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George Inn

Portsdown Hill Road

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Opening Times


MondayMidday - 10.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2 Mon - Fri
11 - 2 Sat
No Service Sun

About the Pub

This late 18th century Grade II listed building was once two cottages and also contained Old Widley Fire Station, which is still in evidence today on the north side of the building. Now a comfortable and homely pub, the house was listed in 1972 and is very popular with both locals and passers-by. Located at the original crossroads where London Road bisects Portsdown Hill Road, the outside seating areas offer fine views across Portsmouth, Langstone Harbour and the Isle of Wight. The bar is divided into two or three distinct areas and contains a large collection of breweriana, such as old bottles, beer mats, glasses and signage, notably from Portsmouth's long defunct Brickwoods brewery. A number of pewter tankards hang above the bar, together with a yard of ale. The pub is comfortably furnished throughout, with traditional tables and chairs and upholstered bench seats. Daily newspapers are available. Low-level piped music is played throughout the day. Seven well-kept real ales are sold - five regular beers from large regionals, plus monthly guest beers, usually sourced from local micros. Live bands are hosted on Tuesdays at 9pm and a music quiz is held every other Sunday evening. An Irish folk jam is held on the last Sunday of each month, between 2:30 and 6:30pm. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the pub. An annual music and beer festival is held in late summer. In the early part of the last century it was a tram stop on the Portsdown & Horndean Light Railway. The pub is a member of the Timothy Taylor Champion Club.

Historic Interest

Former Widley fire station now incorporated into the pub, on the north side of the buidling. A former tram stop on the Portsdown & Horndean Light Railway.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 5 regular beers.

  • Flower Pots Goodens Gold
  • Fuller's London Pride
  • Greene King Abbot
  • Sharp's Doom Bar
  • Timothy Taylor Boltmaker

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Goddards --varies--
  • Irving --varies--
  • Langham --varies--

The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes the following rare beer styles:

  • Old Ale

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Not Sun - Sat breakfast from 11

  • Garden Garden


  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Tuesday evenings. Irish Jam Session on last Sunday of month.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • WiFi Wifi

    Free - no registration required.

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George Inn

Portsdown Hill Road

Sat Nav Reference

50.853535, -1.053507


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Nearby Bus Routes (120m)

First Hampshire: 7, 8; Stagecoach: 20

Closest Station (1850m)


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George Inn

Portsdown Hill Road

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Additional Services
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Newspapers
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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