asked if we were given the wrong meal, when we agreed he threatened to charge us an additional £2 for the error of his staff. When I attempted to argue with this, the manager left and would not return to speak to us. I was too angry to continue my meal and would not recommend this establishment to anyone.
Sunday, February 6, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Louise Greenaway
 Superb pub
Superb refurbishment of what had become a drab pub. It has something for everyone. Food is very well priced and there is plenty of it! Staff are certainly made to earn their money especially at weekends.
Tuesday, February 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

Sue
 Good family pub
Good basic grub, not haute cuisine, but hot and lots of it. Servers & staff friendly, place for kids on one side and regular on the other. Good value
Monday, January 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

jo
 never go there
The pub was discusting dirty glasses and ash trays everywhere the manager screaming from a table to her staff behind the bar f****** stop leaning.when finally my food came it was served by a misserable dark haired girl very rude when I asked for ketchup she grunted to later find that this was the managers daughter it was of no shock too me. This is not a family pub I advice people to stay away. It also has a very unpleasant smell!!!
Monday, January 17, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Bob weler
 bad
The worst pub I have ever been to extremely unfriendly manager (The female) waitress unhelpful and basically useless and the food eas disgusting. Bad atmosphere in the pub generated between the staff themselves never go there!!
Monday, January 17, 2005Rating: No rosettes

PAUL
 CLOSED
THIS PUB IS NOW FLATS ALTHOUGH THE SIGNIS STILL THERE
Sunday, January 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

Paul
 CLOSED
THIS OUB IS GONE FOREVER NOW PART OF A OFFICE BLOCK
Sunday, January 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

Alf pierce
 pembroke
Very smoky old fashined pub. Quiz night on Sundays every fortnight.
Saturday, December 18, 2004Rating: rosettes

Anonymous
 Now thats what
While staying in Portsmouth on business, I came across the Green Posts by chance.
This pub has a lovely felling about it. It is friendly bright, colourful and the staff are lovely. Quite entrancing in fact, because whereever you look, 95% of the staff and customers are really noisy laughing , arguing about trivialities of life.
The food was very pleasant and a credit to the chef - and I was impressed how efficiently the tables were kept cleaned and cleared.

I loved the relaxed ambience and the way the space was divided, the different floor levels, also the high ceilings, the gleaming chandeliers and lovely polished brass railed bar. There was also a Family dining area which was alive with youngsters.

I just couldnt resist coming back for the following three nights.. on Friday night I distinctly remember saying to myself as pubs go this is as good as it gets .. I was wrong, at that moment someone hit the electronic juke box with a string of 1960 golden oldies.
[ I think is was some guy who looked like Trigger ]

This pub is exceptional, so genuine and nothing like the grotty locals or fake olde world steakhouses everwhereof Suffolk.

I just loved it, and would have stayed all night had I come by bus not car.
Tuesday, December 14, 2004Rating: rosettes

dave fox
 MEAL AT VINES
organised my wifes 40th AT VINES NEXT DOOR,and they completely forgot everthing.
I HAD TO ORDER ALL THE FOOD,AND COLLECT ALL THE MONEY,I PAID FOR MY OWN BARMAN AND AGAIN THEY FORGOT TO PUT HIM IN PLACE,ABSOLUTELY USELESS MANAGEMENT TEAM.
DO NOT ORGANISE A PARTY THERE.
Monday, December 13, 2004Rating: No rosettes

Phil Lucas
 Bygone Years
Yes, I have a little information. My wifes G.Grandfather with the name Chalmers I believe was born in the pub. He was also the landlord, but I don't know when. I don't know if you can fill in any of that information
Tuesday, November 30, 2004Rating: No rosettes

Jenny Williams
 Albany
The albany is a good pub, lively and vibrant. That is, if the right customers are in there. By the right customers I mean matelots, they're well behaved, friendly and always up for a laugh. There is an excellent video jukebox with a wide selection of music and it is a popular pub with the navy and the locals.
Monday, November 29, 2004Rating: rosettes

Sylvia
 a nostalgig pub
would like to know if there is anywhere that has history details of the pub. I.E. previous landlords and their families who ran the pub in bygone years. When it was built and the brewery.
Monday, November 15, 2004Rating: rosettes

Mrs Wendy Hack
 Checking on a Family Tree
My Grandfather was a licencee way back during or after the war
Stuart Reginald Baker, known as Bob trying to find out a few details
I also lived there with my parents Mr and Mrs J Sims when grandad was ill in the fifties, can anyone help with any details, many thanks
Saturday, November 6, 2004Rating: rosettes

sara
 pub
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Sunday, October 3, 2004Rating: rosettes

J
 best pub ever
This pub is great. (well I haven't been there for a while but it used to be when I worked there!!!!!) Will never forget the place.
Sunday, September 5, 2004Rating: rosettes

diane nikora
 Great little pub
Great little pub, friendly staff, pleasure to be at. Enjoyed my time at the spotted cow.
Landlord is fabulous and the staff are great.
Sunday, August 1, 2004Rating: rosettes

John
 not a place I would go
Management just not helpful, bad attitude and I was sober. What a shame so much potential.

Oh well lots of other pubs and places to go who are family pubs.

Just my opinion.

Just say NO
Tuesday, July 6, 2004Rating: No rosettes


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