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Mary Rose & Dragon, Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth

Pub added by Michael Wright
19 St George's Road
Portsmouth
PO1 2EH
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E TA left this review about Mary Rose & Dragon

An impressive Victorian pub with glazed tile frontage and a large pavement area at the front. It is still being run primarily as a down-market Chinese restaurant and bar, but isn’t actually any good at either. The large bar is cluttered with various stuff including bicycles and packing cases, the dining tables compete for space with a pool table, the food is not good and there is no real ale. Service is extremely slow and there is little by way of atmosphere. I don’t propose to come back until it has been recovered from the depths and returned to something more suited to the marvellous building.

On 5th September 2015 - rating: 4
[User has posted 2386 recommendations about 2365 pubs]


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Michael Wright left this review about Mary Rose & Dragon

This pub is a mixture of pub & Chinese restaurant, including a "take away" option, no doubt hence the "Dragon" in the name. Also has English bar menu, Burger, chips, Bangers & mash, Pie, chips, peas all at 2.95 & of course Fish & chips £3.95, not sure what you would actually get for such a low [by pub prices] price, not tried so unable to enlighten on this subject

Reasonable sized car park, which given location near Isle Of Wight ferry terminal, would be a boon for visitors

On entering via front door from car park, to left is the one fairly large bar, and through an open doorway to right is the restaurant area

The bar area is oddly shaped, with large central pillars and odd corner seating, no doubt a relic from it's days as the Gloucester Hotel, built around 1900

Bar furniture is unfortunately the over sized settees & couches, with low tables. There are some normal tables as well

Two huge TVs, with different channels playing fairly loudly to an empty bar [only me in]

Outside seating area

Only has standard keg stuff, John Smith's smooth etc. Staff talk among themselves in Chinese

Not one I would recommend, but if you are waiting for the ferry and fancy a Chinese meal with a pint, this is your place

On 19th July 2010 - rating: 4
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Michael Wright left this review about Mary Rose & Dragon

Renamed by partly reverting to previous identity. Now the Mary Rose & Dragon which seems an odd pairing to my eyes
[admin note: changed name from Dragon to Mary Rose & Dragon 29/06/2010]

On 29th June 2010 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 526 recommendations about 382 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Michael Wright
Portsmouth & Southsea, 0.73 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Portsmouth Harbour, 0.94 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Fratton, 1.51 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Mary Rose & Dragon, Portsmouth
5th Sep 2015, 15:00
Review submitted by E TA
 
11th Jun 2012, 12:28
Picture submitted by Graham Mason approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 September 2015 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 September 2015 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 September 2015 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 05 September 2015 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 September 2015 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 September 2015 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 September 2015 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 05 September 2015 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 September 2015 by E TA
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 05 September 2015 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 September 2015 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 September 2015 by E TA
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 05 September 2015 by E TA
  • Real Ale : No last updated 05 September 2015 by E TA
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 September 2015 by E TA
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 05 September 2015 by E TA
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