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Pub chef gets fighting chance for top award after MP nomination

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage has announced her nomination for the Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year awards.

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Bar staff Matt Shaw and Megan McEnroe at Drift on Hayling Island

Old boathouse offers cocktails with a twist and views over the sea

If you’re a fan of nights out in Southsea, then you’re probably no stranger to Drift bar.

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Industry warns over effects of Brexit

MORE than a third of businesses across the UK’s food and farming industry would become ‘unviable’ without access to European workers, new research has found.

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The Sunshine Inn in Farlington

Portsmouth pub aims to bring some Sunshine into regular’s life

A PUB is holding a charity event in honour of one of its regular customers.

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Fundraiser secures a venue for world’s first ever ‘Pop-Up Pug Pub’

Fundraiser secures a venue for world’s first ever ‘Pop-Up Pug Pub’

A pug-lover’s wish has been granted as a Southsea pub has offered to host her event – the world’s first Pop-Up Pug Pub.

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Fun day is organised in aid of charity

THE Fighting Cocks is no stranger to fundraising, so it comes as no surprise that the Gosport-based pub is teaming up with local, not-for-profit organisation Marvels and Meltdowns to raise money for a worthy cause.

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James Catlin of 5th Hants Pub, Albert Road, Southsea Picture: Habibur Rahman (171044-5)

James brings back a much-loved part of Southsea’s pub history

James Catlin is raring to reopen a long-standing Albert Road pub – that has had only three owners in 130 years.

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pub builds on its love for local produce with farm shop

STAFF at a rural pub are hoping a farm shop will keep punters coming through their doors.

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Owner of Winchester distillery Paul Bowler

CALL TO FIND A CREATIVE BLEND

CALLING all budding mixologists, bartenders and publicans from across the region – a distillery is holding a competition asking people within the drinks industry to showcase their skills and create a stand-out cocktail.

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Festival to showcase rising star brewery

A PORTSMOUTH brewery will be appearing at a beer festival in the New Forest next weekend.

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Owners David and Lorna Eastwood

Couple celebrate first year of brewery set up in historic city castle

David Eastwood and his wife Lorna have raised their pint glasses to toast a year since opening their dream business, Southsea Brewing Company.

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From left, artist My Dog Sighs and Staggeringly Good creators Russ Cox, John Chapman and Joe Ross  Picture: Russ Cox

brewery to bring dinosaurs and pirates to hms warrior to mark year anniversary

PIRATES are taking over HMS Warrior this month as the owners of Staggeringly Good brewery celebrate their year anniversary with a bang.

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The Study in Portsmouth

Cool look and low cost make The Study the new student hotspot

A new enterprise has opened up on Edinburgh Road, and property developer Mark Way and his business partner Grant Murphy have their work cut out for them.

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WATCH: Love Your Local - The King Street Tavern

Tucked down a quiet street in Southsea is the much-loved pub The King Street Tavern, which last month marked Sean Marshall and his silent partner’s first year as owners.

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Emsworth pub to hold fundraiser for QA Hospital

A FAMILY fun day will raise money for patients with arthritis at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

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HMS Victory

Rum set to be tipple of choice at dockyard’s new festival

PORTSMOUTH’S Historic Dockyard is gearing up for its first festival devoted to a vital part of the Royal Navy’s history – rum.

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Last year's Denmead Gin Festival

Denmead Gin Festival to return next month

After the sell-out success of last year’s event, the owner of an independent wine merchant is bringing back Denmead Gin Festival – making it bigger and better than before.

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(Left to Right) Owner Gael Evans with staff members Leanne Strong, Alice Black, Georgina Lane, Charlie Wheatcroft, Candice Moss, and Karen Sheppherd.
 Picture Ian Hargreaves

Fresh start for Portsea’s The Victory pub as new owner takes over

It has been empty for nearly two years, but last weekend The Victory pub was packed out again for its grand reopening.

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Beer fest organisers thankful for support

THE ORGANISERS of the Portsmouth Beer Festival have thanked people for their support last weekend.

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