What’s in a name: The Tap

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The pub, in London Road, North End, is known for its real ales and live music.

It was originally called the Brewery Tap, because the Southsea Brewery stood behind this pub in Pitcroft Lane.

Tied pubs located close to breweries often had the name Tap, indicating that ale was brewed in or near the premises.