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The Mars, Landport, Portsmouth

1 Church Path North
Portsmouth
PO1 4DG
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Malden man left this review about The Mars

The lovely looking exterior with the preserved Brickwoods signage, maintained obscure glazed windows and old signage suggest this may be a hidden backstreet gem. It isn't. Down at heel inside, the exposed brick fireplace hints at a more locally valued history with two photographs of individuals, male and female probably from the 60s.
There is a dark stained boarded floor, a traditional layout with banquettes and small tables, no real ale currently, there was a TV on blaring out a game show, the area to the rear has a pool table.
This has all the potential to be a great pub, and it could be with some effort and investment, maybe this isn't the right part of town. No real ale currently, I made do with a half of some fizzy rubbish. The service was fine and friendly however, can't see me coming back without some changes. I'm sure it suits the locals though.

On 13th May 2018 - rating: 4
[User has posted 1687 recommendations about 1663 pubs]


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E TA left this review about The Mars

A glass tile fronted Victorian back street boozer, very much a traditional local, just off the Commercial Road shopping area. It’s named after one of the ships in Nelson’s fleet, rather than the planet, although the atmosphere is more reminiscent of the latter. There is a large main bar and a smaller snug, both wooden floored.. There is a pool table, gaming machines and an over-loud jukebox. The furniture looks a bit battered, but the décor is in reasonable order. Staff were a bit vague about what they were doing, while the regulars weren’t the friendliest. There is no real ale on, so I made do with a bottle of Newcastle brown. Fine if you’re a local, but I won’t be orbiting around here too often.

On 26th October 2015 - rating: 4
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Michael Wright left this review about The Mars

This is a real back street boozer, dates from the Brickwoods Brewery days, the Portsmouth Blitz somehow missed this pub, and when Brickwoods shut the pub seems to have continued in it's time warp to this very day

If you like back street boozers this is the pub for you

On 9th February 2008 - rating: 4
[User has posted 526 recommendations about 382 pubs]

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Portsmouth & Southsea, 0.43 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Fratton, 0.95 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Portsmouth Harbour, 1.6 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Mars, Portsmouth
13th May 2018, 14:37
Picture submitted by Malden man approved
 
13th May 2018, 14:37
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 September 2015 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 September 2015 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 04 September 2015 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 September 2015 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 August 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Darts : No last updated 04 September 2015 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 04 September 2015 by E TA
  • Hot Food : No last updated 04 September 2015 by E TA
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 04 September 2015 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 04 September 2015 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 September 2015 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 September 2015 by E TA
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 04 September 2015 by E TA
  • Real Ale : No last updated 04 September 2015 by E TA
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 September 2015 by E TA
  • WiFi : No last updated 04 September 2015 by E TA
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