> Dave - fear not - you're in for a treat as Spouthsea is one of my
> stomping grounds...
> You don't mention which caravan park you refer to but I'm guessing it's
> the one at the Eastney end of Southsea
Yes that is the one. One real ale. can't bring to mind the brewer, but
the current ales is HSB. Last time I tried to get a pint before coming
home, the barman started to pull my pint and then the pump got notchey,
just as they do when they run out of bloody real ale :-(
> in which case I would
> wholeheartedly recommend the Sir Loin of Beef
As an aside.
I live in Chorley, a small town close to Preston Lancs.
It boasts, among other things, Houghton Tower, the location of the table
and the site where King James was reputed to have knighted the loin of
beef. And Astley Hall, where the chair that he supposed to have sat on
when he did this act. The hall is reputedly to hold the boots of Oliver
I have to inform you that all the above is a myth.
See amongst other links
Sorry, you will have to cut and paste this link.
Or type sirloin into google and see what you get back.
)as your starting
> point for excellent ale... this is at the Eastney end of the Albert
> Road - absolutely fantastic pub and my old local...always a choice of 3
> or 4 real ales...
I think I know which road this is, not by name, but by recognition. I'll
find it though. What is parking like around there?
> in the same area the RMA is worth a visit
Well, that is Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday sorted if you can let me
know what road the RMA is on.
> Eastney Cellars (opposite the RMA) serves a
> nice pint..
That will take care of Thursday :-)
> If you're in the main part of Southsea I also recommend a pub I visited
> the first time a couple of weeks ago called the Hole in the Wall
> which lived up to it's recommendation easily...
Knowing the location (roughly) of that pub, I would expect quite a walk
from where I can park to get there, or does it have its own car park?
All these watering holes will be visited at about noon, as I have 2
grand children to look after morning and late afternoon.
Thanks for all your information and I will try all you have recommended.