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Pub Of The Month - November 2021 with Thuck Phat on the Pub Forum

The Bright Water Inn (JD Wetherspoon), Shirley, Southampton

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
370-372 Shirley Road
Shirley
Southampton
SO15 3HY

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J D Wetherspoon

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Bright Water Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

A respectable Spoons that was very busy on our Saturday eve visit. Majority of the customers were having a bite to eat, along with us. So with my meal I had a decent pint of Eagle Brewery Phallarax IPA and another one after. The interior had a colour scheme of red and petrol blue painted walls. We took a table at the back of the pub, which was down a couple of steps. The service was fast and efficient at the bar and food served to the table. The bus stop opposite was another added bonus to get us back into Southampton, which was quicker than getting a train and cheaper.

On 4th April 2019 - rating: 7
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Bright Water Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

Long rectangular 'Spoons in older style, which I found slightly above average and certainly quite pleasant for the area. A reasonable selection of beers on this visit, with a couple of local brews and a couple of interesting others alongside the regulars.

On 21st March 2019 - rating: 7
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Moby Duck left this review about The Bright Water Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

A typically laid out Spoons well described by Aqualung below, all 10 hand pumps were clipped but all were bog standard national brewer stuff. One thing unusually in its favour was that most of the nearby pubs are so rough and ready, the clientele in here appeared half posh, on the whole though I found this place to be rather poor.

On 13th August 2017 - rating: 4
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Aqualung . left this review about The Bright Water Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

This is another old school conversion of what was presumably a shop with the blue and gold plastic signage on the small exterior. Inside it's long and narrow stretching back much further than suggested from outside with the bar roughly in the middle on the left. There is low seating at the front and rear with the usual high tables and chairs around the bar area. I was surprised to spot a dart board on the wall near the bar. The tables and chairs here are actually a bit more solid than some of their older outlets. It was doing a steady trade on my Tuesday afternoon visit.
The bar has ten hand pumps which had one unused, one available soon, GK Abbot, Doom Bore, Ringwood Razorback & Old Thumper, Cairngorm Wildcat and Exmoor Beast. I went for the Exmoor Beast (£2.29) which was in first class condition. I then noticed that the Steak Club here was just £6.75 so ordered a mixed grill and another Beast as the "free" drink. This too was excellent with decent size steaks rather than the pathetic morsels I've had in some outlets.
This was easily my favourite of the (currently) four Southampton Spoons.

On 27th March 2017 - rating: 7
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john mcgraw left this review about The Bright Water Inn (JD Wetherspoon)

This pub is just one fair sized room that has tables and chairs crammed into it.Although there was a fair range of real ales the place seemed very dull and the tables were full of dirty glasses and crockery.Not one of the better Wetherspoon's.

On 8th November 2010 - rating: 4
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