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Coach & Horses, Hilsea, Portsmouth

Pub added by Michael Wright
London Road
Hilsea
Portsmouth
PO2 9SE
Phone: 02392660533
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Flaming Grill (Spirit Pubs)

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Reviews of Coach & Horses (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Coach & Horses

Landmark pub rebuilt in 1931 by the Portsmouth & Brighton Breweries, with a castellated main entrance and splendid tiled murals on both sides. Unfortunately, the multi-room interior has been madeover in generic pubco style and retains little interest. Nowadays a Greene King house with a Flaming Grill menu, and just IPA (curiously priced at £3.32) and Abbot available from the pair of handpumps.

On 22nd April 2019 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about Coach & Horses

Large landmark pub with an impressive castellated exterior, standing prominently at a road junction. Inside it retains some interesting features but has generally been given the usual pale blues and greys of a dining makeover. It does at least retain numerous different areas, arranged around the central bar. Outside there are few tables alongside the car park and main road. Draught beers confined to IPA and Abbot.

On 4th November 2018 - rating: 5
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E TA left this review about Coach & Horses

This impressive, unusual 1930s building stands on the site of an earlier pub of the same name. It is now at the junction of 2 busy main roads, which creates a wedge-shaped site.  The pub’s car park stretches around 3 sides of the pub, which is also the shape of a wedge but with the sharp tip cut off.  The car park is narrow and can be quite hazardous to exit at busy times.  Inside, the public rooms follow the wedge’s exterior to form a single horseshoe-shaped bar with three separate serving areas.  At one end is a collection of TVs and gaming machines adjacent to a lounge area with a rather odd-looking electric replica fire protected from the drunken masses and their ridiculous offspring by a thin sheet of Perspex.  There is a pool table, and the pub offers various evening events such as Free Pool Night, quiz nights, Games Night, karaoke and ‘live entertainment’, though in this pub that could mean anything from stand-up comedy to public stoning.  The remainder of the bar is mainly dedicated to those foolish enough to pollute their innards with the industrial by-product that Flaming Grill pubs (of which this is one) try to pass off as food; the dishes had names that include words like ‘challenge’ and ‘combo’, which isn’t a good start. Even the paper menus, which had clearly been on the tables (presumably because the latter are too sticky for the  former to fly away) for a long while, had the decency to look embarrassed.  On the plus side, the staff were friendly and helpful, if a little slow to engage.  There were 2 ales on draft, GK IPA and Band of Brewers, both predictably lacking in flavour.  There is little to recommend this pub other than as an architectural curiosity or a source of free WiFi, given that there is better food and ale to be had in many other places nearby. 

On 11th June 2018 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Michael Wright
Hilsea, 0.63 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Cosham, 0.93 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Fratton, 3 miles, 57 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Coach & Horses, Portsmouth
22nd Apr 2019, 19:16
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
 
15th Apr 2019, 10:04
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 March 2008 by hondo .
  • Live Music : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesday - last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : No last updated 06 March 2008 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
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