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The Old Vic - CLOSED

St. Paul's road, Portsmouth, England
+44 23 9229 7013
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good7%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible15%
24 Aug 2015
“Avoid at all cost”
9 Aug 2015
“One to be avoided”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
St. Paul's road, Portsmouth, England
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 24 August 2015

Very shabby and interior was just missing the saw dust on the floor. The pub title gives a clue, OLD. Terrible experience, horrible grubby, dingy pub, stuck in the past. 80's music Friday and Saturday night, 70's music Sunday. I'm not surprised it appeared empty...More

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 10 August 2015

This establishment appears not to be a restaurant. Its was described to us by friends as a busy gender friendly pub, but now appears to have become predominantly a gay pub. When we arrived the pub was covered in scaffolding which didn't put us off...More

1  Thank Anon2120
Reviewed 5 July 2015

I sorry it not a pub or eating for families as it a gay only pub I not have problem with that if you not take family to it

2  Thank bandit326
Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

We were down in Portsmouth out with the family and fancied a Sunday roast. So check TA the old vic came out top of the pub list with good reviews so we went along in hope.... 1st thing walking in you notice bit of a...More

1  Thank Vanilla_Dice18
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Whilst I haven't been to this pub on other days I've heard many good things about The Old Vic. I've had a Sunday roast here several times now and it's cooked to absolute perfection. Plenty of amazing food, relaxed atmosphere and reasonably priced.

Thank Raechelle J
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

A good place to come with friends. And your leave with more friends. Good range of drinks. With a good la a carte restaurant.

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Have been coming to this pub for many years, and have never been let down. Great food and entertainment. Has just been take over by new owners who have kept all the good points of the pub, good entertainment, great bar offering, fantsastic service, and...More

Thank Milominder
Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

We held my husbands wake here on the 8/4/14. The staff were ever so kind and welcoming, they put on a buffet for us which superb. So I just wanted to express my thanks in this hard time

1  Thank Jaderachael
Reviewed 28 March 2014

the old vic needs something in the day time,it quite and empty,it has a music area but thats at night,clean ,staff ok ,ok for a drink.

Thank jamesthewedge
Reviewed 1 December 2013

Popped in sunday evening to watch the caberet, however, waited several minutes to be served while barman stared into space and was charged £1.10 for a pint of squash which was not unreasonable, later on in the evening was charged £1.25 for half a pint...More

Thank Q4970BSjohnd
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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
12:00 - 00:30
19:00 - 02:00
19:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 16:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Paul's road, Portsmouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9229 7013
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