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The Butcher's Hook

Closed Now: 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open today: 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Spot on Micro pub

Called in here on a Saturday night with a group of friends to be treated to a friendly atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
New Forest, United Kingdom
The Original

I can’t possibly put into words how good this place is. Dan and Anthony get the beer selection spot... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“micro pub”(10 reviews)
“real ale”(8 reviews)
A beautifully preserved old butchers shop transformed into a traditional Alehouse selling gravity fed cask ales, craft keg, ciders and wines. The smallest pub with the biggest beer list in Southampton.
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7 Manor Farm Road, Southampton SO18 1NN, England
+44 7912 092928
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 July 2014

You've got to visit this pub at least once! A longtime local butcher's shop has been gutted out and the decorated tiles left. A row of tables and chairs are crammed in on one side and a few rows of barrels crammed at the back...More

3  Thank Jane C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Although the beer was very good, the customer service was TERRIBLE. Was there with 6 friends and after only 1 1/2 hours we were told by the owner that he wouldn't let us stay if we didn't buy more drinks because there were people standing...More

2  Thank lizabeth475
bhalehouse, Owner at The Butcher's Hook, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2016

Dear customer, we would like to apologise for the poor service you experienced on this occation. The member of staff involved (not the owner) has been warned that his conduct was unacceptable. We hope you recognise that poor service at The Butcher's Hook is a...More

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All reviews micro pub bitterne triangle real ale well worth the effort worth a visit micropub casks kegs ales seating benches
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Called in here on a Saturday night with a group of friends to be treated to a friendly atmosphere and wide selection of beers and ales. Be prepared for a small popular place. There are a few tables but you may have to stand, this...More

Thank NewRockCecil
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

I can’t possibly put into words how good this place is. Dan and Anthony get the beer selection spot on every time. It’s good beer, kept well, in superb surroundings. My life would be a sadder place without the Butchers Hook. I wish I lived...More

Thank steve8045
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Southampton's first micropub and still one of the best, brilliant range of cask ales and craft kegs. Definitely worth a visit although it is a little out of the way being in Bitterne Triangle but well worth the effort. Be aware, it is closed Monday's...More

Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

If you like small bars/pubs, big atmosphere, and different beers, ales an ciders, then this is the place to be. Granted it is small but that's the thing that makes it!! Only downside is seating is a bit restricted an outside seating is a pain...More

Thank Luke T
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We had a pleasant experience. We are micropub fans. The lady serving was friendly and helpful. It was only the parking that was a bit problematic.

Thank Michele K
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Bare bones tiny tap house. Just fantastic gravity pulled real Ale, wooden benches. No tv. No music. You can actually talk to your friends, mostly "this beer is marvellous" - and "is that really a balti next door ? AND a chip shop opposite !!"...More

Thank cornmek1
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I have been coming here since it opened. Unfortunately I've now moved away but I can't express what a wonderful little bar this is to meet with friends and try a tremendous variety of beers. Everything about this place is great, the selection of drinks,...More

Thank TomB2636
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Been coming here since it opened, usually have a great time. Friendly people, great beer good conversation. It's small, so letting people bring large dogs, then letting them take up all of the seats does not seem to be a great idea. The table that...More

Thank alexr1408
The_Butchers_Hook, General Manager at The Butcher's Hook, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Dear Customer, apologies for your disappointing experience. Unfortunately Vaping is something we have tried to manage on a case by case basis but occasionally people seem to be very inconsiderate of other customers. There are certain devices which create huge clouds of smoke and spoil...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I love this place quirky friendly and great atmosphere .I am not really into the ales but they always have nice wine and soft drinks alongside a excellent list of beer .Staff are just wonderful and very welcoming

Thank vianne8
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is the best thing to have happened to Bitterne Triangle for a very long time. I have lived in the area 21 years and love it but it always lacked a special something . The Butchers Hook is it . I love the place...More

Thank johnwright800
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