Portsmouth Pride 2023 – what a weekend

Portsmouth Pride 2023 was full of colour, fun, laughter, happiness and lots and lots of love.

It was such a joyous day and we were extremely proud to once again be the official hotel of Portsmouth Pride. This exciting partnership allows us to celebrate love and promote inclusion and kindness.

Portsmouth Pride 2023

The main Portsmouth Pride event was held on Southsea Common. There was also a parade around the city to kick off the celebrations.

Here at the hotel, we officially opened our garden for the summer on the day of the Pride celebrations. We also served up our exclusive Pride cocktail – the Rainbow. £1 from the sale of each cocktail went to Portsmouth Pride.

What’s more, we were lucky enough to host the VIP Meet & Greet, which saw lots of Pride goers coming to the hotel to meet their favourite acts – Black Peppa and Danny Beard, both of whom were both friendly and hilarious.

The Queens Hotel garden

The garden was kitted out with Pride décor, including a fabulous balloon arch from Boujee Events Hire and some Pride signs from Victory Events. The sun shone all day too, which certainly helped provide a fun, summer atmosphere.

What a day it was. We’re looking forward to next year already!


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The popular Queens Hotel Winter Lodge makes a welcome return from Saturday 26th November. This year, it will have an enchanting festive feel that’s sure to leave you longing for a winter warmer.

Constructed in the hotel’s garden, the Winter Lodge is the perfect place to meet up for a cosy get-together.

Our Sunday Sessions will go under canvas for the winter and will run on 4 afternoons.

Our Seasonal songs will also make a comeback this winter. The tradition loved by many will take place in the Queens Hotel Winter Lodge on Wednesday 21st December.

General Manager, Paul Playford, explained: “Our Winter Lodge proved really popular last year and we are returning with even better plans for this year.

“There will be contemporary Christmas styling that’s bound to put you in the mood for the festive season.”

The Winter Lodge is also available for exclusive corporate hire on weekday evenings 17.00-23.00.

Plus, if you are looking for the perfect spot to bid farewell to 2022, look no further! We are opening the Queens Hotel Winter Lodge on New Year’s Eve. Tickets are just £10 per person and include a drink token (house wine, beer, single spirit and mixer). A donation will be made to our three supported charities from the cover price.

Queens Hotel Winter Lodge Opening Times and Dates

It will be open Fridays from 17.00-23.00, Saturdays from 12.00-23.00 and Sundays from 12.00-21.00

Areas can be reserved via the events team with a £10pp deposit.

Our popular Sunday Sessions will run on the following dates:

Photo credit: Habibur Rahman of the Portsmouth News