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The Eldon Arms, Southsea - pub details

Eldon Arms
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Address: 11-17, Eldon St, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 4BS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 7171) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Portsmouth & Southsea (0.4 miles), Portsmouth Harbour (0.8 miles), Fratton (0.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.9/10 (rated by 16 users)
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King Street Tavern, Southsea (0.1 miles), Barley Mow, Southsea (0.2 miles), Hampshire Boulevard, Southsea (0.2 miles), India Arms, Portsmouth (0.2 miles), Hole in The Wall, Southsea (0.2 miles) - see more nearby pubs


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This used to be a regular drinks spot 25 years a go. So on a day visit back to Pompey I nipped in for a midweek lunch time pint. Outside it was the same old place, nice tiles, big windows and dull paint. Inside, large, wooden flooring, plenty of seats and a very friendly bar maid. A proper inner city pub. But on the downside the former Dorchester ales are not to be seen. Now its flaming national corporate Doom Pride from far off Cornishshire and Londonville (by way of the former brewery in Horndean). For a place that has student nights one would have thought at least two pumps for local ale. This was the only down side apart from the awful music (some kind of off key jazz). Yes I would use again, but sort the beer out.
WeazelTimes - 23 Jul 2013 14:38
Comfortable pub. Not as polished as the Barley Mow / Hole in the Wall nearby but the barmaid and regulars were welcoming including Bella the dog. Tiled inside even if some of the edges were a little worn. Couple of pints of Thatchers Gold. Would recomend these three pubs on a mini pub crawl just south of the city centre. No seats at the adjacent King's Street Tavern but probably a nice few hours drinking to be had in this little stretch of residential roads.
WelshOwl - 27 Aug 2012 17:21
popped in here after walking past the empty and deserted King st. tavern, although not full(about 20 people), it had a nice atmosphere, good local ales, real cider and a friendly landlord, just how a pub should be
littlecon - 28 Oct 2011 11:16
Great, friendly backstreet local with good beer from local breweries. More down-market than the nearby King St Tavern, but the two pubs complement each other nicely.
baxterfish - 29 Jan 2011 22:27
Very good backstreet local's pub which, on Saturday afternoon, was very welcoming to us visiting strangers. There is one large bar with alcoves on the left foa pool table and, notably, a bar billiards table. To the right the bar extends, past a table football machine, an upright piano, bookshelf and board games, to an serving area for the advertised Sunday carvery. There is lots of old carving and some nice stained glass and generally the place was clean and tidy.

To the rear there is a walled beer garden with a covered smoking area complete with sofa, traditional beer garden tables and a covered bbq area. The rear wall is, at the moment covered in glorious flaming red autumn leaves from a tree in the garden beyond.

The friendly, wlcoming landlord seemed well informed about his ales, which on Saturday were Bottle Shop Porter, London Pride, fff Moondance, Bowman Swift One and Oakleaf Pompey Royal. There was also a real cider. The Porter was very more-ish and my friends raved about the Moondance.

There was some good background music - old reggae and new wave and a good turnover of relaxed clientele through a very pleasant afternoon.

Well worth searching out if you are down in this neck of the woods.

flashharry1965 - 11 Oct 2010 10:43

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