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The Bridge Tavern

$$ - $$$, British,
54 East Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JJ, England
+44 23 9275 2992
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (8 reviews)
“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
54 East Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JJ, England
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1 - 10 of 349 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This pub has no parking as it surrounded by boat companies but I asked where to park and was told by a young bar maid that she wasn't allowed to say, which struck me as very unhelpful. Then even though my table booking was at...More

Thank Christopher F
Simon S, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We always appreciate the honest feedback and all your comments have been taken on board. I'm disappointed to hear we were unable to meet the high standards we aim to achieve and are always striving...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

From the ferry terminal the bridge tavern looks like it’s a quick walk to it, but it’s a bit of a walk as you have to go round the dock Once there it’s a nice atmosphere with a good selection of beers, food is good...More

Thank delboy186338
Simon S, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for writing such a great review. Please come back and visit us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed asked for roast chicken when it came out the chicken or so called roast chicken was a frozen fillet with char grill marks on it like the ones u get in a box like birds eye couldn't even call them that. bloody awful...More

Thank Gordy H
Simon S, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day on the water then went in for a hydraulic sandwich! Was disappointed not to find any Fullers beers on sale due to a recent festival. No complaints however with those available. Very friendly & attentive bar staff, will return again next time...More

Thank Richard S
Simon S, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third visit, each time for Sunday lunch. On ordering more than half of us were not able to obtain our first choice. The composition of my roast beef was typical being three small pieces of meat plonked on top of a mass...More

Thank dpalfreman
Simon S, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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'm obviously...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Hi, well we thought we would try the Bridge as it looked good online and by the waters edge, 3 out of 4 went for a sandwiches with fries, 2 got what they asked for, I asked for prawns in granary bread and was told...More

1  Thank Pam4549
Simon S, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We always appreciate the honest feedback and all your comments have been taken on board. I'm disappointed to hear our food was not up to the high standards we aim to achieve. We are always...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

I've returned again and again to this pub over the years and it had long been my favourite pub on the south coast. The pub really is still fine, but it's real selling point used to be its historic character, however it now sits in...More

1  Thank Jack D
Simon S, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Unfortunately we have no control over the surrounding areas and our prices are in line with competitors in the area.

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We had our wedding reception here in May and I can't say enough great things about it. From the moment we paid the deposit everyone was so helpful and accommodating. The price was more than reasonable, the food was excellent and the staff were amazing....More

Thank Boola76
Simon S, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review. We are so pleased we could help to make your day special. Congratulations again! 🥂💍🍾👌🏼

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Place looks great from the outside and is well finished throughout. Fullers summer ale (Oliver's Island) was off - first disappointment - then I looked at the menu. Not cheap pub grub by any means, not a problem if the food is good - but...More

Thank jjh97
Simon S, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We always appreciate the honest feedback. I'm disappointed to hear our food was not up to the high standards we aim to achieve however I am pleased to hear we were able to resolve this...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across the Bridge Tavern in Old Portsmouth and were so pleased we did. We were allowed to bring our Labrador into the pub and ate downstairs. My 11 year old can be very fussy with food but he picked up the menu and...More

Thank Liz B
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. It's so nice to hear you all enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.

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Celia F
16 November 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
USD 7 - USD 24
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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