We went back to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard again on Sunday. If you buy a ticket, you can revisit for up to 1 year. On our last visit , we didn’t get time to see the submarine museum so this is where we headed first. You take a short waterbus ride (free as part of your ticket) to the Museum and can see an X24 mini submarine and HMS Alliance, a non-nuclear submarine from the cold war era. Can’t believe these submariners stayed in these conditions for 65 days at a time in a confined space. Definitely worth seeing and you get a nice boat trip thrown in. Get to Portsmouth early to avoid queues which quickly build up.
Stopped at the Ship and Castle pub afterwards for lunch. It is opposite the entrance to the dockyard, spacious although busy and offers a carvery option on a Sunday at £9.50 each. The food was good. Pay at the bar and then help yourself. It was busy and noisy but the staff were very helpful and attentive. Ordered a coke from the bar, but noticed it was cola not Coke – shame as everything else was positive.