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The Brook

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Address: 466 Portswood Road | Portswood, Southampton SO17 3SD, England
Phone Number: +44 23 8055 5366
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19:30 - 23:00
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Sun 19:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 20:00 - 23:30
Sat 20:00 - 00:00
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The Best Live Music in The South

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Fantastic Venue

I was here Saturday to see From The Jam who were brilliant But the venue is superb ( first time I've been ) great acoustics brilliant layout reasonable drink prices... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here Saturday to see From The Jam who were brilliant But the venue is superb ( first time I've been ) great acoustics brilliant layout reasonable drink prices clean loos superb all round I intend to be a regular and I live 50 miles away !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice small music venue, two levels, friendly people/staff. It does get a bit packed when a good group on. Need to get there early to get a stool, as not many seats as people stand up.

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Bournemouth
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently went to see the wonderful Joanne Shaw Taylor at The Brook and it was my first visit to the venue. Over the years I have watched hundreds of shows in venues all over, but this is one of the best small venues around, with a really good atmosphere, great sound and good viewing. Just a tip if you... More 

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Thank mizzmjm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a great place to see Live Music, great acoustics, great staff and a good well stocked well priced bar. I've been here quite a few times and always had a great time, in fact I was here twice last weekend and as always had a great time..!!

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Thank Terence W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with friends and I'll accept that The Beatles are not really my bag but overall I had an ok time. The Brook has nice toilets, a decent sized bar with friendly staff. My only issue was with the other attendees who despite being mostly between 50-65yrs old didn't seem to have any manners, they talked through the start of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I went to see California rock band Y&T here and never been before, I'd heard that it's a good venue. The atmosphere is very good, nice friendly crowd and the staff were friendly and helpful. The bar is reasonably priced, especially compared to anywhere in London. It also easily accessable on foot if you're coming from the other end of... More 

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Belfast N Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

First time at the Brook and what a great music venue - friendly staff and great stage & acoustics. First seen the Tubes in 1979 in Manchester university and they've definitely got better - brilliant show in a great venue

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Thank JPL93
Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with a few friends to watch a Prince tribute act. A small venue with a great friendly atmosphere. Good selection of drinks, and enough bar staff so not much of a wait to get served. Seating area upstairs. Downstairs standing only with the exception of a few bar stools around the sides. If you like live music I would... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great venue. Been going there for years. Good mix of bands, something for everyone. Very friendly venue. Would highly recommend.

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Felixstowe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We have been to The Brook now on a couple of occasions to see The South in concert, great venue for a small gig,prices very reasonable & sound very good

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