41 High Street
A great example of a self-styled ‘village pub’ in the heart of Old Portsmouth, The Dolphin is also the city’s oldest, dating back to 1716. Recently refurbished as a Bermondsey Pub Company bar, it features a window frame said to have been signed by Nelson.
17 London Road
The Tap has a family-friendly atmosphere with welcoming staff. They are renowned for serving great home-made food at reasonable prices, including their award-winning roasts.
The Ship Anson
10 The Hard
An iconic naval pub just outside the historic dockyard. A stunning mock Tudor frontage gives way to oaked beam ceilings, offering a decent selection of real ales and varied food menu.
This popular place gets very busy at weekends, with karaoke on Saturday night.
The Hole in the Wall
36 Great Southsea Street
This pub offers discerning punters a genuine authentic experience, in a quiet corner of Southsea. The venue has consistently won the campaign for real ale (CAMRA) pub of the year, testament to their ever-changing casks on offer.
There’s also a small menu featuring tasty sausage and mash or sandwiches.
13 Duncan Road, Southsea
A stone’s throw from the Kings Theatre, this traditional local remains popular with touring companies and audience members alike. The public bar serves a good choice of beers and food, while an attached saloon bar showcases signed memorabilia.