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The barman was exceptionally rude when I asked to try the beers and appeared not to want my custom whatsoever.
I had asked to try one or two, since, as a “specialty beer” emporium, the beers were unknown to me. The barman became irate after...More
Discovered [tba] about a couple of years ago and keep coming back when I can. Not often enough! The guv'nor puts effort into sourcing interesting beers from various small and mostly local brewers. The beer is well kept and reasonably priced. There is usually a...More
One of the original and best micro pubs in Southampton. Very laid back and welcoming. I’ve been many times with friends but this visit I was on my own, sat in the window catching up on some work while sampling some cracking beer and was...More
I have frequented this establishment a few times now, and most recently visited this week with a group of friends on a Thursday evening. I have always enjoyed the selection of beers, and the staff are helpful at suggesting ones to try based on my...More
I love quaint little pubs that are just converted shops/houses. When we found this in Southampton, purely by chance, we had to go in and indulge. It was a lovely, small, cosy place with loads of books to browse. The drinks were well-priced, not too...More
We tried the The Bookshop Alehouse as it looked different and indeed it was. A friendly bunch of chatty customers and a very helpful barman was a good start. The selection of ales is brilliant and the barman knew the story behind each one. There...More
A great little pub with a good selection of real ales. Noticed as I was walking past and popped in for pint. The pub is only small but I managed to get a seat as it was only mid-week. There was a good mix of...More
A semi regular customer for nearly a year, the bookshop alehouse offers a huge choice of ales, lager and cider. Offering a friendly atmosphere in a niche setting, this is one of the best micro pubs around.