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The King Street Tavern

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Housed in an 18th century pub in the heart of Southsea, The King Street Tavern combines our passion with authentic Smoked/BBQ Meats with great beer. With our focus on the rubs and the infusion of wood smoke our meats are cooked ‘low and slow’ to perfection and paired with our wide range of beers and ales. As the birthplace of Portsmouth’s first genuine Smokehouse The King Street Tavern also boasts a fine selection of big and punchy craft beers, with carefully selected wines and spirits including world whisky's, Gin's and Rum's. Our team of friendly and well informed Staff bring you considered hospitality and great service in a classic yet vibrant atmosphere.
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
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All reviews ribs sunday roast yorkshire pud burger roast potatoes chilli pulled pork mixed grill chicken nice traditional pub home made great selection of beers friendly pub fresh veg quality and quantity mother's day huge portions
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow !!! We booked for a extended family of 8, age range 12-70 ! We absolutely loved it !! We all had the roast dinner and all loved it, cauliflower cheese AMAZING!! Great decor, friendly staff so accommodating we had a dietary requirement and a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank richardcB477FZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a work function and the food was absolutely lovely as well as friendly staff! I had the chicken wings they were superb and there was live music! Highly recommend :)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jordyn G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard about this place after collecting my xmas meat from the butchers! I read that they smoked their own meat in-house and of course I knew the quality of the meat was going to be good! My husband loves ribs and it isnt something you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank SallyC1077
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a nice Sunday dinner as recommended. Lovely warm welcome and attentive team. Bit disappointed with no Brie available for starters and my husband really fancied fish and none was available 😩 However understand was in between Xmas and new year. We all had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank JoanneF1976
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a couple of friends and was very happy with the service. Prompt and very nice bartenders! Only had a snack but was really good also. In short great food, great beer and I would definitely come back.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Jimmydawg98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food very generous meat portions and perfectly cooked roasties and Yorkshire puds and nicely cooked fresh veg, the meat was tender and tasty. The pub is friendly and cosy good choice of ales, staff were lovely and welcoming too! All in all probably one...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cpmachin
Reviewed 12 December 2018

One of Portsmouth's little gems. If you like your smoked meat - brisket, ribs, wings, then this place needs to be on your list!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Jay C
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Booked our Christmas bash at the KST after browsing their amazing menus and they did not disappoint. 12 of us pre-ordered from the festive menu which was traditional to the season but with a KST twist. Wow, we were all stunned to silence. The melt...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank mandym618
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

I visited KST on Saturday night with a group of work colleagues. We had the 3 course Christmas menu. I had the mushroom aracini, vegetable wellington and chocolate fondant. The food was all absolutely gorgeous and the portions were huge! Great atmosphere, service and food....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Kat F
Reviewed 9 December 2018

sunday lunch. brilliant front of house staff. good wine pleasant table. bishops tipple unavailable. advertised cider mulled wine, unavailable. 3 potential guests walked out because of unavailable lager. advertised, Pork Loin, served, the worst ever pork belly ever. guests just dealing with the food and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank janicehillyardsmith
KST T, Owner at The King Street Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Hi Janice Thank you for taking the time to review the King Street Tavern, I appreciate all constructive reviews however negative. Having read your review & spoken to the staff who served you I would like to take this opportunity to answer the points you've...More

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26 February 2017|
Response from KST T | Property representative |
Hi. Thank you for your enquiry. Since our refurbishment our pub quiz night is on a Wednesday evening every other week. Regards. KST
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