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Shenanigans, Southsea

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Osborne Court, 57 Osborne Road
Southsea
PO5 3LS
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E TA left this review about Shenanigans Irish Cafe

An Irish-themed bar in a busy nightlife area. It consists of a narrow single room bar with a tiled floor, bearded barman and lots of rugby paraphernalia hanging from the ceiling. There is a TV screen showing rugby. Free WiFi is available and there is Irish background music playing. Freshly cooked food is available from the kitchen, which is easily viewed through an opening in the bar wall, but there is a lingering smell of stale cooking fat which is a bit off-putting. There is the usual selection of Irish drinks, both spirits and megakeg beers, but no real ale which lets it down. Apparently they do hold Irish live music nights, but unless you like ruby and/or Irish music, there isn’t much to make it stand out from other, similar establishments.

On 17th September 2015 - rating: 4
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Michael Wright left this review about Shenanigans Irish Cafe

Closed on Mondays

On 7th March 2011 - no rating submitted
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BARRY TAYLOR left this review about Shenanigans Irish Cafe

Irish Pubs are internationally renowned as the most lively spots in any city and this one does not let that heritage down and is one of the best I've been in. Situated in Osborne Road, aka Southsea's 'Restaurant Alley' it's run by Iain Kirby and the striking Louise Beeby. This part of the City has an enviable youthful chic to it which has a great mix of bohemians, students, young professionals and young families and this bar seems to attract them. It used to be an Estate Agents but has now been put to better use. Cards are laid on the table with: Favourite Sport: Rugby, Favourite Food: Irish Stew, Favourite Drink: Guinness. It has a long bar down this narrow pub which makes things nice and intimate with two types of Guinness on tap and some lovely cloudy scrumpy at £3.00 a pint. Two large TV screens, the music thankfully low so you can have a conversation, was not surprisingly orientated towards the 'Emerald Isle' on our visit playing some great old 'Thin Lizzy'. Food wise, it's not a place for vegetarians as they seem to cook just about every thing that has drawn breath in the 'dark liquid' and I'd love to try the Mixed Grill 'gut buster' of pork sausage, steak, lamb chop, gammon with pineapple and egg, onion rings and a bucket of chips at £13.50. There are other 'Lite bites'. Just how they have live music in this crowded place eludes me, but they do! The 'Cosham Connoisseur' and I gave this our seal of approval and is a 'must visit' if your in Pompey.

On 5th March 2011 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Portsmouth & Southsea, 1.16 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Fratton, 1.42 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Portsmouth Harbour, 1.83 miles, 35 min walk (show)
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18th Aug 2017, 23:37
Pub map correction submitted by Graham Coombs approved
 
18th Aug 2017, 23:37
Pub map correction submitted by Graham Coombs

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 11 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 11 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 11 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - 2nd Thursday of the month - last updated 11 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Mainly rugby - last updated 11 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : No last updated 11 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 11 June 2017 by ROB Camra
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