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SPITHEAD STOUT

BEER

Maris Otter, flaked oats, and roasted barley, are mashed and boiled with British Admiral hops.

UNFINED (Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans).

Now on the bar at The Queens Hotel, Gosport.

LOCAL HISTORY

Spithead is an area of the Solent and a roadstead (a body of water sheltered from rip currents, spring tides or ocean swell where ships can lie reasonably safely at anchor) off Gilkicker Point, Gosport.  It is protected from all winds, except those from the southeast.  It receives its name from the Spit, a sandbank stretching south from the Hampshire shore for 5 Km.  Spithead has been strongly defended since 1864 by four Solent Forts, which complement the Fortifications of Portsmouth.

 

The Fleet Review is a British tradition that usually takes place at Spithead, where the monarch reviews the massed Royal Navy.

 

The Spithead mutiny occured in 1797, in the Royal Navy fleet at anchor at Spithead.  It is also the location where HMS Royal George sank in 1782 with the loss of more than 800 lives.