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Spice Island Inn, Portsmouth

Broad Street
Portsmouth
PO1 2JD
Phone: 02392870543
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Flame Grill (Greene King)

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Moby Duck left this review about Spice Island Inn

Large open-plan Greene King pub with panoramic views, only two beers on, GK IPA and Abbot.
OK for the tourist but not for me.

On 2nd March 2016 - rating: 5
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E TA left this review about Spice Island Inn

Formerly owned by Fullers (Gales) but now a GK pub, this atmospheric, friendly town pub has superb views of the harbour entrance and is a wonderful place to spnd an afternoon drinking decent beer and watching the boats go past without the inconvenience of getting wet and windblown. It's also very convenient for both the IOW ferry and Gunwharf shopping outlet, if either of those (pardon the expression) 'float your boat'. There is a large water-front bar with a shabby carpet and comfortable seats, they purvey reasonable food from an imaginative menu at reasonable prices and the beer is very well kept, if a little restricted for choice. There also appears to be another large bar to the rear, but this was closed when we visited. Outside, there is a large terrace with seating which enables a slightly wetter, windier view of the harbour – probably fine when the weather allows. Free WIFI is available and the pub is dog-friendly. The only irritation was the muzak – in the 5 years since Micheal Wright's view below, this hasn't changed. There were three ales on during this latest visit: I had Timothy Taylor's Golden Best which was in excellent condition. Well worth seeking out and a good choice for inclusion in a crawl.

On 28th April 2014 - rating: 8
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I L left this review about Spice Island Inn

Great looking pub outside. inside it has been opened up a bit and is mainly set up as a restaurant. Nothing inspiring on the hand pumps and despite the two bar menu working hard there just wasn't enough staff to deal with quite a few people who had been waiting before me and as I could see it being a long wait I left and went to a pub nearby.

On 29th September 2012 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Michael Wright
Portsmouth & Southsea, 1.28 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Portsmouth Harbour, 1.4 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Fratton, 2.06 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Spice Island Inn, Portsmouth
8th Jul 2017, 16:38
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8th Jul 2017, 16:37
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 24 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 24 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 24 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 24 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 24 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 24 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 February 2020 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 24 February 2020 by ROB Camra
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