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Hole in the Wall

1A St Martins Street
PO19 1NP

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Opening Times

Monday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday10.00 am - Midnight
Saturday10.00 am - Midnight
Sunday10.00 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sun 12pm - 9.30pm


Greene King

About the Pub

Though Greene King are the owners, this is NOT a Greene King pub. It is leased to and operated by Big Smoke Brewing Company of Esher, so one of the best pubs in the city for real ale choice. Two of the real ales are normally their own.

The building is believed to have started life in the C18th as a debtors prison, but this is an old pub, once of two bars but knocked through so the bar wraps round from the front to the back via a smaller side room. The interior features brick pillars and half height painted wood panelling, The large space is sufficiently split up to create a cosy, friendly atmosphere.

There are 12 hand pumps on the L-shaped bar, eight for real ale, and four for real cider. The twenty keg beers are listed on a blackboard above the bar. Both keg and cask offerings include Big Smoke's own beers as well as others sourced nationally. Food is good too.

Unobtrusive background music is from Vinyl only. Quiz nights on Sundays. A good food selection from snacks to full meals is available all day from Noon until 9.30.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Big Smoke --other--
  • Big Smoke Solaris Session Pale Ale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Bristol Beer Factory --varies--
  • Gun --varies--
  • Harvey's --varies--

The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes a rare beer style.

Often includes Bristol Beer Factory, Gun and Harvey's.

Source: National

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Hole in the Wall, Chichester


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Sunday Roast.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Outdoor smokers' area.

  • Parking Parking

    Short stay public car park nearby.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events


  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Area at the back can be booked.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Fri or Sat eve.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area


  • WiFi Wifi

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Hole in the Wall

1A St Martins Street
PO19 1NP

Sat Nav Reference

50.8369, -0.777791


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (200m)

(All routes on Cathedral)

Nearby Station (700m)



Just off East Street, almost opp the back door to Marks and Spencer

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