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In 1900 Portsmouth, in Southern England, had about 800 pubs serving a population of 190,000. Although Portsmouth's population today is 205,000, the number of pubs has shrunk to around 160.
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The Wymering, Cosham was built in the 1930s but now demolished and flats built instead.


The Wymering, Cosham (C) Barry Shimmon

Ship Leopard at The Hard. Now an hotel.


Ship Leopard Hotel - Picture of The Ship Leopard Hotel, Portsmouth - TripAdvisor

The Grave Diggers in Highland Road, Southsea. 19th Century pub, now a house.


The Grave Diggers in Highland Road (C) Basher Eyre

The Cumberland Tavern designed by the prolific architect A E Cogswell. Now converted to flats.

Portsmouth music scene

The Salisbury, Cosham. Now a convenience store.

The Salisbury, Cosham

The Mediterranean, Portsmouth, closed in 1978 but still bears the ceramic tile mural.

The Mediterranean, Portsmouth - another lost pub

The Railway near Cosham Station. Now demolished to make way for yet more flats.


Rhw Viking in Arundel Street, now a block of flats.

Lost Pubs - V - Portsmouth Pubs

The Spotted Cow, North End Avenue, Portsmouth. Designed by A H Bone. Now converted into flats.

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The Priory Inn. Opened in the 1950s, demolished in 2003 to make way for housing.

Days Gone By - Pub Memories: Portsmouth News and Information (Portsmouth)