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The British Queen, Buckland, Portsmouth

18 Queens Road
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E TA left this review about The British Queen

A late Victorian town pub in a residential area, originally a Brickwoods pub and built in their typical mock-Tudor style. There is a single main corner bar and a smaller lounge area behind. Kate's observation below is a shrewd (no Shakespearean allusion intended) one; it does seem to belong in the lost world of the 1970s, but without the smoke. The main bar is formed from two conjoined rooms, an early conversion shown by the iron columns indicating where the original wall was. The one modern feature was the flat screen tvs behind the bar and over the door. There is a pool table to one side and a really annoying jukebox. There was no real ale on draft; the best they could manage was Fursty Ferret, Newcastle Brown and Doombar in bottles, which were over-chilled. I ordered a beer but the barmaid didn't know how much to charge. I had to ask for a glass and got a very surprised reaction. I then had to ask for a glass without ice in it and got a strange look. The locals were not particularly friendly and kept trying to eavesdrop. The absence of draft ale makes this a non-starter for me, plus the lack of a welcome means that it should be very much left to the locals, an approach I suspect they would appreciate.

On 6th February 2018 - rating: 4
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Kate Elliott left this review about The British Queen

I thought I'd walked on to a film set - you know those ones all shot in grainy old black and white - except this was all yellowy. A bit sticky all round and more than a touch of the Forgotten World of Pompey pubs.

On 14th June 2004 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Michael Wright
Fratton, 1.22 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Portsmouth & Southsea, 1.3 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Hilsea, 2 miles, 38 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The British Queen, Portsmouth
6th Feb 2018, 05:59
Review submitted by E TA
10th Aug 2014, 20:55
Request to mark pub as open by Harry Crumble approved

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  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 23 June 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
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