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The Giddy Bridge (JD Wetherspoon), Southampton Central, Southampton

10-16 London Road
Southampton
SO15 2AF
Phone: 02380336346
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J D Wetherspoon

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Giddy Bridge (JD Wetherspoon)

The only person who more or less matched our age on our Saturday night visit was the doorman. The pub was rammed with an average age of 20 somethings, drinking cocktails and shots. There was one young couple who were both drinking out of large pitches filled with some green glup. They couldn't be bothered to even pour it into a glass, so they just drank it from a straw stuck in the middle of it. Service at the bar was efficient, so managed to get a couple of Vibrant Forest Chinooks. The place was also very noisy, so we didn't stay long. Might call again at a respectable time of the day.

On 2nd April 2019 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Giddy Bridge (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a well positioned branch of Wetherspoons close to East Park, which I felt was one of their better examples of a large shop converted premises. You enter into a fairly open plan area with the bar running along the back wall. The room has a bright patterned carpet which felt surprisingly plush underfoot, hinting at the standard of decor throughout which seemed to be slightly higher than that of your average 'Spoons. Over to the right is what constitutes the main seating area where plenty of tables and chairs have been arranged in a sizeable space that seems to taper to a point at the far end. High tables and stools have been set up closer to the bar and the whole area has been satisfyingly subdivided by various pillars and bits of partitioning wall, thereby avoiding the usual barn-like feel this type of conversion usually results in. A staircase to the left breaks up the other side of the room as well, creating a compact and almost cosy seating area behind where you can find decent fixed benches under classic 90's Wetherspoons bookcases topped with craft beer bottles. The usual 'Spoons info boards and local history snippets can be found around the tongue and groove panelled walls and the large front windows sport checked red and blue panes at the top, which looked quite nice in the bright sun. The stairs take you up to a first floor seating area offering the usual overspill space for busier periods.
The pub is listed in the 2017 Good Beer Guide and had a 7:2 guest ale to 'Spoons regular ratio, which seems pretty good to me. Two more pumps sported 'Coming Soon' signs and there was a real cider on the final pull. I got my day in Southampton off to a fine start with a pint of Oakham Enough Rope which went down a treat and was accompanied by a good value panini. I was here relatively early on a match day, so the pub wasn't too busy, but the staff still seemed well organised and there were the usual doormen making sure the idiots were well marshalled.
I generally find this type of shop conversion 'Spoons completely interchangeable but I thought this one broke the mould slightly and managed to create a feeling far closer to that of a regular pub than the template normally allows. The quality beer adds another brownie point whilst the proximity to the town centre and other worthy pubs makes it a good option to include on a crawl around town. A welcome surprise this one.

On 3rd May 2017 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Giddy Bridge (JD Wetherspoon)

As noted below this is an old school shop conversion with the old style blue and gold plastic signage on the outside. It's very wide but fairly shallow inside with fairly typical furnishings. On my Tuesday afternoon visit it was a bit shambolic with a number of un-cleared tables but the lunchtime rush receding.
The bar has twelve hand pumps which had the JDW Trio Of Doom, Ringwood Old Thumper, two ciders, Flack Manor Union Flack, Upham Silver Blaze, Wild Weather Big Muddy, Yeovil Star Gazer, Burton Bridge Porter and Strathaven Winter Glow. A cider with added nettles called Devil's Leaf caught my eye and I got stung for £3.05.
This Spoons is GBG 2017 listed and has a better than average choice of ales but although the menu says guest ales from £2.25 they all seemed to be more expensive than that.

On 27th March 2017 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Pub SignMan
Southampton Central, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
St Denys, 1.24 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Millbrook (Hants), 1.41 miles, 27 min walk (show)
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2nd Apr 2019, 14:35
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray
 
2nd Apr 2019, 14:24
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Roof terrace - last updated 09 May 2018 by john mcgraw
  • CAMRA Discount : No - JDW vouchers only - last updated 18 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 29 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 29 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 29 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 29 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 22 March 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 29 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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