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The Brook

466 Portswood Road | Portswood, Southampton SO17 3SD, England
+44 23 8055 5366
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Fantastic place

Came to the venue to see James Walsh, travelled from Essex stayed in a hotel. We were presently... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
paul672555
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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
Good night

The acoustics in this place are great. We watched a tribute band and it was near 100% sounding like... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
67mow
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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 venue” (31 reviews)
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466 Portswood Road | Portswood, Southampton SO17 3SD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 2 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.

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

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Been here many times. Staff amazing. Good selection of beers, great bands, usually the top 50 tributes play here regularly. By the time you have seen the real thing, could have gone through £500. Herded onto late night trains etc. Here a night out can...More

Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We had an awesome evening with 'Kate Bush' here (Cloudbusting). What a superb venue. Small and very personal. Great value and only a short taxi from Southampton Airport Parkway rail station. The balcony was a great viewing point, with stools, for us and it wasn't...More

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Top place to see a band.Sound quality is pretty good.Drinks a bit pricey and it really could do with some ventilation when it gets busy but overall well worth a visit.

Thank Timothy P
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

This venue is a fantastic place for a band, the staff are so friendly and make you feel very welcome. The price is very good the whole atmosphere is amazing the local pub the waggoners were very accommodating to all us quo fans put quo...More

Thank gwenswildnites
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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting the Brook regularly as a couple for the last 18 months or so, by personally I've been on and off for 10 years+. Predominantly tribute acts perform but I've also seen a few of the "real mccoys" too! The staff and...More

Thank mark11979
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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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