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The Rose in June, Portsmouth - pub details

Rose in June

Address: 102, Milton Rd, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 6AR [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 21164) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Fratton (0.8 miles), Portsmouth & Southsea (1.3 miles), Hilsea (1.8 miles)

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This was my first time back to the Rose since moving from Portsmouth last century. It looks great from the outside and just as good inside. A proper community pub, without carpets, with a wide selection of proper beer and ciders. Had a lovely pint of Jurassic and then a mild before moving onto the Tom Brown, all excellent. Good size garden at the back, bit cold when we were there, but handy to watch the trains go by. We were down there for the footy match between my no.2 team Pompey and no.1 Luton so no colours as this is a proper Pompey place. After the game joined in the free food put out while watching England beat the Jocks. Good day out apart from the football score.
WeazelTimes - 20 Mar 2015 11:25
Great family pub near Fratton Park. Proper community pub like they used to be with a fabulous atmosphere. It also has an enormous garden which doubles the size of the pub in summer. Great real ales and the only place I can find in Portsmouth selling Thwaites Lancaster Bomber!
slickslinger - 22 Feb 2013 09:34
annual beer festival this weekend, 25+ beers and several real ciders, plus some great entertainment, a highlight of the year
littlecon - 27 Jun 2012 16:57
Alas I don't have the pedigree that the previous writer has, having only visited this pub for the first time on Sunday 26 February. However, it turned out to be possibly one of the most propitious and timely moments to have dropped in, for the Rose In June was in the throes of hosting what was a cracking little beer festival! The pumps suggest they always probably offer a decent range on cask, but fortunately upon my visit this was augmented by a range of around 12 additional beers on a Winter theme. Each half sampled flowed freely and frothily and the conditioning was found to be good in each case - don't ask what was available as the options were too numerous to list here. But be assured the quality was high and I'd definitely make a beeline for this pub if on the sauce in Portsmouth again.

Actually, although it immediately conveys itself as a simple, earthy working-class local, the Rose proved to be greater than the sum of its parts; I really found it welcoming, jolly, and a genuine haven for locals and anyone else to muster and enjoy lively conversation, washed down with excellent ale. They'd even laid on free curry which would've gone down a treat had supplies of it not just reached exhaustion after arrival. Couldn't very well ask for more as it was gratis, but it did look surprisingly passable for a free pub curry.

Punter-wise, there was anyone from groups of loud lads to courting couples through to whole families. I daresay it wouldn't do for every occasion and isn't everyone's idea of a worthy pub, but to me this really felt like how a true community pub should feel, and if more folk embraced their local in this manner the pub scene generally would look rather more healthy. The competitive prices at the Rose certainly must help though. I think this proves that if prices could be lowered in more pubs more customers would come back to them. You can't create an atmos like this in your front room!

Well done folks for organising such a cracking do and making everyone feel part of it. And apologies to anyone that night trying to drive up the Milton Road - I didn't twig it was a one-way street! I'll know better next time, although next time I'd rather not have the car.

TWG - 5 Mar 2012 17:41
Dont miss Special beer each friday, fantastic choice and only 2.30 a pint. Never had a bad pint and used the place as a regular for more than 3 years.
mgzola - 25 Feb 2011 16:21

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