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The Bridge Tavern

££ - £££, British,
54 East Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JJ, England
+44 23 9275 2992
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (8 reviews)
“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
54 East Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JJ, England
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81 - 90 of 354 reviews

Reviewed 14 September 2016

My Wife & I plus 2 friends enjoyed 2 late afternoon/evenings here during a 3 day break whilst visiting Goodwood for the Revival weekend. We had a great time in here having a drinks & food. Phil the assistant manager & all of the staff...More

Thank DLNY
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Thank you for taking time to post your fabulous review. You were an amazing group of people that made a couple of very busy shifts over that weekend really enjoyable. Glad Phill and the team were able to make your visit an enjoyable one. Can't...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great drinks & a great atmosphere really made the night successful. Their was some good music and friendly staff. Everywhere was nice and clean and the pub is in an amazing location.More

Thank PaulE E
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Thanks for taking time to post your fabulous review. Glad you had a good time and the staff looked after you! Brent is booked to come back on the 3rd of December if you dancing popping down again. Make sure you tell your friend about...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016

Best fish chowder I have had in years, good steak, fine beers and lovely atmosphere. Food is well priced, and overall a good experienceMore

Thank Memz99
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Thank you for taking time to post your review. I'm glad you like the pub and what fantastic things it has to offer. I'm glad you enjoyed the fantastic food cooked by our new NEW Head chef and his Team. Make sure you come back...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016

My friends and i stumbled across this place saturday evening and i'm really glad we did, the food was fantastic none of us could fault it. i really like the idea of putting the chefs name on the menu, so i'd like to thank kyle...More

Thank Challenge18
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Thank you for taking time to post your review. Glad the team were able to look after. We're not easy to find but were worth it!!!!! Thank you Simon.

Reviewed 11 September 2016

Six of us came to the Bridge Tavern to celebrate my husband's birthday and enjoyed a very good meal. We hadn't reserved a table but the staff quickly found us a suitable table to sit at. I also asked if one of the meals could...More

Thank Cathy186298
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Terrible food. Ran out of crab and other things. Only lunch time. Not sure what they would do for dinner. Very expensive for very average meals. I wouldn't bother again.More

Thank pavanne
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

Hi thanks for taking time to post your review I'm sorry you didn't have a good time, normally on a Sunday we don't do sandwiches Sorry the menu was limited but we had a hectic day on Saturday and don't get any more deliveries till...More

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Went there for drinks and lunch until we paid 12£ for 2 drinks as they say not reassuring expensive after looking at menus as well we will stick to portsea with the locals

Thank beavers007
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for a Sunday afternoon lunch. Two of us got the fish and chips, when they came out we realised the fish was far too smelly for your standard cod. Mine wasn't as bad as my friends, his absolutely reeked, there clearly was something...More

Thank Maria V
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016

Thanks for taking time to post your review, Sorry about what happened to you yesterday. I can only apologise to you. Please do come back and have fish and chips on us to show you that this was a one off! Regards Simon

Reviewed 4 September 2016

Two out of three of us ordered fish and chips. It looked good, but cutting open the batter the strong smell became definitely off smell. The fish was swapped without question for an adequate, but undistinguished burger. We were told the fish was delivered fresh...More

Thank andy c
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016

Thank you for taking time to post your review. Sorry you had this expierence, as I've said to your friends post this is not our normal service, Please do come back and have fish and chips on us to see that this is not normal...More

Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Bit disappointing. Turned up after checking food serving times on their website, to find they weren't serving food. Probably worth booking before visiting.More

Thank robclarkey
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2016

Thank you for taking time to post this review, Sorry for the food being off, technical problem in the kitchen, but the food did go back on at 5pm. Sorry you caught the bit where we had to take it off. Come back and see...More

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Celia F
15 November 2016|
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Response from Lippxx | Property representative |
They don't, but they do a lunch menu with smaller portions at a reduced rate!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Cuisine
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, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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Description
Right on Old Portsmouth's Camber Dock, The Bridge Tavern is a traditional country pub with a wonderful friendly atmosphere and a great menu of fine food and drinks. The only surviving pub on Old Portsmouth's East Street is the perfect spot for a family get-together.
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