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The Dancing Man, which has its own brewery, is doing an ad hoc take-out service on Tuesday's and Fridays. Bring your own container and payment is by contactless only. See Facebook (link further down) for their next opening day & times.

The pub/brewery has started deliveries too. Orders to be placed by Wednesday evenings for delivery Thursdays between 12pm and 7pm. Please see DMbrewery.online (link just below) for full details.

The bar itself reopens 4th July from 4pm to 10pm for drinks only. The restaurant opens from 22nd July.

This pdf gives the opening plan for the next week or so - Our_Cunning_Plan_DMB.pdf suffice to say that the next few days are:

Saturday 4th: 4pm-10pm
Sunday 5th: 12-9pm
Mon & Tue: closed
Wednesday 8th: 12-9pm (bar and takeaway)
Thursday 9th: 12-9pm (bar, takeaway & delivery)
Friday 10th : 12-9pm we presume (bar & takeaway)
Saturday 11th: 12-9pm we presume (bar, limited bar food & takeaway)
Sunday 12th: 12-9pm (bar, limited bar food & takeaway)

For ordering beer for delivery follow this link:

https://dmbrewery.online/

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Dancing Man

(also known as Wool House)

Wool House, Town Quay
Southampton
SO14 2AR

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - Midnight
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 3, 6 - 9 Mon - Sat
12 - 6 Sun

About the Pub

The 14th-century Grade I listed building has been, among other things, a wool store, a museum and an arts space. As a brew pub it now welcomes visitors from the local area, as well as tourists. Within 100 yards of the Registry Office, the first floor is available for private parties or special pub events. On Friday one keg beer may be passed through a Hop Randall (a container is fitted in line, between the keg and the glass) may be used to add extra Hop or fruit flavours. Sunday food is restricted to Sunday Roast (vegetarian options available). For other sessions solid house prepared snacks are available A stunning building with a newly reinstated slate floor (much better for brewing than the former parquet) and with plenty to look at as you enjoy your beer.

Pub opens at 11am Mon-Sat for coffee, bar opens at 12.

Historic Interest

Southampton's only Grade I listed pub. Historic England list UID: 1092060. The building has lots of history as Wool House was a former maritime museum etc. (full details can be found on their website). Built by Cistercian Monks from Beaulieu Abbey following the 1338 French raid on Southampton. It is the only surviving free standing medieval warehouse in Southampton. During the Napoleonic Wars it was used for French prisoners of war and some of their names can still be seen carved into the roof beams. The 20th century saw it used by boat builders and haulage contractors among others before becoming The Maritime Museum from 1966 to 2011.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Source: National

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Dancing Man, Southampton

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Dancing Man; Vibrant Forest.

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Lift at back of pub, ramp at front.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Check website for variations when events are booked.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Check website for variations when events are booked.

  • Garden Pub Garden

    Tables at front.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Water available.

  • Events Events

    As advertised.

  • LinedGlasses Lined Glasses
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    As advertised.

  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    The upstairs area is used as a restaurant.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Dancing Man

Wool House, Town Quay
Southampton
SO14 2AR

Sat Nav Reference

50.89751, -1.40606

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (165m)

Bluestar: Quayconnect; First: 3; Unilink: U1 (until 20:30), U6 (from 20:30)

More buses in Briton Street, 320m away.

Directions

Opposite Isle of Wight ferry terminal

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