England > Hampshire > Southampton
miquelcrush (102) Granollers, Spain | August 16, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Good selection of local ales and also good selection of bottles. Excellent food, I recommend the burgers!
Beershine (738) The Sunshine State, Florida | July 5, 2013
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
A more modern take on a traditional English pub, attracting a younger crowd. The beer selection isnít grand and the few we had were off. If you are bored this can be an interesting pit stop on the way to/from the Guide Dog, which is really where you want to be.
Belgianbeerfan (2) , | June 14, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
This is definitely a favorite local, the selection of beers is great especially when they hold beer/ale/cider festivals. Service does struggle at times in consistency with newer/PT staff. With the food/drink/ambiance itís a place I could comfortably spend most of my wages at on a sunday (and I have done).
berkshirejohn (167) Bracknell, England | March 7, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
This place seems to be trying too hard to be a perfect pub - itís almost like being on a film set - still , people seem to like it that way, as it was crowded on a Wednesday evening. The real ale selection was reasonable, and mainly local, and well kept. The staff were struggling to cope with the crowd so service wasnít good. WOrth a look in, as itís just around the corner from the Guide Dog, but not worth a special trip.
Beersiveknown (71) , Northern Ireland | June 14, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Four well-kept cask ales in a good nick and a decent selection of bottles and spirits. Reasonably priced and tasty food menu, very friendly staff and smart decor. Much better than its previous incarnation as the Bevois Caslte.
SaintMatty (225) Uppsala, Sweden | April 22, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Previously known as the Beviois Castle, this place has now been refurbished, has a new name and is under new management. The new management seem to be more interested in selling high quality products, whether it be food or drink. I went to a small beer festival here and they had lots of beers from Sadlerís as well as Slaterís, so perhaps they have some connection to those breweries as itís unusual to see those beers in Southampton.
PaulW (15) Southampton, England | March 24, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Once a dodgy boozer full of neíerdowells and undesirables, the pub has reopened, aiming for a country pub feel in the heart of town. This could have been pretentious, but the pub is really rather good. It lacks a big choice in beer, but what there is, is well kept and different. The beer is not always local, so makes for a nice change to other nearby real ale haunts. There are other drinks to interest, like rum and Scotch, but why bother when the beer is good? Where this place really wins though is in the food department. We had burgers, and they were excellent, as was the sticky toffee pud! No out of the microwave stuff here, and this sets it apart in the locality. A careful door and drinks policy in an "interesting" part of town (no stupid drink promos, no student nights etc.) make for a pleasant atmosphere, enhanced by a real fire. Possibly a bit of a gamble by the new owners, but one I am hoping pays off!
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