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The Festing, 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
27th Oct 2019, 09:29
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27th Oct 2019, 08:11
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 24 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 24 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 24 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 24 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 24 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 24 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 24 October 2019 by ROB Camra
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