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The Old Fort

Esplanade, Seaview PO34 5HB, England
+44 1983 612363
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (31 reviews)
“curry” (23 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Esplanade, Seaview PO34 5HB, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Old Fort is a road’s width from the sea with a view facing Portsmouth. You can see No Man’s Land and Horse Sands Solent forts easily. There is seating inside, most with good views and also seating outside on the opposite side of the...More

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Light lunch of Ploughman's shared by 2 & BLT Ciabatta for our friend. Reasonably priced with wide selection of drinks.Very friendly ladies serving.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Love this place, very nice to find vegetarian and vegan food that isn’t goats cheese or pasta:) lovely view, nice inside or outside looking across the Solent.

Thank Trudi G
Reviewed 3 May 2018

The Old Fort looks out over the Solent. A scenic place for lunch or dinner. Reasonable range of draft beers and wine. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. Only stayed for lunch but the portion was ample. The crab sandwich was delicious.

Thank David M
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Called in just before the rush and were very lucky to get a table for six. Thoroughly enjoyable meal, nice selection of food and we can recommend the battered cod and chips; the child's portion was huge but lovely crispy batter and not greasy. The...More

Thank Gill R
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This is a pub and restaurant right on the seafront in Seaview with great views over the Solent. Friendly atmosphere and staff with a good menu and not stingy on the portions.

Thank Bruce E
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Went to the old fort twice this week for lunch. Great food on both occasions. Staff are very friendly, Great customers service. Will definitely be returning for lunch again. Very reasonably priced.

Thank roisebell
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Called in at 5.00pm and luckily got a table before the evening booking. So pleased we did as we had an excellent meal. Burgers were very good and juicy. The sizzling chicken fajitas very delicious, best I have had out. The chicken cooked to perfection,...More

1  Thank Anne W
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We made this our last holiday meal, and weren't disappointed. Two adults and three kids - one in a wheelchair - easily accommodated with plenty of space and an appropriate menu for the whole family. Service was very friendly and prompt, and when the food...More

Thank Al M
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Our favourite pub restaurant is now better than ever with a new menu and specials board and also newly refurbished 😊. I had the salmon with rice and red Thai curry - it was delicious and my husband had the fish and chips and mushy...More

1  Thank WokingMary
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Response from Difficultcove | Reviewed this property |
Well I had a beer there last week so I fully expect they sell wine too
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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: Esplanade, Seaview PO34 5HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Seaview
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 612363
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