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It’s Community Pubs Month: Here’s why your local boozer is important

Over 20 million pints are drank in Britain every single day. If you’re one of the millions having a post-work pint tonight, you’ll be well aware at the increasing number of local pubs calling last orders for good, with around 27 allegedly closing each week.

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A message sprayed on to the Fort Cumberland Arms in Eastney. Picture: Will Rooney

Mystery as farewell messages appear on Portsmouth community pub

FAREWELL messages have been spray-painted on the front of a Portsmouth pub, sparking speculation about its future.

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Paul Saynor is landlord of the Rose In June pub in Milton.
Picture: Ian Hargreaves

Beer campaigners call for government help as city publican issues warning

Beer enthusiasts are ramping up the fight to keep the price of a pint down in local pubs.

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Al Burrito in Albert Road, Southsea

Southsea Mexican bar Al Burrito reveals expansion plans

On first impressions, it’s a quaint, trendy bar that’s perfect for a pint and a Mexican dinner.

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Residents who attended the public meeting at Fratton Community Centre and were adamantly against the proposed shop at the  Connaught Arms

Campaign pays off as plans to redevelop Portsmouth pub are thrown out

Campaigners have scored a victory after plans to redevelop The Connaught Arms were thrown out.

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Co-op pledges to seek planning approval before turning pubs into shops

A SMALL victory has been won in the campaign to stop pubs being turned into shops without the need for any permission.

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Greg Clark, landlord of The Golden Lion at Southwick

Grandson of former US president Dwight Eisenhower pays visit to Southwick pub to remember links to D-Day

It’s a pub bursting with history – but The Golden Lion prides itself on remaining relevant as ever.

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Councillor Dave Ashmore on his way to the council offices to deliver objection letters and the petitions from both the Penhale News and Handy Stores shops

Battle steps up in bid to stop former Portsmouth pub being turned into shop

The campaign to stop a former Portsmouth pub being converted into a shop has stepped up.

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Martyn Constable from The Florist

Trade picking up ‘slowly’ at revamped Portsmouth pub taken on by Gosport brewers

THE landlord of the new-look Florist pub in Portsmouth says trade is picking up slowly – but is hopeful about the future.

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Portsmouth pub gearing up for festive celebrations

A CITY pub is gearing up for a busy Christmas season as it prepares a programme of festive activities for its customers.

The Connaught Arms in Fratton

Campaign launched to stop former Connaught Arms pub in Portsmouth being turned into shop

The death knell has sounded for another Portsmouth pub.

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From left, Lena Garner, 22, Georgia Hutton, 26, Jennifer O'Brien, 24,  Daniel O'Brien, 28, James Russell, 28, Maria Arnett, 27, and Cynthia Ikkerte, 23 Picture: Malcolm Wells (151125-1501)

New-look Portsmouth pub on mission to turn around North End’s fortunes

Its future was looking uncertain – but now thanks to a lot of hard work and care life is on the up.

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Portsmouth Wetherspoon pubs are flushed with success - thanks to their toilets

MANY pubs enjoy picking up honours for the quality of their beer, their warm atmosphere and top staff.

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Hayley Wise and Guy Lymn, the owners of Urban Island Brewing Company, in Hilsea, Portsmouth

Portsmouth region enjoys a rise in the number of independent brewers

Four years ago while sat drinking in a Canadian bar, Guy Lymn mulled over the idea of brewing his own beer for a living.

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Martyn Constable, the new landlord of The Florist, in Fratton

Life looking rosy again at Portsmouth pub as Gosport brewer finally confirms takeover

Ale lovers have scored a victory after a city pub was saved thanks to a local brewer.

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon puts Portsmouth city centre pub up for sale

Pub giant JD Wetherspoon puts Portsmouth city centre pub up for sale

Hopes are high the future of a Portsmouth city centre pub will remain secure despite it being put up for sale.

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Preparations begin for return of Gosport’s annual Winterfest

PREPARATIONS are under way for the return of a town’s annual winter beer festival.

Paul Jevons from the Sir Loin of Beef

Portsmouth pub landlord to launch new beer festival at city community centre

A NEW beer festival is to be launched in Portsmouth.

Landlady Ann Redman

Gosport pub’s annual beer festival once again proves a hit with the locals

A COMMUNITY pub’s annual beer festival has once again been hailed a roaring success.

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Landlady Ann Redman with customer Brian Rymer and staff member Tracie Taylor  Picture: Jason Kay

Life on the up at Havant community pub thanks to £70,000 makeover

It had lost its magic touch and was in desperate need of a lift.

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