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Sir Loin of Beef, Eastney, Southsea

152 Highland Road
Southsea
PO4 9NH
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Pub SignMan left this review about Sir Loin of Beef

Somewhat isolated from Southsea’s other top ale houses, the Sir Loin of Beef is a cracking two bar local’s pub in the Eastney part of town. A corner entrance takes you into a bright front bar with the servery running down the right hand wall and a good selection of traditional hard bench and low stool seating opposite. The room has been painted an eye-catching shade of yellow, which doesn’t sound like the best idea on paper, but it manages to work somehow, giving the place a vibrant feel that seemed to have rubbed off on the locals, many of whom were in on my Saturday early evening visit, creating a lively atmosphere. Like many pubs in the area, the pub has strong military ties and there is a great deal of naval memorabilia on display, much of it relating to submarines, including a few scale models behind the bar and a particularly memorable photo near the door picturing a surfacing submarine flanked by a school of dolphins. The ceiling is also a talking point, as some industrious person has attached a series of beer garden parasol shades to it, which creates quite a colourful spectacle. There is a smaller second bar to the right with a bar billiards table at one end and a large picture depicting a wide variety of military emblems. Seating is a little more limited in here and the room was considerably quieter than the main bar, mainly being used by a few youngsters putting crap tunes on the jukebox.
I was greeted by a long row of handpulls – probably around eight or so in total – with a mix of reasonably well known brands and beers from smaller local breweries. I tried something from the Hop Back brewery, which I found in excellent condition and enjoyed supping from my table at one end of the pub as I watched the characters around me go about their business.
This is another quality local’s pub that Portsmouth and Southsea seem to specialise in. I really liked the lively feel of this place and the unusual decor which set it apart from other pubs of this type. It’s a bit of a pain to try and incorporate on a wider crawl, but I would say it’s well worth the effort and I’m very pleased that I came here.

On 29th August 2017 - rating: 8
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E TA left this review about Sir Loin of Beef

Well described by Quinno below, the L-shaped bar still has the iron columns which replaced the supporting walls when the knock-through was done. Ales on were Wreckless, 6X, Irving's Frigate, a strange strawberry beer, HSB and 3 more that I forgot to record. Crop Circle was available in bottles. There was a quiz night on, I found the staff pleasant and the atmosphere was welcoming. An excellent ale pub, well worth a visit and a valuable inclusion in a crawl.

On 24th August 2017 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Sir Loin Of Beef

A brilliantly mad exterior colour scheme of red, orange and yellow. The quirkiness extends inside with an unusual ceiling décor of beer garden umbrellas, unfurled and hanging from the ceiling. Naval theme throughout with some model submarines spotted behind the bar, crests, shields and bric-a-brac on the shelves. The yellow bar had some cartoonish hops painted about the serving area. Carpeted throughout and quite cosy, in spite of the wacky palette. Toilets had some interesting murals on the doors. Eight pumps, featuring White Horse, Fullers Front Row, Cottage Old Hooker, Arundel Old Ale (in good form), Downton Elderquad, Gales HSB and Titanic Plum Porter. Oddly, like the reviewer below, my half came in a chunky Carling glass which seemed a bit slack for an ale outlet. The licensee appeared to be somewhat of a ‘character’, he was very anti Portsmouth CAMRA (though I couldn’t more than “f***ing crap” as an explanation). Fairly quiet and there wasn’t a huge amount in the way of atmosphere. Worth making the effort to find (beware some of the nearby pubs which looked rather earthy…).

On 18th March 2014 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Malden man
Fratton, 1.27 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Portsmouth & Southsea, 2 miles, 38 min walk (show)
Portsmouth Harbour, 3.19 miles, 1 hr 1 min walk (show)
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 July 2017 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 29 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 02 July 2017 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 July 2017 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 02 July 2017 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 02 July 2017 by E TA
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 29 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 July 2017 by E TA
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 29 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 02 July 2017 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 July 2017 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 02 July 2017 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 March 2010 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 29 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 July 2017 by E TA
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