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The Ship and Castle

££ - £££, British,
1-2 The Hard, Portsmouth PO1 3PU, England
+44 23 9283 2009
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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“cottage pie” (6 reviews)
“roast potatoes” (12 reviews)
“scampi” (7 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1-2 The Hard, Portsmouth PO1 3PU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Popped in unplanned after a quick visit to HMS Victory which is literally just over the road. Had two pints of Guinness and two carvers (between us) and it was all great. Good choice of meats which were all freshly cooked and very nice indeed,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ashley_and_clarissa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite being extremely busy due to the Portsmouth Christmas Market almost opposite, we were found a table within a couple of minutes by a very helpful, cheerful and friendly young man. He explained the menu was restricted due to the high volume of people expected,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gail T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem. We found it by chance on a wet, cold Saturday afternoon. It is a large pub but laid out very well. Toilets etc very clean. We chose the lasagne and home made burger and both meals were excellent. Large portions and very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sch1968
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn’t say a bad thing about this place. Great service, friendly staff and the food was so good! We managed to get a table for 13 on short notice which is very rare. Everything was hot and the food cooked to perfection, even the roasties...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nicole2701
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Stopped off for some lunch here while visiting the dockyards and I'm glad we did. The food is nice and fresh and the staff were all helpful. If you're after a quick bite to recharge your batteries while visiting the surrounding area then this is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank maryfabuk81
Reviewed 4 November 2018

The Sunday Carvery is consistently good, easily one of the best in Portsmouth. Choice of 4 meats, huge yorkies, stuffing, every veg possible, good hot gravy and all the trimmings.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank jane h
Reviewed 26 October 2018

We stopped here for a late lunch after visiting the Mary Rose. We chose to order off the menu instead of their carvery. It took a long time to get our food, but the food was ok. Nothing special.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Texhusky75
Reviewed 14 October 2018

First time visit for an evening meal, previous visits afternoons, rather noisy, but friendly atmosphere, lovely bar staff, a birthday visit, i was surprised the two meals arrived so quickly , the cottage pie lacked the expected and desired finish ie baked with a fork...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Satch R
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had an hour and a half between films at No 6 Cinema in Portsmouth dockyard, so dropped in here for a drink and some food. It would be so easy to assume that this prime position will bring people in irrespective...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CnMBath
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Have visited here a couple of times for drinks. Drinks are well priced and staff friendly. This is a big place with plenty of space and seats. Haven't eaten here but menu including carvery looks good. Will visit again!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank loonylou78
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2 February 2017|
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Response from Matthew B | Property representative |
Hi Maz. We open at 12 noon on Sunday. Kind regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
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: 1-2 The Hard, Portsmouth PO1 3PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9283 2009
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