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Duke of Devonshire, Southsea

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Good mix of locals and visitors. Most homely of pubs in Albert Road area. Shame there was no real cider available otherwise it would have gotten higher mark still
WelshOwl - 27 Aug 2012 17:10
Good beer , good atmosphere and good jukebox. Summer lightning was my choice and served well.
caskforce - 10 Jun 2012 17:15
Proper locals pub for those disillusioned by modern chain pubs, pleasant atmosphere and a reasonable pint, will add it to my list of pubs to visit on the Albert Rd run.
Reverend - 23 Mar 2011 17:55
Absolutely correct to say that this place is somewhat time-warped; 1970s at best. However, there are many aspects to an older-style boozer that bring to it much credit; a warm welcome, a "proper" landlady, a real local feel to it. Personally I found these traits to be rather refreshing, in a world of branding and management who create a comfortable but so often sterile environment according to a corporately-engineered template. The Duke resembles a community centre as much as it does traditional beerhouse, and that's fine by me.

Granted, cask ale selection and quality - my usual talismans in passing judgment on pubs - were limited; I had a decidedly average Doom Bar experience on my quick whistle-stop visit in January. That said, its other charms would mean I wouldn't rule out popping in for a quick snifter if back in the area again.

TWG - 14 Feb 2011 17:00
Great pub if you want to go back to the 60s. Great jukebox and 3 decent ales.
Lovely landlady.
caskforce - 10 Feb 2011 17:41
Good pub let down by the quality of the pint I had. Boddingtons Bitter was very average but I can forgive that as a Mancunian visiting for the weekend.
anybody - 6 Feb 2011 10:38
Good no-nonsense boozer . Good beer from Irving etc, but wish they wouldn't use swan necks and sparklers as it drives the hop flavour from the beer.
baxterfish - 29 Jan 2011 19:31
Lovely pub with a great landlady. How a pub used to be.
alealealeale - 26 Aug 2010 20:55
Welcoming to occasional drinkers as it is locals, good quality ale and good atmosphere, one of the few left in this popular drinking road
odbod - 25 Aug 2010 12:42
A very nice locals' local, the way they ought to be.
Decent real ales on tap.

Bronxrichie - 6 Mar 2010 02:35

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