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The Brook

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Address: 466 Portswood Road | Portswood, Southampton SO17 3SD, England
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+44 23 8055 5366
20:00 - 23:30
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Sun 19:30 - 23:00
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Sat 20:00 - 00:00

The Best Live Music in The South

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Great live music venue

I've visited the Brook a number of times and it always fulfills expectations. It is what you'd expect from a music venue....small enough that you are never far from the stage but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited the Brook a number of times and it always fulfills expectations. It is what you'd expect from a music venue....small enough that you are never far from the stage but large enough to get a decent size audience and create a great atmosphere. The stage is a proper height so even from the back you get a great... More 

Thank NickAthertonUK
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love going to The Brook, been going for years to see my favourite tribute bands. Always had a great atmosphere and friendly staff. Will be going again in May. Can't wait

Thank Jackie E
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Saw 'Noasis', had a great laugh. The venue was very good, well organised etc. I suppose the only niggles are the queues for the bar and, by the time I used the toilet, they were in a disgusting state, but that was probably due to the crowd.

Thank andymichelle2016
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent night. Great evening had by all of the people around me. Looking forward to my next visit Friendly staff

Thank Teresa V
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

My son,who is wheelchair dependent, went to The Brook to watch Dreadzone with some friends. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, he was allowed to go in a little earlier to get in a good position to watch the band. Everyone was so helpful and friendly, the music was fantastic and they will definitely be returning.

Thank Kimq W
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Despite being a regular visitor to the Brook, I probably wouldn't have written this, but for the sad passing of the founder, Bryn Lewis. His vision, and hard work, together with his many contacts in the music industry, turned it from an ordinary local pub, with regular music, into (arguably) the finest venue of its type and size, for many... More 

Thank F00TS0
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Watched maetloaf last night. The venue was brilliant. Love the upstairs area and the dance floor below. Creates a great atmosphere and accoustics.

Thank Paul H
Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We made our way down to the Brook on a cold but dry Christmas Eve to watch a Beatles tribute band. Simply amazing !! We arrived shortly after the doors opened and managed to get one of the last seats upstairs, so we could sit and watch over the band. Great venue, lovely quirky set-up inside, where they have tried... More 

Thank paulbrown1019
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great place to watch live bands. The bar is in the room with you whether upstairs or down. Great view wherever you stand and a decent sound system. Seen loads of bands here over the past ten years, and never left disappointed.

Thank NickInett
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110 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Not been for a while, will be making more effort in the future. Great venue, decent price for drink and always have a great night. If you haven't been......GO......

Thank Alan F

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