The Old Customs House
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Situated in one of Portsmouth’s original naval buildings, The Old Customs House is a charming spot to retreat to after a long day. On chilly evenings, settle down on a squashy leather sofa with a large glass of rich La Vuelta malbec; in summer, the San Valentino pinot grigio is best enjoyed in the shade of the attractive courtyard. If wine isn’t your tipple of choice, this Fuller’s pub boasts a superb collection of real ale – perhaps sample zesty, seasonal ale Spring Sprinter. For those wishing to dine, the pan-roasted duck breast is particularly good, and comes with fondant potatoes, caramelised shallots and red wine jus. Follow with chocolate and hazelnut mousse complemented by sharp blackcurrant coulis. If you prefer savoury, there’s an excellent cheeseboard featuring mature Cheddar, Yorkshire blue and Waterloo Brie with sweet quince jelly and crackers.