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Good pub very local

Great to sit in the beer garden with the bar manager sharing a joint around, not. It stinks... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
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Traditional Southampton pub crawl pub - now closed

Just closed. This was a warm, friendly, down to earth proper beer pub. No frills - just plain... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2018
Steve P
Southampton, United Kingdom
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38-40 Adelaide Road, Southampton SO17 2HW, England
+44 23 8032 4542
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Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

PLEASE CLOSE THE SOUTH WESTERN ARMS The new owners of this pub are awful, despite neighbours begging them to keep Their doors closed when there is music and asking them to stop their customers standing outside screaming shouting and swearing late into the night, they...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Friday night visit when it was freezing outside and a welcome warm bar with fab selection of ales and ciders (well kept too) at reasonable prices . Great to have pizza from outside and a pool and football table upstairs 👍🏻

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Summerlover327
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Great local pub. Plenty on offer. And selection is always changing. Nice new feel with refurb but still keeping the rustic pub feel. Heaters in garden for the smokers with rain and wind cover. Welcomed by friendly Landlord and The bar Manager and barstaff. Table...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Crusader030785
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Great to sit in the beer garden with the bar manager sharing a joint around, not. It stinks !!! Especially when signs say drugs will not be tolerated, hmm

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Nice looking pub with a massive garden. Great if u like real ale. Not for me found it too much of a locals pub

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tracey S
Reviewed June 6, 2018

Great drink, pink gin and lemonade to be precise - just the right amount of ice and great customer service! Husband's beer was great, as always. So happy that the South Western is open again and we also enjoyed the live music the evening when...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank AegeanStorm
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Exactly the same as it was, i.e. excellent beer and loads of choice, lovely garden and the pizza van is back- currently rated number 1 "restaurant" in Southampton on this site. Get one and eat it inside, or out the back.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank nbee33
Reviewed March 13, 2018

Just closed. This was a warm, friendly, down to earth proper beer pub. No frills - just plain wooden floors, large old comfy leather sofas, and a ever changing range of 10 decent cask ales. No food, but a pizza van was often outside -...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Steve P
Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a drink after work with my mate only to be left waiting at the bar (only people who needed serving) for 10 minutes whilst the redhead (died) behind the bar was gassing away. Needless to say, we left rather dissatisfied that in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank 664lawrencet
Reviewed September 28, 2017

This is a great find, the pub is friendly and welcoming harking back to the good old days of local pubs but without the 'clicky' atmosphere. There is a always a great selection of ales available and they have a beer festival a couple of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank jonno1966
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