The Shepherds Crook
The Shepherds Crook is renowned in Portsmouth for being the official Portsmouth Football Club supporters’ pub, mere minutes away from the Fratton Park Stadium where Pompey play at home.
Located on the corner of Goldsmith Avenue and Winter Road, facing Milton Park, The Shepherds Crook has been Milton’s local pub since its opening in 1912, serving Pompey fans on match days and local regulars throughout the rest of the week, while always welcoming new visitors who want to enjoy anything from a drink and small snack to the occasional barbecue or a game of pool or darts.
The pub has its own pool championship, with two in-house teams competing division-by-divison. They’re actively seeking out new teams to join the competitions, and anyone who wants to start their own can discuss the idea with a member of the Shepherds Crook’s friendly staff team.
The pub also has its own in-house darts team.
Sometimes called ‘The Crook’, this football-focused pub features a bar stocked up with plenty of national favourites, including the best-selling cask beer in south-west England — Doom Bar — and the full-bodied Ruby beer that is Hobgoblin. London Pride and Old Golden Hen are two other regular favourites.
Licensed for live TV, The Shepherds Crook is ideal for any footie fanatic even when Portsmouth aren’t playing at home just across the road, and proved incredibly popular during the 2014 World Cup, filled to the rafters with punters with high hopes for England!
You can find out more about The Shepherds Crook and delve into the pub’s intriguing and detailed history on their website.