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Portobello Star

171 Portobello Road
W11
W11 2DY
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Tris C left this review about Portobello Star

This technically is a historic pub dating back in some form to 1740, though probably rebuilt at some time; formerly a Whitbread house.

My first time in here the other day and on entering, the first thing you notice is just how tiny and narrow this place is - I'm not joking when I say that this pub is about the size of some of the larger pub lavatories I've used. The interior is greenish in hue and bare boarded. There's no pub décor whatsoever; to the rear is some sort of U-shaped banquette snug, at front there are small low tables whilst in the middle there are ridiculous high wall-mounted 'micro-tables' and high chairs which are so close together that two can't be used simultaneously, there are stools to the bar which runs along the interior's left side. Lighting is 'mood' and there are bulkhead lamps along one wall; chunky candles to tables are in abundance. The interior is very gloomy, not helped by the lack of natural light. There's a muted funk soundtrack on the stereo.

The bar displayed three anonymous chrome taps with no obvious signs of any ale. The friendly barman served me with a half of lager as requested, which as it happened turned out to be Peroni and at £2.50 a half...ouch!

This place was virtually empty. One thing I can say with absolute certainty is that this is now a wine/cocktail bar and is in no way a pub, so I won't be returning.

On 6th August 2015 - rating: 2
[User has posted 655 recommendations about 655 pubs]


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Philip Carter left this review about Portobello Star

Small pub in the heart of Portobello Road market. Gets crowded on a Saturday. Sorry about the narrow angle on the photograh, had to squeeze a shot between the stalls.

On 5th October 2006 - rating: 8
[User has posted 686 recommendations about 675 pubs]

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6th Aug 2015, 13:19
Review submitted by Tris C
 
13th Mar 2015, 19:50
Pub map correction submitted by Tris C approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 05 August 2015 by Tris C
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Last inspected: April 16th 2015
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