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A traditional thatched pub at the heart of the local community

The Portsmouth Arms, as it stands today, was built in 1997 under a stunning 90 tonne thatched roof, with a traditional and welcoming interior. Under the main floor in the house lays a time capsule filled with items from mid- 1997. The capsule was installed by the Earl of Portsmouth before the pub opened to the public and the opening ceremony was attended by children from the local Hatch Warren Junior School, who are all now in their 30’s. An unveiling of the capsule is planned for the 25th Anniversary in 2022.

The interior of the pub combines a fabulous traditional dining room with more informal dining areas for eating, together with and a cosy and comfortable bar with relaxed seating, for those wishing to enjoy a drink with family and friends. In addition, our large garden (with an extensive and newly refurbished children’s play area) and separate outside patio, both with traditional garden furniture, have seating for around 50 and are perfect for the longer spring and summer evenings when you don’t have a care in the World!


Opening Times

Monday - Thursday: 11.00am - 11:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 11.00am - 12 Midnight
Sunday: 12 noon - 11:30pm

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Mark Twain

Celebrate Christmas With Us

Where better than to celebrate Christmas than in a cosy traditional pub?  Come and celebrate with friends, family or colleagues and let us take care of everything for you with festive drinks and Christmas menus packed with tempting dishes to get your mouth watering and the festive season off to the perfect start.
So what are you waiting for, if you haven’t already booked, click on the link below to find out what we have on offer.
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Mortimer's Orchard English Berries Draught Cider

A refreshingly fruity cider made with 100% fresh English apple juice.  The taste of raspberries and blackberries are perfectly blended with a hint of grass for lasting refreshment.

Make sure you try a pint next time you’re in.

Forum Lager

Introducing Forum, the brand new lager from Hall & Woodhouse.

Forum is a 4.2% refreshing Helles style lager, with a delicate flavour from the Weihenstephan yeast and a subtle fruity lemon character from Hallertau Blanc and Huell Melon hops.

The name refers not only to Blandford Forum, the location of the H&W brewery where this new, exciting lager is brewed, but also to a meeting or gathering where ideas and views can be exchanged.  And where better to meet and put the world to rights than in a traditional British pub, where you can enjoy this refreshing drink with friends and family.

So what are you waiting for, make sure you try a pint next time you visit.

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