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Bookshop Alehouse, Bevois Valley, Southampton

Pub added by Aqualung .
21 Portswood Rd
Southampton
SO17 2ES
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Danny O'Revey left this review about Bookshop Alehouse

Quirky little community bookshop/micropub, friendly, good beer. Wooden floors and relaxing and alround nice place to visit. Short walk from St Denys railway station.

On 4th April 2022 - rating: 8
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Bookshop Alehouse

Another Southampton micropub and probably the pick of the bunch and still rivaling the Platform Tavern for the honour of best pub in Southampton in my opinion.

For a Saturday evening, it was surprisingly quiet. My previous visit here was a weekend lunchtime visit and it was full. This time, there were just a few people in, including the owner who takes a keen interest in his customers and is happy to recommend beers.

4 real ales are served here. On this visit, they were Elusive Level Up: Level 27 Citra Galaxy, Red Cat Mr M's Porter, Wild Weather Calleva & Mallinson's Centennial. Real ciders were Farmer Jim's Rhubarb Bob, Abrahall's Thundering Molly & West Milton Dorset Twilight. Craft beers were Elusive vs The Nags Head Sonar Biscuit, Thornbridge/Elusive Superuser & Unity Collusion.

Another friendly local establishment that will always be fairly high up on my list to visit in Southampton.

On 20th February 2022 - rating: 8
[User has posted 1261 recommendations about 1261 pubs]


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Real Ale Ray left this review about Bookshop Alehouse

On approach, I actually thought that this was a bookshop, especially with the large writing on the window. The pub had a nice relaxed atmosphere on our Saturday afternoon visit, with a few people at the bar and a couple of chaps perusing through some of the books on the left hand side shelving. Four cask ales on handpump, so we went for the Elusive Brewing Pyramid of Doom, an unfined ale, which was ok, but didn't warrant a refill. I would have been better asking for a taster, before the barman filled out a pint. I thought the pub was a tad too pricey for a micro and our pint and a half cost £5.80 and the beer was only a 3.7%.

On 5th April 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 3073 recommendations about 3073 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Malden man
St Denys, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Southampton Central, 1.57 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Bitterne, 1.75 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Bookshop Alehouse, Southampton
4th Apr 2022, 11:57
Review submitted by Danny O'Revey
 
20th Feb 2022, 18:12
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
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  • Beer Garden : No last updated 04 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 04 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 04 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 04 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 04 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : No last updated 04 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 04 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 16 March 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 04 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 March 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 March 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 04 May 2017 by Pub SignMan
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