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A drink with a view: the Great British pub at sea


With a huge selection of drinks and a new menu of moreish snacks, our on-board pubs are the perfect place to while away a relaxing day or night at sea

A bar tender pours a drink

We have a large selection of lager, bitter, wine and G&Ts in our cosy pubs

The Great British public loves a Great British pub. At P&O Cruises, we’ve taken this national institution and made it our own – it’s hard to top the experience of sipping your favourite lager, bitter, wine or G&T in a cosy pub while watching the ever-changing scenery float past outside.


Each of our pubs has its own unique character that exudes our sense of history and distinctly British style:


The Rising Sun on Arcadia has everything you could want from a traditional British pub, with its welcoming atmosphere, comfortable seating and real ale on tap. It may be named after our famous golden P&O Cruises logo, but we think it’s the perfect spot to head for a sundowner.


Sports fan? Champions Bar on Aurora is the ideal place to catch up with friends and celebrate all things great about sport in a modern, airy and welcoming atmosphere.


On Azura, you’ll find Brodie’s – though at first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d strolled into a smart London pub instead. The Brodie’s ambience is both contemporary and intimate – a relaxed hidey-hole by day and a livelier watering hole by night.


Brodie’s can also be found on Britannia. Named after P&O co-founder Brodie McGhie Willcox, it’s designed to inspire your spirit of exploration and adventure and offers a collection of the finest British beers, ales and ciders – the largest collection of bottled British beers at sea, in fact.

The Yacht & Compass on board Oceana

The Yacht & Compass on board Oceana

The Yacht & Compass on Oceana has the air of a classic sailing vessel, with a cosy atmosphere and wood-panelled walls. If life at sea is all about pleasure-seeking, your search ends here.


The Lord’s Tavern on Oriana is a shrine to cricket and offers perfectly pulled pints, including real ale. The ambience is refreshingly contemporary – a brilliant backdrop to time spent enjoying the company of your friends and loved ones.


The Exchange on Ventura is a casual pub with a distinctly British flavour – the perfect place to catch up with friends. From bottled British beers to ciders to a world’s worth of wine and spirits, you’re sure to find a tipple to tickle your fancy.


For a laid-back day or evening at sea, gather friends old and new and discuss the day’s adventures over your favourite ale and a tasty snack, or put your general knowledge to the test with our famous quizzes. Keen to watch the footie? We show a range of major sporting events in all our pubs, so you won’t miss that important match.


Beer lovers are spoilt for choice. Britannia’s beer collection comprises the largest selection of bottled British beers at sea, with 65 ales, beers and ciders from all over the UK. A selection of 20 from this list is also available across the fleet. Oriana, Arcadia and Ventura, meanwhile, offer perfectly pulled pints of real ale, such as Batemans and Dark Star. If you can’t commit to one, try a beer flight, with three 1/3 pints chosen from different British regions. If beer isn’t your thing, we also offer a large selection of spirits, plus wines from around the world.


While we’re proud of our drinks range, we know the perfect pub experience is about more than just liquid refreshment. Our ‘Best of British’ snack offerings, all sourced or handcrafted in the UK with the finest quality ingredients, provide a selection of firstrate artisan nibbles. Try Cambrook luxury baked nuts from Andover, Hampshire; The Snaffling Pig Co pork crackling from the Black Country, West Midlands; Mr Filbert’s Somerset Applewood Smoked Nuts from Glastonbury, Somerset; Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn, handmade in London; or Olives Et Al jumbo green olives from Sturminster Newton, Dorset.


Guests can also take note that we’ve updated our logos and the design of our menus, with a smart and classic look that fits with our top-notch food and drink offerings.


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