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The Talking Heads

Open Now: 14:00 - 00:00
Open today: 14:00 - 00:00
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Shame it's going

Without question. The best place to meet the woman you're going to leave your wife for. THE MOST... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great live music venue

Great live music venue. The room is wide rather than deep which gives a great view of the band to... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Surrey, United Kingdom
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  • Average2%
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The Talking Heads - Southampton's finest and most eclectic live music venue. A fantastic Pub/Live music/Entertainment venue with a 260 capacity and a stage area that would not be out of place in some of the more well known London venues. This pub is...more
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320 Portswood Road | Portswood, Southampton SO17 2TD, England
+44 23 8036 1970
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All reviews front bar music venue bar staff drinks are reasonably priced lovely venue last night ales polygon stage room
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Without question. The best place to meet the woman you're going to leave your wife for. THE MOST ROCK N ROLL PLACE IN SOUTHAMPTON. RIP!!!!!!!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carltonsw
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Great live music venue. The room is wide rather than deep which gives a great view of the band to everyone. There are some seats for those who don’t fancy a dance, and the bar was a good size so minimal queuing. Wasn’t massively keen...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SarahP4836
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Fantastic venue with bar music, nice beer garden and pretty cheap drinks. The main music room was also pretty well equipped with its own bar and enough seating for the oldies who didnt want to leap about. Drinks were the same price inside the room...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Stuart_Donald
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Great venue in Southampton with very good sound and lovely food. The pizzas were really amazing. The staff is welcoming and nice. Very happy that I went to a concert there, worth the money. Everything that a small live venue should be!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank isasshax
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Perfect venue for the kind of band that you hope will mingle with the crowd before and after. There is seating, but not much. Staff very friendly and welcoming, seemed in touch with the band we were seeing. There were at least four real ales,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tony R
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Every time I have been to the talking heads, the staff have been lovely. Pizzas are great too! Variety of music and two separate rooms, an intimate lounge and a hall with a stage. Both with fully functioning bars!!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank O4017SCcharlotteb
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We went here last night for the first time. You may know that the venue has moved from Portswood to the Polygon in town. The new venue is perfect. The front lounge was a wonderful space. Full of interesting paintings, lightings and furniture. Lighting perfect...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Really nice place, with sofas, friendly bartender and live music. I've tried a few of their beers but I still prefer San Miguel!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Carmen A
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I am inspired to lobby against this establishment for promoting a manipulative narcopathic abuser to chief compère at Candle Club open mic. He verbally degraded me all night under a section two, plays me off against other women artists, said rape was in my head,...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank meg s
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Loved the front bar, a real off-the-wall environment with an eclectic mix of furnishings and a good range of drinks, including a couple of real ales. Sadly, I found the performance area a little lacking somehow. Firstly I much prefer rooms that are narrower and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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2 February 2017|
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Response from Richard H | Property representative |
Depends on the show; but contact enquiries @ thetalkingheads . co . uk to have a seat reserved.
Debbie W
25 July 2016|
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Response from Steve A | Reviewed this property |
Not totally sure, but it is all level access if that help