Days Out

Days Out

DISH DETECTIVE: Hit the Vaults in daylight and a totally different pub emerges

Over the years the phrase ‘pub grub’ has come to mean a range of different things.

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WATCH: Joy as new KFC store officially opens

CHICKEN lovers united to celebrate the launch of a fast-food giant’s latest store.

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Searching for ghosts at Fort Widley.

BIG READ: Ghosts of marines who hover between the living and dead

The dark underbelly of Portsmouth’s creepy past is catching up with it big time as the city’s second festival of the dead begins. MILLIE SALKELD reports

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Cafe Salt at Wicor Marina, off Cranleigh Road, in Portchester.

DISH DETECTIVE: A pinch of salt brightens up a grey day at the marina

It’s the tail end of Storm Brian and the wind is whipping around the sails in the boatyard causing the ropes to make that familiar boatyard clink.

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Kuti's of Wickham, Wickham Star Corner, Fareham Road, Wickham.

DISH DETECTIVE: If you are inclined to order your weight in food... ask for separate bowls

Britain’s favourite dish is undoubtedly curry and having a good curry house up your sleeve is a basic modern need.

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THIS WEEK IN 1988: Nightclubs refuse acid house parties

Fear of drugs was turning some Portsmouth nightclubs against the youth craze of the moment – acid house parties.

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Club arrival for Big Shaq

A RAPPER who has shot to viral internet fame will be appearing in a city nightclub later this week.


Scare attraction Torment takes over Gunwharf Quays

Are you brave enough to experience Portsmouth’s most terrifying adventure this Halloween half term?

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Ken's Fried Chicken in Commercial Road, Portsmouth

DISH DETECTIVE: This fried chicken joint is so much better than a post-club drunken mistake

We’ve all done it.

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The Natural Deli, High Street, Bishops Waltham.

DISH DETECTIVE: Deli-cious lunch in historic market town

On a sunny day it’s a treat to find a cafe that serves good food with a courtyard that whisks you away from the daily grind.

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Eight people can enjoy a super free night out with Gala Bingo

Feeling lucky? Win a fab night out with your friends

Gala Bingo has put together a fabulous prize with a night of free food, bingo and a drink for up to eight people

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The Blacksmiths, Donnington, near Chichester

DISH DETECTIVE: Woman’s naked torso and sex on a plate

It was about 7pm, mid-September. The evening air was heavy, sticky like proving dough.

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Horizon Leisure Centre in Havant

An opportunity for a free gym session this weekend as leisure centres celebrate 20 years

LEISURE Centres in Waterlooville and Havant will be offering the use of their facilities free of charge to visitors to celebrate 20 years since opening.

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dim t, Whiteley Shopping Centre

DISH DETECTIVE: Master your chopsticks before trying delicious dim sum at Whiteley’s dim t

Asian fusion. Don’t freak out.

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Jamie Duke ready to begin recording his finds for the survey

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Dozens of volunteers give Southsea beach a sprucing over

DOZENS of green-minded volunteers lent their time to give a beach a thorough spruce-up.


Story time at Fort Nelson for families with under fives

THE Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson has invited families with under-fives to join them in the galleries at 11am on Wednesday, September 20 for this month’s free themed Storytime session, ‘Fantastic France.’

Hot Rock, Port Solent

FOOD REVIEW: Hot Rock, Port Solent

THE Dish Detective has very fine tastes and part of that includes an expensive bottle of red wine with a well-cooked piece of steak.

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Damage to one of the back doors at Rosie's Vineyard

Owner of Southsea restaurant Rosie’s Vineyard left ‘devastated’ after midnight burglary

A BUSINESS owner has spoken out after her restaurant was burgled.

Westbury Manor Museum, West Street, Fareham

FOOD REVIEW: Westbury Manor Museum, West Street, Fareham

Billed as one of Fareham’s ‘finest and most distinctive buildings’, Westbury Manor has a lot to live up to.

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StartUp Disrupters Solent members celebrate their first year

Start-up support network toasts a successful year

TWO entrepreneurs are celebrating after marking their start-up’s first year in business.

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