Spitbank Fort

  • Escape to your own private island

    • An opulent private island in the Solent between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight
    • Built to protect Portsmouth harbour from attack from the forces of Napoleon between 1867 and 1878
    • Only a 30 minute boat transfer from Portsmouth or Southampton, only 2 hours from Waterloo
    • The ultimate luxury destination complete with a roof top hot pool, sauna and fire pit
    • Incredible panoramic views across the Solent
    • A wonderful base for fishing and an array of water sports
  • It’s time to leave the ordinary ashore

    Spitbank Fort, part of our collection of Solent Forts, is one of the most exclusive, unusual and incredible venues anywhere on this planet. This quirky and unique gun emplacement has been transformed into a luxurious cocoon of indolence and indulgence, privacy and exclusivity.

  • Your very own private island

    Hold on tight as the thrilling speedboat ride transports you through the waves into a world of opulence and discovery, where everything from the exquisite cuisine to the breathtaking sea views will make your trip to Spitbank Fort an unforgettable one.

  • Tie the knot out at sea

    Take your first dance on the deck, toast as the sun falls in the Crow’s Nest then unwind in the rooftop hot tub under the stars before turning in for the night in your authentically restored suite complete with genuine artefacts from times gone by.

  • All aboard for an unforgettable party

    Whether you’re organising a milestone birthday, a special anniversary, a wild stag or hen party, or just want to throw a lavish party, this is the place to do it. Completely surrounded by waves, only accessible by boat and with the ultimate facilities, this party venue will blow everywhere else out the water.

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Bedrooms 9
Sleeps 18
Function
Rooms
4
Max people 60
Suitable for Corporate Exclusive use Meetings Parties Sunday Lunch Team Building Activities Themed Events Weddings
Activities Beauty Therapy Cocktail Making Fishing Rib Rides Sailing Whisky Tasting Wine Tasting
Quick facts

- Built to protect Portsmouth from invasion from the French
- Guests have included Philip Schofield, Ben Fogle & Theo Paphitis
- At the base, the walls are 15ft thick
- 150 feet in diameter
- Cost £167,300 to build!
- Completed in June 1878

At A Glance

Crow's Nest

Crow's Nest

Modern and contemporary

A modern and contemporary room with breathtaking sea views across the Solent and back towards the mainland, which is accentuated by the floor to ceiling glass walls. This stunning space is perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies, parties, celebrations and events.

Officer's Mess

Officer's Mess

Vaulted brickwork and incredible views

A stunningly atmospheric room with original vaulted brickwork ceilings, gorgeous views towards Portsmouth Harbour and the Spinnaker Tower, and modern furnishings to complement the whole look.

Victory Bar

Victory Bar

Sit back with a glass of champagne

A comfortable and welcoming room, complete with its very own Lauren-Perrier Bar, perfect for champagne receptions where the toasts just keep on coming! Equally, this is the perfect space to sit back, relax and enjoy our cosy sofas, with a mug of hot chocolate in hand whilst listening to live acoustics.

Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar

Sample and learn about vintages

An intriguingly shaped room with dramatic lighting that’s perfect for initiating you and your guests into the arcane rituals of sniffing, swirling and slurping. Let us bring you some exquisite cheese to give your palate even more of a treat too.

The Courtyard

The Courtyard

Perfect for a summer Pimm's

The Courtyard is the focal area of the Fort, ideal for impressive receptions and events. Perfect for serving Pimms, G&T or good Old Navy Rum.

Hot Tub, Sauna & Firepit

Hot Tub, Sauna & Firepit

Facilities that are out of this world

With fabulous views towards the Isle of Wight, our incredible facilities up on the fort’s rooftop are second to none! Soak in the hot pool with a glass of bubbly and toast passing ships, then work up a sweat in the sauna before toasting marshmallow over our fire pit.

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