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The Bridge Tavern

54 East Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JJ, England
+44 23 9275 2992
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
54 East Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JJ, England
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1 - 10 of 380 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited at lunchtime. Although it was quiet the barman was unwelcoming and unhelpful. Basically couldn’t be bothered to get a menu for me. Instead of the boring selection of sandwiches I chose duck pate which was ok but some of the lettuce garnish was distinctly...More

Thank Hilary G
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we always appreciate the honest feedback. I'm obviously disappointed to hear that service you have received was not up to the high standards we aim to achieve, we are always striving to do better. Please...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely tapas style starters, good value for money at 3 for £14. Lots of gravy on the roast. Staff friendly and welcoming.

Thank Heather W
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I am glad that you have enjoyed your stay and Sunday roast in Bridge Tavern and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Last time I came here the staff wasn’t so friendly and the service was not really up to scratch so I was a little reluctant to come back. Visited here on a Sunday evening with my partner and a new girl ... believe her name...More

1  Thank Martina C
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad to hear Grace made you feel so welcome, she really is a great addition to the team. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed August 4, 2018

We look forward to visiting The bridge whenever in Portsmouth. Located overlooking the backwater to the marina on Spice Island. (never worked out how it's an island). Never sat inside, just love sitting out over the water though there are more table and chairs at...More

Thank bparkercars
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your day and we hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Portsmouth.

Reviewed July 20, 2018

About as welcoming as a rabid dog.!! Dark and dingy,and to say it's expensive is an understatement.!! Old Portsmouth is a lovely place to go,but it makes you think twice about another visit,when HOLES like this place is,charges you the prices it charges.!!!More

Thank pompeyone58
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry to hear that you feel that way and didn't experience all that the bridge has to offer on your last visit to us. Our prices are in line with our competitors in the...More

Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Ruined Saturday night due to some of the worst service I have ever received. Had family over from the US so a special family meal for 8. After taking our drinks order, 35 minutes later we go to order only to find out that the...More

Thank Sarahjordan
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Thank you for writing a review, we always appreciate the honest feedback. I apologise that your recent experience with us was not up to the high standards we aim to achieve unfortunately that particular Saturday was extremely busy for us due to the great weather...More

Reviewed June 26, 2018

The Bridge Inn, situated in the heart of the Camber Docks in East Street, an old part of Portsmouth. It is an interesting area, but it can be a little difficult to get to if you are not familiar with parts of Old Portsmouth. It...More

1  Thank Andrew C
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. I'm pleased to hear your visit to us was so enjoyable and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

We found the Bridge Tavern while wandering around old Portsmouth in a drizzly but warm late afternoon that eventually turned sunny. It's a Fuller's house with a good beer selection, outdoor seating, and decent pub food. Our bartender/server Harry was very helpful with information about...More

Thank BreakingAway_55
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2018

Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed May 24, 2018

We had a nice day in Portsmouth and decided to stop at The Bridge Tavern for lunch. We sat outside and there is a decent view of a working harbour. When we ordered our daughter was asleep, she then woke up. So we put her...More

Thank Alex A
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed May 7, 2018

Went to Bridge Tavern for lunch on Saturday. There were 2 types of mussels on the Special's board. I asked the girl behind the bar if she could recommend. She recommended Mussels with bacon and onion in white sauce. My husband ordered scampi and chips....More

Thank Natasha B
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we always appreciate the honest feedback. Please be ensured your comments have been taken on board and I will be discussing this with our head chef. We are always striving to do better. I apologise...More

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Celia F
November 15, 2016|
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Response from Lippxx | Property representative |
They don't, but they do a lunch menu with smaller portions at a reduced rate!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $24
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 East Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9275 2992
  • E-mail
Description
Right on Old Portsmouth's Camber Dock, The Bridge Tavern is a traditional country pub with a wonderful friendly atmosphere and a great menu of fine food and drinks. The only surviving pub on Old Portsmouth's East Street is the perfect spot for a family get-together.
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