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The Raven, Somerstown, Southsea

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Bedford Street
Southsea
PO5 4BT
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Quinno _ left this review about The Raven

A 70’s new-build pub serving the local estate over the road. Large, open-plan and garish (dig the black and silver wallpaper) with a decent rear patio. Expected tick boxes of pool tables, darts, jukebox (free on Thursdays), quizzer and cropped haircuts. As quite nicely put below, there is a warm welcome for strangers “as long as they fit into the pub’s target demographic”. Three pumps round the far side of the bar dispensing a single ale, a quite diabolical Roosters Yankee. We rinsed the quizzer of a few coins, hid our barely-touched halves and made good our exit.

On 21st February 2016 - rating: 3
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E TA left this review about The Raven

Entering this rather exclusive local pub is like taking a trip back to the bad old days of the 1970s. The single bar has a pool table, gaming machines and a warm welcome for strangers as long as they fit into the pub’s target demographic. There is a dance floor, which on this occasion hosted a table full of traditional English delicacies – chilli con carne, guacamole and what looked like onion bhajis – for communal consumption. There was a sweetie dispenser, a jukebox playing traditional reggae and rap numbers, and a traditional English ale on draft. The ale was rebadged- something-or-other sporting the title ‘New England Best Bitter’ (I don’t think it was the Sheffield Brewery beer of the same name, but if it was, it had lost its flavour), which was acceptable, but not brilliant. The staff were pleasant, especially the young barmaid, and the customers were mostly peaceful. There is good disabled access, prices are low, sports matches are shown on Sky and there was BT WiFi available. It wouldn’t be my first choice of pub in Portsmouth.

On 27th February 2015 - rating: 5
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Portsmouth & Southsea, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Fratton, 0.96 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Portsmouth Harbour, 1.43 miles, 27 min walk (show)
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21st Feb 2016, 21:21
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21st Feb 2016, 20:55
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 27 February 2015 by hondo .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 July 2015 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 07 July 2015 by E TA
  • Darts : Yes last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 07 July 2015 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 July 2015 by E TA
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 07 July 2015 by E TA
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 07 July 2015 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 27 February 2015 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 21 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 07 July 2015 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 February 2015 by hondo .
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