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The Popinjay, Basingstoke - pub details


Address: Abbey Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9ES [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5500) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Basingstoke (1 mile), Bramley - Hants (3.9 miles)

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all i can say is the popinjay has been my safe haven friendly staff friendly locals !!!! its had its past but havnt we all ?? we all should of learnt the famous saying by now 'do not judge a book by its cover !!!'
its a lovely pub :-)
dumbnd - 30 Oct 2014 23:32
An absolutely DIRE dump of a pub. This grim place is firmly stuck in the gutter of Calcutta. I'd rather drink beer in a bus shelter and feel safer than risk another visit to this dreadful place. One to be avoided at all costs.
fender100 - 14 Apr 2012 23:34
Very good and very well run pub, quite excellent. Very friendly staff and locals. It has a proper pub atmosphere, unlike somewhere like the Portsmouth Arms.
GandTdrinker - 27 Sep 2010 21:07
I don't what the last 2 posters have a problem with personally. Maybe they're scared of tattooed taxi drivers who've originated, like most people living on this estate, from the South London suburbs.
The fact that the majority of the locals in here originate from the South London moves in the late sixties, early seventies just adds flavour to this pub.
In the past it has had a chequered history, it even had a couple of lesbian women as landladies who tried their damnedest to turn it into a gay boozer! That thankfully didn't work. It also had a landlord who could've been the inspiration for Al Murray's Pub Landlord, both in looks & in style. He thankfully disappeared a while ago now, although the footy nights back then were funny as hell as he'd get more drunk than the customers!
The pub is now well decorated, well run & the food & beers are good too. Probably the best run estate pub in Basingstoke now & Basingstoke has a lot of estates!
grubbytech - 4 May 2007 13:10
You will need some form of weapon to be safe in here! If you enjoy regular family fights and morons with pool cues staring at you, have fun. Otherwise avoid. I had one pint which was very good though.
bish80 - 27 Feb 2007 00:44

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