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Hole in the Wall, Southsea Town, Southsea

36 Great Southsea Street
Southsea
PO5 3BY
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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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Steve of N21 left this review about Hole in the Wall

Probably my pub of the day on our recent Pubs Galore crawl of Pompey and surrounds. A fine privately-owned free house that focusses on providing a rotating list of well-kept real ales, as the impressive collection of pump clips covering the ceiling indicates.
A traditional internal décor that has been very well done to give the impression of age with good use of vintage period wallpaper and painting style, especially in the very small separate space hidden behind the small bar area.
The pumps had three from Marble (Stout , Manchester Bitter and Lagonda IPA, the latter running out before I could make it to the front of the queue), Flower Pot Bitter and Mourne Mountains Clan Rye and then Gooden’s Gold was on stillage from two barrels at the back of the serving area. I went for the Marble Stout which was in excellent nick
Different twist on pub snacks with the small traditional sweet shop offerings (the idea of the owners children apparently) and with the offer of four pint jugs of any real ale for £12 between 5 and 9 PM this is definitely a place for group conversation over a beer.

On 3rd April 2019 - rating: 9
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Hole in the Wall

A serious beer drinking haven, that is compact, but surprisingly fitted the hoard of PG revellers. I especially liked the collection of pump clips across the ceilings, professionally clipped onto poles, their highly polished handpumps, always a good sign of a well run establishment and the William Morris wallpaper. You can also buy quarters of traditional style sweets from jars at the back of the bar, which was quite unusual.

On 1st April 2019 - rating: 8
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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)
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22nd Apr 2019, 19:54
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
 
14th Apr 2019, 12:09
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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 15 March 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 18 March 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No - and no on street parking either, but a pay car park is nearby, as are bus stops - last updated 13 August 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 20 April 2017 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 15 March 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 15 March 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 August 2013 by Michael Wright
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 March 2015 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 March 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 18 March 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 March 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 March 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 March 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 March 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 March 2015 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 March 2016 by Pub SignMan
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