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The Brushmakers Arms

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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Jewel in the crown

If you want an authentic old English pub, this is the place. Limited number of tables for eating... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Great food, great history

Have been here a few times (great place to take visiting friends/family). Really friendly staff... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 weeks ago
“Jewel in the crown”
29 Aug 2017
“Such a lovely pub but so disappointed with lunch”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want an authentic old English pub, this is the place. Limited number of tables for eating and you certainly get new ambience of the place. Probably best to book in advance as we did. Food freshly prepared and cooked - had to wait...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shanman55
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I so rarely write a negative review but I feel so disappointed with our visit. It is, in my mind, near perfect a Hampshire pub as you'll get. Lovely décor, not pretentious, pleasant staff and garden. It is one of our regulars when we are...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank trescomania
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Have been here a few times (great place to take visiting friends/family). Really friendly staff with great recommendations from the chef. Unusual menu items on offer and food excellent. Locals welcoming. Historic pub dating back to Cromwell and a resident ghost (apparently). Bit of a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank babybunny95
Reviewed 20 May 2017

polite and friendly absolutely packed but service was not slow food was superb a great evening maybe main course could have been a bit hotter definitely one to visit staff made you very welcome

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Bill S
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We haven't eaten here for a long time as didn't enjoy our last visit. However, we were told that it has changed hands so thought we'd give it a go. So glad we did as the roast is the best pub roast I've ever had....More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Kaz58
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Great English pub great reception helpful staff friendly locals dog friendly everything a old fashioned local pub should be made to feel welcome and at home straight away food fantastic good selection will be going back for sure

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Winedrinker280879
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

Very nice pub with friendly staff, we were seated in a very tight corner but we're not to bothered by this until it started to get very warm, good choice on the menu and specials board we ordered a starter mine was the cheese with...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Y7963HTsamw
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

Took a first trip here for my wife's birthday meal. This is a traditional English pub with a lot of history. Friendly atmosphere. Open fire. Great local beers. The food is great as you can see by the PIC. The pies are made on site....More

1  Thank bighaith
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Busy kitchen providing very good quality of a wide range of pub food, and real ale and any other drink you want. Brilliant value, great service, thank you, Keith!

Date of experience: January 2014
1  Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Set in a lovely traditional village, the pub offers a welcome to casuals, regulars, walkers and cyclists wanting to drink or eat in a convivial atmosphere. The landlord will give you a hearty welcome to a wide range of excellent beers and cider, and a...More

Date of experience: November 2013
1  Thank RichardMW
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