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“Best pub in town!”
Review of Guide Dog

Guide Dog
Ranked #5 of 78 Nightlife in Southampton
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Level 6 Contributor
272 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Best pub in town!”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Although small and off the beaten track, the Guide Dog is well worth a visit. It's a drinking pub with only limited bar snacks but has a fantastic choice of real ales all at three pounds or under a pint, and every Friday there's a special which is even better value.
When Southampton play at home, the pub is always busy but has a smashing atmosphere as a result.
The Guide Dog features in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide
and is a regular winner of CAMRA awards. If you like a really good pint this pub is well worth a visit.

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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
249 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
“A Secret Treasure”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Its only a small place and always full. It is difficult to find but so worth it when you do. Don't usually like too many to know about it. The name was changed by The Real Ale society in the 70s in recognition of the then landlady who collected thousands of pounds fundraising for the Guide Dog Association for the Blind. The current hosts are wonderful and knowledgable about their real ale. There are always plenty of local and guest beers. If you are not sure you can order 1/3 pints!
Raffles, quizzes, crossword clubs, library all go to make it a real traditional pub.
One of the best in Southampton

Visited July 2014
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Not the kind of place I normally go..:”
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Having driven passed this pub by accident a few weeks ago something just told me I should go in. Got the chance this weekend and was not disappointed. As with the previous reviews the beer choice is so great it really puts big pubs to complete shame. Excellent all round. A pub how it should be and proof that if you get it right a place can survive off the beaten track. Will be going back again.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Best Ale House”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

If you like a proper pub with real ales , no tv or jukebox playing the back ground ,this is the place to go.Have at least 7 real ales all hand drawn , staff are friendly and if you not sure which Ale to drink , will give you a small taster if you ask. Do a great meat draw on a friday night and on fridays do One Ale at £2.50 a pint .Well worth a visit

Visited April 2014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Top Dogg”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

If you're a fan of top quality ale, toilets with tiles from 1972, a meat draw attraction on Fri night with a Friday special value ale @ £2.50 get along for the time of your life.

The Guide Dogg is also Southampton's number one hip hop theme bar ;)

Visited March 2014
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