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Lovely micro pub in the high street Very quirky with strange seating Several types of real ale... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Colin T
West Midlands, United Kingdom
via mobile
Make sure you paddle your way towards this bit of all Wight

As a stranger to Southbourne I was intrigued to find that there were no fewer than three micropubs... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
John F
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Your local micropub in Southbourne, Bournemouth. Serving independently produced real ales, cider, perry, wine, tea & Coffee, and food. No loud music, no TVs and no ringtones. Just good ale, good conversation and good times...
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65 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth BH6 3QU, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely micro pub in the high street Very quirky with strange seating Several types of real ale cider and a lager All pretty strong Great guy running it Go try it and you won’t regret it

Thank Colin T
Reviewed 18 June 2018

As a stranger to Southbourne I was intrigued to find that there were no fewer than three micropubs on the same street, within a few hundred yards of each other. It's not unusual these days to find one in a town, but three in a...More

1  Thank John F
Reviewed 7 June 2018

One of the many growing band of micro-pubs-this one of a very high standard where conversation rules and mobile phones are defunct! A great range of beers served by a very knowledgeable young lady. Bus stop right outside to take the strain.

Thank brianrimmer2017
Reviewed 16 March 2018

As described, this is a micropub in Southbourne. Inside, the décor is modern and trendy, with a few big wooden benches to sit or stand at. On the back wall there are chalk boards describing the ales available and the friendly owner is happy for...More

1  Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Stumbled on this place in Southbourne after a long walk around hengisbury head. Absolutely loved it , great staff & excellent beers, wine & gin . Really friendly staff and dog friendly & totally different a pub with no bar ! Wish we lived nearer...More

Thank steveissy
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends while cycling back to Mudeford from Bournemouth Airshow. Stayed longer than intended, then only made it as far as their other bar in Christchurch for more of the same! Having beer waiters instead of bartenders works well, and contributes to the focus...More

Thank Patrick E
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

It's so hard to describe the Wight Bear, you really have to visit to understand. The ales and ciders are just brilliant and the wines and spirits are amazing and locally produced. The atmosphere is fantastic, always a very sociable place. The owners are local...More

Thank Helenk1978
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Like your real ales and good craic/conversation.. that's how I experienced it. My other half is not a real ale fan but a glass of rose' usually did the trick (other options were available) If you don't mind standing, then no probs - but you...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I love the concept, great beers and standing service! You don't queue at the bar, they come to you. A big board with all the beers clearly explained, great if you forgot your reading glasses! And staff who know what they are talking about. Options...More

Thank JamesMc87
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We really like this gem of a place, with such a novel idea, as to being served, rather than having to queue up at a bar. Makes for a very refreshing change! The staff are always knowledgeable, willing, helpful and happy to advise on the...More

Thank Richard O
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