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“Okay i suppose!”
Review of The Old Vic - CLOSED

The Old Vic
Cuisines: Pub
Restaurant details
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Okay i suppose!”
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 of squash. Clearly no consistancy with pricing and music far too loud late in the evening which spoilt the atmosphere.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank John D
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Always a brilliant welcome”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Used to come here with my friends after work and sometimes in the evening.

Always have a brilliant welcome and feel welcomed and nothing is ever too much trouble

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank TheStevieGee
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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669 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
“Always a nice welcome”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Often pop in as I work local and you always get a nice welcome. Good back street pub with plenty of charm. I understand its a bit more rowdy at night and you may what to check what's on entertainment wise !!

Visited December 2012
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Thank Nick N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food...almost too much good food.”
Reviewed 14 April 2013

I went to the Old Vic for Sunday lunch with my partner, looking for somewhere offering good value but whilst trying to avoid the standard microwaved Wetherspoons experience.

Since the Old Vic is a pub we were able to drink at the bar whilst deciding on what to eat. The drink selection was very good, with 5 different flavours of Rikoderlig cider and a wide range of spirits, the prices of which were reasonable and pretty standard for a pub. The bar staff were very friendly and welcoming.


We both decided on our meal and were seated in the restaurant area at the rear of the pub. We both opted for garlic mushrooms to start, I had roast pork for the main and my partner was happy to see a good 5 or 6 vegetarian options and opted for the Wensleydale bake.

I was worried that as we had arrived at the end of service the food would have been sitting keeping warm but when it arrived it tasted very good and fresh. Both courses appeared to have been home cooked and were lovely. The only issue we had was the portion sizes are huge!

After being defeated by the roast dinner we had another drink in the bar before going home.

All in all the Old Vic ha a very pleasant "traditional pub" style atmosphere and the food was very good value, especially considering how much you get for your money!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank MrOPrice
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