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The Brewery Bar, Botley - pub details

Address: 10 Winchester Street, Botley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 2AA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 19301) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Botley (0.6 miles), Hedge End (1.5 miles), Bursledon (3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.1/10 (rated by 11 users)
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other pubs nearby:

Dolphin, Botley (0.2 miles), Bugle Inn Hotel, Botley (0.2 miles), Railway Inn, Botley (0.5 miles), Barleycorn, Hedge End (1.2 miles), Shamblehurst Barn, Hedge End (1.4 miles) - see more nearby pubs

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A traditional pub that still has the memory of that inside, though is kitted out more like a cafe or restaurant, with small dining tables laid out, each ready with knives and forks. They don't look inviting to sit at to spend a relaxing few hours, and are geared up to be functional for eating a meal and then leaving. The pub does have live bands fairly frequently.

The area near the front door is more pub like, with locals sitting at the bar, and a table by the window which is more suited just for sitting at and drinking. A couple of guest ales on offer as well as a cask cider. An acceptable place for lunch, being clean and light, but does lack character and comfort.

Botley is an interesting looking village, and the three pubs are all acceptable, and serve food. Being close to the Hedge End shopping complex, any of them would be OK for a quick lunch before shopping. But not for anything special. The Dolphin is probably the most down to earth and family friendly, the Bugle the most upmarket and characterful, and the Brewery Bar the freshest and cleanest looking.
SilkTork - 29 Mar 2015 07:49
I can honestly say, I wouldn't bring my dog to this pub, let alone my children. The drinks were flat and the food was microwaved. Although the staff were helpful (with the exception of the manager/landlady who was rude and very scruffy looking). They promote a child friendly atmosphere however there really is very little for kids to do here, other than watch their parents get drunk apparently, as most of them were. Shocking behaviour. The pub itself is very shabby looking (and I don't mean shabby chic either)! It's damp, dark and very dinghy. The prices are high considering this damp little place is nothing to write home about BUT on a slightly positive note, kids eat free.! However I'm not exactly confident as to what they would be eating and if they would escape without food poisoning or ecoli . They also have a pretty big problem with drugs, we could openly hear people discussing how much they wanted, we left after that pointy. Bottom line...don't bother going there. If you want to take your family out in botley, I recommend Kings Restaurant which is a classier establishment and more family friendly or even the Botley Tandoori! Or perhaps just take a picnic to the park but definitely NOT the Brewery Bar !!
MrsO123 - 25 May 2014 12:42
I've been using this pub on and off since the 80s. The young couple who run it now are doing a great job. There's usually three real ales on and the food, cooked by the landlord is top notch.

There is regular entertainment and a flat screen TV but if you want silence and beer straight out of barrels, jump in the Tardis and go back 20 years.

You can't make a living running small pubs like that these days.
mygeneration - 20 Nov 2013 11:26
WIth a name as exciting as 'The Brewery Bar' I could barely wait to get into this joint and start lashing down the quality ales on offer. Unfortunately there wasn't a single ale on offer, and the Stella I was served was flat as a pancake. The nice girl behind the bar changed it withouth a quibble but I wasn't really interested in the excuses. A bit dank and dirty and typical of the decline of the British pub. It could be ok but I guess there's no incentive to improve things. The shape of Britain to come....
alezilla - 8 Jan 2011 15:05
Beer ok on my visit but nothing to shout about - locals pub and a bit clicky, but its their gaff - their rules.
odbod - 14 Sep 2010 15:00

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