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The Bold Forester, Southsea Town, Southsea

177 Albert Road
Southsea
PO4 0JW
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Greene King

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E TA left this review about The Bold Forester

A Victorian corner pub currently operated by GK and located on the busy Albert Road nightlife area. It has been knocked through to form a single large wood-floored bar, but the conversion hasn't really addressed the differing floor levels so doesn't work that well, and the use of Artex on the walls is just silly. There is a gaming machine and an overloud, intrusive jukebox. The staff are young and disingenuous. The food is mostly plastic, although the presence of a 'kids menu' may suggest that young goat is a local delicacy. Vertical drinking is discouraged, tables, chairs and benches prevail. The three ales on offer were GK IPA, GK IPA Gold and Ruddles Bitter, all served much too cold and given less prominence on the bar than Issy coffees. Fine as a local, but not a venue of choice for visitors.

On 5th June 2016 - rating: 5
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Michael Wright left this review about The Bold Forester

Despite the somewhat imposing facade the interior is just one L shaped bar, serving Greene King kegs & lagers, nothing to excite real ale fans here

However it does serve food, and seemed reasonably busy during my visit on a Saturday lunch time

Pleasant, clean, tidy, polite staff. Nothing wrong with it really. If you fancy real ale go over the road to the Leopold, if you want a bite to eat, stay in the Bold Forester

On 16th December 2009 - rating: 8
[User has posted 526 recommendations about 382 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Malden man
Fratton, 0.83 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Portsmouth & Southsea, 1.41 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Portsmouth Harbour, 2.37 miles, 45 min walk (show)
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16th Nov 2017, 00:07
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 June 2016 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 June 2016 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 June 2016 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 03 June 2016 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 June 2016 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 03 June 2016 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 03 June 2016 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 December 2009 by Will Larter
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 03 June 2016 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 June 2016 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 June 2016 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 June 2016 by E TA
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 June 2016 by E TA
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