Looking for the perfect venue Christmas Celebrations In Portsmouth? The Ship And Castle have the perfect setting for all the family, work parties or even just a festive Dinner and drinks with your friends.
The Ship and Castle are now taking bookings for Christmas which is running throughout December up until the 24th December.
To book your table at The Ship And Castle, just drop them an email requesting a copy of the Christmas menu along with their pre order booking sheet. Christmas celebrations get booked very quickly so to avoid disappointment don’t leave it too late!
Fancy a nice cosy drink with a slice of cake look no further The Ship And Castle now have tea or coffee and cake on offer for only £3.50 all day!
For further information please contact them directly on: 023 9283 2009
Aswell as a great selection of drinks they also have fantastic food! With the Kids back at school and you are back playing taxi from one place to another, you may not have thought about tonights dinner. So why not take the pressure off, round up the troops and head to The Ship and Castle and enjoy their 6 Day Carvery. (Excluding Mondays) Think crispy golden potatoes , fluffy Yorkshire Puddings and lashings of gravy – how could you resist!
To Make A Reservation:
02392 832 009
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.
The Ship & Castle has been an independently owned, family business since 2002.
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