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The Bugle Inn Hotel, Botley - pub details

Address: 10, High Street, Botley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 2EA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8050) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Botley (0.6 miles), Hedge End (1.7 miles), Bursledon (2.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.0/10 (rated by 12 users)
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Dolphin, Botley (0.0 miles), Brewery Bar, Botley (0.2 miles), Railway Inn, Botley (0.5 miles), Barleycorn, Hedge End (1.2 miles), Horse and Jockey, Curbridge (1.3 miles) - see more nearby pubs

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Standing opposite to the Dolphin, this is an older, more traditional looking coaching inn, built in the 1600s. It still retains the feel of a traditional pub inside. On the left is a dining room, and on the right is a pub room with a fireplace, and a gloomy interior. I found it quite charming, but also just a little depressing. On my visit there was only one other customer, whereas the other two pubs in the village were quite busy.

Four casks on offer, including one from the brewery in the village, Botley Berry. This was either poorly made, infected, badly kept, or off. It inclined more toward cider than beer. The barman had vanished out the back, and was taking his time to return, and I was in a hurry, so I left the beer, and left the pub. These things do happen from time to time in pubs, but it wasn't an encouraging experience. I think this place has much to offer, and I'd be happy to try again for lunch.

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 08:02
A decent pub which does pretty reasonable food, with good service. Beer range slightly on the interesting side of mainstream predictable, comprising Sharps Doom Bar, Tim Taylor Golden, Thwaites Lancaster Bomber and Gales HSB.
PhilR - 18 May 2013 22:09
Yes! a 6 is about right on this one. The bar staff did seem a bit disinterested. Anyhow got a pint of the the local brewery's ale which seemed conspecuous by it's abcence in the other pubs in town. This is the place I'd choose if I lived in the area. Two bars and wooden floor in the 'Public'.
BARRY2771 - 17 Jan 2012 11:55
Good food and service - the Lebanese menu makes a nice change. Good selection of food and drink; can get quite busy so booking is a good idea if at the weekend or a large party.
Ale_Bob - 24 Apr 2011 13:37
Seems like an ok place to me!! Tried the HSB, an happy to report 'All Good'!! The pub is in a traditional style (wooden floors, ect) and seemed very welcoming. 6/10 Worth a visit.
wolvesfan - 9 Dec 2010 18:24

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