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The Brook

Closed Now: 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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Good venue with a great atmosphere

We went to see Absolute Bowie which was a fitting tribute and the venue was buzzing with a good... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2019
Amesbury, United Kingdom
Live bands

Been here many times always have a great evening looking forward to next visit 25th January to... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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466 Portswood Road | Portswood, Southampton SO17 3SD, England
+44 23 8055 5366
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

We went to see Absolute Bowie which was a fitting tribute and the venue was buzzing with a good like-minded friendly people. The bar staff are friendly and work efficiently and we were very impressed with the security guy who helped us find seating on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Been here many times always have a great evening looking forward to next visit 25th January to see bootleg blondie wow .

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

Firstly, if your the tall bald fat bloke in glasses, or the short fat mini me version that were stood downstairs, why do you think it's acceptable to try and constantly shout over the music to have your "private" conversation?..no one wants to listen to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stuartross1646
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

Dangerously overcrowded venue . We were upstairs and couldn’t see the band !! When we told the doorman it was too crowded and definitely in breach of fire regs we were met with a hail of abuse and threats of violence ! We left with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Went with friends to watch an 80's tribute rock band. The venue is relaxed & intimate with a large bar in the mezzanine area upstairs & plenty of seating to watch the band on stage. The lighting & sound quality were very good and there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Saw Limehouse Lizzy and had a great evening. Really fun and lively atmosphere, good sound and lighting and some very good beer. Arrive early if you want a seat, there are some upstairs but is limited.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Took my 9 year old son and his friend to the family silent disco today. It was brilliant! 3 live djs, glow sticks galore and the special visit from the storm trooper was epic! All the staff were really friendly, my son enjoyed the sweets...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hana F
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Very busy, a great experience and the music was good. \acoustics impressive.had a great time. had to queue for about an hour as there is nowhere pre-show to wait. You do need to get there early to get a seat. bar service was quick, polite...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Angiemulkh
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

I visited The Brook numerous times over the years. Primarily tribute acts alongside regular acts, I've seen the best Bowie tribute band - Jean Genie - about ten times, Mike Peters, The Silver Beatles, The Smyths, Whole Lot Of Led, the fabulous Rufus Stone Band,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RJSWinchester
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Came here to see an Eagles tribute band and loved it! Great acoustics and atmosphere meant the gig was intimate and not soulless. you could sit, stand and have s dance too. friendly people all just out having a good time. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jid K
April 5, 2018|
Response from 67mow | Reviewed this property |
we had to park on the street (we were lucky as a car pulled away) but there aren't many spaces/ streets without double yellows
January 26, 2018|
Response from andrewhV4839XB | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. Yes, it is accessible. There is no raised platform, but several wc users go to the front and have a full view. Others are respectful, and don’t go in front. Ticketing, phone Dylan at the venue and he... More
May 22, 2017|
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Response from NickAthertonUK | Reviewed this property |
There is very limited seating primarily standing