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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.

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.

(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.

The new team at The Leopold, Jade Morris with manager Samuel Osborne and area manager Ivars Galins   

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Delight as Jade steps in to run reopened popular Southsea pub

A popular pub best- known for its speciality of real ales reopened its doors to customers last week after being forced to close earlier this year because of rent disputes.

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Up to 70 cask ales on offer at Southampton Beer Festival

UP TO 70 cask real ales will be on offer at the forthcoming CAMRA Southampton Beer Festival.

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

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.
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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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