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Pub open from 4th July. Pre-booking advised and takeaway service continues.

Bar hours:
Monday to Saturday 12 noon - 10.30 pm (approx)
Sunday 12 noon - 9.30pm (approx)
Closing times are approximate.

Food hours:
Monday to Wednesday 12 noon - 3pm, 5pm - 9pm
Thursday to Saturday 12 noon - 9pm
Sunday 12 noon - 3pm, 5pm - 9pm

Phone/text 07754 769620 to book a table or just turn up.

Take-away beer service at any time the pub is open.

See Facebook for the beer range (changes frequently) and website for the menu.

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Handle Bar

(formerly Compass Kitchen; Foobar1; Dock o' the Bay)

69 The Avenue
SO17 1XS

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Premises Description

Ale House & Kitchen (Kitchen opened on the last day before 'lockdown')

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 10.30 pm
TuesdayMidday - 10.30 pm
WednesdayMidday - 10.30 pm
ThursdayMidday - 10.30 pm
FridayMidday - 10.30 pm
SaturdayMidday - 10.30 pm
SundayMidday - 9.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 3, 5 - 9 Mon - Wed
12 - 9 Thu - Sat
12 - 3, 5 - 9 Sun

About the Pub

A welcomed opening of a new real ale bar at Stag Gates in Southampton. The premises had been through a couple of iterations of restaurant/bar but as of 27/02/2020 it's a proper bar serving real ale. Six handpumps serving a good range of local beers and others from good breweries around the country. Decoration of modern 'rustic' style, split level, with a chesterfield sofa and armchair in the lower area and walls with old style murals, mirrors & pictures.

Post Covid-19 lockdown the front decking has been a boon with eight tables screened from each other, proving very popular when combined with the fine ales. Since lockdown, food is available lunchtime and evening (all day Thursday to Saturday) and consists of a few main dishes plus tapas; The chips are being talked about!

Handy for buses, the north bound stop is literally right outside.

Regular cask ales

No beers listed Add regular beers

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Dancing Man --varies--
  • Flower Pots --varies--
  • Steam Town --varies--

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Handle Bar, Southampton


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Red Cat; Steam Town; Flower Pots.


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Decked area at front.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Awning over part of decked area.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Handle Bar

69 The Avenue
SO17 1XS

Sat Nav Reference

50.9189, -1.4043


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Nearby Bus Routes (75m)

Bluestar: 1, 2; Unilink: U1, U2; Wheelers: W1

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