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The Northcote, Southsea Town, Southsea

Pub added by Malden man
35 Francis Avenue
Southsea
PO4 0HL
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Northcote

Surprising number of decorative features on both façades of this side-street corner pub, and it retains two bars separated by a central servery unusually featuring a window between the back-to-back bar-backs. The lounge is comfortably furnished, with a pool table and dartboard available in the public bar. Four real ales on handpump: a 'house' Northcote Hotel amber ale from Wadworth, Landlord, Long Man APA and Irving Invincible (£2.05, half).

On 24th April 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 5406 recommendations about 5406 pubs]


Tris C left this review about The Northcote

The PS & Co monogram to the upper left side of the Francis Road façade is a clear indication that this was once a pub belonging to local brewers Pike & Spicer; the metal ellipse above the sign frame is also a clear indication that at a later date this was a Whitbread house.
I opted for a half of the Irving’s Invincible at a higher than average £2.10 which I’ve also noted was ‘on the turn’.
Again, a pub which I recall little but as it gets good reviews from others, I’ll go with the current majority.

On 5th April 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 873 recommendations about 859 pubs]


Steve of N21 left this review about The Northcote

I whole heartily agree with a previous reviewer in that this is a great example of a traditional two bar pub, with its basic, down-to-earth Public Bar and a plush, attractive traditional décor Lounge Bar. I entered and ensconced myself in the Lounge with its very nice, well upholstered seating around the perimeter and it took me a fair while to realise that there was another bigger half to the pub finally spotting people moving through the glass windows in the bar back which I originally thought were mirrors.
The public has its own entrance apparently, but I managed to find the connecting corridor via the toilets, but didn’t spend too long in here because as described below it is basic compared to the lounge.
The four regular house beers described below were all on the go and I went for the Long Man American Pale Ale which was very well kept.
Another solid back street Southsea pub in this part of town.

On 4th April 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1577 recommendations about 1528 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Malden man
Fratton, 0.79 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Portsmouth & Southsea, 1.4 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Portsmouth Harbour, 2.55 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Northcote, Southsea
24th Apr 2019, 22:04
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
 
5th Apr 2019, 19:02
Review submitted by Tris C amended by Tris C

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 18 March 2016 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 March 2016 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 March 2016 by E TA
  • Darts : Yes last updated 08 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 18 March 2016 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : No - Special events only - last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 29 August 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 08 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 March 2016 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 08 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 04 November 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 January 2014 by David McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : No last updated 18 March 2016 by E TA
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