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The White Star Tavern, Southampton - pub details

Address: 28 Oxford Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3DJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 29029) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Southampton Central (1 mile), Woolston (1.1 miles), Sholing (1.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.9/10 (rated by 9 users)
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Large and well built corner location building. It is and feels like a cross between a hotel and a pub so the name Tavern feels appropriate. Several distinct open areas around a central bar. A mix of flag stone and solid oak flooring. Fire places and leather sofas. Opens early and does food all day. Children accepted. A comfy and pleasant place; upmarket but relaxed and informal
Over £4 for a pint. Regular beer is Itchen Valley White Star. Also does a changing cask - on my visit it was Landlord. The White Star was tired and not fresh. Overall a pleasant pub worth checking out if in the area, but it's nothing special, and beer cost and condition prohibits a strong recommendation

SilkTork - 31 Jan 2016 11:29
Beer excellent. Was a choice of Ringwood or Tribute (St Austell brewery) when I was there.

Food was excellent too although you need all 3 courses to feel full - by which time it isn't cheap.

Seem to have some very pretty staff and clientele too which is always pleasant.

Highly recommended.
Mr_FRISKY - 11 Apr 2010 11:25
several very respectable pints of ringwood quaffed on my visit last week nice place though a tad expensive 7/10
Another60skid - 30 Jul 2009 21:14
Situated on trendy Oxford Street, which passes for upmarket bohemian in this rather soulless city, the White Star Tavern is a pleasant bar/restaurant which also doubles as a Hotel with some 'boutique' style rooms upstairs.

Inside its all polished leather and tasteful wood furnishing, and busy with suits (such as myself, in this instance) after work. This place is unlikely to become a BITE favourite, with only 2 ales on - Ringwood Best and Palmers Dorset Gold, a tasty golden ale which I quaffed two pints of (though at 3.10 a pop I'd expect quality). Standard lagers e.g. San Miguel are available but the emphasis of this place, as evidence by the carefully arranged bar area, is on cocktails and exotic spirits.

It was highly enjoyable to sit outside as Oxford Street has very little traffic and my only gripe would be with the staff, who seemed more interested in flirting with female clientele than serving me, but otherwise this is quite a nice bar and I'd happily go again.
ChrisP87 - 15 Apr 2009 09:03
Decent and not especially expensive food is the high point here and there is nothing to complain about with the service. Located on a pleasant street in a city not overly blessed by urban planning, this is worth a stopover, but the light wood and jazz (nice) is all a bit too much like a David Brent music video for my liking. A good pint of Ringwood though.
BoehmBawerk - 28 Dec 2008 21:37

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