Events @ The Fort

From Comedy Nights, to live music & food evenings, we've got an event for everyone... Check out our upcoming events below, and book your tickets today! We look forward to seeing you!

When visiting the Fort, we kindly ask you to respect the onsite speed limit of 10 miles per hour.


Make History @ The Fort 

Friday 14 June 2024 

Doors Open: 18:30

We are delighted and proud to invite you to join us for the launch of our spectacular new product, “1747” – 5 Year Old Oak-Cask Aged Rum. Spend a few hours with us at the Portsmouth Distillery, enjoying all the views spectacular 18th century Fort Cumberland has to offer… our bars will be open serving drinks and cocktails throughout the event with food included in the price consisting of gourmet burgers (veg option available). We will also have fantastic live music from “Mucky Fingers” playing throughout the evening.

In joining us you will also be helping us make history in the heart of an ancient monument, as we launch our second aged rum – “1747”, not only a first for us; but for England!

We have two types of ticket available – Entry & Food, & Founder’s Edition…

Entry & Food tickets allow you to enjoy all the views of spectacular Fort Cumberland, live music, delicious food and, of course, a tasting of “1747”.

With a Founder’s Edition ticket, you guarantee yourself a bottle of “1747” from the first cask, 2 entries for this event, as well as all the food, live music & tasting on offer…

So why not come down and join us for an evening to remember; and let’s make history together…

*Drinks sold separately. 18+ only.


Comedy @ The Fort (#25)

Friday 28 June 2024 

Doors Open: 18:00

Comedy from around 20:00

We’re delighted to announce our line up and our headliners will be The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue. Back by popular demand, the hilarious duo headline all the biggest and best comedy clubs around the world and have been recently voted best comedy act by the industry too! They’ll be supported by Kate Barron, Canadian superstar now performing in the UK and smashing it everywhere she goes, and Fin Taylor, star of The Mash Report, Live At The Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You and much more!

With appearances ranging from national TV series to live shows, and many awards between them find out a bit more about them below.

Local hero and star of the “Back to the Eighties” Podcast, James Alderson is, as always, MC-ing!


Southern Bartenders Awards 2024 – Wednesday 3 July 24 – Proceeds to The Navy Children’s Charity!

Comedy @ The Fort (#26) – Friday 26 July 24 – Doors Open 1800   

Comedy @ The Fort (#27) – Friday 30 August 24 – Doors Open 1800  

Comedy @ The Fort (#28) – Friday 20 Sept 24 – Doors Open 1800  

Comedy @ The Fort (#29) – Friday 25 October 24 – Doors Open 1800  

Comedy @ The Fort (#30) – Friday 29 Nov 24 – Doors Open 1800  

Comedy @ The Fort (#31) – Friday 20 Dec 24 – Doors Open 1800  

Bespoke Events
Parties, weddings, staff does, birthdays, private tours, food nights, drinks nights, live music - we can (and have) done it all - right in the heart of historic Fort Cumberland…

We love our unique home, and hope you will too; after all, it is the perfect venue for any type of event! You can find us on the southeastern tip of Portsea Island, heading towards the Hayling Ferry, surrounded by the sea. Our distillery is within the eighteenth century Fort Cumberland, an Historic England property.

We can plan, organise, cater & carry out the perfect event for any occasion, just let us know the dates, numbers and any ideas you may have an we will do the rest… our team will make sure it is one to remember!

Just click here - send us an email, give us a call; contact us today to get planning or if you have any questions. We are always happy to help!