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For serious beer aficionados........

Discovered [tba] about a couple of years ago and keep coming back when I can. Not often enough! The... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
plumedenom
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France
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Hidden treasure

One of the original and best micro pubs in Southampton. Very laid back and welcoming. I’ve been... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
SouthYorksLass
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9 Jul 2018
“For serious beer aficionados........”
23 Jun 2018
“Hidden treasure”
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

The barman was exceptionally rude when I asked to try the beers and appeared not to want my custom whatsoever. I had asked to try one or two, since, as a “specialty beer” emporium, the beers were unknown to me. The barman became irate after...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Discovered [tba] about a couple of years ago and keep coming back when I can. Not often enough! The guv'nor puts effort into sourcing interesting beers from various small and mostly local brewers. The beer is well kept and reasonably priced. There is usually a...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

One of the original and best micro pubs in Southampton. Very laid back and welcoming. I’ve been many times with friends but this visit I was on my own, sat in the window catching up on some work while sampling some cracking beer and was...More

Thank SouthYorksLass
Reviewed 8 June 2018

I have frequented this establishment a few times now, and most recently visited this week with a group of friends on a Thursday evening. I have always enjoyed the selection of beers, and the staff are helpful at suggesting ones to try based on my...More

2  Thank AlwaysHungry1930
Reviewed 25 April 2018

I love quaint little pubs that are just converted shops/houses. When we found this in Southampton, purely by chance, we had to go in and indulge. It was a lovely, small, cosy place with loads of books to browse. The drinks were well-priced, not too...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 20 November 2017

arrived on a Saturday night and asked if they sold third of a pint tasters and told no in a very unpleasant manner so left

1  Thank Ian S
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We tried the The Bookshop Alehouse as it looked different and indeed it was. A friendly bunch of chatty customers and a very helpful barman was a good start. The selection of ales is brilliant and the barman knew the story behind each one. There...More

1  Thank Watchman077
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is a great ale house that ale drinkers and like minded individuals frequent, a friendly atmosphere with staff who are very apt at recommending and describing the drinks on sale.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

A great little pub with a good selection of real ales. Noticed as I was walking past and popped in for pint. The pub is only small but I managed to get a seat as it was only mid-week. There was a good mix of...More

Thank Will C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A semi regular customer for nearly a year, the bookshop alehouse offers a huge choice of ales, lager and cider. Offering a friendly atmosphere in a niche setting, this is one of the best micro pubs around.

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