Are you heading out for some shopping over the bank holiday and looking for the Best Pubs Near Gunwharf to grab a bite to eat and a few drinks afterwards? Our friends at The Ship & Castle can help with that and whats even better is that they have a whole host of offers through the week and on saturday its Wine Saturdays where a bottle is only £10.. yes you read that right, £10!!
Also available in the bar i their amazing selection of bottled ales Doombar, Trooper, Brains Gold, Atlantic Pale Ale and what’s even better is they are all included in monday nights bottle offer!! With an extra day this weekend get rid of the “Tuesday fear!”
Enjoy a cold refreshing flavoured cider, lilly’s or old mout and make the most of this sunshine! After a day of shopping this will probably go down very well!!
Fancy a spot of lunch? Monday to Saturday they have ham, egg and chips available for £4.95! And then their great carvery available Tuesday to Sunday there’s nothing better than a roast any day of the week!
A Little History… For centuries, the importance of Portsmouth Harbour has been paramount to the continued success of the British Empire. Many monarchs built castles in the immediate vicinity to protect this national asset, at one time the largest industrial site in the world. The pub’s name, therefore, could not be more appropriate, being placed in between the ships and the castles.
The historic centre of operations for The Royal Navy, Portsmouth Harbour is home to three of the Navy’s most iconic ships in history, being Henry VIII’s Mary Rose, Vice-Admiral Nelson’s Victory and Queen Victoria’s Warrior.
Situated directly outside the Victory Gates, The Ship and Castle, with its imposing facade, would have been the first port of call for many a sailor when on leave.
Imagine the days when a glass bottomed tankard was developed as a way to refuse the King’s shilling. The drinker could see coin in the bottom of the tankard and refuse the drink, thereby avoiding the ruse often used to press-gang volunteers for the Navy. They were also useful to see what was going on around you as you drank in those not so peaceful times.
Such is the history of the waterfront that The Ship and Castle must have seen it all! Occupying No. 1 The Hard since 1745, this area was known as ‘Devil’s Acre’ due to it’s notorious reputation with sailors, alcohol, prostitution, press gangs and crime. The pub has survived many turbulent times, particularly during World War II when the area was heavily bombed due to it’s proximity to the Navy Base.
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