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Spice Island Inn

€€ - €€€, , Vegetarian Friendly
1 Bath Square | Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2JL, England
+44 23 9287 0543
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible15%
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“spinnaker tower” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1 Bath Square | Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2JL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Portsmouth to look around the historic town as something to do with my partner for my birthday. Came across the Spice Island Inn & decided to give it a go as it looks lovely with even better views of the waterfront. We were...More

Thank Amelia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovelybpub very clean and great Deco. Staff very friendly. Loads of outside seating. Lovely view of Portsmouth harbour and Gunny. I had a Cider..nice.

Thank jimeng
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in for lunch this week (20/2). Very friendly welcome and prompt service. It was later in the afternoon and quite quiet so no problem getting a table with a view, and what a view. We could have sat all afternoon watching the comings and...More

Thank Peckham k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had to move out of my flat whilst having work done so I visited Spice Island for a lunch time meal. I've had a drink now and again but not food. I have a special diet to follow and was a bit concerned. I...More

Thank sandie d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location but too few staff.Visited for lunch Ordered various meals and some to share for 7 of us Food truly awful Pity as the ambience is good and the decor and fit out to a good standard however we will not be going back.

Thank Graeme D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in with my wife and mum for refreshments during a stroll around Old Portsmouth. We found it a friendly clean Pub and a warm welcome, It is a popular eating place located in a fantastic area of Old Portsmouth with a view over the...More

1  Thank john p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My title says it all, if you want burgers or hot dogs then great place to eat, but apart from that very limited menu. Service I could not fault and worth 5 stars

Thank 190762Annie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely pub with a fantastic view. The sandwiches are always delicious and the triple cooked chips are worth coming back for themselves. Always love a visit here for lunch with a drink.

Thank Danny R
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

I had my 30th birthday gathering at spice island inn. One half of the pub upstairs was reserved for us. We put down a deposit and if it doesn't get used. You get it back.we could change the tables around and put up any decorations...More

Thank Annie F
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

A group of approximately 10 of us booked in for various meals. The establishment were happy to cater for everyone and allowed some to choose from the regular menu and some to choose from the Christmas menu. All of this was prearranged and orders had...More

Thank Leah B
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Questions & Answers
Teresa B
8 October 2017|
Response from CRTsTravels | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing any but we are normally sat outside! I would give them a call to be sure though.
23 December 2015|
Response from SpiceIslandInn | Property representative |
Many apologies for the delay in answering your question, which I'm guessing is now too late for you, I do wish Tripadvisor informed us when someone asks a question. Yes, dogs are most welcome into Spice Island.
11 October 2015|
Response from SpiceIslandInn | Property representative |
Hello meacher 123, We offer wide range of lagers and ciders in our pub and in the most expensive case scenario, we charge £4.75 for pint of Peroni and £4.95 for pint of Rekordelig. I read your email, which you sent to our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bath Square | Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9287 0543
  • E-mail
The Spice Island Inn is situated on The Point in Old Portsmouth with the most beautiful view across Portsmouth's busy harbour, Gunwharf Quays and the Spinnaker Tower. Originally 3 pubs that were converted into one in 1991. We are an exceptionally busy pub in the warmer summer months and if you want to have a leisurely drink and/or something to eat this is the place for you. We have 2 bars and tables in the upper bar can be reserved, there are a number of seats outside too which are very well used in the summer months. Some people believe Spice Island is a restaurant, but in reality it is a pub with a good food offering. Our speciality dish is hand battered fish & chips which is popular with many of our customers. We do hire out our upper bar for private functions and events.There is always at least 3 cask conditioned ales available, with guest ales making a regular appearance.
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