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Hole in the Wall, Southsea Town, Southsea

36 Great Southsea Street
Southsea
PO5 3BY
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Steve C left this review about Hole in the Wall

The Hole in the wall is a very cosy pub with seating to the left of the entrance and a couple of steps up to a small bar area to the left and seating down the right wall. The bar counter supports five hand pumps and a range of craft beers. On the back bar there are an additional two gravity fed pulls for two more cask ales. Tucked away behind the bar is a table in a secluded snug. The ceiling is covered with old pump clips, probably the most I have ever seen. Food is available Tuesday to Saturday from 17:00 until 20:00 and additionally from midday until 14:00 on Fridays. My recent Friday afternoon visit was between services, so I didn’t see a menu, but I did note the O’Hagans sausage and mash was advertised for £6.49. There are no televisions and it would be difficult to have live music in here, but there is a weekly quiz from 21:00 every Thursday. This is certainly a pub to include for any beer lovers visiting the area.

On 30th May 2019 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Hole in the Wall

Very traditional-looking side-street alehouse with a compact, slightly split-level interior: a square seating area by the door and the bar and further seating up a couple of steps. Five handpumps, including three from Marble and Flower Pots Bitter (£3.30) and another on gravity from a cask at the back of the bar. Very good.

On 22nd April 2019 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about Hole in the Wall

Another excellent visit, with enjoyable pours of Marble Stout (NBSS 4.5) and Lagonda (NBSS 3.5). A shame I couldn’t hang around long enough to have a Flowerpots as well. Still the best pub in Pompey & Southsea for my money.

February 2016
Beer quality in here continues to be excellent in the times I visited since March 14. It is brilliant in here despite being such a compact space. Rated 9

March 2014
A long-overdue revisit to this small alehouse that nonetheless was packing in eight ales (combination of pumps and stillage) as well as a couple of ciders. Local brews reign, Havant and Langham taking the majority of the pump spots and I didn’t look further than those; my Havant Citra was extremely good. A good convivial atmosphere on my Saturday evening visit and the place was very busy - I was fortunate enough to get the last table. From what I could make out the interior has changed little over the last few years. Scrabble available though by this time I would have been seeing words more suited to Welsh than English. My previous rating of 9 remains, do this one. Rated 9

December 2009
A quirky little pub with a big reputation. Six ales were on the go during my visit with a number from Oakleaf plus well-sourced guests. There were also cider and perry boxes as well as the infamous Grandma’s Weapons Grade Ginger Beer (which I of course tried). The condition of my beers were excellent. The snug interior is a hodge-podge of areas; the bar is located to the rear up a couple of steps under a hop-decorated archway. Loads of old pump clips adorn the ceiling, attesting to the hundreds of beers that have passed through the pumps. Varnished wood floor and dark floral William Morris style wallpaper are the other décor highlights. A real fire was on the go and made for an extra homely atmosphere. The landlord, who had opened specially for us, was a friendly chap and made us feel very welcome. A fabulous pub that is a must-visit, though do note the limited opening hours, especially on a Saturday afternoon. Rated 9.

On 10th April 2019 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Portsmouth & Southsea, 0.71 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Fratton, 1.16 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Portsmouth Harbour, 1.4 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Hole in the Wall, Southsea
7th Aug 2019, 23:23
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27th Jul 2019, 10:03
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 March 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 March 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - October - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No - and no on street parking either, but a pay car park is nearby, as are bus stops - last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
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