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The Bridge Tavern

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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54 East Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JJ, England
+44 23 9275 2992
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had family lunch here, instead of our usual Spice Island Inn. Prices higher than at the Spice Island but food good and staff made an effort to fit us in (it was busy and we hadn't booked). After the meal we were a bit short of time, so two of us ordered a half rather than another pint of the... More 

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Thank Keith S
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tucked away in Old Portsmouth, we enjoyed a very pleasant night drinking the real ales on draught ,a genuine pub with a good atmosphere and friendly staff

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Thank robinofloxley
Simon S, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post your review! I'm so glad you liked the pub and the team were able to look after you and make sure you had a good time! Please do come back and see us soon! Simon More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A meal for myself, my husband and our 15 year old daughter to celebrate his birthday. We have been a few times before and my husband loves the muscles but on the Sunday evening they weren't on the menu which was disappointing as I had specifically booked purely for this for him. Nevertheless we chose something else instead. I ordered... More 

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1 Thank janemahnke
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post this review, and I'm sorry what you wanted wasn't available but we do cook our Sunday lunches fresh and only do a certain amount to make sure that it all stays fresh! It might be worth your while next time to venture in a little earlier. Mussels are on our Monday - Thursday... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Bridge for dinner and drinks whilst visiting Portsmouth the staff where very friendly and welcoming and the food was outstanding will definately be heading back in June!

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Thank Joeyk1986
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to post this kind review! It was As great to meet you and I'm glad the team made you feel welcome and the food was to its normal high standards! Can't wait to see you again, Once again many thanks Simon More 

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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place only after years of visiting family in Portsmouth. In the fish harbour, good pub food, sunny outside seating, lovely beers. What more could you want? Lovely.

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Thank Paul T
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting this fabulous review! I'm glad you've found us and all was good and you were able to sit outside and enjoy your food and beer in the sun. I only hope we get to see you again soon????? Simon More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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303 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the walk off the beaten track to find this great pub located off a cobbled back street in the nautical heart of Old Portsmouth. Well kept Fullers ales, good selection of seafood and other pub food. Situated on a working quay, a superb place to watch the world go by for a few hours with some well kept beers.

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Thank fork_handles
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this kind review! We do take pride in our beers making sure they are kept to the best we can. I'm glad you like the pub, and perhaps next time you try some of our food! Hope to see you again very soon!!!! Simon More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to come in and have pint. Sit outside and enjoy the fresh air and scenery. Highly recommend this place

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Thank Hewson01
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post this kind review. You can sit outside for hours watching the world go by, watching the boats go in and out. If the weather is not so good get a table by the window and a radiator! And just enjoy. Hope to see you again very soon. Simon More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Followed the millennium trail from the Gosport Ferry to The Bridge at Old Portsmouth and got a warm welcome on a cold blustery February afternoon. Had a nice lunch: mussels and chips and fish and chips both ample servings and were hot and tasty. Friendly, efficient service. Will definitely call again in the summer as it would be nice to... More 

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Thank Helengak
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It's nice to see the team were able to look after you and you enjoyed the food and it was all to your liking. And I'm glad the toilets were to your standard and the hand cream was all good! Thank you and I hope we see you again sooner than the summer!!!! Simon More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a drink and a snack. Asked for some whitebait and a couple of drinks. Service prompt and friendly. Ample portion of fish tasted as though it had just been taken from the sea-delicious. Nice atmosphere and we left contented. Could not ask for more on a chilly winter night.

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Thank Stefan C
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post this review. I'm glad the food was to your liking and the team were able to look after you. Make sure you come back to see us soon. Many thanks Simon More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We often walk to 'The Bridge Tavern' for a drink and/or lunch. Great to sit outside on a sunny day and watch the world go by and cosy to sit inside on a cold day. The service is always efficient and we find the lunches good value for money. Yesterday we popped in for a lunch-time snack (recommend the soup... More 

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Thank Shipahoyahoy
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind response. I'm glad the team were able to look after you so well, and that they did pull out the stops for you where your wallet was concerned. We do/ try to go the extra mile where things like that are concerned! We hope to see you again soon! I will let the team see... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 East Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9275 2992

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?