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The Avenue, Southampton - pub details

Avenue

Address: 1 Padwell Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 6QY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 24238) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations St Denys (0.7 miles), Southampton Central (1 mile), Bitterne (1.1 miles)

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Slightly rough and ready back street boozer. What would have been originally a small one or two room pub has been extended though to the back in a series of quirky rooms which offer interesting nooks and crannies. There is the option of sitting out the back or the front - neither are very attractive or pleasant options, but at least you can sit in the fresh air.

The rooms are fairly basic and it has the feel of a student pub with modest decor and furniture. The room right at the back, past the toilets, is the billiard table room. Three cask ales on offer. Doom Bar is the regular, with two or three guests from such as Sharps, Black Sheep, St. Austell and Purity. Prices are good - on my visit it was £3 a pint.

Food not offered - just as well, it's not a clean looking place. Good for crisps and a pint of beer, but little more than that. Barman very friendly and pleasant. Loud punk music played in the main bar on our visit. We sat out in the rear beer garden which does catch the sun.
SilkTork - 15 Apr 2015 17:53
There is a small selection of real ale, well kept, as well as the usual lagers, etc. The quirky layout makes for an interesting visit. An attraction for some (but not for me) is the loud juke box.
Seems to be popular with students during term time.
Cliffwalker - 30 Dec 2011 12:28
Basic boozer serving Pride, Doom Bar, Black Sheep Bitter and Bowman Swift One on our visit. Came in here to watch football as Guide Dog wasn't showing it and a good option for that.
GuideDogSaint - 27 Apr 2011 21:17
Popular, no-nonsense boozer with decent, reasonably- priced beer from Hammerpot etc. Toilets could do with a clean.
baxterfish - 6 May 2010 02:22
Should be able to take #2 bus from shopping ctr to top of road but we couldn’t find the stop & had £5 taxi instead. ‘The Avenue’ is not a pub name that suggests the type of traditional boozer which I seek out but att’d comments suggested it to be worth a visit. Distressed wood floor in main (front) bar room, plain wood tables, chairs, stools, barstools, fireplace & coupla of gaming machines to left, plasma showing skysports score updates. Unremarkable carpetted section to rear of bar then a corridor to the loos & a small pool room at far end, before this a little offshoot to the left with awful out-of-place sofas but, to the right, thankfully, more traditional wooden seating. Can’t remember the beer garden but have a note stating ‘nice weathered outdoor furniture’. Ringwood Best, Pride, 6X, and Doombar in good shape. Not bad.
trainman - 29 Sep 2008 08:00

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