In pictures: Portsmouth the booze capital of the UK - see 11 amazing quintessential Pompey pubs

Locals know only too well that Portsmouth boasts many fine watering holes.

The city was named the UK’s booze capital for pubs after data collected by Liberty Games showed Portsmouth had the most pubs per square mile. The city has a total of 12 pubs per square mile – double the number of London. It also beats Liverpool, which has 11 boozers per square mile, and Bristol, which has 10.

One local said: “From stag dos to football weekends away, Pompey is like a pub-lovers playground. The city may now be down to just a few genuine nightclubs but what does that matter when you've got so many boozers on tap? Pardon the pun – or not – up to you.

“Anyone after a crawl could easily stay put in Albert Road, a notorious stretch of pubs from The 5th Hants Volunteer Arms all the way down to One Eyed Dog. Stop off at one of the several curry houses en route and you've got a top Saturday night on your hands."

Here are just a few of the pubs Portsmouth has to offer.