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The Brook

466 Portswood Road | Portswood, Southampton SO17 3SD, England
+44 23 8055 5366
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Came to see Guns 2 Roses in May 2018. Great venue...not a bad view to be had! Acoustics are good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
catp79
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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For the second time we are back to see mainly madness a tribute band. Recommend getting there early... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie M
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The Best Live Music in The South
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tribute acts” (18 reviews)
“music venue” (16 reviews)
“great night” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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466 Portswood Road | Portswood, Southampton SO17 3SD, England
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+44 23 8055 5366
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to see Guns 2 Roses in May 2018. Great venue...not a bad view to be had! Acoustics are good, staff friendly. Drinks a little pricey.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the second time we are back to see mainly madness a tribute band. Recommend getting there early to queue if you want to have a seat. Small venue feels like having a concert in your living room. Great atmosphere.

Thank Julie M
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

I once saw "the" Steven Seagal playing with his blues band here. Steven Seagal, in Portswood. Mind blown. He failed to do any judo chops but still ... Steven Seagal in Portswood! Any venue that can offer such treats is worth a trip.

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

One of my favourite gig venues, great view, great bands, great atmosphere, fab staff! Roll on many more gigs here \m/

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

I visited The Brook on Friday 16th - the band were awesome however I have an allergy to strong fragrances and sadly there was at least 3 people vaping very close to me, all with different strong smelling flavours! I moved away to get away...More

Thank Rorymagic
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Mista B, Manager at The Brook, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hi Sorry to hear this - (Just seen it sorry), We don't allow vaping inside the venue, only in the foyer - if this happens again, just pop and have a quiet word with one of our door staff and they will go and have...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Came to the venue to see James Walsh, travelled from Essex stayed in a hotel. We were presently surprised of this venue, Had great viewing from both areas, up and down stairs. Look forward to seeing some other band when in the near future.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

The acoustics in this place are great. We watched a tribute band and it was near 100% sounding like the originals. The whole place had such a good atmosphere. Plenty of seating if you wish upstairs. We had 2 pints that cost £8.40 which is...More

Thank 67mow
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Quantity over quality ! Must have been last century the Fire Chief visited this overcrowded unorganised venue ! I value my safety so won’t be returning !

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This was my first time visiting and I had a great time. Definitely worth getting there early to get a seat. The band was excellent though a little loud in the small venue. Place was clean and staff friendly though drinks were not cheap.

1  Thank Julie M
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Went here to see Billy Bragg. The venue didn't let anyone in until door opening around 8pm so the queue outside was massive, there is no shelter from the rain. The venue is very cramped for the number of people they let in. Do not...More

1  Thank shrekfeet
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Jid K
6 April 2018|
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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
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26 January 2018|
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Response from Andrew H | 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
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cliolady2015
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Response from NickAthertonUK | Reviewed this property |
There is very limited seating primarily standing
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