South Western Arms

Mayor: Beer5000 (5) | Affiliated user(s) here NelliesNob | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 24
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000  (139) Kristiansand, Norway | February 17, 2016
An old and very local, slightly shabby pub in a charming way. Big and rotating selection of never seen before casks, some regular taps and a small but complementary bottle selection. Friendly but quite staff thatís kind with samples instead of talking about the beer. Also some bag in box still ciders in the back room thatís not listed. No food but a charming and very good pizza wagon parked just outside from Wednesday to Saturday. Old and almost retired pub dog together with a few highly patriotic locals made this a very nice experience. The locals also show good musical taste from the Internet based jukebox, at least the feeling of entering a pub where Rancid and some good old Ska is on the speakers makes me happy.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (2305) Washington, Washington DC | September 23, 2015
Carrying all the bottles I bought at Bitter Virtue, I couldnít stray far from the walk to the train station, and this place ft the bill nicely. The large open interior is slightly dark, but that is made up for by a bright and airy patio. There is a second level as well. 8 or so casks on offer as well as various kegs and bottles. Friendly staff. There was a pizza/food truck outside, closed on a Wednesday late afternoon. Worth a visit.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork  (88) Southampton, United Kingdom, England | March 27, 2015
Outside it looks like a traditional railway station pub, inside itís a bit like a Hobgoblin pub - lots of wood, painted walls, leather sofas, and a modern student feel. Thereís an upstairs room with pool and football tables. Lots of focus on the beers with around 10 on offer, including a house ale, Nellieís Nob, which is a rebadge of Bowmanís Yumi. Holds beer festivals. Friendly customers, which on our Friday afternoon visit were mostly young males. This has a lot more life, character, and interest than the Guide Dog. As itís almost next door to the Junction Inn, the two can be visited together. I am more inclined to the Junction Inn as it does food, is more family orientated, and has more of a traditional pub look and feel, but there will be those who prefer this place.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jjsint  (396) Cambridge, England | November 10, 2013
Large open-plan pub near St Denys station. Slightly students feel, but all are welcome. 7-8 beers on, plus a reasonable selection of bottles. A lot of thought seems to go into choosing the best ales available, which makes the occasional beer festivals beyond belief. Not cheap though.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (925) Tourist Town (West), England | October 13, 2012
Just outside St Denys BR station, we started and finished our pub crawl of the area here on 09/09/12. Large split level pub with a nice patio beer garden out the back. Hardly a soul in there on our two visits both on a Sunday at 12ish and 5pm ish so no bad ambiance, just not a lot of it hence rated as 3. Good choice of beers on cask - around 10 and between two of us we sampled most and all in good nick. Largely Hampshire and surrounding counties, these included Loddon, Cottage, Ballards, Hop Back, Itchen Valley and Bowman. Had a toasted sandwich and chips - ok stuff but nothing special. This place had the largest range of the pubs we visited on the day (2 or 3 more than the Guide Dog) and the quality was spot on. Service was friendly and efficient.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty  (307) Uppsala, Sweden | July 6, 2009
A rather spacious pub on two levels. They have 10 real ales available as well as some cask ciders. The regular beers include Deuchars and Chiswick, but they have lots of guest beers every week, with breweries from all over the UK represented.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Mungo  (14) Southampton, England | July 2, 2005| Updated October 12, 2006
A busy pub with a wide variety of ales. I sometimes think they keep too many beers on leading to poor condition. They usually have London Pride, Deuchars, Summer Lightning plus others. Many quiet nooks and crannies, pool, darts amd table football. The highlight is on weekend evenings when the fishman comes round with cooked cockles, winkles etc.
Oct 06 The quality of beer seems to have really picked up over the last year or so. Still a good range of beers but served in good condition. Welcome addition of a blackboard listing the ales on helps when ordering.

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