Portsmouth is a dynamic and vibrant waterfront city packed with great reasons to visit.

From the pomp and ceremony of the proud naval and maritime heritage, to towering world-class visitor attractions, museums and galleries, unique shopping destinations, great places to eat and miles and miles of beautiful waterfront, Portsmouth offers something for absolutely everyone.

Ideally situated on the south coast of England the UK’s only island city is ideal for a short break by the sea. The city offers a rich cultural offer with magnificent theatres, live music venues, contemporary art galleries, two cathedrals, a diverse literary heritage, galleries, nightclubs, events and festivals throughout the year.

Invincible PortsmouthThe Invincible. 6 Wickham St, Portsmouth PO1 3EF  Open 12-11 Mon-Thu; 12-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun The pub is built using timbers from HMS Invincible.
The Invincible is an attractive Craft House & Wine bar with and amazing range of world beers unrivalled in Portsmouth, and an exotic meat and game kitchen.
The menu includes Wild boar, Kangaroo, Springbok, Buffalo, Zebra.
This pub serves 4 changing beers.  Free Wifi.

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You will see the Ship and Castle just across the road. Walk round to the front entrace in the Hard.

The Ship and Castle

Ship and Castle Portsmouth
1-2 The Hard, PO1 3PU  Opens 11:30 am with a good range of well kept popular ales.
Great meals are served at your table or there is a self service buffet.
Helpful, friendly staff and clean, comfortable surroundings, great view of the seafront.

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The Ship Anson is just a few yards along, left out the Ship and Castle.

Ship Anson PortsmouthThe Ship Anson.
10 The Hard, PO1 3DT
Originally two pubs, now knocked into one.  Green King ales.

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Turn left out of the Ship Anson and walk on passing the bus station until you see the entrance to the GunWharf Quays (tunnel). Walk under the tunnel and walk ahead in the direction of the tall spinnaker tower.
You will find the old Customs house towards the left.

The Old Customs House

Old Customs House Portsmouth
Vernon Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TY  Opening 9:30am-11.30 Mon & Tue; 9am-Midnight Wed & Thu; 9am-12.30am Fri; 9am-1.30am Sat; 9am-11 Sun
Pub in former customs house, with marble topped bar, sofas, parquet floors and waterside terrace. Free
The pub is open all day for food, including breakfast. There is a heated rear patio area and seating at the front.  Fullers ales.
A popular but expensive pub that sometimes fails to give full measure, you may need to ask for a top up. Wi-fi seldom works.

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Continue left out of the pub and out of the Quays to turn right onto Gunwharf Rd. Continue onto White Hart Rd and left on Broad Street to the Wellington.

wellington portsmouthNext is Wellington
Opening hours:11:00-Midnight Mon-Thu; 11:00-1am Fri. Open  9am Sat and Sun
Food. Closed Mon; 12-3, 6.30-9 Tue-Fri; 12-9 Sat & Sun

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Retrace your steps back along Broad Street keeping straight ahead until you reach West Street on your left. Turn into West Street and follow it round to the right to continue into Bath Square. The pub will be on your left. 5min

The Still and West

Still and West Portsmouth

2 Bath Square, PO1 2JL Open 9:30 - 23:00, Sunday 9:30 - 22:30
Food from noon.
Fuller's London Pride, Fuller's ESB, Gales HSB, Gales Seafarers Ale.
Fantastic views of the harbour and shipping.

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Spice Island Inn is just one minute away continuing in the same direction.

Spice Island Inn Portsmouth

Spice Island Inn
1 Bath Square, PO1 2JL open Mon - Sun: 11:00 am-11:00 pm
Mon - Sun: 11:00-22:00    Green King Ales

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Customer review May 2016. 
Sweet staff, great pub in a lovely location, sadly the food was tepid and somewhat disappointing, I couldn't recommend it. 4/10

Walk back  on Bath Square and soon turn left onto Bathing Lane. Continue onto East St to nearly the end.

The Bridge Tavern

Bridge Tavern Portsmouth

54 East Street, PO1 2JJ  Open 11:00 - 23:00, Sunday 12:00 - 22:30
Food 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 21:00, Sunday12:00 - 18:00
Fuller's London Pride, Gales HSB, Gales Seafarers Ale, 1 changing beer.
Patio. Free Wifi.
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