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The Bridge Tavern

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
54 East Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JJ, England
+44 23 9275 2992
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
54 East Street, Portsmouth PO1 2JJ, England
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1 - 10 of 371 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Bridge Tavern for lunch on Saturday. There were 2 types of mussels on the Special's board. I asked the girl behind the bar if she could recommend. She recommended Mussels with bacon and onion in white sauce. My husband ordered scampi and chips....More

Thank Natasha B
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. 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 apologise...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had booked for 6 people at 7pm. Nobody was there to greet and seat us when we arrived. After trying to locate somebody to find out what was going on we were told that kitchen was closed unless it was for people who had...More

Thank Simon A
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 apologise that your recent experience with us was not up to the high standards we aim to achieve unfortunately this weekend was extremely busy for us due to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is situated on Spice Island opposite Gun Wharf Quay. It looks beautiful in the summer with a fantastic display of hanging baskets. It is situated on a quay where you can sit and watch the fishing boats. We occasionally visit for lunch but...More

Thank Barbara R
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 and I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed that atmosphere the camber has to offer. I apologise you did not receive granary bread as advertised. Please be ensured your comments have been taken on board and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Paid £16 for an awful roast dinner, completely tasteless and unseasoned with chewy fatty meat. Never paid so much money for a meal I couldn't even finish.. Nice spot for a drink but the food is bad and overpriced.More

Thank 687rosie
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 1 April 2018

Popped in on off chance and had good friendly service at the bar . We found a table upstairs and had a lovely Sunday roast. Yummy. Say no more. A right treat on Easter Sunday in lovely cozy surroundings.No room for pudding as first course...More

Thank stroud93
Simon S, Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you we look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 5 March 2018

This was pub number three on our pub crawl of old pubs. Set in the fishing harbour sadly the wightlink horrible double level car park has spoiled the view somewhat. Lovely pub good service and I had a pint of cider.

Thank jimeng
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 16 February 2018

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
Simon S, General Manager at The Bridge Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 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 was not up to the high standards we aim to achieve however I am pleased to hear that on your second visit...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018

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 6 February 2018

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 30 January 2018 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 6 February 2018

Thank you

Reviewed 24 January 2018

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 6 February 2018

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

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Celia F
16 November 2016|
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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$ 24
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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