Help us pick the 2015 pub of the year

Check out our Pub of the Year nominees
Check out our Pub of the Year nominees
Have your say

We all have different ideas of what makes a perfect pub.

Do you prefer a cosy traditional ale house, with comfy seats, crackling fire, the happy hum of background conversation and a pint?

Perhaps it’s the banter and cheer of a buzzing street corner boozer, or gleaming city bar, craft beers and rustic snacks? Yes, pubs are a haven of solace and authenticity.

Tell us who balances charm and history, service and sympathy, a well-stocked bar and hearty food, all pulled together with effortless professionalism.

Who should make the top ten from our list of nominees, below?

Just fill in the coupon in The News.

Closing date for votes is 10am Friday, October 16.

If you are a pub landlord and would like to order copies of The News at a discounted rate, please contact David Hoggarth on 023 9262 2212.

1 Baffins Inn


2 Barley Mow Southsea

3 Carisbrooke Arms Gosport

4 Castle in the Air Fareham

5 Clarence Gardens Portsmouth

6 Duke of Devonshire Southsea

7 Eastney Tavern Southsea

8 Fat Fox Southsea

9 Forest of Bere Waterlooville

10 Fort Cumberland Arms Southsea

11 Hardys at Haslar Gosport

12 Inn on The Beach Hayling Island

13 Jameson Arms Portsmouth

14 Jolly Taxpayer Portsmouth

15 King Street Tavern Southsea

16 Langstone Conservative Club Havant

17 Lawrence Arms Southsea

18 Little Johnny Russells Southsea

19 Lord Chichester Portsmouth

20 Moneyfields Sport & Social Portsmouth

21 Mr Pickwick Southsea

22 Nelsons Gosport

23 Nelsons Bar Southsea

24 One Eyed Dog Southsea

25 Owens Southsea

26 Park Tavern, Portsmouth

27 Pelham Arms, Portsmouth

28 Porters Southsea

29 Queens Head Gosport

30 Raven Pub Southsea

31 Rosie’s Vineyard Southsea

32 Spice Island Inn Old Portsmouth

33 Still & West Old Portsmouth

34 Surrey Arms, Portsmouth

35 Thatchers, Portsmouth

36 The Admiral Drake Portsmouth

37 The Artillery Arms Portsmouth

38 The Auckland Arms Southsea

39 The Battle of Minden Portsmouth

40 The Bold Forester Southsea

41 The Brewers Arms Portsmouth

42 The Bridge Tavern Old Portsmouth

43 The Castle Tavern Gosport

44 The Churchillian Portsmouth

45 The Clarence Tavern Gosport

46 The Cob and Penn Fareham

47 The Compass Rose Portsmouth

48 The Dolphin Old


49 The Duke of Buckingham Old Portsmouth

50 The Eldon Arms Southsea

51 The Fawcett Inn Southsea

52 The Festing Southsea

53 The Fifth Hants

Volunteer Arms,Southsea

54 The Florence Arms Southsea

55 The Fountain


56 The Froddington Portsmouth

57 The Golden Bowler Fareham

58 The Golden Lion Southwick

59 The Golden Lion Fareham

60 The Green Posts Portsmouth

61 The Hole in The wall Southsea

62 The Jolly Miller, Fareham

63 The Jolly Sailor, Southsea

64 The Kings Southsea

65 The Lanyard


66 The Leopold Tavern Southsea

67 The Lifeboat Inn Hayling Island

68 The Marina Bar, Southsea

69 The Marmion Southsea

70 The Maypole Hayling

71 The Meat Barrell, Southsea

72 The Middlecroft Gosport

73 The Nell Gwynne Southsea

74 The Newcome Arms Portsmouth

75 The Old House at Home Portsmouth

76 The Old Vic Southsea

77 The Pembroke Old Portsmouth

78 The Pheonix, Portsmouth

79 The Pheonix Southsea

80 The Portsbridge Portsmouth

81 The Prince of Wales Havant

82 The Red, White and Blue Southsea

83 The RMA Tavern Southsea

84 The Robin Hood Rowlands Castle

85 The Rose in June Portsmouth

86 The Royal Standard Portsmouth

87 The Rutland Arms Portsmouth

88 The Shearer Arms Portsmouth

89 The Shepards Crook Portsmouth

90 The Sir Joseph Paxton Fareham

91 The Sirloin of Beef Southsea

92 The Stag Portsmouth

93 The Sunshine Inn Portsmouth

94 The Swan Havant

95 The Tap, Portsmouth

96 The Titchfield Mill Fareham

97 The Trafalgar


98 The Trafalgar


99 The Wave Maiden Southsea

100 The Wellington Old Portsmouth

101 The Wheatsheaf Fareham

102 The White Horse Fareham

103 The Windsor Castle Gosport

104 The Wine Vaults Southsea

105 The Woodman Waterlooville

106 The Woodpecker Waterlooville

107 Three Marines Southsea

108 Ye Old Oyster House Southsea

109 The Five Alls, Forton Road. Gosport