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The Alchemist, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

Unit R02, Gunwharf Quays
Portsmouth
PO1 3TZ
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An over-priced attempt at a trendy theme bar in the shopping centre, with a good frontage overlooking the dock. On arrival the entrance was blocked by smokers, which wasn’t a good omen. There is seating outside, but it’s nothing special. Inside there are bars on two levels connected by a spiral staircase. There are plenty of tables for sitting, but no facility for vertical drinking. The atmosphere was noisy, not helped by the dreadful muzak and the smoke drifting in from the front through the open door. The staff were pleasant and chatty but didn’t seem very competent. The alchemy bit is presumably a reference to the random selection of types of alcohol, up to seven or eight varieties, injected into a single glass and sampled with various decorative trimmings. This was proof, if needed, that while you can sprinkle glitter on a turd, you can’t turn it into gold. It did, however, make some of the less experienced customers’ consequent vomit more colourful. No real ale, just Will’s Neck at £6.00 a pint. There was no food being served, though the Just Eat bloke seemed to be doing a roaring trade. This is one experiment I shall not be repeating.

On 2nd November 2021 - rating: 4
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27th Mar 2022, 14:47
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27th Mar 2022, 14:47
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 March 2022 by paulof horsham
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No - Use Gunwharf Quays - last updated 27 March 2022 by paulof horsham
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 March 2022 by paulof horsham
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : No last updated 22 September 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 September 2021 by ROB Camra
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