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Sovereigns, Mile End, Portsmouth

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Kingston Crescent
Portsmouth
PO2 8AQ
Phone: 02392639673

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Graham Coombs left this review about Sovereigns

A well-kept modern bar in a Travelodge complex, now branded as Hungry Horse. A fair-sized bar area at one end has tall tables, sports TVs and pool, with the family restaurant thankfully separated off to the other side. A few tables outside. Draught ales are IPA, Abbot and Old Speckled Hen and the one sampled was in very good nick. A little bit 'damning with faint praise' to say it could be much worse but not bad of its type.

On 4th November 2018 - rating: 6
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Michael Wright left this review about The Sovereigns

Currently closed for refurb / morph into Hungry Horse under GK branding. Due to reopen Sept 08 2016
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/business/pub-closes-its-doors-to-undergo-major-revamp-1-7529760

At least you have been told

On 17th August 2016 - no rating submitted
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Roger Button left this review about The Sovereigns

There are probably only 2 reasons to visit the Sovereign and one is if your hearse takes a wrong turning. The second is if you are staying in the Travelodge attachment and want to include the breakfast.

The pub bit has all the character and identity of the most formulaic Wetherspoons but without the range of drinks or prices to match. Built for the mass budget traveller, the relatively open bar area lacks anything of distinction but has contrived, corporate plasticness stamped right across it.

In fairness, my evenings’s stay was comfortable enough and the breakfast was value for money. The only ale was Doom Bar which could have been worse although the 2 other pumps were redundant. It is functional but lacks any appeal to warrant using it out of anything other than necessity. Sadly, I may need the place again some day.

On 5th November 2010 - rating: 3
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E TA left this review about The Sovereigns

Built into the Travelodge complex, Sovereigns represents the very worst kind of chain pub, and is probably in breach of the Trades Desciptions Act. Its sign advertises fine wines, but only cheap plonk and middle-range fighting wine was available. It also offered fun - but for whom? Not the serious pub-goer. In fairness, it offered "Extra cold beers" - this was certainly true of the Sharps Doombar I had, although that's not a good thing and the pint was tasteless and unenjoyable. I didn't try the food, which looked like the standard Happy Hungry Horse-eater fare, and in any case there were 2 people at the bar independently complaining about the quality of their meals. Again, in fairness, the smell of stale chip-fat should have kept my expectations in check. Of the 6 staff on (all wearing their corporate polo-shirts), only one lady was prepared to serve beer. It's convenient for the ferry port, but then so are other places. Not worth including on a crawl.

On 29th July 2010 - rating: 3
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Michael Wright left this review about The Sovereigns

This is really a Travel Lodge now, but does have bars

On 7th December 2008 - no rating submitted
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