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The Ship & Castle, Portsmouth

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Old Boots left this review about The Ship & Castle

Large restaurant like pub on a corner location, the smokers are much reduced and access is easier. The front is a biggish down to earth bar with a pool table and 4 pulls of fairly mundane beers, behind is a very long dining area. Less of the usual nautical decor but includes some model boats. A Geo Gale & Co sign on one outside wall is hidden by a tacky banner. On a positive note it's opposite the Mary Rose and HMS Victory in HM Dockyard.

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

Taking up the entire ground floor of a long Georgian terrace, the single rambling bar/restaurant still manges to feel cosy and pleasant for the most part. Entry was made difficult by a gang of smokers who were blocking the door and got shirty when asked to let us in. There is a small lino-floored drinking area, a children's play area, a raised floor with a pool table near the disproportionately small bar, but the rest is dedicated to tables for diners. The walls are cluttered with bric-a-brac. The food is nothing special, however, just the usual cheap bar snacks of the Brake Brothers variety. The clientele were mostly tourists plus a few locals, some of whom hadn't quite got the idea of cutlery. Three ales were available – I tried the house bitter, Ship's Own' which was probably GK IPA. It was reasonably well kept, but not exciting. I would like to like this pub more, given its impressive architecture and reasonable beer, but sadly I don't and I don't envisage making it a regular haunt when there is so much better ale to be had nearby.

On 5th August 2013 - rating: 5
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Ship & Castle

When we visited the Ship and Castle it had a bit of a dilapidated look to it from the ouside.
This pub has got a very long frontage and once inside there was a largish room that looked in need of some attention,this room was almost empty when we went in here but it looked like it was more of a dining pub and not a proper drinkers pub.
When we went in this pub it was a Whitbread tied house and there were two real ales on the bar i had a drink of Wadworths 6X and this was a very nice drink the other beer was Boddingtons bitter.
Not one of out favourite Portsmouth pubs.

Pub visited 17/2/1999

On 17th February 1999 - rating: 6
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Michael Wright
Portsmouth Harbour, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Portsmouth & Southsea, 0.81 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Fratton, 1.64 miles, 31 min walk (show)
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16th Jan 2023, 17:44
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16th Jan 2023, 15:20
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 March 2022 by paulof horsham
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 March 2022 by paulof horsham
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 March 2022 by paulof horsham
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 March 2022 by paulof horsham
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 27 March 2022 by paulof horsham
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 November 2011 by hondo .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 March 2022 by paulof horsham
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