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The Festing, Southsea Town, Southsea

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1A Festing Road
Southsea
PO4 0NG
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Greene King

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Festing

A classic Brickwood pub exterior but the inside has been modernised unto a sports bar with the usual high tables and numerous TVs. Patio garden at rear. It does at least have a few beers, with Landlord and Ubu Purity alongside the usual IPA and Abbot at time of visit.

On 4th November 2018 - rating: 6
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E TA left this review about The Festing

A traditional town centre boozer currently operated by GK. It's a large Victorian corner pub which has been converted into a single L-shaped bar. There is a small drinking area at one end, while the other leg is best described as a playroom with gaming machines, a pool table (with the tag-line 'Grab Life By The Balls')and TV and projector screens showing BT Sports. The sports commentary was drowned out by a really, really annoying jukebox. There is a decked area at the back known as The Cider Garden, a misnomer due to the absence of any actual cider. The staff were friendly, the locals less so. Food is of the cheap modern pub grub variety not very appetising. Three handpumps on the bar, one which had just run out of GK IPA, so we went for Speckled Hen which was disappointingly dull, even by GK standards. The third pump had Abbot, which we left well alone. They hold regular pub quizzes, meat raffles and other entertainments, and it seems overall to be a decent enough local, but there isn't much to draw the casual visitor or ale lover.

On 24th May 2016 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Malden man
Fratton, 0.95 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Portsmouth & Southsea, 1.59 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Portsmouth Harbour, 2.75 miles, 53 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Festing, Southsea
4th Nov 2018, 09:14
Review submitted by Graham Coombs amended by Graham Coombs
 
4th Nov 2018, 09:12
Web Link submitted by Graham Coombs approved

Pub Details

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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 : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : Yes 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
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - Midnight
Saturday11am - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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