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The Square Tower

Broad Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JE, England
07519 505785
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Ranked #8 of 49 attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The Square Tower at Old Portsmouth, was built during the reign of HenryVII in 1494. It was originally part of the sea defences of the expanding naval... more »
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

When events are on, such as the craft fair, then there's a pop up vintage tea room, old style crockery and old style cakes. See the website for details: http://www.squaretower.co.uk/index.html . lovely setting full of character.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was invited to a wedding here, food was great a hog roast , service and layout for 80-100 people over two floors, acoustics good, staff very friendly , temp inside just right, not good maybe for elderly people as stairs steep and floor level uneven due to being a old property

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Dan and I got married here last week and what can I say it was perfect. Right from the venue, to the location to both Steve and Julia who are absolute diamonds. They really did help to make our day as perfect as it could be. As mentioned in previous reviews from the outside it looks just like a square... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Doesn't look much from the outside but inside is lovely. They do craft fairs there and cream teas . It's an unusual place and well worth a visit . We love it so much my daughters' getting married there .

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Portsmouth, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I last wrote a review about the Square Tower exactly a year ago in June 2013 after our daughter's wedding there - it was her first wedding anniversary yesterday - and have been catching up on subsequent reviews and what others have thought about the place. So many have expressed their pleasure about the service received from the delightful Steve... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We attended a play here, and it is an interesting venue. Situated looking out across the sea it has an interesting history. Possibly something you would not go out of the way to see but if you are I the area it's worth alook

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were walking around Old Portsmouth and passed by the Square Tower. There really isn't much to see from the outside. It maybe suitable for a wedding but as a tourist attraction it is hardly worth mentioning.

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SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this review

Dear Freda I'm SO sorry you found the Tower disappointing: I can only guess you didn't come inside? We're not really a tourist attraction, but why not come back when we've got our pop-up vintage tea room running and I can show you around, tell you about the building's amazing history and show you the magnificent views from our roof... More

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I would like to say that I would definitely recommend The Square Tower either for just the ceremony or to include the wedding breakfast as the service I received from the flamboyant Steve Hender was second to none. No request was to much trouble. And as nervous and as chattery I became as my big day got closer, Steve managed... More

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SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this review

Hey Laura Thank you so much for choosing the Square Tower for your fantastic wedding. It was a great wedding and it was so lovely being albe to hold it. And what fun with Monty the Bulldog losing the rings!!! Best wishes to you both Steve More

London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My cousin Katie and Matthew married here yesterday 22/5/2014... What a beautiful venue this is,nothing was too much trouble for the team who ensured that everyone had a perfect day. The attention to detail that was given to their day was amazing and nothing was too much trouble at all. It truly is a venue full to the brim of... More

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SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this review

Thank you! And they are such a lovely couple, aren't they? It was a joy hosting their wedding! We look forward very much to seeing their baby in a few months time... Best wishes Steve More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Me and my wife held our wedding at the square tower on the 2nd February 2014. The day was totally amazing and with the help of Steve who looks after the venue made it that extra special with a few little touches like raising the St George's and St Andrews flags. I Would highly recommend this venue to anyone for... More

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SqTower, Owner at The Square Tower, responded to this review

Hey Dave Many thanks for your kind words and for giving me an opportunity to fly the flags! And thank you also for posting the picture of them flying in the breeze! Do give my fondest best wishes to Mrs H! Best wishes to you both Steve More

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