Hilbourne’s is located at 223 Albert Road, Southsea, PO4 0JP
It’s always good to see new Local business’ opening and Saturday saw the opening of Hilbourne’s Pounds and Ounces on Albert road, a traditional sweet shop with a gigantic selection of all those sweets we spent our childhood munching and crunching as well as some exciting new varieties. Kev and Kim Hilbourne have really gone for it with over 300 different sweets, slushies and Jersey cream whippy ice cream to work your way through as well as offering wedding favours, party bags and quarter sized jars of your favourites to take away. I even spotted a massive tennis ball sized gob stopper that supposedly takes a week to eat!!! Be it sherbert lemons, chocolate limes, mint humbugs, rhubarb and custard, aniseed balls or a dab of your favourite sherbet, they’ve got it sorted and if they havent got it in, let them know and they’ll do their best to hunt it down for you.
EU regulations say all shops must sell in grams but Hilbournes gets round that by selling sweets at 100g (in paper bags of course!) but giving you a little extra free to make it up to the old style quarter.
You can find out more on their website – www.hilbornespoundsandounces.co.uk