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Old 17 April 2016, 13:42   #1
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Places to stay things to do in Portsmouth

Hi folks, looking for some help please

I will be staying for one night / day in Portsmouth as a stop off point for my surprise 40th birthday present my wife has organised for me at the end of May. Could any of you please recommend any of the following:

1.) somewhere to stay in/around the town - prefer a small hotel or B and B (anything but a hotel chain)
2.) somewhere nice to eat in the evening preferably by the waterside (something like the jolly sailor at the Hamble)
3.) any suggestions to what we can do during the day. I.e. Mary rose, any rib manufacturers
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Old 18 April 2016, 01:04   #2
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The historic dock yard is definitely well worth a visit.
There are several eateries on the waterfront, at Gunwharf Quays. Most though the generic types found at all these developments, some very good ones though including Jamies Italian, Loch Fyne seafood etc
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Old 18 April 2016, 02:22   #3
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The duke of Buckingham for rooms, cheap & cheerful. Spice island & gun wharf quay for the evening. The old customs house is a cracking pub. Take your missus up the spinnaker tower, she'll love it👍


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The duke of Buckingham for rooms, cheap & cheerful. Spice island & gun wharf quay for the evening. The old customs house is a cracking pub. Take your missus up the spinnaker tower, she'll love it👍


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I know it's not very 'sea centric' but I often think some of the most under rated aspects of Southern Hampshire are inland a bit. The south downs for a walk and Petersfield/Steep, South Harting etc to stay are pretty good.

For a waterside pub with history/character the Royal Oak in Langstone is hard to beat. The Cormorant is Portchester is not quite on the water front but can be combined with a waterside stroll around the castle.
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Arent you tempted to take Carpe Diem?
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Not forgetting Fort Purbrook?.
On the edge of the hill overlooking Portsmouth and Langstone harbours.
Great/interesting site to visit.
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Historic dockyard, you could spend an entire day there very easily.
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For a small contribution to the "beer fund" you could leave boat and trailer overnight at my yard in Old Portsmouth and stay in any hotel you like.

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