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Lord John Russell

(formerly Little Johnny Russells)

12 Albert 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 - 1.30 am
Saturday11.00 am - 1.30 am
Sunday11.00 am - 11.00 pm


Bermondsey Pub Co (Ei Group)

About the Pub

Dating from the late 19th century, the original Lord John Russell remained a constant on Albert Road for well over a hundred years. The house went through a multitude of name changes and guises between 1998 and 2017, before thankfully regaining its original name in November 2017. The interior has a flagstoned floor and a small raised, boarded deck to the left, on which a DJ booth is located. Furnishings vary from leather sofas and armchairs to traditional tables and chairs and bar stools. The walls are decorated with 12″ vinyl discs and old album covers. A large, flat panel television is affixed to the right-hand wall. There is a sizeable patio garden at the rear of the pub. Piped music is played and entertainment, in the former of DJs, is hosted on Friday and Saturday nights from 8:30pm. Pub quizes are held (see Facebook page for details).

Food is served throughout the day, with the emphasis on burgers, hot dogs and sausage & mash (see website for menus).

On the bar, up to four cask ales from national and independent brewers are served (sourced nationwide), with these changing on a regular basis. Three traditional, boxed ciders are also stocked.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Source: National

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Lord John Russell, Portsmouth


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    3 boxed ciders.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Courtyard patio.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Lord John Russell

12 Albert Road

Sat Nav Reference

50.787491, -1.081669


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Nearby Bus Routes (85m)

First Hampshire: 2

Closest Station (1360m)


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