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Come and Meet Alleycats


We host Alleycats three times a month, at various venues in Portsmouth. It adds variety, and means that there's a night in different districts. Some people like to go to their local one, others are regulars at every venue.

On the FIRST and THIRD SUNDAY of the MONTH, you can find us at:-

THE BARLEY MOW (website) in Castle Road, Southsea, PO5 3DE        (MAP)

The Barley Mow is a fabulous pub, with a unique atmosphere. It is a bit of an oasis, having a relaxed feel, a community of locals and is very friendly. There is always an excellent selection of ales, served beautifully. Very hard to resist! Also, oddly enough, a good place to buy your (huge) free range eggs from. The Barley Mow is a deservedly popular Alleycats venue.

On the SECOND SUNDAY of the MONTH, you can find us at:-

THE WINCHESTER ARMS (Facebook) in Winchester Rd, Buckland, Portsmouth, PO2 7PS    (MAP)

The Winchester Arms is a true backstreet local. A proper pub on the corner, with wooden floorboards, great beer and a strong sense of community with it's regulars. You feel comfortable immediately. Always a fun night with lots of character.

On the LAST SUNDAY of the MONTH, you can find us at:-

THATCHERS at 95 London Road, Portsmouth PO2 0BN    (MAP)

Thatchers is a friendly and busy pub in the heart of North End, Portsmouth. It's our latest venue, and we have been made very welcome. The beer is excellent, and very well priced!

Who Are We?

Emma (Sound)

Emma is the sound, sound engineer for Alleycats. A stalwart since the very beginning, Emma has become a legend within her own beer-time. Her sublime skills on the desk and thorough empathy for the music results in a quality of sound we are proud of.

Trev (MC, Chaos and Bafflement)

Trev has been involved with Alleycats for many years. In 2007, when Allan wanted his Monday mornings back (think about it), Emma asked Trev to become her new partner in musical crime. Trev acts as compere, and (dis)organiser for the Alleycats Open Mic Nights. Roles include helping to set up, 'managing' the 'stage' and performers, as well as talking a great deal. This usually involves beer.