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The Fleet, Landport, Portsmouth

1 King Henry I Street
Portsmouth
PO1 2PT
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Steve C left this review about The Fleet

The Fleet is a large high-ceilinged open plan pub that has the feel of a Wetherspoons. The bar, that runs along the back, wall faces a sea of tables and chairs. Either side of the entrance opposite the bar are raised seating areas and near the bar is a pool table. A plasma screen was showing muted rolling BBC news and there was some low background music playing. I noted that live music is hosted here on Saturday nights from 21:00. During my midday visit on a recent Saturday afternoon this pub was empty, apart from three people who were being served at the bar. I wasn’t expecting to wait nearly five minutes to be served myself. I counted nine hand pumps on the bar that were drawing six cask ales and three Lilleys cask ciders. A standard keg range was also available and a quick glance at the food menu revealed a host of cheap pub grub options with additional meal deals throughout the week.
One could be forgiven for assuming that the Fleet is a Wetherspoons pub. However, the adjacent Spoons was very busy when this place was almost empty. Maybe it livens up later in the day when the students of the area have risen from their snore boxes.

On 17th April 2019 - rating: 5
[User has posted 3410 recommendations about 3390 pubs]


Old Boots left this review about The Fleet

Three ciders and three casks now in this more woody Spoonsalike, although the pulls are off to the side of the main counter. Almost entirely dreary bottle and can choice. There was a formal queue for drinks and food possibly as there was some event on at the Guildhall over the way. I stuck it out for at least 10 minutes and ended up with a weak beer that tasted of geraniums, to be fair the choice was that, Doombore or a standard keg. A former Royal Navy post office the Whatpub description is accurate. Pool table, raised area at one end, which was reserved. Odd place but not as bad as it apparently used to be. A blackboard shows the draught beers but sadly they had transposed the keg and cask labels. Garden out back.

On 3rd April 2019 - no rating submitted
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E TA left this review about The Fleet

A large student pub occupying the ground floor of an impressive Georgian building. It has a wooden floor, robust furniture, broken toilets, gaming machines and décor mainly supplied by Guinness. Food is of the burger variety, and gluttony appears to be the main source (and indeed sauce) of entertainment; there is a prize offered to anyone who can eat what looks like Addis Ababa's weekly beef ration in an hour, a perfect activity for today's environmentally hypocritical undergraduate. There were 2 ales on draught, GK IPA and Pride, plus Meantime bottled beers in the fridge. Staff were generally friendly and helpful, there was a pool table in decent condition and newspapers were available to read, so it wasn't all bad, but I'll probably not bother in future.

On 30th May 2016 - rating: 5
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Portsmouth & Southsea, 0.21 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Fratton, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Portsmouth Harbour, 1.21 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Fleet, Portsmouth
17th Apr 2019, 08:42
Review submitted by Steve C
 
3rd Apr 2019, 15:42
Review submitted by Old Boots

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 April 2019 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 April 2019 by Steve C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 17 April 2019 by Steve C
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 23 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 April 2019 by Steve C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 April 2019 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 17 April 2019 by Steve C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 17 April 2019 by Steve C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 April 2019 by Steve C
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 April 2019 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 17 April 2019 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 17 April 2019 by Steve C
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