How asking for ‘Angela’ might keep you safe at these Portsmouth bars and restaurants

VENUES have signed up to a scheme helping people make a swift exit if they feel uncomfortable.

Around 40 bars and clubs will operate the scheme called Ask Angela, which will see staff trained to give assistance to anyone who asks for Angela at the bar.

The Honest Politician. Picture: Google

The Honest Politician. Picture: Google

It was started in Lincolnshire County Council and is designed to help people separated on a night out who end up with someone they don't want to be with, or if they are on an uncomfortable date.

Cllr Matthew Winnington, cabinet member for health, wellbeing & social care at the city council, said: 'We want all residents to be able to enjoy the city safely. This is a simple initiative which has proved to be effective elsewhere.’

Emma Davies, manager of the Honest Politician in Elm Grove, Southsea, said: 'We're happy to implement Ask Angela at the Honest Politician.

‘We pride ourselves on being a responsible venue and we want to make sure that everyone here is having a fun and safe night out and feels comfortable with who they're with and confident in leaving and getting home safely.

The venues signed up to the scheme are:

enues who are supporting Ask for Angela

Southsea

Northcote Hotel

Golden Eagle

One Eyed Dog

Honest Politician

The Kings

Southsea Emporium

Fawcett Inn

Fat Fox

Wedgewood Rooms

Bar 69

Deco

Porters

3 Bar

Kingsley's Bar

Slug & Lettuce

Lord Palmerston

Yates

Meat & Barrel

Belle Isle

Croxtons

City centre

Portsmouth Guildhall

Slug & Lettuce

Astoria

Mr Miyagi's

Zanzi

Fleet

Popworld

Surrey Arms

Student Union

Tiger

Pryzm

Restaurants in Gunwharf Quays

Zizzi

Giraffe

Brasserie Blanc

Las Iguanas

Frankie & Benny's

Azzurro

Pizza Express

Wagamamas

Nando's