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The Artillery Arms, Milton, Southsea

Hester Road
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Moby Duck left this review about The Artillery Arms

A wonderful old school boozer tucked away in the backstreets of Milton,there are two unspoilt traditional rooms,three handpumps to each bar all with different offerings, three from Triple fff, Altons Pride ,Moondance and the strangely named Apache Rose Peacock along with Listers Gold, London Pride and Ringwood Fortyniner. Really worth a look in this pub.

On 13th October 2019 - rating: 8
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E TA left this review about The Artillery Arms

A superb Victorian back street boozer which has evolved over the years to meet its customers' changing needs. The main Public bar is a knock-through and has a pool table, TV screens and various trophies on display. The décor represents the changing fashions over the years. There is also a Saloon bar which has a very loud jukebox, gaming machines and more TV screens. It's very noisy in here – maybe to give that proper 'artillery' feel. Ales on were fff Moondance and Alton's Pride, plus Harvest Ale. Staff were very pleasant, and the clients were a mix of civilised locals and ale drinkers. Worth a shot if in range, and a good place to limber up for a crawl.

On 23rd March 2018 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Artillery Arms

Classic backstreet boozer. Set over two rooms, a narrow crowded public bar (a real struggle to get through the door) and a quieter rear room. Pool and darts available. TV in each room, one showing the footy and another horse racing. Décor fairly bland. Almost exclusively male clientèle but a good, if robust, atmosphere prevailed. Five pumps with an impressive mix, Andwell Porter, Oakleaf Spiced (special offer, cheap at £2.50pp and went down well), Fuller’s Pride and Front Row and Bowmans Swift One. A small collection of pump clips above the rear bar indicate a commitment to getting in interesting stuff. The manual flush urinals (which appeared to be of the same ilk as those in the Phoenix) were an unusual point of interest. A good little boozer this, and worth the journey out of town to sample.

On 18th March 2014 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Fratton, 1.18 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Portsmouth & Southsea, 1.97 miles, 37 min walk (show)
Portsmouth Harbour, 3.28 miles, 1 hr 3 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Artillery Arms, Southsea
13th Oct 2019, 10:41
Review submitted by Moby Duck
4th Oct 2019, 18:29
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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 June 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 07 June 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 08 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 07 June 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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