Gunwharf Quays discounts



Fittingly for an ex-Naval base the shops and restaurants at Gunwharf Quays are pretty kind to the Forces:

Military Discount
The following is a list of places that currently offer a Military Discount on production of a valid Military ID on site here at Gunwharf Quays. Discounts are discretionary and any queries about the discount offered should be directed at the retail units themselves.

Animal 10% off
Austin Reed 20% off
Barbour 10% off
Bedeck 10% off
Bootique 10% off excl. Uggs / sale
Carphone Warehouse 20% off accessories only
Cath Kidston 10% off
Clinton Cards 20% off
Columbia 10% off
Daniel Footwear 10% off
Denby & Le Creuset 10% off excl. sale items
Fat Face 10% off
Fiorelli 10% off
Hurley 10% off
Levi 10% off
LK Bennett 10% off
MBT 10% off
Mountain Warehouse 10% off
O’Neil 10% off
Osprey London 10% off
Paul Smith 10% off
Quba 10% off
Rip Curl 10% off excl. sale / offers
Saltrock 10% off excl. sale items
Sunglass Hut 15% off
The Body Shop 10% off
Thorntons 10% off
Timberland 10% off
TM Lewin 10% off
Tog 24 10% off
Trespass 5 % off
Wolsey 10% off excl. sale periods
Wonderbra 10% off
Yumi 10% off

All Bar One Voucher deals available without voucher
Bar Risa/Highlight 20% off food and drink
Café Rouge 20% off food
Chiquitos 10% off food
Frankie & Bennie’s 10% off food and drink
Fire and Stone 20% off food and drink
Indian Palace 10% off food and drink
Las Iguanas 20% off food
Loch Fyne 10% off food
Nandos 20% off food and drink for one meal
Pasty Presto 10% off
The Old Customs House 20% off food
Tiger Tiger 10% off food
YO! Sushi 25% off food and drink

Bowlplex £4 per game – conditions apply
Holiday Inn Express £104.95 per night
Grosvenor Casino Free drink Voucher (Overseas Navy only)
Spinnaker Tower Resident’s Rate on entry to tower
Vue Student rate available


No probs, I just e-mailed the Gunwharf office and they compiled one in a day or two. Copies can be obtained from the centre office, which is over by the Slug and Lettuce close to the Spinnaker Tower. I don't work there. Gen.
Remember when Gunwharf was ARMY. Happy days.


When was that? All I remember is my pa going there, along with the (now flattened) Pitt Street gym. Used to be for the dockyard, but they built that bloody silly road around it and filled the pools with foam for the gymnastics clubs in there. Back when Pompey was a much bigger Naval town than nowadays! Pompey's ok but there're ****-all jobs for people. Would be a great city with some serious business investment.
Gunwharf was "home" to 20 Maritime Regiment RCT from the late 60's or thereabouts
Who'd join the Army to be in a Maritime Regiment?

It is the same thing as joining the RAF and becoming a Rockape.
Remember when Gunwharf was ARMY. Happy days.
Gunwharf was "home" to 20 Maritime Regiment RCT from the late 60's or thereabouts
Gunwharf Quays aerial.jpg

Before its redevelopment between 1996 and 2001, the main part of the site was HMS Vernon, established ashore in 1923 as the Royal Navy's school of torpedo and anti-submarine warfare, minewarfare and diving. The base was also home to the Second Mine Countermeasures Squadron of minehunters and minesweepers, the Fleet Diving Team and the Portsmouth & Medway Bomb & Mine Disposal Team among other units. For a short period before closing, it was also the HQ of Commandant General Royal Marines. 20 Maritime Regt occupied the finger jetty with two LCTs berthed on it plus the wharf opposite on the left in this aerial photo taken in 1977:

HMS Vernon aerial 1977.jpg

This monument in Vernon Way at Gunwharf Quays commemorates the presence of the RCT Maritime units:

RCT monument in Gunwharf Quays med.jpg

This photo shows some of HMS Vernon's features superimposed on the current Gunwharf Quays development including the Spinnaker Tower. Surviving landmarks include the Infirmary, Vulcan building with the clocktower, the Captain's offices (now called the 'Old Customs House' pub because it housed some Customs & Excise Marine Division offices before the site closed in 1996), the lock-keeper's cottage, the pump house and the crane alongside what was Vernon Creek:

HMS Vernon superimposed on Gunwharf Quays.jpg

Who'd join the Army to be in a Maritime Regiment?

It is the same thing as joining the RAF and becoming a Rockape.
Depends on your point of view. We avoided most of the Army Barmy bs; we wore blues (or overalls) most of the time, with Army beret and insignia (confused the **** out of both squids and Greenies), Laid back service, including 6 month 'holiday' in Belize. So no, not as bad as a Rockape!
That's quality, thank you for posting! I'll print that off for my lads and make sure they get loads of stuff in my size I can buy off them for pennies at the end of the month.
It's a duty of care, you know?
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