Can you spot yourself in these 21 photos from Portsmouth pubs?

PORTSMOUTH is home to many wonderful and beloved pubs.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 5:07 pm
Inside The Brewers Arms pub in Milton in 2012. Pictured: Jo Clarke-Johnstone who is the landlady. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (122917-3)
Inside The Brewers Arms pub in Milton in 2012. Pictured: Jo Clarke-Johnstone who is the landlady. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (122917-3)

Depending on who you ask, you are bound to get a different answer for which is the best watering hole in the city.

With the events of the pandemic leaving pubs closed for a large chunk of the last year, it might have been quite some time since you visited one.

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Inside The Phoenix pub in Duncan Road, Southsea, in 2011. Pictured is: Regular punter Jackie Jackson-Darke (51) who has been coming to the pub since 1978. Picture: Sarah Standing (111742-3209)

So we decided to dive into The News archives and find photos from pubs across the city since the turn of the millennium.

Can you spot any familiar faces?

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Inside The Old House at Home in Locksway Road, Milton in 2012. Pictured is landlord Steve Lant and landlady Leanne Medley. Picture: Paul Jacobs (122196-2)
Inside The Portsbridge pub in Cosham in 2011. Pictured: Punters celebrating Tina Bradley's 49th birthday party - (left to right) Marie Randall (46), Pauline Smith (55), Tina Bradley (49), Leah Curphey (39), and Tracey Ames (38). Picture: Malcolm Wells (113159-5736)
Inside The Festing pub in Festing Road, Southsea in the 00s. Picture: Michael Scaddan (051065-0110)
Inside The Festing pub in Festing Road, Southsea in the 00s. Picture: Michael Scaddan (084003-0098)
Inside The Festing pub in Festing Road, Southsea in the 00s. Picture: Michael Scaddan (084003-0075)
Inside the The Old House at Home in Locksway Road, Milton in 2012. Pictured L-R landlady Leanne Medley, landlord Steve Lant with regular Dave Eastland. Picture: Paul Jacobs (122196-3)
Inside the The Harvest Home, Copnor Road, Copnor pub in 2015. Pictured: Pub manager, Julie Franics. Picture: Allan Hutchings (150728-571)
Inside A Bar Bistro in Old Portsmouth in 2013. Pictured: (l-r) Cathy Baker and her husband Alan Baker in the conservatory of A Bar Bistro. Picture: Allan Hutchings (132423-240)
Inside The Salisbury Arms in Lonsdale Avenue Cosham in 2011. Pictured: (left to right) Pub regulars Carianne Davison (28) with Brian Davison (42), Steve Pinestone (51) and Chris Stoner (38). Picture: Malcolm Wells (112400-3630)
Inside the The Salisbury Arms in Lonsdale Avenue, Cosham in 2011. Picture: (left) Landlady Chrissie Bullard with 80 year old regular (right) Marjorie Smale. Picture: Malcolm Wells (112400-3595)
Inside The Sir Loin of Beef on Highlands Road Southsea in 2011. Pictured: Landlord Paul Jevons (52). Picture: Malcolm Wells (113526-1162)
Is this you having a good time at the Walkabout Bar, Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth?
Is this you having a good time at Walkabout Bar, Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth?
Is this you having a good time at the Walkabout bar in Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth
Is this you having a good time at the Walkabout Bar, Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth?
Pompey fans at Walkabout Bar in Guildhall Walk - was this you?
England football fans at Walkabout Bar in Guildhall Walk - was this you?
England football fans at Walkabout bar in Guildhall Walk - was this you?
Pompey fans at Walkabout Bar in Guildhall Walk - was this you?
Inside The Lawrence Arms in Lawrence Road, Southsea in 2011. Pictured: Regular customer Michael Deasy (82) who uses the pub everyday. Picture: Sarah Standing (110602-6978)