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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Closed, again, April 2019. Note on door "Unfortunately we have been unable to reach an equitable settlement from our landlords for the frequent and disruptive equipment/building failures we have suffered since our opening." https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/business/chester-s-popular-portsmouth-carvery-shuts-its-doors-less-than-a-year-after-opening-1-8889512

Chesters, Anchorage Park, Portsmouth

Anchorage Road
Portsmouth
PO3 5UH
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E TA left this review about Chesters

I managed to visit just before this pub closed. Previously The Compass Rose, and shut down several times by the police due to trouble, I was a bit hesitant to come here but it proved rather unadventurous in the event. A modern estate pub next to Morrison’s, there isn’t much they could do about the outside except tidy it up and build a modern paved patio with large grasses to give it nothing like a Meditteranean feel, while inside they’ve tried to make it feel like a sophisticated lounge. It’s all fakery, though, and things like spelling mistakes on their website show that the newly-acquired respectability is just skin deep. The staff are pleasant, though they got a bit flustered when we tried to pay with cash, but we managed in the end. Food is standard carvery/steakhouse fare, not brilliant and not good enough to support the wine prices, but it fills a void if passing. There was a TV screen showing the news but not much else by way of electronic entertainment, which was a good thing. Ales on were Fullers Gales HSB and Pride, both in drinkable condition. A troubled pub, but let's hope it reopens soon.

On 15th April 2019 - rating: 5
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Michael Wright left this review about The Compass Rose

"Police are to keep an open mind about a bid to reopen a troubled pub that closed after a drunken brawl."

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/police-will-support-portsmouth-pub-s-bid-if-it-is-good-enough-1-6148222

On 28th June 2014 - no rating submitted
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Michael Wright left this review about The Compass Rose

Update, not looking good

"The company in charge of a pub that lost its alcohol licence following a violent fight at an 18th birthday party is to be kicked out.

Enterprise Inns, owner of the Compass Rose in Anchorage Park, Portsmouth, has been given permission to get rid of its tenant Campbell Public Houses Limited."


http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/firm-running-portsmouth-pub-to-be-thrown-out-over-unpaid-rent-costs-1-6017935

On 24th April 2014 - rating: 1
[User has posted 526 recommendations about 382 pubs]


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Latest updates View all updates for Chesters, Portsmouth
15th Apr 2019, 06:17
Review submitted by E TA
 
13th Apr 2019, 16:12
Request to mark pub as closed by Michael Wright approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 28 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 28 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 28 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 30 March 2019 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 March 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 28 March 2019 by ROB Camra
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