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Wellington, Portsmouth

62 High Street
Portsmouth
PO1 2LY
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Quinno _ left this review about The Wellington

As mentioned below, this is an old boozer that is now trying to be some sort of bistro with a result that looks like a cross between Quentin Crisp’s sitting room (red and gold shaped wallpaper at the front, gold and silver at the rear, heavy red wine coloured divider curtains, red lighting and drapes) and just a bonkers brilliant early 80s restaurant retro vibe including my all-time favourite, the puddings in a showcase revolving lit fridge. There is a bar at the front where we settled. En route to the gents I noted an upright piano, the top of which was adorned with a number of creole musician statuettes. Three pumps serving two ales - a fairly dull choice of Doom Bar and Ringwood 49er, the latter of which was long in the tooth and not worth finishing. It’s an experience in here all right but not one I’m inclined to repeat.

On 21st February 2016 - rating: 5
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E TA left this review about The Wellington

Once a decent traditional high street pub, and even an ex-GBG entry, The Wellington is now trying to pass itself off as a poncey bistro and failing miserably, instead achieving an effect which is more akin to a Dutch knocking shop. Original features such as the open fireplace, with its original Georgian inset, and structural timbers are overshadowed by a colour scheme which is predominantly brothel-maroon in colour and pervades every flat surface as well as all the soft furnishings; lots of red lights complete the allusion. There is free WiFi available, a mute piano, a small garden at the back and a jukebox in the bar. They run regular quiz nights. There were two ales on draft, Doombar and Ringwood Best. When we eventually managed to get served, an event enabled by the gobby barmaid’s finishing her mobile phone call, we discovered that both beers were drastically over-priced and both tasted insipid. I shouldn’t bother again.

On 23rd April 2015 - rating: 4
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Michael Wright left this review about The Wellington

Lunchtime visit, on the Saturday of a Bank Holiday weekend

A near empty bar, a few seated customers, landlady was behind the bar, I stood in front of her, adjacent to beer pumps and was completely ignored

Landlady proceed to go to cupboard in main bar area to get some bar mats

Meanwhile a party of four appeared, sat down near window, landlady greeted them as old friends, I remained standing at bar completely ignored, without even a "Be with you in minute luv" sort of greeting

Flummoxed at this lack of customer care I stood there a few minutes longer, just in case I had died and was in spirit form

Then I walked out

Shame, looked like it could be a nice pub, if you can get served that is

On 30th August 2010 - rating: 1
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Portsmouth & Southsea, 1.07 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Portsmouth Harbour, 1.23 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Fratton, 1.8 miles, 34 min walk (show)
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11th Jun 2017, 16:33
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10th Jun 2017, 22:42
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 20 February 2015 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 20 February 2015 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 20 February 2015 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes - Doombar, Ringwood - last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 20 February 2015 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 February 2015 by E TA
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