Pubs & Bars in Portsmouth
Despite a steady reduction over the years, the City of Portsmouth is still home to around 150 public houses and bars. These range from traditional Victorian corner houses to large ‘high street’ and waterfront bars, where daytime tourists and shoppers make way for younger drinkers at night.
Portsmouth’s traditional pubs have taken a severe hit over the last decade due to a number of factors affecting the pub trade nationally, such as the government’s now-abolished beer duty escalator, the smoking ban of 2007 and planning loopholes that allow pubs to be converted to retail premises without the need for planning consent. These issues, combined with recent economic decline, have hit the pub trade hard, forcing local licencees out of business and leading to the sell-off of many much-loved hostelries by the unsympathetic, cash-strapped national pub companies.
Portsmouth has a long brewing history and has been home to a number of sizeable brewing operations over the years. Sadly, the city’s last substantial brewhouse, Brickwood’s of Queen Street, Portsea, was closed by Whitbread in 1981, though Portsea Island has seen a number of microbreweries come and go in more recent times (see the Lost Breweries page). After an absence of any production for a few years, 2007 saw Portsmouth once again become a brewing city with the opening of Irving & Co in Farlington. Since that time we have seen a resurgence of interest in quality cask beer in the city and a growing number of brewing operations are now emerging.
Abarbistro, situated on the bustling and historic camber dock, is the proper place to unwind and revel in nice foods and drinks, with a glass of wine, considered one of many scrumptious dishes, and the consolation of sunshine and ethereal eating rooms or the secluded sunny backyard.
The Marmion now serving up Southsea's finest food, drink and of course great atmosphere. A venue for excellent food, quality drinks and entertainment all under one roof. Pop in and try us out.
Southsea's home of Sincere Beer ; They offer a unique range of micro and independently brewed beers and ciders along with homemade cheese-based dishes. Located at 36 Osborne Road, Southsea P05 3LT. Open from 3pm to 11pm, Tuesday to Thursday. 3pm to 12pm, Friday. 12pm to Midnight, Saturday. 12pm to 10pm, Sunday.
The White swan, within the coronary heart of Portsmouth, is a incredible venue for actual ales, freshly cooked meals and has an excellent relaxed/homely ambiance. The White Swan is Portsmouth’s first craft beer pub the place it is possible for you to to get pleasure from a pint in the identical place that it has been brewed.
The Jolly Sailor is a bar and restaurant in Clarence Parade, Southsea, which has quickly established an enviable fame on the south coast for offering glorious meals, prime class service, and common reside leisure. The gastropub presents all kinds of meals, total of which is cooked contemporary on-website every day by the TJS cooks and sourced regionally.