I wonder how many of you used this pub? It is The Kingston Tavern which was located just north of New Road junction in Kingston Road, Portsmouth.
It was a traditional pub with tiles on the front advertising its wares – rum, brandy, port, ales and bitter.
Upstairs, drinkers could have a game of billiards.
In the middle of the last century the landlord was Thomas Pratt, a former butler at Idsworth House near Rowlands Castle.
His son William loaned me this photograph of the pub, which closed in 1999.
Today nothing remains, apart from the scroll work either side of where the pub’s name used to sit.
All the tiles have gone and the windows replaced and the building converted into flats.
I have to say it is quite characterless.