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The Brook

466 Portswood Road | Portswood, Southampton SO17 3SD, England
02380555366
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Ranked #1 of 72 attractions in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: The Best Live Music in The South
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Soton
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74 reviews 74 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Brook puts on an eclectic mix of music covering all genres. I have been perhaps 30 times over the last 8 years, always a good experience. The tickets are good value for money and the sound quality in the venue is superb, perhaps could be slightly louder but there are neighbours. Drinks are reasonable and service is prompt, plus... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We have visited this venue a number of times. It's tiny and you get a much better music experience as a result. It's great to be so close to the bands for a change rather than looking at them on a big screen.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Brook is a great big pub with live music. It has a big selection of local and national beers. It has a large bar with TV, but often you have to pay a few £ to go and see the live performances. The bar stretches to the performance lounge. Comfortable chairs at tables with good views of the stage.... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

very nice venue and good mixed crowd always feels very safe and friendly. Like any venue it can be louder than you think, i wish i had used earplugs as now have tinitus for 2 months, just me however everyone else was fine.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Very varied selection of acts play here including great tribute bands. Often proper famous/legendary acts too. Regular great night out at the Brook is soul band Rufus Stone.

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Southampton
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I was a Brook Virgin up to recently! Was always put off by the outside I actually thought it was a boarded up pub, but when I was told it was The Brook I was surprised as I'd heard only great things about this place. Went on a Thursday evening for a charity event and saw Hattie Jacques playlist, the... More

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Brook is my Go To music venue, when I am feeling down I'll have a quick look on their site to see who's playing that evening and if it sounds good (which everytime it has been!) I shall go down and have a listen! Good value for money, don't rip you off on drinks and a nice family safe... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The Brook is an institution, it's earthy, noisy, fun with some fantastic bands. We saw the ever popular local band Rufus Stone there a few weeks ago, the venue never fails to live up to it's unique imagine. If your near and there's something on that takes your fancy, I implore you to spend a little for a great night... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Just the right size they have some fantastic tribute acts in as well as famous people. Glad it's local and not in the town centre. Great fun safe atmosphere.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Ideal size to enjoy both famous and not so famous acts. tribute nights are a must. Reasonably priced bar. Saw M2 (Whitesnake co-founders) and Steven Seagal here once.

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