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The Most Informative Portsmouth Pubs Website
Despite a steady reduction over the years, the City of Portsmouth is still home to around 150 public houses, giving it one of the best pubs per head of population ratios in the country. These range from traditional Victorian conerhouses to cavernous city centre circuit pubs, where daytime shoppers and professionals make way for young drinkers at night.
We have seen a worrying amount of closures among the traditional style pubs across the city in recent times die to factors such as the governments now abolished beer duty escalator and the smoking ban of 2007.
This, combined with recent economic decline, has hit the pub trade hard, forcing local licencees out of business and has led to the sell-off of many much loved hostelries by the big pub companies.
However, there are still many excellent pubs throughout the city that are well worth visiting.
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