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From these reviews do I take that the "She Devil" that was the landlady has left?
thenorthernmonkey - 25 Feb 2015 15:34
Great to have this classic back. Seems like the Landlord may only be temporary but he's making a go of it with his good wife serving up some traditional pub grub in defined areas. All of the old locals are back and Ringwood, Doombar and Butcombe brewery on hand pump. At last they have clear opening hours on the chalk board. Lets hope that the pub chain keeps up the renewed service. Again, the village local.
BARRY2771 - 13 Oct 2014 14:27
I am pleased to report that The Vine Inn, is back on track and reinstated itself as the community pub it once was! Phew, we missed it! The locals have returned, along with much welcome footfall! The pub epitomizes the experience and atmosphere of a classic village pub, which unfortunately, is a dying breed these days. It is now under new management, who are clearly experienced, friendly and welcoming! As always, dogs are very welcome!
I am not a beer drinker, but I have been told that the beer quality has improved no end!
Dining is back on the menu! I can highly recommend the Sunday Roast, which is fresh and tasty! It is reasonably priced at 9.95, but a smaller portion is available at 6.95. You will not be disappointed, a wonderful roast dinner with home made puds!! A classic pub menu is served form Tues- Sat, (Sun - Roast only).
The Sunday meat draw is still in full swing @ 4pm and the Tuesday quiz is at 8.30pm!
The revised opening times are: Sunday 12-6, Mon Closed, Tues 5-close, Wed,
Thu 12-2.30, 5-close, Fri 12-2.30, 5-close. (The opening times are kept up to date on the pub chalkboard).
It is wonderful to see the soul back in this old pub!
sassylou - 21 Sep 2014 20:42
This place has just gone to being damn weird with its opening hours. As far as I can make out from the 'locals' who now drink in the 'Linden' it only opens on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday!! Now call me picky, but if I go to a boozer the first thing I want is for it to be open and I shouldn't have to check that it will be serving if the cricket team are playing (true). This is a great pub, but just how it's making money on these limited opening times amazes me.
BARRY2771 - 4 Jul 2014 13:51
Craig has sadly gone! The New team are already making a go of it with 'dog areas' clearly defined. 'doombar' & 'Ringwood' on handpump and a big play on 'John Smiths smooth' @ @2.95. Now very tidy and if it wasn't for the 'Linden' this would be my regular. Again it's set up for the 'locals' and a real village boozer.
BARRY2771 - 7 Jul 2013 16:58
I don't know what happened to my posting of a week ago but the Vine deserves a good plug so here it is again. This is a character pub with Craig & Sandra taking the place to a new level without destroying all the old features & atmosphere. I have no problem with well kept beers but like baxterfish it would be nice to have the odd micro brewery ale on offer occasionally. Craig mentioned that he was looking into this. The food is very good value. Only downside for some people would be the lack of parking. Do as we do, take the walk from the free Bursledon rail station CP, it's less than half a mile & you can work up a thirst on the way. Best pub in the area. My rating 8.5


John.T - 28 Aug 2012 15:52
Great little local with good food and a warm welcome. Easily the best pub in Bursledon since the Jolly Sailor sold it's soul to satan many years ago. Only let down by the rather dull choice of beer (Ringwood Best, GK Abbot & Doom Bar)
baxterfish - 28 Aug 2012 04:45
Craig and Sandra are making a great pub even better since they took over. Prices of the excellent food have been reduced so it's great VFM. The pub is still very tidy and you'll have to get in early on Sunday for the meat draw if you want a seat and one of their supperb roasts. The beer is now on handpump with Green King plus a guest ale. What can you say, the best pub on the Hamble.
BARRY2771 - 26 Oct 2011 14:56
Just an update. The pub is now under new management and maintains its high standards. All real ale is on hand pump now and features Abbott, Ringwood and Doombar. Food is now served, but a Steak and Kidney Pie at 9.50 may not be to everyones 'taste'. Everything else is the same with the Quiz on Tuesday (9.00pm start now). Meat draw on Sunday (Bilnd Morris still there). The new bar staff are great and a 'Spring Clean' has freshened up the place. The bottle collection is still in place. My idea of a boozer!
BARRY2771 - 9 May 2011 14:44
STOUTCHAPPIE, I did not understand your response. I have put my opinion on here, which I'm entitled to and do not wish to have childish retorts from people who cannot write the Queens English!
sassylou - 4 Apr 2011 07:11
The good news is that the Vine Inn is open again, however, the new 'owners' have removed the barrels from behind the bar to make room for a coffee machine! The new landlord and landlady are very friendly and the Vine still remains a proper local pub, in which everyone is made to feel welcome. It is dog friendly, so there is usually a dog sprawled across the floor somewhere! There are moves afoot to serve food, the kitchen is in the process of being renovated. My only complaint, (be it a very trivial one), is that since the change of hands, all the lights get switched on, and the place seems a bit too bright and not the cosy gloom anymore!! I have also been told that the tradition of a bar-b-que on Boxing Day, with the Mummers play will continue. All in all, a very traditional pub, which there are so few these days, with a friendly atmosphere, ideal for a quiet drink and a chat! The prices of drinks too are very reasonable!
Of note opening times have changed, they are posted outside the pub, but it is open now on Sundays until about 10pm.
sassylou - 3 Apr 2011 21:54
'Greene King IPA & Abbot straight from the cask, limited opening hours: 5.30-11 Mon-Sat, plus 12-2 Fri, and 12-4 & 7.30-10.30 Sun., B&B, 'phone: 02380 403836) As the sign on the pub wall says, "this is the village pub". Indeed it is: run by Ray & Margaret for the village. Whenever I have visited I have enjoyed the friendliness of both the Landlord and the customers. It has the atmosphere of a social club looking for new members. The beer is exceptional too, served straight from the 'wood'. Tuesday is Sid the Quiz night. Don't miss the Sunday meat draw when the locals bring their dogs along including the famous 'Blind Morris'. Occasional music nights and themed evenings are something to look out for. A true village pub! '
BARRY2771 - 22 Dec 2010 15:43
A great locals pub with interesting surroundings, spent a very pleasant evening here. Although they generally have a good choice of beer, on this occasion the only decent ale was Abbot but still very enjoyable.
uriahheep - 16 Mar 2010 20:03

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