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The Italian Bar, Southsea

30 Great Southsea Street
Southsea
PO5 3BY
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E TA left this review about Italian Bar & Grill

Previously the India Arms and the IBar, it's mainly an Italian restaurant, closed Tuesday and Sunday evenings. Only one way in now, into what was the public bar, which now serves as a reception and pre-dinner drinks area for the restaurant and has a couple of tables and some comfy chairs. Behind this is a small lounge with large leather sofas, and (oddly) a dartboard, while the restaurant occupies the large room on the left hand side of the pub. Background music was light jazz and 1950s pop, and there was WiFI available. Staff were helpful and friendly. Two hand pumps on the bar, but only one ale on, Sussex American Pale Ale, which was rather good, well kept and tasty, although over-priced by quite a way. Not a pub I'd include in a crawl, and overshadowed by the Hole next door, but OK to drop in for a quiet pint.

On 20th March 2016 - rating: 6
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Michael Wright left this review about I Bar & Grill

India Arms now morphed into "I bar & grill"

The I is for Italian

Went in Saturday lunchtime, open bar area with large separate dining area plus a pool table and dart board areas

Sub tropical walled garden, would be very pleasant to sit in with pasta, friends & wine I reckon

Spotless & smart toilets

It seems to be both pub / bar and a grill but emphasis I think is on the food side of things, probably just as well as there are fierce pub competitors very nearby

They sell two draught bitters, well only one when I went in, London Pride & HSB, the HSB was not available, as they have only just re-opened they are waiting for trade to pick up before HSB on as the cask will go "off" before all sold. L Pride is £3.20, HSB £3.30. Stella £3.40

Also sells wines etc as one would expect in this type of establishment. Litre carafe of "house" £12.50

Food was not tried, but varied menu from around £3 to £13, includes steaks, pizza, burgers and of course pasta

The people I met were very friendly and helpful

I will not rate this just yet as it would be unfair having just opened, but I will return and perhaps eat there before I rate it, but if first impressions are anything it should do well

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Updated name to I Bar & Grill (28/09/09)

On 28th September 2009 - no rating submitted
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TERRY DALES left this review about The India Arms

I was staying in the area for New Year 2006.
The pub is closed at the moment for refurbishment,not sure when it is due to reopen.
The pub next door The Hole in the Wall is a gem of a pub,but it not in Pubs galore list for some reason

On 10th January 2007 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 23 recommendations about 23 pubs]


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Portsmouth & Southsea, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Fratton, 1.17 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Portsmouth Harbour, 1.4 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Italian Bar, Southsea
30th Jun 2020, 19:32
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
 
30th Jun 2020, 19:32
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Other: Closed according to Portsmouth CAMRA. Portsmouth online agrees.

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  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 May 2017 by ROB Camra
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