Revealed: Our top ten pubs

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Here’s the shortlist for The News Pub of the Year contest.

We’re asking readers to vote for their favourite from the ten-strong line-up.

We’re looking for the best pub for individuality and character, a welcoming ambience, good beer, wines and food and, of course, great staff.

Voting is through The News only - there’s a form on page 14 of the paper today.


The Tap, London Road, Portsmouth

The Golden Lion, High Street, Southwick

The Fawcett Inn, Fawcett Road, Southsea

The Golden Lion, High Street, Fareham

The Lifeboat Inn, Seafront, Hayling Island

The Fountain, London Road, Portsmouth

The Wellington, High Street, Old Portsmouth

The Red White and Blue, Fawcett Road, Southsea

The Carisbrooke Arms, Carisbrooke Road, Gosport

Thatchers, London Road, Portsmouth