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Bitter Virtue

70 Cambridge Road
SO14 6US

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Premises Status

This off licence is long-term Closed. Closed after 25 years. To become a café, bar and record shop. Hopefully re-opening in early October 2022.

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


TuesdayNoon - 7.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 7.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 7.00 pm
FridayNoon - 7.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 7.00 pm
SundayNoon - 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 ales

No beers listed Add regular beers

Changing ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Bowman --varies--
  • Flower Pots --varies--
  • Steam Town --varies--

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

Source: Regional

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Off Licence Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Usually Purbeck Muddy Scamp.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

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

  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Off Licence Facilities

  • 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

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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Bitter Virtue, Southampton


Bitter Virtue

70 Cambridge Road
SO14 6US

Off Licence Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Dog Friendly
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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