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Reopened on 17 May. Booking recommended. See website for details.

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Good Companion

2 Eastern Road

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
Sunday11.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 9

About the Pub

Opened in 1938, this large road house was built for the Brickwood's Brewery and is a prominent landmark beside the main eastern approach road into the city. Now one very large bar room, divided into various seating areas, the pub's original ceiling height has been lowered considerably to give a more intimate feel. The floor is mostly carpeted, with a tiled area running along the length of the bar counter. There are plenty of high tables and chairs nearer the bar, with more traditional tables and chairs elsewhere, as well as a number of upholstered armchairs. Large, decoratively-framed mirrors are hung on walls throughout the pub and there are also large abstract works of art prominently displayed. Piped music is played and there is a large television in the main bar area, on which sporting events are shown. A dartboard is a surprise inclusion, slightly hidden away among the dividing walls in the left-hand seating area. Gaming machines are provided, together with an ATM, close to the main entrance (withdrawal charges apply). There is ample car parking at the front of the pub, where picnic benches can also be found for those who wish to drink outside.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Greene King IPA
  • Morland Old Speckled Hen

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Good Companion, Portsmouth


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% discount off all Real Ales.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games


  • WiFi Wifi

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Good Companion

2 Eastern Road

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50.799423, -1.055202


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First Hampshire: 13

Closest Station (1790m)


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