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Wagon Works, Eastleigh

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Small one level 'spoons opposite the station that appears in the 2016 GBG, the only pub in Eastleigh that does.

Very busy at 2pm when we arrived here, groups of blokes, locals and couples eating and drinking made up the clientele.

2 banks of 5 hand pumps with a decent selection of local ales alongside the normal 'spoons national brands. My pints of Itchin Valley Pure Gold @ 4.0% and Goddard's Inspiration @ 5.0% were both excellent.

A nice atmosphere here, well kept ales, has a community feel to it and of course very handy for the train & bus stations.
lezford - 12 Sep 2016 16:37
Good beer as always (usually) with a decent selection from the current Spoons beer festival range, local CAMRA types are often seen at the bar.
Staff are efficient and friendly, though at weekends they really could do with more on, a common Spoons problem it seems.
The decor is beginning to look a little tired in places, mostly due to food/drink stains on the seating...some new cushions in a darker colour would transform the place without major expenditure though.
StoneBlack - 19 Mar 2016 23:56
One of those rare Wetherspoons, a conversion of a proper pub. There is still some sense of the original pub; the interior has been knocked through creating a decent sized L-shaped room. The bay windows have been partly blocked so only the sky is visible, which is a shame, but so be it. Eight casks on offer. Lacks character and charm, but is ok.
SilkTork - 14 Jun 2015 14:20
Not bad as 'spoons go, but as this is one of the few decent(ish) pubs in the area, it can get busy.
HGSterling - 24 Feb 2015 13:53
Still OK overall, but a recent change of manager has seen the ale section plummet in quality.
There has always been a carefully thought out selection of ales from local and nationwide smaller breweries since the place opened, however a couple of recent visits have been a real disappointment with just a selection of boring brown beers from the big nationals on the taps.
Hopefully things will get back on track soon, otherwise Winchester is only a short ride on the train and undoubtably a better option for those willing to make the effort.
Steve_Smythe - 23 Feb 2014 15:46
Recently came in here. Food is great, standard Spoons but on the better scale. Ale is fantastic with a great variety. As a CAMRA member i was extremely happy with the selection and i can see why this pub is in the good beer guide. Great pint of Ruddy Darter. Alot of support for Micro Breweries here. Lovely pub , huge beer garden and great staff.
douglasscolin - 14 May 2012 14:11
Good choice of guest ales including one of my current favourites - Vale Ale. Lots of different seating areas with a better than average decor so avoiding that Wetherspoon drinking warehouse effect.
GazzaTheBeerMan - 5 May 2011 16:02
Two door staff on who sounded and acted like they used to work for one of the former Eastern Bloc security services. Couldn't be bothered with it.

anonymous - 10 Apr 2011 11:37
Standard wether-experience throughout; this will be the only thing you will be seeing in a few years, as this corporate behemoth eats its way through the final vestiges of British culture remaining. The usual plastic marketing fest pervades and invades every table and staff wait no more than a nano-second to sweep your glass away from the table to shame you into a lengthy wait at the bar for your next injection. That said, as Wethys go, this is one of the more tody and respectable ones and is perfectly fine for a few beers and some microwaved airline food. As long as you know what you are getting then you should be ok, and as usual, can't really fault the real ales selections and prices, even if it be at the behest of the sacrifice of the british pub.
alezilla - 8 Jan 2011 14:56
Only one girl serving on a busy friday lunchtime but the again that is typical for spoons staffing.The beer however was good and the pub very well done out with a beer patio at the rear, 8/10
fat_beer_badger - 13 Oct 2010 15:18
Quite upmarket and well run by Weatherspoons standards, this pub has badly hurt the others in the town but perhaps that is because by and large that is because Eastleigh's pubs are generally a tired and uninspiring bunch.
On the plus side, on the last occassion I went in 'The Wagon Works', my visit was brightened up by quite a good looking girl coming to sit by me who happened to have the most enormous boobs! Sadly, I had to leave to get the train to nearby Southampton!!!
SotonAleDrinker - 27 Jun 2010 15:50
Standard Weatherspoons, really. Handy for Eastleigh train station, or for some respite from shopping in Eastleigh. As a relatively new opening, the interior hasn't had time to get scruffy. Overall, a decent town-centre pub, at least during the day.
lemski - 9 May 2010 23:00

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