The Portsmouth Arms (Basingstoke) Reviews
Description:Hatch Warren Lane / Hatch Warren / Basingstoke / Hampshire / RG22 4RA / Tel: 01256 334036.
Newest Review: ... what with the residents of Brighton Hill having nowhere to go this pub has gone downhill rapidly and shamefully in recent years. A recent visit produced tasteless, badly kept ales, children sitting at the bar, dirty tables (and indeed chairs) and the staff uninterested and rude. If you are a car park enthusiast, then by all means make the effort to stop by and take in all of the parking ... more
Customer The Portsmouth Arms (Basingstoke) Reviews (7)
by Blazingnonsmoker - written on 23/01/11
Ah, such promise. After being nearly consumed by fire twice, the pub has remained a beacon of hope for the thirsty denizens of Hatch Warren. However, what with the residents of Brighton Hill having nowhere to go this pub has gone downhill rapidly and shamefully in recent years. A recent visit produced tasteless, badly kept ales, children sitting at the bar, dirty tables (and indeed chairs) and the staff uninterested and rude. If you are a car park enthusiast, then by all means make the effort to stop by and take in all of the parking splendour of a gravel surface, plenty of room and fine topiary. If you are not, then stay at home and insert pencils ... Read the complete review
by Mark Tilley - written on 05/09/10
Homemade food pub, pretty average downstairs, but,Ahh, the evenings in the small flat above the Arms, with the fan on and the window open. Funny smells and a video... Good friends and whichever guy she had with her who wasn't her boyfriend.The Portsmouth Arms, such a friendly pub. Good luck with that!
by dave - written on 28/08/10
Nice pub, good selection of beer & friendly staff. Food not as good as it used to be but still not bad. Other people in the bar were friendly , we have had good fun especially at the regular quiz night.
by - written on 24/08/10 (Somewhat useful, 101 readings)
This Pub looks lovely and the car park is excellent. Inside it is clean and spacious. The problems start on Friday and Saturday Evenings if it's not warm enough to sit outside. It becomes very crowded in the bar area and a lot of the people are very aggressive, human pit bull types. This means the bar area can be quite intimidating. The bar staff are mainly female and the males there are all very young. In fact the entire staff is very young which attracts a much younger clientele than a real ale pub with a thatched roof might be expected to attract. On off peak times it can be a nice place to be. Just don't eat there. The food and service is atrocious. I have been taken Read the complete review
by Graham Smith - written on 03/08/10
I went for a meal here recently and took the family, the foor was excellent, the service was O.K. Unfortunately the Portsmouth Arms experience was ruined for us when my son got the wrong main course. I complained politely and it was changed. The Manageress was not very polite and the whole episode seemed needlessly difficult. We probably caught her on a bad day or something. How difficult is it to smile at customers and change a dish? I'm not rich and a meal out for us all together is a real treat. My wife has recently been made redundant and our family income halved. The little things like a meal together are what memories are made of. The surroundings in the ... Read the complete review
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