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Mitre, Portswood

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Large, dingy, and low standard Greene King "Meet & Eat" pub on the main shopping street of Portswood in Southampton. It's large, with mixed seating areas in a mainly open plan around a central bar. Service was grumpy and unpleasant, and there was a long wait for the veggie burger at a non busy time.
Two cask ales, IPA and the seasonal special, Rocking Rudolph. Quiet background music clientele on our visit was mothers and children and the older unemployed who talked loudly, often using the word fuck in all its variants. Dogs welcome. Not a pub I'll be likely to use again, and I struggle to find a reason to recommend it.
SilkTork - 2 Jan 2015 14:37
Greene King pub with several distinct zones within the opened-out single bar layout. To the right of the front door is a large games area with three pool tables and various machines. On the left-hand side there is a raised seating area with a few low sofas plus some modern seating at a more sensible height for those wishing to eat. Behind that, there are some high stools is an area which looks like it is used for music events, yet more seating near the bar and then a beer garden out back. Two of three handpumps were working when I visited, dispensing a reasonable pint of IPA and also OSH.
rpadam - 9 Sep 2010 21:53
This pub is getting better, with some live music instead of a Very Loud Pop DJ From Hell. Lots of pool tables and tellies, quiz machines and a fruit machine outside for the smoking gamblers (addictive personalities there...)

The staff have given me some problems recently, claiming they would not honour a valid voucher from Green King (their brewery) promising money off food (they did after I argued). The food isn't really that good either, but just remember it's only meant to be pub grub. For decent food ,you'd be better going over the road to the Thai restaurant called Sara's. Mmmm!

behavedave - 24 Jul 2007 17:42
Great pub, going from strength to strength, since I first began drinking there in 1995
jonnb45 - 3 Feb 2007 20:41
A good local pub, far too many students though. Drinks were OK when I last visited and the staff were friendly.
Dantheman - 12 Jan 2006 14:20
Hi! As licensee, I would like to thank all for the great reviews! We continue to work hard for your enjoyment. I look forward to hearing your feedback! Great site guys, by the way.
gah101 - 19 Sep 2005 11:28
be here every tuesday night for the best pub quiz in southampton, starring dark mouse and gorgeouse greg both legends! walk in and shout for the granvilles well be there and buy you a drink!!!
Granville - 4 May 2005 05:21
Brilliant pub with great atmosphere. Friendly bar staff! Excellent for watching football, the pub quiz and a decent selection of beverages!
Enzy_Chick - 25 Mar 2005 21:39
Only been in here a couple of times. Seemed ok to me - pool tables are always good. Atmosphere seemed quite chilled.
lennie384 - 8 Mar 2005 15:34
a cool plane and is my local and im not a student
Jack - 30 Apr 2004 23:46
Not a bad pub, reasonable prices, few too many pikies for my liking though, venue of the biggest fight I have ever seen in a pub.
Andrew - 28 Mar 2004 09:00
Isn't this the Pickled Newt or has it changed back... You peskey students can are so fickle!
mattleross - 25 Jun 2003 13:01
Description is pretty accurate.
Steve - 21 Jan 2003 16:58
Decently furnished pub, popular with students and locals alike. Quiz night on Tuesdays. 3 Pool Tables. Sky TV. Patio Area. Average priced drinks.
David Miller - 11 Nov 2002 21:45

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