The Grapes
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
About
The Grapes is one of the most famous pubs in Southampton due to its prominent location on Oxford Street and its historical connection to The Titanic. Formally a haunt for sailors and seafaring folk of all types, The Grapes now fits into the more modern cosmopolitan feel of Oxford Street’s “Café Culture”. The Grapes still has the all important traditional feel of a proper boozer but with a modern twist. The pool table, live music and big screens contribute to the popularity of the venue and the friendly atmosphere and efficient staff ensure that The Grapes is the pub to drink in. We serve a wide range of national and local real ales and have a splendid wine list selected by Majestic and a wine preservation system that ensures a perfect glass every time. At The Grapes we are real sport fans and show a wide range of sports to accommodate all tastes. There is a strong Southampton F.C. following (we are a 15 minute walk to the stadium) and on home games we are always busy.
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Teo G
Honiton, UK194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Great three night stay in Southampton, we loved the twin room, found it roomy- everything we needed. Staff were all very friendly and welcoming, the street is brilliant, pedestrianised and quiet at night. Great range of local eateries and bars. Equally 5 mins walk to the marina, and 5 mins walk into town. Large walk in shower, lots of tea/coffee making stuff etc... You get your own entrance through a separate door, maybe a warning that for our room there was a couple of flights of stairs - not an issue for us, but for others it may be. Fabulous price and 10% discount in the bar.
Written August 28, 2021
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Thank you Teo for your amazing review! Hope to see you again soon, from everyone here at The Grapes!
Written October 18, 2021
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Kelsey M
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
I came into Southampton a solo female traveler and left with the best of friends at the Grapes! Even before I got there Paul’s correspondence with me pre arrival was extremely helpful and kind making sure I got a room sorted. After a long day of flying, busing and training I finally made it to the Grapes and was immediately warmly welcomed by the staff. The highlight of my days was passing by the bar and being greeted by the amazing staff and grabbing a drink in the pub. Paul the manager has such a kind heart and made sure I was taken care of the whole time! But the kindness didn’t stop there, all the bartenders were just as incredible! Damien showed me to my room and was always ready for a laugh and chat. The ladies of the bar Jessie and Megan were the absolute best and always made sure I was having a good time! The grapes is a little family and I am so happy it’s where I stayed, I can’t think of anywhere better! I hope to go back and visit my fun family soon! Would recommend to everyone wether it’s for a quick drink, a late night, a vacation or just to meet some new people! You can’t go wrong with The Grapes
Written June 17, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! the grapes team look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written March 16, 2023
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Lynne N
Southampton, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
As a Southampton resident I’ve frequented this pub many times in 25 years. Always a pleasant experience. Nice decor, staff and selection of drinks albeit a bit pricey. One groan - fix the lock on the toilet door! There are only two cubicles - how cheap can you be??? It’s been like it for months.
Written October 6, 2021
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Thank you for your kid review Lynn! We have acknowledged your feedback and will make sure the lock is fixed as a result! Hope to see you again soon, from everyone here at The Grapes!
Written October 18, 2021
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Wendy Bryant
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We excepted a lot but the pub was a disappointment. Drinks are overpriced compare to all bars and pubs in Southampton.

Manager did not smile at once whilst he was behind the bar. But we`ve heard him telling off the staff for not being cheerful enough Looked like none of the staff enjoy working there.
Would not return.
Written June 4, 2020
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David K
Welling, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Whilst out for a stroll on a hot sunny afternoon we came across this gem on Oxford Street. The Cask Marque sign catching our eyes and it became our first stop on an ale trail today. Staff are every so friendly and polite in what are very trying times for the hospitality industry. Well done to all involved for keeping a smile on your faces and for all the extra work involved in keeping us wet inside. Thanks
Written August 8, 2020
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Thank you for leaving such a great review. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit and it's very encouraging that you noticed the extra steps taken to keep everyone safe and happy! Paul & Team
Written October 28, 2020
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Amelia L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
So I came here after a long week working at Isle of Wight festival . Knackered, sleep deprived and gagging for a pint. Paul was exceptional he sorted a room out and he even helped my thirst. Never felt so welcome and greeted with such warmth . Amazing customer service especially when you’ve done a hard week at work . Paul you are a top man and I can’t thank you enough for helping me get a good descent sleep and a well deserved drink down me . Will definitely be returning!
Written September 23, 2021
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Thank you Amelia for the amazing review! Glad The Grapes could accommodate for all your needs! Hope to see you again soon, from everyone here at The Grapes!
Written October 18, 2021
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Michael S
Buckie, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Lovely pre-cruise stay at this lovely traditional Inn with rooms.
Value for money and an excellent location with many restaurants,bars etc within easy walking distance and 10 minute walk to cruise terminal.
Paul and his team made us feel very welcome and we wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
Written July 1, 2023
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glad you enjoyed your stay please do come again
Written February 22, 2024
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stephen2126
Morecambe, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Booked in for the night…..typical me booked the wrong dates 🤔. Anyway the hotel was full but I was looked after by Paul… top man really helpful….will deffo give it a go next time I’m around…. 4 cask ales ✔️
Written October 22, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! the grapes team look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written March 16, 2023
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John A.
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
My wife and I booked a room here for its close proximity to the cruise terminal and other bars and restaurants. Paul and his team are really top notch hosts whether you are having a drink in their historically steeped bar or staying in the rooms upstairs. The Grapes is clean, comfortable, and the patrons are super friendly. Locals love the place, which tells you more than any review. We will definitely be dropping back by in our travels.
Written June 28, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! the grapes team look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written March 16, 2023
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD2,349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Plaque on right side of the Grapes Inn which depicts the history surrounding the brothers who missed the doomed Titanic.

Very nice inside with big comfortable chairs, pool table and great hospitality.
Written December 8, 2023
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thank you for visiting
Written February 22, 2024
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