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The Ship Anson, Portsmouth

10 The Hard
Portsmouth
PO1 3DT
Phone: 02392824152

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Greene King

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Ship Anson

Attractive Greene King pub located in a prime position between the historic dockyard gates and the harbour station. Originally two separate pubs, as can be seen with a very different look both externally and within the bar and dining areas. Anonymous furniture but quite a lot of local history pictures and naval memorabilia about the place. Five real ales available from the six handpumps, with IPA supplemented by Landlord, Rev James, Tribute and Black Sheep Baa Baa (£3.60).

On 22nd April 2019 - rating: 7
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Old Boots left this review about The Ship Anson

Pub of two half’s as the outside suggests, a decent if badly modernised to look oldish boozer bit on the right and a dining area to the left, (looking from outside) a bit smelly of vinegar and chips. Traditionally furnished throughout and with bare boards and tiles. Obviously two buildings originally the divide is marked by brick arches, the left hand side was once another pub called the King and Queen, in previous days there were five pubs in a row here. Six pulls, two from Greene King who own it plus two guests, one was Black Sheep which usually rubbish outside the North Riding and Betty Stogs which was OK, the other two were reversed clips. Several t-bars of the usual stuff. Nautical decor of course. Barblockers very much in evidence.

On 3rd April 2019 - no rating submitted
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Ship Anson

What I recollect was quite a narrow pub has annexed and knocked through to the pub next door, so is now a reasonable size. Furnished in a pub company's idea of traditional, it has a good bustling feel and is reasonably pleasant to visit, if not especially exciting. The draught ales were Abbot, IPA, Brain's Rev. James, Robinson's Dizzy Blonde, TEA and Tribute. Quality seemed ok. Handy for the Hard Interchange and Harbour station.

On 24th February 2019 - rating: 7
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E TA left this review about The Ship Anson

Named after Admiral Anson, the 18th Century reformer of the Royal Navy, The Ship Anson is a double-fronted mock Tudor GK pub overlooking the Harbour.On one side is the bar area, usually congested due to the slow nature of the service here, and on the other a nice mix of leather banquettes and dining tables. It's a lively pub, the clientele appearing to consist of the more mature naval and military population of Portsmouth. There are gaming machines, but these are not noisy, food at reasonable prices and lots of naval memorabilia dotted around. The staff, as well as being inefficient, are a bit immature. The atmosphere is friendly and civilised. There was only one ale on, Speckled Hen. which was in good condition and quite enjoyable. It's worth dropping in for a pint on the way to or from the Gosport Ferry and I'd be happy to include it in a crawl.

On 26th February 2012 - rating: 7
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BEN UNSWORTH left this review about The Ship Anson

A GOOD PUB ON THE DOCKS,REASONABLE PRICED FOOD AND GOOD CASK BEERS.

On 11th July 2010 - rating: 8
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Ship Anson

The Ship Anson is opposite the main dockyard entrance.
The pub has got two different halfs with the right side in black and white and the left looking a bit smaller,once inside there was one room that had different drinking areas,this room was quite nice with wood pannelling and it had a cosy feel to it.
When we visited the pub it was a Whitbread tied house and there were three real ales on the bar we had a drink of London pride and this was a decent drink the other beers were Whitbread Flowers bitter and Boddingtons bitter.
This was quite a nice pub to have a drink in on a cold day.

Pub visited 17/2/1999

On 17th February 1999 - rating: 8
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