Behind The Name:
It was build in 1779 after a fire destroyed several properties in the immediate area, and was given a very topical name.
Keppel was a popular man several inns used his image on their sign and, in the case of this one, it has survived to this day.
The Keppel’s Head remained popular with naval men to the extent that when there was another here in 1803, officers and midshipmen paid for its reconstruction. They also called it affectionately “The Nut”.
Welcome to the Official Keppel's Head Hotel Website
Built in 1779, it is a hotel of interesting history and many of its amazing original features still intact. Modernisation of the hotel has emphasised these features whilst keeping within the hotels charm.
The hotel is well within its two neighbouring areas of different time periods. To one side you have the newly developed millennium project of Gunwharf Quays and the Spinnaker Tower, whilst on the other you have the Historic Dockyard which houses three magnificent ships and looks into the history of the Portsmouth Naval Base