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No-one Parties Like the Irish

We may not have invented the “Party”, but here at Rí Rá in the heart of Portsmouth, we sure have perfected it.


Rí Rá has a wide selection of menu packages and can host the best party in town. We have private party facilities where we can create the perfect environment for your party or function. We can cater for lunch, dinner or other occasions such as cocktail parties, holiday parties, office meetings, engagement and rehearsal dinners, baby showers and much more!

Our Catering Manager can tailor the menu to meet your individual needs. If you would like us to provide music or other forms of entertainment, please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

The Main Dining Room

From Formal to Informal

The Dining Room (on the number 26 side of the building) is situated under the office of President Franklin Pearse. The room can accommodate up to 60 people for dinner or up to 80 people for a cocktail style party. The room also comes equipped with an LCD TV for slide shows or presentations and a raised stage area if you are looking for a band for a special event.

The McMorrow Vault

A delightful spot for a small party

Rí Rá can accommodate private parties of up to 50 people for dinner and 70 people for a cocktail reception with three different rooms to choose from, the smallest being the McMorrow Vault which can host up to 15 people. This room was the original bank vault where all the valuables were stored, including McMorrow’s gold! We’ve converted it into a delightful spot for a private party.

The Mezzanine

Looking for something a little more private?

For private groups of up to 35 people for a cocktail reception and 25 seated, we recommend our Mezzanine area. Meticulously restored to its original grandeur and with the inclusion of an original Irish fireplace (from the Pulpit Pub in Waterford) to add to the ambiance, this is a perfect room to enjoy some privacy, while still experiencing the ambiance of the pub below. The Mezzanine is ideal for a business lunch or family get together with an LCD screen for all presentations or the family slide show.

Full Pub Buyout

Casual or Elegant, Large or Small

We can host up to 120 guests for a formal seated dinner or up to 220 guests for a cocktail-type reception. The pub makes a great location for a wedding, anniversary or holiday reception. Whether you are looking for casual or elegant, large or small, we have everything you need to exceed your expectations!

All Your Party Needs Taken Care Of

Sales & Events Manager, Rachel Huddleston

No matter how big or small your party is, we are always ready to make it the best for you. Each event is unique but all of them gets the same treatment - a warm and truly authentic Irish welcome.

We had an absolutely amazing experience. I can't say enough about the staff - they went above and beyond and provided exceptional service throughout the entire event.


I just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful experience! The food was absolutely delicious and the wait staff were top notch! We couldn't have been more pleased. We can't wait to go back!!


I just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful experience!!! The food was absolutely delicious and the wait staff was top notch !!! We couldn't have been more pleased. We can't wait to go back !!


Thank you very much. You were both great to work with. Everyone in my group had a great time!! Have a great holiday!!