One of our favourite pubs near Gunwharf – The Ship and Castle Portsmouth have some very exciting news to bring you! NEW beer on the bar! Get yourself down there and try TROOPER – their new Iron Maiden inspired beer, created at Robinsons Brewery.
Malt flavours and citric notes for a unique blend of Bobek, Goldings and Cascade hops give this deep golden ale a subtle hint of lemon. TROOPER takes its name from the Iron Maiden song which itself was inspired by the famous Charge of the Light Brigade.
A real ale enthusiast, band vocalist Bruce Dickinson has helped develop a beer with a true depth of character.
As well as the new beer available, The Ship and Castle Portsmouth have a wide ranging of other deals and drink promotions to choose from on almost a daily basis, making it one of the most popular pubs near Gunwharf after a day of shopping…. including their Monday bottle offer (from 5pm),
Any two lagers £5
Any two ales £7
Any two ciders £6
Did You Know?
Renowned in the area and available six days of the week (every day except Monday), The Ship and Castle Portsmouth have a fierce reputation for their Carvery.
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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02392 832 009
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