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“Fab venue” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Brook

The Brook
466 Portswood Road | Portswood, Southampton SO17 3SD, England
02380555366
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Ranked #5 of 159 things to do in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The Best Live Music in The South
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Fab venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had tickets to see Steven Seagal at The Brook, it was very easy to find and we parked in the industrial estate behind.

What a fantastic place, we stood on the balcony overlooking the stage for most of the evening as we arrived later than we were hoping, had we arrived earlier I'm sure we would have been able to bag one of the many tables that are along the balcony. The sound from the band was excellent and the lighting very subdued and classy.

Overall an excellent venue, we will return.

Visited July 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Check their online calendar for upcoming events”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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 the bands play really close to the stage. We have seen some fantastic tribute acts, some perhaps now better than the originals!

Visited October 2013
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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“Great Music Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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.

Visited September 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“The Brook - a must for music lovers”
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. Some of the nations finest bands perform here and many are local. Music can range from Hard Rock to Columbian to ukulele orchestras.

Visited April 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“excellent fun”
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.

Visited May 2014
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