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Reopened but with limited hours: midday - 7pm Wednesday to Saturday plus midday - 2pm Sunday.

Ideally please review the extensive beer list on the website and notify your order ahead by email ( so that it can be ready for you to collect.

There will be no charge for 4-pint take-away containers - please do not bring your own. Payments by card only.

Only one person will be allowed in the shop at a time to maintain social distance.

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Bitter Virtue

70 Cambridge Road
SO14 6US

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Premises Type

This is an off licence that sells real ale in a bottle, but they are not licensed for consumption on the premises.

Premises Description

Also sells cask real ale for take-away.

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Opening Times

TuesdayMidday - 7.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 7.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 7.00 pm
Friday10.30 am - 8.30 pm
Saturday10.30 am - 8.30 pm
Sunday10.30 am - 2.00 pm

About the Off Licence

Tucked away at the end of a Victorian Terrace, this corner shop off licence is run by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team and has been listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide since 1997. Around 1000 beers and ciders are available in bottles and cans. These are sourced from Britain, Germany, Belgium, America and Scandinavia. The range from local favourites to rare one-off brews. Usually two real ales available on draught. Brewery-branded merchandise, glasses and books on beer and brewing are also available. It is very close to the top of the national list for best places on the website.

Regular cask ales

No beers listed Add regular beers

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Siren --varies--
  • Steam Town --varies--
  • Vibrant Forest --varies--

Of the two beers on draught at least one will be from a local brewery.

Source: Regional

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Bitter Virtue, Southampton

Off Licence Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Usually Purbeck Muddy Swamp.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Bowman; Broken Bridge; Dancing Man; Downton; Hop Back; Red Cat; Unity; Vibrant Forest;

  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Off Licence Features

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

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Bitter Virtue

70 Cambridge Road
SO14 6US

Sat Nav Reference

50.921406, -1.40194


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (280m)

Bluestar: 1, 2 (Lodge Road 340m); Unilink: U1, U2; Wheelers: W1 (M-F daytime only)

Buses in the Avenue at the head of Alma Road, except 2 - Lodge Road.

Closest Station (1180m)

St Denys


Junction with Alma Road

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