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Rapscallions, Southsea

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36 Osbourne Road
Southsea
PO5 3LT
Phone: 02392178878
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Steve C left this review about The Wave Maiden

The Wave Maiden is a thin dimly lit bar with open plan seating at the front and a bar in the left rear corner. I counted approximately five craft keg products which compliment the six real ales on stillage at the rear. Four of these ales were off during a recent Friday afternoon visit. I found the barman to be very friendly, but the lack of light, mood music and the pints I had necked were not a good combination. I was glad to move on.

On 30th May 2019 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Wave Maiden

Dark, narrow bar that you could mistake for a tattoo parlour when passing, but it turns out to be a bit more interesting inside than one might expect. The chalkboards are dominated by a long list of bottled beers in a wide range of styles (with prices reaching £16 for a 750 ml bottle of Hiver from the Unity Brew Co!). Seven craft keg beers are listed, and we found two cask ales (including a decent Urban Island Mosaic) available direct from the stillage at the rear of the bar.

On 24th April 2019 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Wave Maiden

Opened late in 2014 in the premises of a former Greek restaurant the Wave Maiden is an interesting addition to the Southsea drinking scene and provides a good contrasting option to the many traditional pubs in the area, positioning itself firmly towards the Craft beer and vegan food end of the spectrum.
The décor is suitably dark and gloomy for a bar named after characters from Norse mythology however will not be to the taste of those that like to see what they are doing. But when you do finally get your eye in enough to read the enormous chalk board by the bar at the back of the room you realise there are some interesting options to be had here.
There were nine beers on draft with two cask beers (Vibrant Forest Chinook and Urban Island Mosaic ) and then Arundel Tarrant St, Big Hug Brew Blonde , Vibrant Forest Symbiosis, Otter Brewery Tarka Lager, and No Biggie and Praline Hazelnut Stout from Sirencraft on the Craft Keg pumps. And these were complemented by an extensive list of cans and bottles covering most beer styles.
I initially thought being in a dark bar I would go for something from the dark side until I noticed that the Praline Hazelnut Stout was 7.4% and probably not the best option at half way through the Pubs Galore Crawl. I then spotted Sirencraft Mavka Coffee & Coconut Imperial Stout but gave this a swerve when I read the small print ( 11.4% and £9.30 a bottle ) so reverted to type and went for the Urban Island Mosaic, which was very good.
As it happened, the following day we picked out a very good Portuguese restaurant to eat in a few doors further up the Osbourne Road and managed to pop in here again beforehand when I did get to try a couple of the more sensible ABV options from the Stout and Porters list.
So not really a bar to visit for a session but more the type of place where you take your time over a beer and a plate of cheese. There is also an upstairs room that I believe is used for Quiz and Music nights which we completely missed first time around.

On 4th April 2019 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Malden man
Portsmouth & Southsea, 1.14 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Fratton, 1.42 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Portsmouth Harbour, 1.78 miles, 34 min walk (show)
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18th Aug 2021, 19:32
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18th Aug 2021, 19:32
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