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The Bridge Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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54 East Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JJ, England
+44 23 9275 2992
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Alresford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So I popped in for a couple of drinks with the husband and we ended up playing the pub quiz which I have to say was brilliant, the hosts Roger and Phill were funny and so welcoming and we will definitely be coming back to play again in 2 weeks and by looking at the plates of food going past... More 

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1 Thank Thelovelymia5
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

I'm glad you had a good night, and that Roger and Philllooked after you and you had a good time! Let's hope you have as good a time next time. Yes we did loose a key player from the team as she has gone off to pastures new with a warmer climate and we wish her all the best! See... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Bridge Tavern for lunch with our two grandchildren one aged 3 the other aged 15 months they had children's meals the 3 year old had chicken burger which was like leather and cold the she couldn't eat the 15 month old had sausage and mash which was lukewarm my husband had scampi and chips which was... More 

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Thank jojo b
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post your review. I'm sorry you expierence was not good and nothing was done about the food after you let the member of staff know, this is not our normal practice. Portion size is set by the cost I'm afraid. Please come back and give us another try Regards Simon More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a meal in the evening which was a family get together, which because of commitment,s only happens a couple of times a year. There were five of us each having a different choice from the menu. My Grandson had sausage and mash which when it turned up was extremely poorly presented, 2 sausages plonked on the plate with a... More 

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Thank yvette h
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post your review. Sorry about the lack of music as the system broke on Friday evening and waiting for it to be replaced. As for the food, sorry it wasn't up to your standard, but if you look at the kids menu it does no say that any of the dinners come with veg.... More 

Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Last minute lunch. Difficult to work out where to park! Arrived just as they opened. Very friendly helpful staff. I ordered roast beef but I could have had lamb or pork. My dinner arrived promptly. A huge portion. Vegetables = cauliflower, cabbage, parsnip and mashed turnip and roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. All tasty but NOT hot enough. Perhaps a... More 

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Thank Susan P
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review.... This has to be a first for us, some one complaining about too much food! I'm glad you enjoyed it and I will let the chefs know about your comments and to serve the food a litte hotter! But I'm glad the team were able to look after you though. Kind regards Simon More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Excellent lunch, very fairly priced, (surprised to read previous negative reviews about food but we were told there is now a new chef). The food was hot and delicious and the service was good and waiting time for food well timed. The place is spotlessly clean and well maintained and has a good atmosphere. Out of all the Old Portsmouth... More 

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Thank Christine S
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Christine, Thanks for taking time to post this review, your so kind... Your comments mean a lot to us at the Bridge, and were so glad you had a good time and the food was to its normal high standard. Also that the team were able to make you visit as good as it was, and please do tell... More 

Middx
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Great place to stop to warm up after a walk on the sea front. Olde Worlde place. Nice staff, very welcoming. Some seating in little nooks, made me think of times gone by and pirates drinking in there. Good selection of ales and cider.

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Thank Alikatz7
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post your kind review, Glad you like the team and they looked after you so well! I would like to learn more about the old days when it was just the original building! Glad the ales and cider were good for you. We have some more new craft ales in and more coming in... More 

Arusha, Tanzania
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The pub is in a lovely location, lovely atmosphere inside, but the food was terrible. I initially ordered a £12 halloumi and sweet potato burger but could not believe it when it arrived. The sweet potato was sliced thinly and barely existent, and the halloumi was overcooked and also sliced ridiculously thinly. Not what I had it mind at all.... More 

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Thank Michelle L
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, I'm so sorry your food didn't hit the mark. We do normally provide good food as well as well as the good service..... Not sure what went wrong when you came in. It's a shame the halloumi burger didn't hit the spot as its a good seller for us normally. Please come back and give us another chance... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Didn't eat here but came in with a few friends for a couple of drinks and the atmosphere is friendly and inviting. Staff are very nice. Only down side is there was no music (even background) but wasn't an issue ☺️

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Thank Abzmiller
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post your review. Glad you enjoyed the pub and the team made you feel welcome. Sorry for the lack of music as its always on normally! All I can assume is that the few locals that like to sit in the corner, under a speaker have moaned about the music and someone had turned... More 

Emsworth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Monday off work so out for lunch. Arrived about 1pm. Pub wasn't busy which seemed sad for the lovely location. Sat outside as it was sunny and quite warm. We were quite hungry so both opted for the Rack of ribs with Fries and corn. Around 1.50 the food arrived. Rack of ribs looked very anaemic with just a smear... More 

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1 Thank Suzanne T
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post this review, I'm sorry about the ribs as these are one of our best sellers and normally expletive rave about them.Costing is not set by us, but I'm sorry about the expierence you received. I'm glad the staff were able to sort things out for you at the time. It is cod we... More 

Hampshire
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Visited on Sunday, have been before but not for a long time, Pub is really nice, Staff lovely, the disappointment was with the food, we opted for the Roast Beef, meal was just warm enough, quality of food was generally good, although the roast potatoes were quite hard in places but the portion size was not sufficient considering the fifteen... More 

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1 Thank MintoHampshire
Lippxx, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post you review, It's a shame you didn't say something at the point of check back we could have sorted you out two more hotter meals. Beef is quite expensive to buy in at the moment and is reflected in the cost I'm afraid! Your the first to comment on pudding sizes, but I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?