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Ale House Inn - Portsmouth Inn: Seacoast Inn, NH

Ale House InnPortsmouth, NH
Located in the historic Portsmouth Brewing Co. building (c.1880), our Portsmouth NH hotel is Portsmouth's premier boutique, urban inn. Centrally located in the Market Square district, we are surrounded by all the shops, restaurants, cafes, and historic sites that make Portsmouth so special. 

We are the Portsmouth NH inn destination for guests seeking a unique blend of history, comfort, high-tech amenities and the utmost attention to detail. Our location can't be beat either. Take a morning walk along the busy waterfront in Prescott Park. Sip coffee at a sunny sidewalk café. Catch a show next door at The Seacoast Rep theatre. Dine at one of downtown Portsmouth's 60+ restaurants before dancing the night away.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Historical Features
  • In-Room TV
  • Wireless Internet Access


  • Antique Shopping
  • Biking
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cultural Activities
  • Fishing


It’s true, Ale House Inn does not serve food. Our Portsmouth hotel wouldn’t even think of competing with the incredible dining options located just outside our door! With over 250 restaurants in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to choose from, we have selected some of our favorites, all within walking distance of our boutique hotel.

Anneke Jans (207) 439-0001 | Located just over the bridge in Kittery, this acclaimed, bistro-style restaurant is a favorite. Old and new friends gather to eat, drink and be merry. Menu changes often.

The Black Birch (207) 703-2294 | Simplicity is what makes the Black Birch so inviting. Sit at dining tables made from reclaimed wood. Sip classically-influenced cocktails or one of 24 drafts. Savor a refined take on classic comfort foods made from wicked-fresh ingredients.

Black Trumpet (603) 431-0887 | Family-owned bistro and wine bar in the heart of Portsmouth’s historic old port. The menu changes every six weeks to capitalize on the freshest seasonal ingredients. The wine list features a variety of unheralded gems that pair well with the bold flavors of Chef Mallett’s cuisine. If you’re a fan of “Farm-to-table” then this is your place. We prefer to dine upstairs in the Wine Bar.

Moxy (603) 319-8178 | Tapas with a New England flair. Moxy is super-creative with unique pairing/tasting menus and snazzy flavors. It holds the title of “buzziest” of all the area’s buzzed-about restaurants at the moment.

Surf (603) 334-9855 | So you’ve come to the seacoast and you want seafood? Surf is the place. Fresh, exquisitely prepared seafood.Waterfront views from most tables.

Radici (603) 373-6464 | Experience the authentic tastes of the old country in downtown Portsmouth. Low lights and candles create an intimate atmosphere as flavors mingle and simmer in the air — taking you away to Italian landscapes and seaside villas. That’s amore! (Be sure to try their Sunday Brunch as well.)

Library Restaurant (603) 431-5202 I Visions of cigars and a neat glass of scotch fill your brain when you enter this classic steakhouse located in an historic 1785 mansion. Great slabs of meat and “a night out” comfort food, such as French onion soup and shrimp cocktail.

Brazo (603) 431-0050 | Flavors of Latin and South American cuisine are completely at home in northern reaches. It’s everything an exotic journey should be, while only an arm’s length from downtown Portsmouth.

Cava (603) 319-1575 | Featuring two wine bars, one on street level and one in the Wine Cave, the owners offer a diverse and always changing selection of international wines to be paired with Chef Sessler’s modern and classic Mediterranean cuisine. 

Martingale Wharf (603) 431-0901 I Located just a few doors down from the inn on Bow Street. Hands down the best waterfront deck in downtown Portsmouth. An upscale American bistro featuring one of the most unique glass topped bars we’ve come across.

Mombo (603) 433-2340 I Mombo showcases made-from-scratch New American cuisine with an international twist. Watch the team in action from the open-kitchen bar or the chef’s table.


121 Bow St.
Portsmouth, NH  03801



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Historic, yet hip. Small, yet bustling. Classic, yet culinary. New Hampshire’s only seacoast town, Portsmouth is a coastal jewel that offers much to see, do and taste. Read on for activities and attractions within a short distance from our Portsmouth NH inn. 

Albacore Park. It’s not really a park. Take a tour of the USS Albacore and see what life inside was like. This historic sub was built and maintained at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 1953. Visit: 600 Market Street. (603) 436-3680

Strawbery Banke. Strawbery Banke Museum illustrates the lives of historic New England with restored homes from four centuries and working artisans. Visit: 14 Hancock Street. (603) 433-1100.

Portsmouth Harbor Cruises. Take a cruise aboard the Heritage and enjoy the entertaining, light hearted and informative journey on the Piscataqua river. Bonus: a full service bar on board! Visit: 64 Ceres Street. (603) 436-8084.

Prescott Park. Relax and enjoy the wonderful sights of the Portsmouth waterfront. Featuring over 10 acres of botanical gardens, walking paths, docks, and grass areas for people to enjoy. Don’t miss the summer arts festival. Visit: at Marcy Street. (603) 436-2848. 

Smuttynose Brewing Co.  Every Friday at 3PM and Saturday at 11AM, take a free tour of the brewery. In addition, check out their brewpub, the Portsmouth Brewery, on Market Street. Visit: 225 Heritage Ave. (603) 436-4026 

Redhook Brewery. Tour the brewery and learn about several locally brewed beers for only $1. This tour includes 3-4 samples of beer and a complimentary tasting glass for those 21 and over. Visit: 35 Corporate Drive (603) 430-8600. 

Portsmouth Harbor Trail. A great way to enjoy historic Portsmouth. Entwined along the trail are 10 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings, 10 National Historical Landmarks, and over 70 points of scenic and historic significance. Guided tours are available as well.

Seacoast Rep Theatre. Since 1988, The Rep has hosted over 400 mainstage shows and youth productions. Located just below the inn, the Seacoast Repertory Theatre hosts a variety of drama, musical and children’s theater. Visit: Right downstairs! 125 Bow Street (603) 433-4472.


Number of Rooms: 10
Our 130 year old former brewery warehouse is the setting for our Portsmouth NH hotel. We are your downtown alternative to big-box, McHotels. Not a fan of lace doilies and floral wallpapered B&B’s either? Our ten room boutique Portsmouth hotel features brick-walled spaces and a contemporary, loft-like feel. Where wooden kegs once rested, guest rooms were designed to offer a unique blend of urban design and refined comfort.