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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%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
54 East Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JJ, England
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1 - 10 of 294 reviews

Reviewed 3 days 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
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.

Reviewed 18 July 2017

We had lunch with kids on a sunny sunday, outside, and it was a fantastic experience. The location is lovely. The food is excellent, especially seafood. The entertainement provided by the magician was fun and amazing. My daughter called him several times back and he...More

Thank Claire L
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 9 July 2017

This pub, now quaint and gentrified, was a corner pub on a grimes old coal wharf. It now serves great beers and food in a superbly renovated part of Old Portsmouth. Amazing history. PROS Simon the landlord is top notch Amazing location next to quant...More

Thank GrpCaptMandrake
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a excellent review. We appreciate the feedback and it has been taken on board. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 25 June 2017

I had the beer battered fish and chips, and was not disappointed. Really fresh, good sized portions and great beers to compliment the food. The staff are friendly, and the pub is very interesting, with a mix of table sizes, and a room with a...More

Thank Peter L
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for such an amazing review! If you frequently dine with us you should join the diner's club. You receive a stamp each time you dine, collect 5 and get your 6th meal free! Ask next time you visit :) We hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

The service was very poor, food wasn't very nice. Staff were OK, need to brush up on their customer service attitudes. The website looks great, but it certainly doesn't reflect what we saw. Maybe there has been a management change, but we won't be going...More

Thank EmmaP3791
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm disappointed to hear we were unable to meet the high standards we aim to achieve, however we are always striving to do better and your feedback has been taken on board. Please make us...More

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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

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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
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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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