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Bent Brief

(formerly Scholars; Royal Oak)

17 Lodge Road
SO14 6RP

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Premises Status

This pub is long-term Closed. Closed 26/02/2015. Partially demolished early 2022 though there is no planning permission to do this.

Opening Times


MondayNoon - Midnight
Tuesday3.00 pm - Midnight
WednesdayNoon - Midnight
ThursdayNoon - Midnight
FridayNoon - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
SundayNoon - Midnight

About the Pub

Closed at the end of trade, 26/02/2015. Pub freehold up for sale, and shortly after (20/04/2015) sold to St Mary's Supermarket Ltd. Nothing happened until February 2022 when the roof was removed. No planning permission had been sought.

The Bent Brief described itself as 'Southampton's most dedicated free live music venue'. The other pub on Lodge Road used to have a complementing legally-themed name - the Honest Lawyer - before it was renamed.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Triple fff Alton's Pride

Changing ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking

    Access via adjacent petrol station.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games


  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • SportsTV Sports TV

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Bent Brief

17 Lodge Road
SO14 6RP

Sat Nav Reference

50.91973, -1.39657


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (210m)

Bluestar: 2, 16; First: 5, 7; Unilink: U6

Nearby Station (720m)

St Denys


Next to the petrol station

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Bent Brief, Southampton


Bent Brief

17 Lodge Road
SO14 6RP

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Sports TV
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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