Spitbank Fort

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Spitbank Fort is an unusual and historic sea fortress in the Solent, off Portsmouth. Now a luxury exclusive venue and hotel, the fort was formerly home to hundreds of soldiers guarding the approaches to Portsmouth. The arms and ammunition have long been removed, making way for nine luxuriously furnished bedroom suites, three bars, three restaurant areas, and spa facilities.

Spitbank Fort is the most exclusive venue on the south coast, and is its own private island for hire, available for exclusive use, special events, private parties, wedding receptions, music videos and corporate hire. There are few venues in the world that can offer the privacy and exclusivity of Spitbank Fort.

With accommodation for 18 and function space for up to 60 people, this is the unique venue that you have been searching for that will quite simply blow all others out of the water.

Where better to stay when visiting Cowes Week than on your own private fortress? Want a magnificent venue for a private party where there is no chance of gatecrashers, then Spitbank Fort ticks all of the boxes. What about luxurious accommodation for the Isle of Wight Festival where you can party on like a rock star long into the night. As Spitbank Fort can only be reached by own boats it provides a level of privacy, peace and tranquillity that is virtually impossible to find anywhere else in the world.

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Establishment Features

  • Event Venue

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted



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  • Travelers Choice 2021
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Recent Reviews:

  • nickrobinson53
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Awaiting refund
    1 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 4th June 2020
    As per update under no mans fort there is no way to contact Solent for my refund! We were promised twice in April but then they disconnected their phone line and never respond to email.assumption... Read full review
  • EliMHants
    United Kingdom
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    Unable to contact
    1 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 24th June 2020
    As per the information on the website , emailed the address requested for an update , but just an automated reply with no up to date info . Booking we have is August . We need to know if it will be... Read full review
  • hector40
    Hungerford, United Kingdom
    Also unable to contact!!!!!
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 18th September 2020
    I have made several attempts to contact firstly getting generic e mail responses, then promised my refund which has not been paid. Now no response from Solentfort e mail have also contact Strutt... Read full review

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Spitbank Fort

Type:Castle / Fort

Solents Forts Port Office, Lock Keepers Cottage, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 3FH

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Opening Times

Open All Year (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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