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The Cross Keys, Portsmouth

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
38 Birdlip Road
Paulsgrove
Postal town: Portsmouth
PO6 4EE
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Reviews of The Cross Keys (Average Rating: 3 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

E TA left this review about The Cross Keys

A rough and ready 1950s estate pub with little charm and a barely perceptible level of tolerance for visitors. The building is square and unattractive, while the gravel car park at the front doubles as an over-sized ash tray. Only half the ground floor is in use, which forms a single main bar with a small games area behind. A large ugly gas fire heated the room well above what is comfortable for normal humans. There is pool and darts in the games room, and a second dart board in the main part. No real ale, no real cider, not even a half-decent bottled beer, just megakeg offerings and cheap spirits and shots. There really is no point making the effort.

On 4th November 2021 - rating: 3
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Michael Wright left this review about The Cross Keys

Licence suspended for one month due to violence, closed

"A PUB with a violent reputation, leading to one councillor branding it the ‘Wild West’ of Paulsgrove, has had its licence suspended.

Portsmouth City Council’s licensing sub-committee took the drastic move to temporarily close The Cross Keys, in Birdlip Road, yesterday morning."

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/politics/violent-pub-branded-the-wild-west-of-paulsgrove-loses-licence-1-7498043

On 28th July 2016 - no rating submitted
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Michael Wright left this review about The Cross Keys

May not be open much longer, landlord sacked, police reports etc

"The future of The Cross Keys, in Birdlip Road, Portsmouth, hangs in the balance after police produced a report with their concerns over a spate of incidents. "

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/portsmouth-landlord-says-he-s-been-sacked-in-light-of-concerns-over-paulsgrove-pub-1-7486614

On 21st July 2016 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 526 recommendations about 382 pubs]

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4th Nov 2021, 07:59
Review submitted by E TA
 
26th Oct 2021, 16:00
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  • Live Music : Yes last updated 09 September 2021 by paulof horsham
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 September 2021 by paulof horsham
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
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