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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%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
54 East Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JJ, England
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1 - 10 of 365 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

If I had just gone for Sunday lunch, this would have been 5 stars. In Portsmouth on holiday and this was local so we called for lunch on Saturday, as they did Sunday lunch we thought we would book as it looked busy, usually a...More

Thank 190762Annie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bridge is a lovely pub, full of atmosphere, and offers a decent range of cask and craft beers, which, if you stick to Fullers, are reasonably priced for the area. Sadly, the food is a let-down - limited choice (a selection of around 10...More

Thank Brian J
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We always appreciate the honest feedback. I'm pleased to hear you like the pub and were enjoying the atmosphere however I'm obviously disappointed to hear our food was not up to the high standards we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another lovely meal at this fine hostelry. Attentive service and lovely food. Landlord and Staff very friendly. Highly recommend. Bonus if you have a day nice enough to sit outside!!

Thank jepsonamanda
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little gem of a pub was recommended to us by friends and we were not disappointed. The staff were all very friendly and had good knowledge of the beers they were serving which we found very impressive. One of our party has dietary needs...More

Thank mavler1963
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely comments we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here the other day. The service was excellent. Very friendly and helpful. The scampi and chips were adequate. Would try again though

Thank gizmoclunky
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We would really like to thank all of the staff at the Bridge Tavern for helping to make our wedding reception in December so special. From booking the venue to the final day, they have all been very helpful and attentive towards our needs. The...More

Thank Paul161217
Simon S, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review it was our pleasure! We hope to see you all again soon.

Reviewed 8 January 2018

I was so looking forward to what I thought would be a lovely Sunday Roast but I was truly mistaken!! I felt like I had suddenly appeared in a Monty Python Sketch, but instead of being told you can have "Spam, Spam or more Spam"...More

Thank Paula N
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review we always appreciate the honest feedback and please be ensured all your comments have been taken on board. We are always striving to do better. I would like to apologise for your disappointment when you...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with family, each had a very good pint of ale. Ordered food from the varied menu, but had to wait almost an hour for it to come (and only after having a word at the bar) The battered fish and beef burger...More

Thank hcharnshaw
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we always appreciate the honest feedback. Please be ensured your comments have been taken on board and I will be discussing this with our head chef. We are always striving to do better. I'm obviously...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Went to the Bridge Tavern for my company Xmas lunch, decided to go for the Salmon option and while everyone else got a nice beef or turkey roast lunch with all the trimmings I got <see photo> - very disappointing..More

Thank Jeannette S
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm obviously disappointed to hear you weren't happy with your Christmas party meal choice and I apologise for your disappointment. We always welcome the feedback and are always striving to do better. If you return...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017

I have been here a couple times. But last Sunday will be the last. Interestingly everywhere in Portsmouth was full and unbookable on the last Sunday before Christmas EXCEPT here. We arrived early around12.30 Stood for 5 long minutes while two members of staff completed...More

Thank markj418
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we always appreciate the honest feedback. I'm obviously disappointed to hear our food and service was not up to the high standards we aim to achieve, we are always striving to do better. Please be...More

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Celia F
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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