Old House At Home

Hampshire - Portsmouth

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

104 Locksway Road
Portsmouth, Milton
PO4 8JR

Tel: (023) 9273 2606

Real Ale: Yes

Station: Yes

Nearby Station: Fratton

Station Distance: 1700m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Fratton) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Large 19th century vernacular public house with an interwar single storey extension which is completely oak panelled to picture rail height, has a parquet floor, and a fireplace set in a gigantic inglenook, housing fitted curved settles to matched radiused walls on either side with parapets above mantle shelf height. Fitted bench seating from the rest of the room has been lost. The servery is a quadrant next to what was probably a kitchen (no sign of off sales here), the fittings behind the server have been replaced, the glass shelf over the bar front with turned supports is probably a later alteration but the top moulding seems to match. The toilets are modernised but the doors to the lavatories retain original brass furniture and signage.

Large 19th century vernacular public house with an interwar single storey extension which is completely oak panelled to picture rail height, has a parquet floor, and a fireplace set in a gigantic inglenook, housing fitted curved settles to matched radiused walls on either side with parapets above mantle shelf height. Fitted bench seating from the rest of the room has been lost. The servery is a quadrant next to what was probably a kitchen (no sign of off sales here), the fittings behind the server have been replaced, the glass shelf over the bar front with turned supports is probably a later alteration but the top moulding seems to match. The toilets are modernised but the doors to the lavatories retain original brass furniture and signage.

On the left the main building has been opened out and is notable only for a large 70’s feature fireplace and 1980 painted panels over the bar canopy featuring anthropomorphic mice. Other murals on the walls have been irreparably Artexed over.

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