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The Park Tavern, Chichester

11 Priory Road
PO19 1NS

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Moby Duck left this review about The Park Tavern

A traditional Fullers house with a fair bit of dark wood paneling, lots of large mirrors on the walls, the ceiling beams were coverd in bygone beermats with the likes of Flowers IPA, Burton Ale and Ushers among their number. Four Handpumps offered up Pride, HSB, Seafarers and Hophead.
A decent pub.

On 2nd January 2020 - rating: 7
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Park Tavern

A backstreet pub which feels a bit like an hotel bar. Some nice dark woodwork gives a cosy traditional feel. Restaurant area off to the right hands side. There is one TV screen but it seems used for major sporting events only. Beers from the wider Fullers range. A few tables are outside on the pavement.

On 26th December 2018 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Park Tavern

The Park Tavern is a good looking white fronted back street pub festooned with hanging baskets, appropriately named as it sits on the corner overlooking the pleasant green space of Priory Park.
Like the Westgate, it is a former Gales pub which converted to Fullers when the Chiswick brewer took over the Gales brewery, and of the two this one had a bit more character for me. The main door to the pub enters into the main lounge and dining area with the main bar area with impressive mirror at the front and the dining area to the back. But I favoured the smaller dark wood city bar with its own eclectic charm which can be entered by its own door to the left of the main door and from the main bar.
For my visit the usual Fullers house ales of Seafarers, Pride and HSB were on, but unfortunately the fourth pump which usually provides a guest ale was unclipped.
The HSB was a well-kept pint and I can think of a lot worse places than the few external tables on the pavement overlooking the park to have a beer.

On 19th June 2014 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Park Tavern

Odd-looking Fullers (formerly Gales) outlet located on a pleasant street corner opposite the park. Ales were HSB, Pride, Seafarers and a guest (Adnams Bitter). My Seaferers was ok if unmemorable. It was pretty busy on my visit, with a more robust clientèle than most of the other Chichester pubs we visited. Aside from the fairy lanterns everywhere, there were one or two interesting features - a lampshade made out of hats and a set of four mounted skulls belonging to a type of horned mammal. Live music advertised. Didn’t see the bar billiards table noted elsewhere though I wasn't able to fully explore.

Not a bad stop this one, ideal for a summer’s day.

On 18th July 2011 - rating: 7
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Old Blue left this review about The Park Tavern

A decent Fullers pub with four hand pumps at the bar, serving Pride, Seafarers, HSB and Adnams when I visited. It struck me as a very pleasant, relaxing place to be, and I liked it a lot.

I paid £3.10 for an Adnams that was going, and when I returned it one of the locals told me they have a fifth guest ale out the back. They were very happy to change it for me, and gave me a 60p refund as an excellent pint of Hopback GFB only costs £2.50. A secret well worth discovering.

On 22nd May 2011 - rating: 7
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Park Tavern

Decent sized pub located right opposite the park and just a minute or two's stroll from the High Street. The room on the left seems the popular one with a large bar area. There's a smaller bar on the right with a long room behind it, partitioned off with some folding doors. Presumably this can if necessary be used for private functions.

In a way, this is almost two pubs in one. The front bar has lots of wood panelling and large engraved mirrors reminiscent of a London pub (in fact one of the mirrors even says The Ritz!). The large room at the rear has a completely different feel with whitewashed walls and lots of black and white prints adorning the walls. There's also an interesting stained glass panel in the ceiling depicting some hot air balloons.

It seems popular with dog walkers, presumably due to it's location. Might be best to avoid it if you're not a fan of dogs. By the time we left on Monday evening, whilst the pub itself was still fairly quiet there were no less than five dogs in there, and none of them particularly small ones.

Beers on offer were Gail's Seafarer and HSB plus London Pride. Ciders were Strongbow and Aspall's Suffolk.

On 1st April 2010 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Park Tavern

Compact Fullers pub with a nice view across Priory Park towards the East Walls. Looks like the bar area originally comprised two small rooms, now opened out, with a dining room beyond (although a notice on the door said "Sorry no food today"). A refurbishment has left the place with a slightly odd mixture of old and new features, but the old 'joanna' remains. Four handpumps (one with the clip reversed), including HSB as a reminder of the Gales heritage and an excellent pint of Seafarers (£3.00).

On 3rd February 2010 - rating: 7
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