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“Nees TLC” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Clarence Pier

Clarence Pier
Ranked #28 of 117 things to do in Portsmouth
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Waterlooville
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104 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nees TLC”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

the smell around this area is awful, the whole area needs some TLC the pier is run down, so is the fair, and all the places around it. Pompey Council should really do something about this, it attracts alot of people and the facilites so poor.

Visited September 2012
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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Seaside tat but great if you like that”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Clarence pier is full of everything you would expect if you wanted to go to a typical British seaside. Shabby but with an ok fairground and a few good rides. Crazy golf, amusement machines, chips, burgers, litter, old chart music from the 80's, penny slots, and the worst souvenirs. I still go all the time as great people watching and despite all it's faults it's fun in a so bad it's good way and it's location is great being on the beach and next to the hovercraft and in the other direction on the way to Old Portsmouth. The main reason I like it is because you can actually enjoy it without spending a penny there.

Visited September 2012
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Portsmouth
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227 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Tired”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Dull and boring, tired and dated. Its so far behind the times it's untrue and there is no sign that there is an appetite to improve it

Visited August 2012
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Sweden
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131 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Needs a refurb”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

There's a nice enough cafe, Coffee Cup, in the pier building, but aside from that and the 2p machines in the arcade there isn't much to Clarence Pier.
It's rundown and tacky, but I guess shows a last remnant of a lost time.
Kids might enjoy the rides though.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

The situation of the restaurant is excellent, with views across the solent if you are lucky enough to get a window seat. the food is reasonably priced and the portions generous. The staff were helpful, and the plates and cutlery were, for a change, clean. The waiting time between placing the order and being served was reasonable, so no complaints.

Visited August 2012
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