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The Brook

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Address: 466 Portswood Road | Portswood, Southampton SO17 3SD, England
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+44 23 8055 5366
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Sun 19:30 - 23:00
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Sat 20:00 - 00:00
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The Best Live Music in The South

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Joy, tinged with sadness.

Despite being a regular visitor to the Brook, I probably wouldn't have written this, but for the sad passing of the founder, Bryn Lewis. His vision, and hard work, together with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
F00TS0
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite being a regular visitor to the Brook, I probably wouldn't have written this, but for the sad passing of the founder, Bryn Lewis. His vision, and hard work, together with his many contacts in the music industry, turned it from an ordinary local pub, with regular music, into (arguably) the finest venue of its type and size, for many... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Watched maetloaf last night. The venue was brilliant. Love the upstairs area and the dance floor below. Creates a great atmosphere and accoustics.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made our way down to the Brook on a cold but dry Christmas Eve to watch a Beatles tribute band. Simply amazing !! We arrived shortly after the doors opened and managed to get one of the last seats upstairs, so we could sit and watch over the band. Great venue, lovely quirky set-up inside, where they have tried... More 

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Thank paulbrown1019
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to watch live bands. The bar is in the room with you whether upstairs or down. Great view wherever you stand and a decent sound system. Seen loads of bands here over the past ten years, and never left disappointed.

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Thank NickInett
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99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not been for a while, will be making more effort in the future. Great venue, decent price for drink and always have a great night. If you haven't been......GO......

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Thank Alan F
Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been waiting for Ana Popovic to visit the UK for-ever, what a belting performance. The Brook is small enough to really be in the action, far better than the O2 any day. They do get great acts and tributes at reasonable cost and you don't have to deal with the Sharks to get In!! Didn't have to get a... More 

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Thank Gercha61
Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Been coming here years - most recently to a Travelling Wilbury's tribute. An excellent venue with good acoustics. Doesn't seem to become uncomfortably full . Parking in streets nearby is ample and free.

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Thank Mike Z
Windsor, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I was here Saturday to see From The Jam who were brilliant But the venue is superb ( first time I've been ) great acoustics brilliant layout reasonable drink prices clean loos superb all round I intend to be a regular and I live 50 miles away !!

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Thank Jim S
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Nice small music venue, two levels, friendly people/staff. It does get a bit packed when a good group on. Need to get there early to get a stool, as not many seats as people stand up.

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Thank Janet D
Bournemouth
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I recently went to see the wonderful Joanne Shaw Taylor at The Brook and it was my first visit to the venue. Over the years I have watched hundreds of shows in venues all over, but this is one of the best small venues around, with a really good atmosphere, great sound and good viewing. Just a tip if you... More 

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