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18 Sep 2021Queens Hotel, Gosport (Forton)
Pub on the market for £375,000
8 Dec 2020Nest, Buriton
Planning application with East Hants Council (ref SDNP/20/05029/FUL - pub is within South Downs National Park) in to convert to residential use
5 Dec 2020Rapscallions, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Property now available for let
30 Jul 2020George, Finchdean
Following the pub's closure as a result of the COvid-19 pandemic, the local council is applying for an ACV to help keep the building as a pub.
11 Feb 2020Old House At Home, Portsmouth (Milton)
Pub reopen, new permanent tenant, will increase beer range if demand warrants it
15 Oct 2019Ship Inn, Langstone
Closed fo refurb. Due to reopen 2 November
25 Aug 2019Brewery Tap, Portsmouth (North End)
Pub renamed
21 Aug 2019Vine, Gosport (Newtown)
Closed on 3 August 2019. Its future is uncertain.
29 Jul 2019Compass Rose, Portsmouth (Anchorage Park)
Now back to its former name.
4 Jul 2019Hook, Warsash
Pub to reopen at 7 pm on 4 July 2019 as the Ship and Shovel.
25 Jun 2019West Street Alehouse, Fareham
New micro-pub, formally opened on 15th June.
25 Jun 2019Jolly Miller, Fareham
Pub for sale by Greene King, with a guide price of £400,000. Its future is uncertain.
25 Jun 2019Trinity Tavern, Fareham
Pub currently closed, awaiting new management
28 May 2018Golden Eagle, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Under new management as from today
22 Nov 2016Sally Port Inn, Portsmouth (Old Portsmouth)
Building boarded up. Believed that planning permission to develop into a boutique hotel refused so future uncertain.
22 Nov 2016Florist, Portsmouth (Fratton)
Pub closed again. Future uncertain.
17 Aug 2016Seahorse, Gosport (Privett)
'Business Opportunity' sign outside the pub.
4 Aug 2016Middlecroft, Gosport (Camden Town)
Pub sold by Enterprise Inns to Starvale Developments Ltd. for £350,000. To date a planning application has not been submitted.
28 Jul 2016Swan, Portsmouth (Cosham)
Permission given for conversion into flats & retail outlets
22 Jul 2016Fusion, Portsmouth (Landport)
Pub closed & future uncertain.
22 Jul 2016Barley Mow, Gosport (Anns Hill)
The council has given permission for the pub to be converted to housing.
7 Jul 2016Barley Mow, Gosport (Anns Hill)
Pub closed. Freehold for sale.
11 Mar 2016King Street Tavern, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Pub currently closed - looking for new licensee
28 Oct 2015Mother Shipton, Portsmouth (Stamshaw)
Now serving Real Cider on handpump. New Function Room available for meetings (no charge to Branch!)
28 Oct 2015Clarence, Portsmouth (North End)
Now has guest Real Ales on handpump.
11 Oct 2015Eagle, Gosport (Newtown)
Is being done up now, and selling Real Ale again! There was Doom Bar and an excellent Otter Amber there last week. It's in Elmhurst Road, on the way to the Queens Hotel.
6 Sep 2015Florist, Portsmouth (Fratton)
Pub bought by Oakleaf Brewery
19 Aug 2015Victory, Portsmouth (Portsea)
Pub currently closed
7 Jun 2015Cobden Arms, Havant
Probably being converted to housing
12 May 2015Connaught Arms, Portsmouth (Fratton)
Pub closed and freehold up for sale (believed to be sold subject to contract)
21 Mar 2015Salisbury Hotel, Portsmouth (Cosham)
Application in to convert it to a Co-Op.
27 Feb 2015Invincible, Portsmouth (Portsea)
Now selling a large range of bottled beer, including 9 Trappiste ales
27 Feb 2015Artillery Arms, Portsmouth (Milton)
The Artillery will be taken over by triple fff, from 1st April
18 Feb 2015Mother Shipton, Portsmouth (Stamshaw)
The Landlady has joined CAMRA, and is offering discount on production of Membership Card.
12 Feb 2015Fighting Cocks, Gosport (Anglesey)
Now under new management, selling 3 real ales from Wadworth (currently IPA, 6X and Swordfish). Food available later on in February.
19 Dec 2014Invincible, Portsmouth (Portsea)
Now reopened
14 Dec 2014Roebuck, Wickham
Pub reopened. Understand it may now be a free house
10 Dec 2014Fox & Hounds, Denmead
31 Oct 2014Roebuck, Wickham
Being renovated. Plans to sell local Real Ales plus 'guests'.
31 Oct 2014Lady Hamilton, Portsmouth (Portsea)
Pub currently closed
26 Oct 2014Roebuck, Wickham
Pub closed and building work going on.
13 Oct 2014Invincible, Portsmouth (Portsea)
Will re-open in about 2 weeks, run by Steve Lant of the Old House, Nell Gwynne etc.
13 Oct 2014Glencoe, Gosport (Hardway)
Now selling one rotating real ale, will go to two if demand is there
26 Sep 2014Invincible, Portsmouth (Portsea)
Pub currently closed
23 Sep 2014Golden Eagle, Portsmouth (Southsea)
We will have up to 8 real ales on (3 usual plus 5 extras) during Cask Ale Week, starting from Friday 26th Sept to Sunday 5th Oct
27 Aug 2014Delme Arms, Fareham
Reopened early in August under new management and free of tie. Selling Doom Bar plus up to two guests on gravity.
14 Jul 2014Mother Shipton, Portsmouth (Stamshaw)
Now offering Wychwood Hobgoblin and Sharp's Doom Bar on Handpump.
9 Jul 2014Barley Mow, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Will be holding the The 4th Annual BARLEY MOW BEER FESTIVAL on 19 - 25th August 2014! raising money for Rowans Hospice.
2 Jul 2014Mother Shipton, Portsmouth (Stamshaw)
Greene King has sold the pub to Hawthorn Leisure. Expect to see a change in the Real Ale offerings: probably to Courage Directors and Wychwood Hobgoblin, plus A N Other!
21 Jun 2014El Nico, Portsmouth (Old Portsmouth)
Formerly Moncks. Now a Tapas bar but their web site shows handpumps still in place
20 Jun 2014Wheatsheaf, Titchfield
Summer beer and sausage festival 29th July to 3rd August.
25 May 2014Slug & Lettuce, Fareham
Now renamed the Slug and Lettuce, part of a National Chain of pubs with the same name. Emphasis on wines, cocktails and food. Greene King IPA and Sharps Doom Bar available on handpump.
24 May 2014Registry, Portsmouth (Landport)
Pub to close at the end of May, owing to loss of trade. The owners (REL Leisure) have submitted a planning application for conversion to student flats.
9 Apr 2014Froddington Arms, Portsmouth (Fratton)
Now being run by Steve Lant, Landlord of the Old House at Home, started selling real ale, 2 at present, but will sell up to 6 if demand is there
6 Feb 2014Fort Cumberland Arms, Portsmouth (Eastney)
will reopen "sometime" over the weekend, selling 2 real ales
6 Feb 2014Eastfield, Portsmouth (Eastney)
The pub will re-open next Tue 11th Feb, and will be run by Steve Lant, of the Old House at Home/Nel Gwynne
12 Jan 2014Foggys, Petersfield
Pub closed.
6 Jan 2014Fort Cumberland Arms, Portsmouth (Eastney)
Currently has a sign saying it's closed until further notice, presumably due to flooding on Christmas Eve.
16 Nov 2013Travellers Rest, Newtown
Open again on a Tenancy at Will basis. Green King IPA, Speckled Hen, Hole Hearted, Swift One
6 Nov 2013Antique Bar, Portsmouth (North End)
Pub closed. Parent company in administration.
6 Nov 2013Middlecroft, Gosport (Camden Town)
Pub now open again withi new licensee, selling Sharps Doom Bar. They have plans to have a second guest beer on.
19 Oct 2013Royal Standard, Portsmouth (Landport)
Owners have advised the pub will closed before Christmas 2013
19 Oct 2013Middlecroft, Gosport (Camden Town)
Expected to re-open w/c 20 Oct 13
26 Sep 2013Compass Rose, Portsmouth (Anchorage Park)
pub currently closed
24 Aug 2013Middlecroft, Gosport (Camden Town)
Pub still closed and to let (Enterprise Inns)
16 Jul 2013Ironmaster, Fareham
Pub currently closed and boarded up.
16 Jul 2013Middlecroft, Gosport (Camden Town)
Pub currently closed, its future uncertain. Owned by Enterprise Inns.
28 Jun 2013Nest, Buriton
Name changed to The Maple Inn. On a recent visit, St Austell Tribute and Fullers HSB were available, also good value food.
28 Jun 2013Fox Tavern, Gosport
Under new management and now selling Real Ale. Last Friday Sharps Doom Bar was available, with Oakleaf Hole Hearted to follow.
10 Jun 2013Wheelwright's Arms, Havant
Pub currently closed
30 May 2013Royal Exchange, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Appears to be being converted to housing.
12 May 2013New Inn, Gosport (Hardway)
Pub now re-opened with the same licensee, but under a new management company. Currently selling Doom Bar plus a guest beer.
12 May 2013Fox Tavern, Gosport
Lease has been sold on. Not currently selling ale.
8 May 2013Hoeford Inn, Fareham
Pub now re-opened under new management. On a recent visit, St Austell Tribute and Abbot Ale were available.
8 May 2013Bridgemary Manor, Gosport (Bridgemary)
Freehold up for sale with Fleurets (who also have 2 pubs in Portsmouth up for sale). The Manor Hotel continues to trade, selling Courage Best Bitter and 1 or 2 guest beers.
30 Apr 2013G's Bar, Gosport
Closed 2 April 2013 after failing trade. Future uncertain.
25 Apr 2013Florist, Portsmouth (Fratton)
Pub reopened.
14 Apr 2013Phoenix, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Now selling real cider
25 Mar 2013New Inn, Gosport (Hardway)
Pub currently closed, but lease up for sale by Admiral Taverns
25 Mar 2013Rose In June, Hayling Island
Pubs has been closed since 2008. A planning application to convert to a supermarket in under consideration and a decision is expected at the end of March. Source; The News - 9 February 2013.
25 Mar 2013Portsdown Inn, Portchester
Pub was forced to close by Fareham Council last year. There are several planning applications currently under consideration for conversion to residential or retain outlets.
25 Mar 2013Fox & Hounds, Denmead
Pub has been closed for almost a year. Winchester City Council have put on the community asset register, so that the owners cannot sell it for 6 months. Source The News - 19 February 2013.
13 Mar 2013New Inn, Gosport (Hardway)
Pub to let
9 Mar 2013Hoeford Inn, Fareham
Boarded up (not sure when that happened, I don't go past very often)
4 Mar 2013Brewhouse & Kitchen, Portsmouth (Landport)
Reopened today as a Brewhouse & Kitchen. Independent brew on the premises pub.
4 Mar 2013Junction Tavern, Gosport (Camden Town)
Having recently removed twenty-plus years of old paint and uncovered the original Brickwoods tiles, the bar is currently being redecorated in the colours of the London and South West Railway. The long term aim being to replicate as much heritage as they can.
11 Feb 2013Florence Arms, Portsmouth (Southsea)
7pm, Wednesday 13th. Pub is reopening for a 'preview' evening. This event is invitation/ticket-only, and follows a long period of closure and a full refit and building works to fix previous problems with drains and other issues. The full re-opening of this pub, which is the only one in it's local area, will follow in time for the weekend (Might be Thursday 14th, but don't hold me to that). From talking to their new chef, it will continue as a real ale/real cider pub, and I will be investigating on Saturday Lunchtime, as soon as I can get away from Ladbrokes, just up the road (I finish at 11:40, so I'll be in at 11:42).
5 Feb 2013Florist, Portsmouth (Fratton)
Currently closed with 'rooms to let' sign in the window
12 Jan 2013Blue Anchor, Portsmouth (North End)
as re-opened
11 Jan 2013Gordon Arms, Fareham
A planning application has been submitted to convert the pub to residential accommodation. I believe it is closed at the moment.
11 Jan 2013Limes At Catisfield, Catisfield
Apparently planning approval has been granted for the demolition of the pub as part of a larger development. However, the pub is still open at the moment and serving good real ales. So get over there and use it before it is flattened!
6 Jan 2013Titchfield Mill, Titchfield
Vintage Inns ( are offering a superb selection of real ales in the coming months: Harviestoun, Old Engine Oil; Thwaites, Nutty Black; Skinners, Betty Stogs; Robinsons Unicorn; Bath SPA; Adnams Lighthouse, Sambrook's Wandle; Inveralmond Ossian; Leeds Monsoon; Itchen Valley Dana; Navigation Pale. Only one at a time though.
17 Nov 2012Old Lodge Hotel, Alverstoke
Reopened on Wednesday 14th November, selling Oakleaf Hole Hearted on handpump.
16 Nov 2012Trinity Tavern, Fareham
Name now changed to "The Good Intent". Visited on 13.11.12 and two hand pumps on with a perfectly passable St. Austell Tribute on one.
5 Oct 2012Park Tavern, Alverstoke
Recently redecorated in a lighter contemporary style. Hobgoblin and Calidonian Flying Scotsman, the latter scoring 3 at £3.20 pint
5 Oct 2012Old Lodge Hotel, Alverstoke
New owners currently refurbishing with aim to be open end Nov early Dec. Lookinh to include real ale and are free of tie
29 Sep 2012Goat, Portsmouth (Landport)
Pub for sale
25 Sep 2012White Hart, Havant
Pub re-opened during August, after being derelict for six months. There are still redevelopment proposals for the area, one option of which is the demolition of the pub. Source: The News - 3 August, 11 August and 22 September 2012.
25 Sep 2012Fort Cumberland Arms, Portsmouth (Eastney)
Currently still open and owned by Punch Taverns, but plans have been submitted to turn it into a childrens day nursery. Source: The News - 4 September 2012.
25 Sep 2012Alexandra, Portsmouth (Landport)
Pub sold in August by Punch Taverns to a private developer. It's future is uncertain. Source: The News - 10 September 2012.
25 Sep 2012Hayling Billy, Hayling Island
Pub bought by Southern Co-operative, but they have no plans to open a store on the site. Pub still open and run by the current landlady for the benefit of the community. Source: The News 6 August 2012.
25 Sep 2012Portsdown Inn, Portchester
Pub ordered to close in April after Fareham Borough Council revoked its licence, as a result of violence and poor management. Pub has now been sold by Admiral Taverns, and it is likely that a planning application will be made for conversion into a shop and flats. Source; The News - 19 September 2012.
19 Aug 2012Goat, Portsmouth (Landport)
Pub currently closed
30 Jul 2012Brewhouse & Kitchen, Portsmouth (Landport)
Wetherspoons apparently trying to sell the pub
30 Jul 2012Thomas Lord, West Meon
Now owned by Upham Brewery
24 Jul 2012Hayling Billy, Hayling Island
Pub closed on 27 June and is now up for sale by Enterprise Inns. Its future as a pub looks very doubtful. Source: The News 12 June 2012.
29 Jun 2012Florence Arms, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Re-opens 6.00pm today, same management as the Marmion Tavern
29 Jun 2012Titchfield Mill, Titchfield
Change of management recently. On a recent visit, ale situation appears unchanged with Doom Bar, R'wood Best and a Fullers on offer.
12 Jun 2012Rose In June, Portsmouth (Milton)
annual beer fest, 25+ beers, plus 6/7 ciders Sat 30thJune/Sun 1st july
8 Jun 2012Fox & Hounds, Denmead
Currently closed. Winchester City Council have refused planning permission for pub to be demolished and turned into two houses. Source: The News - 9 May 2012.
8 Jun 2012Green Dragon, Cowplain
Re-opened as a Tesco Express on 25 May 2012
7 Jun 2012Rose In June, Portsmouth (Milton)
beer festival on 29th June- 1st july, why is it not on the main site?
3 Jun 2012Florist, Portsmouth (Fratton)
Pub closed and will probably be converted to housing
29 May 2012Clarence Tavern, Gosport
will be selling 14 different Oakleaf ales over the Jubilee weekend
28 May 2012Gravediggers, Portsmouth (Eastney)
Closed and being converted into housing
27 May 2012Florence Arms, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Pub temporarily closed
26 May 2012Winchester Arms, Portsmouth (Buckland)
Beer Festival Jubilee weekend
25 May 2012Clarence Tavern, Gosport
Re-launch after re-style/redecoration on Fri 1 Jun. Bands from 1800, local councillor opening event from 1700.
14 May 2012Limes At Catisfield, Catisfield
Holding a beer festival over jubilee weekend - June 2nd to 5th 2012
10 May 2012Hoeford Inn, Fareham
Sign outside seeking new licensee. Local rumour mill is that the pubco has priced the long term tennant out of business
10 May 2012Old Lodge Hotel, Alverstoke
Agents sign now says "Under Offer"
9 May 2012Golden Hind, Portsmouth (Hilsea)
All closed up with fencing around it and scaffold up the outsides. Looks like major work being done on it.
2 May 2012Devonshire Arms, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Being boarded up this morning (2 May 2012)
10 Apr 2012Vine, Hambledon
Pub closed on Thursday 5 April after failing to meet fire safety regulations. Pub owned by Marston's, who should be able to find a new tenant after modifications have been completed. Shource - The News Saturday 7 April.
4 Apr 2012Clarence Tavern, Gosport
will be holding an Easter beer festival, featuring Oakleaf ales
4 Apr 2012Marmion, Portsmouth (Southsea)
now on the SIBA DDS scheme, and will be having a small beer festival featuring local ales over easter
31 Mar 2012George & Dragon, Gosport
Change hands again about 2 weeks ago. New owner is "OJ" (spelling) who also now owns the Vine on Stokes Road. Same chap has a few places in Portsmouth. Planning a efurbishment later in the year. Doom Bar as regular and a guest, which was Oakleaf Quercus Folium (£2.70/pint) which was good.
27 Mar 2012Fox & Hounds, Denmead
Pub is likely to close soon and be demolished and replaced by two 4-bedroom houses. Planning application with Winchester City Council open for representations until March 27. Source - The News 7 March.
27 Mar 2012Wymering Arms, Portsmouth (Cosham)
Pub in thte process of being demolished. Source - The News Friday 23 March.
1 Mar 2012Fishermans Rest, Titchfield
Now reopened after refurbishment. Still 4 GK offerings on handpumps, but the new bar has been extended and has become quite tacky in appearance.
7 Feb 2012Taswell Arms, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Closed and will probably be converted to housing
31 Jan 2012Gravediggers, Portsmouth (Eastney)
Now selling real ale again, Only one at a time until trade builds up, on a rotating bassis
19 Jan 2012Limes At Catisfield, Catisfield
19 Jan 2012Limes At Catisfield, Catisfield
19 Jan 2012Limes At Catisfield, Catisfield
14 Jan 2012Limes At Catisfield, Catisfield
6 Jan 2012George & Dragon, Gosport
Freehold up for sale.
5 Jan 2012Painter's Arms, Portsmouth (Landport)
In December, the pub appeared to be selling Hepworth''s Old Ale, according to a photo published in The News on 23 December. They may have other interesting beers on sale.
5 Jan 2012Crows Nest, Cowplain
Pub is expected to close early in January. Source - The News 16 December 2011.
5 Jan 2012Swan, Portsmouth (Cosham)
Pub now has new licensees and has re-opened after a 3-week closure in November.
5 Jan 2012Hole In The Wall, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Jonathan and Kerry McKerracher have now bought the freehold of the pub, and its future now appears to be assured.
5 Jan 2012Green Dragon, Cowplain
Pub closed suddenly in December before Christmas, and the landlady forced to leave. Pub owned by Enterprise Inns. It appears that the pub has been sold to a company on a 20 year lease. Source - The News 22 December 2012.
12 Dec 2011Limes At Catisfield, Catisfield
Contrary to popular rumour the pub is not closing imminently. It is very much open and now serving the not widely available Ringwood 4X Porter as well as 3 other beers from the same stable, namely Old Thumper, Fortyniner and Best; additionally there is Hopback Summer Lightning, Sharps Doom Bar and Fullers HSB. With beer prices from £2.85 a pint it''''s definitely worth a visit.
3 Dec 2011Nell Gwynne, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Walked past and there was a notice in the window saying they''re now serving ale from a local brewery; didn''t have chance to pop in to determine exactly what though.
22 Nov 2011Horse & Jockey, Hipley
Pub has been under new management since spring 2011, and has now won the Best Pub/Wine Bar in the Guide Awards. Source - The News 18 November 2011.
22 Nov 2011White House, Portsmouth (Milton)
Enterprise Inns have sold the pub to the Co-op, and it is unlikely to re-open as a pub again. Source The News 19 November 2011.
17 Nov 2011Angel, Privett
Selling a pretty good pint of "Angel Ale" for £1.99 per pint and didn''t charge us extra for two halves! Angel Ale is a rebadged bitter from the Molson Coors list. Also on sale was Sharps Doom Bar and Fullers London Pride. Pleasant place and friendly staff. More of a hotel/restaurant than a pub, but at £5 pp for a carvery (Mon-Sat) and £8 (Sun), a good place for a meal if you''re out that way.
15 Nov 2011Crows Nest, Cowplain
Still open. However the tenants have been told that they must cease trading by 29 December. New planning application for converting the pub into a day nursery goes before Havant Borough Council in December. Source - The News 9 November 2011.
7 Nov 2011Avenue Hotel, Portsmouth (Stamshaw)
Pub boarded up
3 Nov 2011Heroes, Waterlooville
A new Wetherspoons pub, the Denmead Queen, opened not far from this pub on 1 November. Source: The News, 2 November. Let''s hope that it will not affect the future of this pub.
25 Oct 2011Limes At Catisfield, Catisfield
Plans to demolish pub and Hinton Hotel have been rejected unanimously by Fareham Bourough Council planning committee. THe pub is likely to remain open for some time. Source The News 17 October 2011.
25 Oct 2011Alexandra, Portsmouth (Landport)
Punch Taverns have put the pub up for sale. The pub should remain open until it''s sold. Source The News October 2011.
25 Oct 2011Farmer Inn, Catherington
Now under new management. The new licensees got the pub refurbished in 72 hours with help from many of the villagers. Source The News 14 October 2011.
22 Oct 2011George & Dragon, Gosport
Re-open under new management. 2-3 real ales. Appears to be now part of a smaller pubco chain
13 Oct 2011George & Dragon, Gosport
Was closed tonight when I went by at 8pm. Looking through the window, it appears that the back of the bar is empty of spirit bottles.
10 Oct 2011Crows Nest, Cowplain
Yet again under threat of closure. Developers want to turn the pub into a children''s nursery. The regulars have already started another campaign to svae the pub. Representations must be made to Havant Borough Council in writing by 21 October.
25 Sep 2011White House, Portsmouth (Milton)
Pub boarded up
24 Sep 2011Sally Port Inn, Portsmouth (Old Portsmouth)
Freehold For Sale sign now put up. The pub has been closed for refurbishment for a long time.
23 Sep 2011Rose In June, Hayling Island
Pub closed. Freehold up for sale, with planning permission to convert to housing.
23 Sep 2011Kittiwake, Hayling Island
Closed, boarded up and fenced off. Future incertain.
22 Sep 2011Elm Tree Inn, Swanwick
Has now reopened after being closed for 4 weeks. Wadworth 6X and London Pride on handpump. Pub is open lunchtime (11-2.30) and evening (5-11) and all day Sunday.
21 Sep 2011Wymering Arms, Portsmouth (Cosham)
The Wymering Arms in Cosham is currently closed. The owners want to demolish the pub to build flats. The council has refused planning permission for this but the developers are appealing. The local Residents want the pub to stay, English Heritage are considering whether the Pub should be preserved as an example of 1930s Architecture. If any one has any Photos of the Wymerings Interior that would help with the listing process they should send them to: , if any one would like to help the residents with their campaign to keep the pub they can make contact via the same address. More details of the pub here: and here:
17 Sep 2011Yachtsman, Gosport
Was closed by 10 Sept 11
9 Sep 2011Royal Albert, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Now selling real ale, starting with Pompet Royal, will rotate a guest if demand is great enough
3 Sep 2011Seahorse, Gosport (Privett)
Pub currently closed and boarded up. Currently owned by Enterprise inns.
17 Aug 2011Junction Tavern, Gosport (Camden Town)
** FREE HOUSE ** - Now free of brewery tie. Two real ales. Was previously serving Sharps Doom Bar as a regular plus one guest. Guest ales were generally from small brewers and often rarely seen in this area. Landlady says she''s dropping Doom Bar because it''s no longer difficult to find locally, despite sales that many publicans can only deam of. Started free-of-tie with Oakleaf''s Quercus Folium and Flack''s Double Drop.
17 Aug 2011Old Lodge Hotel, Alverstoke
On the market. Freehold for sale. Under offer.
17 Aug 2011Yachtsman, Gosport
On the market - Freehold for sale ~£595k
13 Aug 2011Cuckoo Pint, Stubbington
Pub now serves real ale. A single varying real ale from Greene King (currently Ale Fresco).
2 Aug 2011Travellers Rest, Newtown
Rode past and noticed a sign advertising their cider festival on 27th-29th August (Bank Holiday weekend)
28 Jul 2011Fishermans Rest, Titchfield
Pub due to close on 7 August for seven weeks, owing to a major refurbishment and extension. Source: The News 25 July 2011.
24 Jul 2011Cocked Hat, Gosport (Privett)
Pub is now owned by the Flaming Grill Pub Co. A single real ale (currently Marston''s EPA) is available.
20 Jul 2011Cocked Hat, Gosport (Privett)
20 Jul 2011Victory, Portsmouth (Portsea)
15 Jul 2011Victory, Portsmouth (Portsea)
Temporarily closed for refurbishment
15 Jul 2011Red Lion, West Meon
Still closed. No longer boarded up, but Freehold for Sale. Occupants said there are no plans for it to reopen as a pub. 15 July
11 Jul 2011Cocked Hat, Gosport (Privett)
Pub currently closed. It may become a Steak House.
29 Jun 2011George & Dragon, Gosport
Open again after about 6 months. Currently serving two ales (London Pride and Speckled Hen). Looking to rotate a guest ale and ideally a LocAle, but that will depend on what is on the PUNCH TAVERNS list.
25 Jun 2011Crows Nest, Cowplain
Pub has been saved from demolition for the second time. Source: The News 28 May 2011.
25 Jun 2011New Inn, Gosport (Hardway)
Pub recently reopened with new licensee and sells Sharps Doom Bar.
25 Jun 2011Market House Tavern, Portsmouth (Mile End)
Under threat of demolition to make way for hotel. Pub is a Grade Two listed building. Source: The News 26 May 2011.
13 Jun 2011White House, Portsmouth (Milton)
Has re-opened, will be stocking 1 ale by this weekend and will stock up to 3 in demand warrants it
3 Jun 2011Marthas, Portsmouth (Landport)
Pub closed and site likely to be redeveloped.
2 Jun 2011George & Dragon, Gosport
The boarding over the windows has now been removed.
28 May 2011Old House At Home, Portsmouth (Milton)
Has a newlandlord, who is very keen on Local ales
24 May 2011Red Lion, West Meon
Pub boarded up.
16 May 2011New Inn, Gosport (Hardway)
New Management w.e.f. first week June 2011
15 May 2011Wheelbarrow, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Pub currently closed.
14 May 2011Travellers Joy, Portsmouth (Milton)
Pub boarded up.
14 May 2011George & Dragon, Gosport
Pub boarded up.
12 May 2011White House, Portsmouth (Milton)
Pub closed
11 May 2011Swan, Portsmouth (Copnor)
Pub boarded up,
5 May 2011Limes At Catisfield, Catisfield
29 Apr 2011Travellers Joy, Portsmouth (Milton)
Pub now boarded and closed
22 Apr 2011Artillery Arms, Portsmouth (Milton)
Has a spring Beer Festival running until 2nd May
10 Apr 2011Forest Of Bere, Denmead
Pub will be having a beer festival on Sat & Sun 30 April & 1 May (12-7 both days)
10 Apr 2011New Inn, Portsmouth (Drayton)
Pub has been sold and will become a Spice Village Indian Restaurant. Currently covered in scaffolding.
9 Apr 2011Admiral Cunningham, Fareham
Has been derelict for some time. Planning permission under consideration for conversion to redential accommodation. Source The News 29 March 2011.
9 Apr 2011Derby Tavern, Portsmouth (Stamshaw)
Has Sharps Doom Bar. More Real Ales to come!
6 Apr 2011Junction Tavern, Gosport (Camden Town)
Holding an Easter real ale festival over the Easter weekend (starts Good Friday 22 Apr).
5 Apr 2011Strand Bar, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Pub boarded up.
4 Apr 2011Mermaid, Portsmouth (Copnor)
Likely to be shut for a while after a car crashed into it:
30 Mar 2011Jack In The Bush, Gosport (Elson)
Pub boarded up.
28 Mar 2011Royal Arms, Gosport (Newtown)
Application in for change of use to shop and care home.
27 Mar 2011Star, Havant
Pub now closed after several incidents of violent crime. Future uncertain. Source: The News 18 March 2011.
23 Mar 2011Derby Tavern, Portsmouth (Stamshaw)
Sign above door saying that it now sells Real Ale
15 Mar 2011Eastfield, Portsmouth (Eastney)
now selling London Pride, Cornish Knocker, Pompey Royal, and will have a fourth rotating Guest beer as trade picks up
20 Feb 2011Golden Eagle, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Has been closed a few days; windows all taped over.
20 Feb 2011Eastfield, Portsmouth (Eastney)
was open again yesterday.
16 Feb 2011Eastfield, Portsmouth (Eastney)
Closed again for refurbishment. Reopening date unknown
1 Feb 2011Fighting Cocks, Gosport (Anglesey)
Re-opened end Jan 11 after a three-week refurbishment. Wadworth pub still selling 6X and Henry''s IPA.
28 Jan 2011Eastney Tavern, Portsmouth (Eastney)
Changed hands last week, staying much the same, will still be selling 1 Locale
26 Jan 2011Thatchers, Portsmouth (North End)
No meals until further notice
25 Jan 2011New Inn, Gosport (Hardway)
Business went up for sale as a going concern at the begining of the year.
14 Jan 2011Yachtsman, Gosport
Renamed from the Waterfront Quay
4 Jan 2011Golden Lion, Fareham
Now re-opened with new licensee. Up to 3 real ales available, Adnams Lighthouse, Youngs Bitter and Greene King (Hardy's and Hanson's Rocking Rudolph) at end of December.
2 Jan 2011Cabman's Rest, Portsmouth (Landport)
Pub boarded up
19 Dec 2010Limes At Catisfield, Catisfield
13 Dec 2010Market House Tavern, Gosport (Forton)
Under new management from July 2010. Currently serving Greene King IPA. They hope to install a second handpump for a guest beer.
13 Dec 2010Vine, Gosport (Newtown)
Pub re-opened under new management, early in December 2010. Badger First Gold and Tanglefoot available.
13 Dec 2010George & Dragon, Gosport
Pub currently closed.
12 Dec 2010Eastfield, Portsmouth (Eastney)
the Eastfield Hotel re-opened today, 10/12/10, only London pride available, but will be selling a range of ales very soon
2 Dec 2010Eastfield, Portsmouth (Eastney)
Apparently it is being redecorated and Enterprise Inns have a trade day on 6th Dec to try and find new tenant.
10 Nov 2010Fox Tavern, Gosport
Has started selling real ale again, after a gap of many years
31 Oct 2010Eastfield, Portsmouth (Eastney)
Currently closed (and has been for the last week), pending new management.
17 Oct 2010Fawcett Inn, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Re-opened a couple weeks ago; looking through the window I couldn't see any clips on the hand pumps.
27 Sep 2010Wheelwright's Arms, Havant
Now reopened with a new licensee, following a £100,000 refit. Source The News 29 July.
27 Sep 2010Green Dragon, Cowplain
Now serving Havant Started on a regular basis
27 Sep 2010Bird In Hand, Lovedean
Now serving Havant Finished on a regular basis
17 Sep 2010Fawcett Inn, Portsmouth (Southsea)
Currently closed, can see that some work is being done inside it. Background:
12 Sep 2010Gordon Arms, Fareham
Pub currently closed, awaiting a new tenant.
25 Aug 2010Swan, Portsmouth (Copnor)
Pub reopened.
10 Aug 2010Whistle Stop, Liss
New management moving into Whistle Stop [source: a Liss resident's Twitter feed yesterday]
9 Aug 2010Old Canal Inn, Portsmouth (Milton)
new landlord took over 1/8/2010
9 Aug 2010Blue Anchor, Portsmouth (North End)
closed and boarded up 9/8/2010
7 Aug 2010Blue Anchor, Portsmouth (North End)
Pub boarded up.
28 Jul 2010Taswell Arms, Portsmouth (Southsea)
closed at present, enterprise are seeking a new landlord
20 Jun 2010Florence Arms, Portsmouth (Southsea)
will be the only pub in Portsmouth selling the new 156 cider, from a brand new company,
4 Jun 2010Lord Palmerston, Portsmouth (Southsea)
New Wetherspoons in Southsea (old Chicago Rock venue), now open.
4 May 2010Junction Tavern, Gosport (Camden Town)
Now selling 1 Real Ale (currently Sharps Doom Bar).
4 May 2010Avenue Hotel, Portsmouth (Stamshaw)
Reopened after refurb. No Real Ale available.
4 May 2010Connaught Arms, Portsmouth (Fratton)
Reopened under new management.
7 Apr 2010Bugle, Titchfield
Now reopened, with more "upmarket" feel. Four real ales on handpump, with Timothy Taylor Landlord as guest. Unfortunately, this was £3.20 a pint.
29 Mar 2010Red Lion, Stubbington
Has been under new management for a few months. New licensee now selling a guest beer in addition to Greene King IPA, recently Okells Old Skipper.
29 Mar 2010Bugle, Titchfield
Now reopened under new management, beers available have been London Pride, Summer Lightning, Courage Directors and Timothy Taylor Landlord
29 Mar 2010Vine, Gosport (Newtown)
Reopened on 25 March 2010 with new licensee, selling Badger Best and Tanglefoot
22 Mar 2010Admiral Cunningham, Fareham
Closed on Saturday 20 March, future uncertain.
22 Mar 2010Ironmaster, Fareham
Currently closed, awaiting new licensees.
16 Mar 2010Junction Tavern, Gosport (Camden Town)
Pub reopened under new management after refurb
7 Mar 2010Swan, Portsmouth (Copnor)
Pub reopened (again).
4 Feb 2010Junction Tavern, Gosport (Camden Town)
Pub boarded up and for sale (leasehold or freehold).
29 Jan 2010Invincible, Portsmouth (Portsea)
The City Council plan for the redevelopment of The Hard, keeps the Ship and Castle, and the Ship Anson, but will lead to the demolition of the Invincible. No mention of the vacant Ship Leopard and the Victory will go when Brunel House goes. They are starting a consultation process. Further details here:
18 Jan 2010Milton Arms, Portsmouth (Milton)
Pub reopened after refurbishment.
18 Jan 2010Swan, Portsmouth (Copnor)
Pub currently boarded up.
4 Jan 2010Lord Raglan, Emsworth
Pub is about to change hands. The current long-standing licensee retires early in January 2010.
4 Jan 2010Red Lion, Petersfield
Was closed in December 2009, but believed to be reopening early in 2010 as a Wetherspoons pub.
14 Dec 2009Old House At Home, Gosport (Hardway)
Pub reopened on 1 December 2009. Real ales are Greene King IPA, Ringwood Best Bitter and Shepherd Neame Spitfire.
4 Dec 2009Golden Lion, Southwick
has re-opened 01/12/2009, selling 3 suthyk ales and 3 guests, will sell up to 8 ales and real cider as well
4 Dec 2009Alma Arms, Portsmouth (Eastney)
will re-open tonight(04/12/09), london pride is the sole ale
29 Nov 2009Golden Lion, Southwick
Signs on the Southwick roundabout say the pub will be re-opening on 1st December.
23 Nov 2009El Nico, Portsmouth (Old Portsmouth)
Pub reopened last week with the former licensees from the now-closed Sallyport Hotel just up the road. There are 5 real ales on offer, including one from Irving, mostly priced at under £3 a pint.
23 Nov 2009Sir Joseph Paxton, Locks Heath
Pub is about to change hands at the end of November. The present licensees will be soreley missed, since they were selling good quality real ale.
11 Nov 2009Bird In Hand, Lovedean
Pub reopened in April 2009 as part of a 2-pub chain "Peppermill Pubs", which also includes the Hurdles at Droxford. Bowman Wallops Wood, Fullers HSB and Ringwood Best Bitter are the available beers.
30 Oct 2009Avenue Hotel, Portsmouth (Stamshaw)
Pub currently closed
30 Oct 2009Milton Arms, Portsmouth (Milton)
Pub boarded up
26 Oct 2009Golden Lion, Southwick
Pub has been closed for several months and is currently undergoing a major refit.
14 Oct 2009Bugle, Titchfield
Pub is currently closed with the lease up for sale. The property requires a large sum of money to be spent on it.
7 Oct 2009Alma Arms, Portsmouth (Eastney)
Pub currently closed.
1 Oct 2009Hampshire Hog, Clanfield
New name for the Hogs Lodge.
12 Aug 2009Old House At Home, Gosport (Hardway)
Pub currently closed, but Punch Taverns have applied for a new license and a planning some internal alterations.
11 Aug 2009Swan, Portsmouth (Copnor)
Pub has reopened.
8 Aug 2009White Lion, Soberton
Pub now has Bowman Ales Swift One and Wallops Wood on regularly plus other interesting guest beers (for example Bowman, Triple fff, and Palmers 200)
8 Aug 2009Sir Joseph Paxton, Locks Heath
Under new management from October 2008, this Enterprise Inn now has Otter Bitter and St Austell Tribute plus a guest beer from Hampshire or the Isle of Wight.
29 Jul 2009Thatchers, Portsmouth (North End)
Reopened after an electrical fire
27 Jul 2009George & Falcon, Warnford
After a massive refurbishment by Marstons, the pub reopened early in July after being closed for nearly a year. Ringwood Best and Marstons Pedigree available on handpump plus up to three guest ales on gravity (Banks's Hobgoblin and Ringwood 49er on my visit).
27 Jul 2009Three Tuns, Gosport (Elson)
Although having just one real ale most of the time, beers from Oakleaf and other interesting beers alternate with national brands such as London Pride.
27 Jul 2009Vine, Gosport (Newtown)
Pub now has new long-term licensees. Badger Best and Tanglefoot available on handpump.
30 Jun 2009Bun Penny, Lee-on-the-Solent
Reopened monday 29th june as a free house, selling Butcombe, Otter and triple fff Mooondance, all very good, also sells weston bounds cider
22 Jun 2009George & Dragon, Gosport
Pub reopened under new management in May. Now 3 real ales on offer, Caledonian Duechars IPA, Fullers London Pride and a guest beer.
17 Jun 2009Swan, Portsmouth (Copnor)
Pub currently closed.
16 Jun 2009Brewhouse & Kitchen, Portsmouth (Landport)
Opening on Friday 26th June as a Wetherspoons pub.
9 Jun 2009Thatchers, Portsmouth (North End)
anybody know why it's closed(tuesday 9th june), and all the furniture has been stacked up at the back?
9 Jun 2009Bun Penny, Lee-on-the-Solent
Is reopening at the end of the month as a free house selling 2 local beers and one regional
24 Mar 2009Vine, Gosport (Newtown)
Lease still for sale.
24 Mar 2009Jolly Roger, Gosport (Hardway)
Lease for sale.
17 Mar 2009Vine, Gosport (Newtown)
Reopened under new management.
17 Mar 2009Crown, Fareham
Now reopened as a Wetherspoons pub.
10 Mar 2009Wheelwright's Arms, Havant
Pub reopened.
28 Feb 2009Royal Arms, Gosport (Newtown)
Pub boarded up.
3 Feb 2009Old House At Home, Gosport (Hardway)
Pub currently closed
3 Feb 2009Bird In Hand, Lovedean
Reopened under new management
3 Feb 2009Old Lodge Hotel, Alverstoke
Will soon be selling Real Ale
3 Feb 2009Cricketers, Steep
Now a free house
3 Feb 2009Eagle, Gosport (Newtown)
Under new management
12 Jan 2009Old House At Home, Portsmouth (Milton)
Pub reopened under new management
8 Jan 2009Bird In Hand, Lovedean
Pub currently closed
8 Jan 2009Tangier, Portsmouth (Baffins)
Pub currently closed
8 Jan 2009Old House At Home, Portsmouth (Milton)
Pub currently closed
31 Dec 2008Wheelwright's Arms, Havant
Pub appears to be closed.
2 Oct 2008Painter's Arms, Portsmouth (Landport)
New licensee due in October 2008
2 Oct 2008Market House Tavern, Gosport (Forton)
Under new management
2 Oct 2008Gordon Arms, Fareham
Lease up for sale


These pubs have been lost forever

Jan 2021Red, White & Blue, Portsmouth (Southsea)Changed to professional or financial use (A2)
Jan 2020Royal Marines Artillery Tavern, Portsmouth (Eastney)Changed to housing (C3)
Nov 2018Hoeford Inn, FarehamConverted to other uses
Oct 2018Brewer's Arms, Portsmouth (Milton)Changed to housing (C3)
Apr 2018Curlew, HavantChanged to housing (C3)
Jan 2018Kittiwake, Hayling IslandChanged to housing (C3)
Jun 2017Crafty Hot Dog Company, Portsmouth (Southsea)Converted to other uses
Feb 2017Old Vic, Portsmouth (Southsea)Permanently closed, changed to restaurant/cafe (A3)
Dec 2016Cellars At Eastney, Portsmouth (Eastney)Changed to housing (C3)
Oct 2016Barley Mow, Gosport (Anns Hill)Demolished for housing
Feb 2016Swan, Portsmouth (Cosham)Changed into a shop, including off-licence (A1)
Jan 2016Drift In The City, Portsmouth (Landport)Demolished for housing
Jan 2016Alma Arms, Portsmouth (Eastney)Changed to housing (C3)
Jan 2016White Hart, HavantConverted to other uses
Jan 2016Salisbury Hotel, Portsmouth (Cosham)Changed into a shop, including off-licence (A1)
Jan 2015Fox, Leigh ParkDemolished for housing
Jan 2015Connaught Arms, Portsmouth (Fratton)Changed to housing (C3)
Jan 2015Tangier, Portsmouth (Baffins)Changed into a shop, including off-licence (A1)
Sep 2014Mead End, DenmeadConverted to other uses
May 2014Registry, Portsmouth (Landport)Changed to housing (C3)
May 2014Old Canal Inn, Portsmouth (Milton)Changed into a shop, including off-licence (A1)
Jan 2014Blue Bell, LissDemolished for housing
Jan 2014Campbells Bar, HorndeanDemolished for housing
Jan 2014Brewmaster, CowplainDemolished for housing
Jan 2014Duck, Portsmouth (Southsea)Converted to other uses
Jan 2014Perseverance, HavantPermanently closed, changed to restaurant/cafe (A3)
Jan 2014Foggys, PetersfieldPermanently closed, changed to restaurant/cafe (A3)
Jan 2014Admiral Cunningham, FarehamChanged to housing (C3)
Nov 2013Swan, Portsmouth (Copnor)Demolished for housing
Aug 2013Limes At Catisfield, CatisfieldDemolished for housing
Aug 2013Rose In June, Hayling IslandChanged into a shop, including off-licence (A1)
May 2013Oliver's Bar, Gosport (Newtown)Permanently closed, changed to restaurant/cafe (A3)
Apr 2013Portsdown Inn, PortchesterChanged into a shop, including off-licence (A1)
Mar 2013White House, Portsmouth (Milton)Demolished for other reasons
Mar 2013Contented Pig, Portsmouth (Fratton)Demolished for housing
Jan 2013Strand Bar, Portsmouth (Southsea)Changed to housing (C3)
Jan 2013Ship Leopard, Portsmouth (Portsea)Changed to hotel or B&B (C1)
Jan 2013Railway Inn, Gosport (Forton)Changed to housing (C3)
Jan 2013White Swan, Gosport (Forton)Changed to housing (C3)
Jan 2013Market House Tavern, Portsmouth (Mile End)Changed to hotel or B&B (C1)
Jan 2013Walkabout, Portsmouth (Landport)Changed into a shop, including off-licence (A1)
Dec 2012Wig & Pen, Portsmouth (Southsea)Permanently closed, changed to restaurant/cafe (A3)
Jul 2012Yachtsman, GosportPermanently closed, changed to restaurant/cafe (A3)
Jul 2012Grange, Gosport (Rowner)Demolished for housing
Jun 2012Green Dragon, CowplainChanged into a shop, including off-licence (A1)
May 2012Devonshire Arms, Portsmouth (Southsea)Changed into a shop, including off-licence (A1)
May 2012Gravediggers, Portsmouth (Eastney)Changed to housing (C3)
May 2012Avenue Hotel, Portsmouth (Stamshaw)Changed to housing (C3)
Apr 2012New Inn, Portsmouth (Drayton)Permanently closed, changed to restaurant/cafe (A3)
Apr 2012Wheelbarrow, Portsmouth (Southsea)Permanently closed, changed to restaurant/cafe (A3)
Mar 2012Wymering Arms, Portsmouth (Cosham)Changed to housing (C3)
Feb 2012Taswell Arms, Portsmouth (Southsea)Changed to housing (C3)
Jan 2012Alexandra, Portsmouth (Landport)Changed into a shop, including off-licence (A1)
Oct 2011New Clarendon, Portsmouth (Southsea)Changed into a shop, including off-licence (A1)
Jun 2011Red Lion, West MeonChanged to housing (C3)
Apr 2011Travellers Joy, Portsmouth (Milton)Demolished for housing
Jan 2011Brewers Arms, HorndeanChanged into a shop, including off-licence (A1)
Jan 2011Dragon, BedhamptonPermanently closed, changed to restaurant/cafe (A3)
Jan 2011Crows Nest, CowplainConverted to other uses
Dec 2010Royal Exchange, Portsmouth (Southsea)Changed to housing (C3)
Jan 2010Cobden Arms, HavantChanged to housing (C3)
Jan 2010Star, HavantDemolished for housing
Jan 2010Jolly Sailor, PetersfieldDemolished for housing
Jan 2006Green Dragon, PetersfieldPermanently closed, changed to restaurant/cafe (A3)
Jan 2006Old House At Home, Portsmouth (Paulsgrove)Changed to housing (C3)
Jan 2005Town House, Portsmouth (Southsea)Demolished for housing
Jan 2000Colonial Bar, HorndeanDemolished for housing
Jan 2000Leopard, PurbrookChanged into a shop, including off-licence (A1)

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