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The Duke of Buckingham Pub

££ - £££, British,
119 High Street | Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2HW, England
+44 23 9229 4491
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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Opens in 27 min
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
119 High Street | Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2HW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely 3-course meal for £17 with a large group of approximately 27 people. Good sized plates of food, well presented on hot plates. Decent sized side dishes of roast potatoes and mixed veg and lovely serving staff.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Laurynsgrandma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for a celebratory meal and the service was disgusting. I had pork fillet which came out bleeding. Sent back to which the chef replied ‘was only 1 piece of pork which was raw!’ Given 2 complimentary glasses of wine, which I guess was our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Keljit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warm welcome from Chloe who gave us excellent friendly service throughout.Compliments to the chef we all enjoyed our meals ,only moan our waistlines very generous portions! Certainly will be back

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TrailBlazer562583
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Really disappointed been here lots of times as roast dinners used to be lovely today we asked for beef states on menu that it’s medium rare how we like it & always had it from here came out way over cooked,dry & cold first of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Leanne H
Reviewed 21 October 2018

For our second meal during a four day visit to Portsmouth, my wife and I decided to try this Pub. It was a very good decision and quite a memorable experience. We arrived a little early in the evening and the place was almost empty....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank josebenjamin
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Visited on Wednesday evening and was made to feel very welcome. Had a lovely meal, I had the mixed grill and my partner the pork belly, both beautifully cooked and presented. Charlotte & Charlie who were working, couldn’t do enough for you. Brilliant!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Hon3stAndy
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the Duke of Buckingham this evening for dinner with some guests who are also staying there overnight. The service was very attentive and the servings were ginormous! The menu selection is varied and the food itself was cooked perfectly and very tasty.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank EatSleepCakeRepeat
Reviewed 29 September 2018

4 weeks ago my husband and ate here and had a delicious 3 course meal and found nothing at all to complain about. We visited again early this evening and we were intending to ask about availability for the family for Christmas Day. This we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank carolacurtis
andy6305, Owner at The Duke of Buckingham Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you taking the time to feed back your experience, I've had a chance to allow the staff who where on duty last night Saturday 29th September 2018. to read your complaint. Firstly sorry to hear you will not be joining us for Christmas day....More

Reviewed 22 September 2018

Staying at the Duke ,it was logical to eat at the downstairs pub.It is pretty old which is part of its charm,and quite popular with the locals.Divided partial wall from the pub bar,so you share a bit of noise. The staff were good and helpful,food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Laurence F
Reviewed 21 September 2018

As someone who visits this Pub quite regularly I fail to understand the huge variance in the quality of the meals. During the week it is fine. As a group of friends who wanted a leisurely chat over a Sunday lunch and close to our...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Pisceszodiac
andy6305, Owner at The Duke of Buckingham Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Dear Mrs Zodiac sadden me to hear your review concerning our Sunday Lunch, as we have built a reputation, so have taken your point concerning the potatoes we will switch to a Maris piper in the future. all our vegetable are cooked fresh using only...More

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Questions & Answers
2 December 2016|
Response from andy6305 | Property representative |
yes we can offer vouchers to the value the customer requires
9 October 2016|
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Response from Wendy S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we did not have breakfast as had an early ferry start so did not check.
16 August 2016|
Response from Ben B | Reviewed this property |
There isn't any on site parking so I wouldn't won't to say to risking the cars you might have. I would say the parking is quite amazing as it's cheap and there was plenty of nice cars ... The car parked behind me was a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
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: 119 High Street | Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9229 4491
  • E-mail
A traditional free house pub situated in the heart of Old Portsmouth Offering a great selection of menu choices. Our hospitality is friendly and welcoming to one and all, we allow dogs in the pub, meaning the whole family can come in to enjoy. The pub is divided in to lots of nooks and crannies, so your never feel over crowded. Our new restaurant layout can comfortably seats 39 people Our back room offers a private space for diners to entertain up to 20 people sit down or 30 people buffet style. Our real ales range include, London Pride, HSB, and a changing guest ale weekly. Great affordable range of wines starting from £12.95 The pub can be hired out exclusively for private parties, niche weddings, wakes, take alook at our wedding page (subject to Numbers)
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