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Croxtons, Southsea Town, Southsea

Pub added by Graham Coombs
94-96 Palmerston Road
Southsea
PO5 3PT
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Pub SignMan left this review about Croxtons

This is a modern, opened out, two-room bar sat right in amongst some of Southsea’s main drinking strip venues. The place seems to be styling itself as a craft beer bar and has the sort of stripped out interior that characterises these bars. The right-hand side has bare boards, standard tables and chairs and the servery along the right wall. The bar has a basic dark wood counter broken by a pillar midway along and a white tile bar back with a simple, easy-to-read beer board. Standard tables with uncomfortable hard chairs, plus the occasional high table with stools make up the rest of the seating, whilst over in the left-hand room there are padded benches to the rear and standard seating through the rest of the space. This side felt a little more food-orientated, with the open kitchen next to the bar churning out tacos, burgers and salads at fairly average prices for this part of town. Large windows to the front let in plenty of light, which is good, as much of the wall space within has been painted black, with just the pub’s name picked out in white, which I would imagine makes the place pretty gloomy in the hours of darkness. There was a quiet soundtrack playing away in the background, but this was quickly lost under the chatter of a modest sized crowd, which makes you wonder just how noisy things would get in here if there was a full house.
The ten craft keg taps take pride of place at the bar, and include a couple of house beers, but cask ale drinkers are also catered for with two ales – Arbor Zero Zero and Northern Monk Eternal Session IPA – both available on this visit. A hipster barman served up a tired half of the Session IPA and I found it difficult to get comfy or really warm to this place.
It’s interesting to see this craft beer venue spring up alongside the likes of the Lloyd’s No 1 and the Slug and Lettuce, as it suggests this type of bar can live side-by side with the big drinking barns. For me, the place didn’t really work and felt a bit by-the-numbers, and despite having a few interesting beers on, I thought this was the weakest pub I visited on our crawl around Portsmouth.

On 16th September 2019 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about Croxtons

Croxtons is a café bar that was empty until the Pubs Galore Portsmouth crawl popped in on a recent Friday afternoon. Even though there are 2 cask ales (Arbor Zero Zero and Northern Monk Eternal Session) and ten keg fonts this place is very much food led. Therefore, it is unsurprising that the doors open at 9am for breakfast. A standard burger is priced at £11 and half a Birra Moretti set me back £2.45. The service was polite, but there was no atmosphere, so I do not plan to return.

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

Modern bar / kitchen with a rather canteen-like arrangement of tables and glazed white brickwork in the bar area which gives a rather sterile feel. Good selection of ten craft keg beers supplemented by a couple of cask ales (including a so-so External IPA from Northern Monk).

On 24th April 2019 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Portsmouth & Southsea, 1.19 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Fratton, 1.4 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Portsmouth Harbour, 1.97 miles, 38 min walk (show)
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16th Sep 2019, 18:35
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
7th Aug 2019, 23:47
Review submitted by Quinno _

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 30 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 30 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 May 2019 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 30 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 07 August 2019 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 30 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 25 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : No last updated 30 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 30 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 February 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Cider : No last updated 30 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 30 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
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