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    I can’t make the November crawl due to work commitments so I decided to console myself with a Southampton weekender in November. I have booked myself into the Travelodge a stone’s throw from the Guide Dog which has been on my must visit list for a number of years.

    I’ve not been to Southampton before so any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I can get a Plusbus ticket so I don’t mind a bit of travelling out of town (not too far mind!)

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    Years since I've been there but it was a dead loss even then and seems to got worse with some classics now ruined. So apart from getting a train to Winchester or Salisbury you should try this one South Western Arms . The Dolphin Inn is the other side of the railway and a main road and is meant to be good. A couple of micros are Bookshop Alehouse and The Butcher's Hook which is in Bitterne. All are a shortish walk or for Bitterne a longer walk or bus ride away. Down by the Town Quay The Dancing Man looks good as it's a brewery tap but the place was the Maritime Museum when I was last drinking in Southampton and Platform Tavern might be worth looking at too as it's nearly next door, those are probably a bus ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Years since I've been there but it was a dead loss even then and seems to got worse with some classics now ruined. So apart from getting a train to Winchester or Salisbury you should try this one South Western Arms . The Dolphin Inn is the other side of the railway and a main road and is meant to be good. A couple of micros are Bookshop Alehouse and The Butcher's Hook which is in Bitterne. All are a shortish walk or for Bitterne a longer walk or bus ride away. Down by the Town Quay The Dancing Man looks good as it's a brewery tap but the place was the Maritime Museum when I was last drinking in Southampton and Platform Tavern might be worth looking at too as it's nearly next door, those are probably a bus ride.
    Not done the Dolphin or Butchers Hook ,but OB is spot on with the rest, all worth a good look.
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    A couple of new micros have opened recently - neither are in central locations but they might still be worth checking out:

    Caskaway and Olaf's Tun

    Sadler’s Brewhouse and Barbecue also sounds pretty good.

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    There last year.

    Enjoyed The Rockstone just around the corner from The Guide Dog and The Waterloo Arms just out of the town centre.

    If you're interested in buying a take out or two, Bitter Virtue is one of the best beer shops I've been to. A wide and interesting selection and friendly, knowledgable owners.

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    I really like the Wellington, a double header with the Waterloo (highlighted by TP above), the Red Lion should be on-map for historical interest and the Duke of Wellington is worth a look in. I note none of my Southampton list seem to have been picked up by the migration tool, but my thoughts can be viewed, ahem, elsewhere.

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    Thanks guys, I'll have a look at these places this afternoon to see if I can base a crawl around them.
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    Not been for a couple of years but with several new suggestions above, and regular cheap travel in that direction with megatrain (sometimes £1), I think I need to pop back myself!
    Perhaps not on match day, when the Guide Dog was rammed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strongers View Post
    Thanks guys, I'll have a look at these places this afternoon to see if I can base a crawl around them.
    I actually managed a 10 pub crawl of Soton a few years back on foot - the trick is to start at St Denys station and work back down the hill towards the centre. Not the other way round!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    I actually managed a 10 pub crawl of Soton a few years back on foot - the trick is to start at St Denys station and work back down the hill towards the centre. Not the other way round!
    Now that is very handy to know.
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