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Spice Island Inn

1 Bath Square | Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2JL, England
+44 23 9287 0543
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible15%
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Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Bath Square | Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2JL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of approximately 10 of us booked in for various meals. The establishment were happy to cater for everyone and allowed some to choose from the regular menu and some to choose from the Christmas menu. All of this was prearranged and orders had...More

Thank Leah B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on a day trip with my friend and we decided to do the coastal walk from Portsmouth Harbour into the city. We decided to stop for a drink here as it was situated overlooking the harbour. The staff were really friendly, the beer...More

Thank Jess M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal well presented at a good price. Served by a friendly waitress and enhanced by the friendliness of the host. Would certainly recommend to friends and family. We will be back soon.

Thank Cleo41Hampshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good views from the window tables, of the busy port. Recently decorated but has still kept is character. Good quality food for the price, fish and chips and the festive chicken pie can definitely be recommended, as can the triple cooked chips. Has a reasonable...More

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the Nachos starter which was fantastic followed by the Dirty Burgers which again didn't disappoint - spent the whole evening here cause it was such a lovely atmosphere and we were made to feel like locals - Mr Landlord your pubs a credit...More

Thank Tankybabe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely friendly and attentive staff. Lovely views across the harbour. Menu has changed since my last visit and was impressed by choice. Food ordered and arrived with a minimal wait. Delicious Food, well presented and reasonably priced. Would recommend beef and bone marrow pie! Full...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Walked in - 3 staff behind the bar. Ignored us to the point of totally not acknowledging us. Five minutes later after being completely appauled at this shocking service we turned and left. If you want excellent food and service walk slightly further into the...More

Thank Looking4Paradise2010
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent !!! Delicious fish and chips ! Nice place and delicious food ! Fresh products and vegetables. The pudding is 5***** !

Thank Hidamarinotami
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Have only ever drank in here but always thought food looked good. Managed to go here after shopping in Gunwharf and I had a very nice pie and mash and husband had fish and chips. It has a good atmosphere.

Thank Minihexi
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Popped in having seen the dogs welcome sign. Ordered at the bar. Scotch egg was tasty but arrived with kitchen 'day dot on it! The chips tasted chewy and greasy. Triple cooked should be crisp not chewy. Flavoured by oil made them quite unpleasant. Fish...More

Thank Diane M
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Teresa B
8 October 2017|
Response from CRTsTravels | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing any but we are normally sat outside! I would give them a call to be sure though.
24 December 2015|
Response from SpiceIslandInn | Property representative |
Many apologies for the delay in answering your question, which I'm guessing is now too late for you, I do wish Tripadvisor informed us when someone asks a question. Yes, dogs are most welcome into Spice Island.
12 October 2015|
Response from SpiceIslandInn | Property representative |
Hello meacher 123, We offer wide range of lagers and ciders in our pub and in the most expensive case scenario, we charge £4.75 for pint of Peroni and £4.95 for pint of Rekordelig. I read your email, which you sent to our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bath Square | Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 23 9287 0543
  • E-mail
The Spice Island Inn is situated on The Point in Old Portsmouth with the most beautiful view across Portsmouth's busy harbour, Gunwharf Quays and the Spinnaker Tower. Originally 3 pubs that were converted into one in 1991. We are an exceptionally busy pub in the warmer summer months and if you want to have a leisurely drink and/or something to eat this is the place for you. We have 2 bars and tables in the upper bar can be reserved, there are a number of seats outside too which are very well used in the summer months. Some people believe Spice Island is a restaurant, but in reality it is a pub with a good food offering. Our speciality dish is hand battered fish & chips which is popular with many of our customers. We do hire out our upper bar for private functions and events.There is always at least 3 cask conditioned ales available, with guest ales making a regular appearance.
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