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Blue Keys Hotel

(formerly Golden Lion; Gateway)

82 Northlands Road
SO15 2LH

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Premises Status

This pub is long-term Closed. Has not reopened after March 2020 lockdown. Believed to have gone out of business. 28th July 2021: licence transferred but no details other than applicant Tavern Propco Ltd. Later: Freehold sold to Jamba Leisure October 2021.

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 10.30 pm or later
TuesdayNoon - 10.30 pm or later
WednesdayNoon - 10.30 pm or later
ThursdayNoon - 10.30 pm or later
FridayNoon - 11.00 pm or later
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm or later
SundayNoon - 10.30 pm or later

Meal Times

Mon - Sat 11.30am - 2.30pm, 6pm - 9pm
Sun 11.30am - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 8pm

About the Pub

The Blue Keys is a 10 bedroomed hotel in the quiet Northlands Road area of Southampton, but its bar and restaurant are open to all. The bar is a plush affair with comfortable seating, a bar with three handpumps (just one in use though) and a mini grand piano in the corner. Steps lead down to the restaurant, which has about half a dozen tables, and to the garden which has several tables on paved & shingle areas and catches the afternoon sun. Food is served daily. Restaurant service can be at your table in the bar, garden or restaurant as you wish. The bar is licensed until midnight but will close earlier if it is very quiet.

A point to note is that the hotel does get bookings for weddings, christenings & other private parties so occasionally the bar & restaurant will be closed to the public, most likely on Summer Fridays & Saturdays.

Historic Interest

Originally a house, then used as a girls school post war before becoming a pub.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Lunch menu until 5pm.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Dinner menu from 5pm except Sunday when lunch menu continues.

  • Garden Garden


  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    10 en-suite rooms.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Restaurant or whole pub available for functions.

  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Blue Keys Hotel

82 Northlands Road
SO15 2LH

Sat Nav Reference

50.91628, -1.4134


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Nearby Bus Routes (355m)

Xelabus: X11

Closest Station (1150m)

Southampton Central

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Blue Keys Hotel, Southampton


Blue Keys Hotel

82 Northlands Road
SO15 2LH

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Accommodation
  • Function Room
  • Restaurant Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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