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Drift Bar

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78 Palmerston Road, Portsmouth PO5 3PT, England
+44 23 9277 9839
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (8 reviews)
“burger” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
78 Palmerston Road, Portsmouth PO5 3PT, England
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Terrible food, regular police attendance glaring at customers as if they are all criminals taking illegal drugs and truly rude staff & management.

Thank Julia P P
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The worst bar I have ever been to. The wine and beer was awful. Whoever the manager is was extremely rude to us and actually swore at us at one point. Most of the staff were actually very nice, however, I would never come back...More

2  Thank danilh92
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

me and my partner stopped here for lunch after a long walk down the beach. the staff were very helpful and made me a sandwich even though it was not on the menu. clean, friendly and beautiful views only thing is say is the price...More

Thank MissMay87
Reviewed 11 July 2017

MIserable assed staff, that do not listen to customers. Terrible 'Im the bar man' attitude- what ever happenned to customer satisfaction. Go to teh Meat and Barrell instead, 150 yds South and much nicer all round

Thank joolsie34
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Go at happy hour (5pm to 9pm) for 2 for 1 cocktails, Nice but pricey at £12. Good decor with old radios and friendly service. Good place to start an evening out.

Thank tezpil
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went to drift bar last night and was utterly shocked that a member of staff was only charging women entry fres, myself and my sister payed £10 for entry and men were just flooding in, none of them being stopped like we were, i found...More

5  Thank Jordan B
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Ask for Matt for mohito. Wow it's like being transported back to Cuba. Very friendly staff and comfortable surroundings.

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I went there to meet some people for a special ocasion on the 28th of november at 12:10 and your lazy doorman who wanted to go home early probably didnt let me go in when your website said that you are closing at 1a.m .I`am...More

1  Thank Juan M
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Was recommended this place after having a journey from hell back from Jersey and wanting a beer. We went to the Lord Palmerston first which shut at midnight and they mentioned this place was open until a bit later. You have to have photo ID...More

2  Thank Steve O
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Spent a few afternoons early evenings in Drift. Great cocktails 2.4.1 Bar staff very friendly and made you feel welcome. Had a fantastic burger and the homemade coleslaw is a must. Went along one evening and didn't have ID so wasn't allowed in. Was a...More

Thank create71
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Paula B
16 July 2016|
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Response from Reviewer_DriftBar | Property representative |
Monday - Wednesday 2AM Thursday - Saturday 3AM Sundays 1AM Hope that helps :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Palmerston Road, Portsmouth PO5 3PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9277 9839
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