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Platform Tavern

Town Quay
SO14 2NY

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - Midnight
FridayNoon - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Wed noon - 3pm, 6pm - 9pm
Thu - Sun noon - 9pm

About the Pub

Busy pub located near to Southampton's ferry terminals. African art, including musical instruments and spectacular batik panels, as well as 'tented' ceiling (fabric covering the ceiling in pleated sheets) create an exotic atmosphere; Part of the old city walls are exposed (behind a glass panel) in a corner of the bar. Two rooms, the main bar area and through an arch a restaurant area. Freshly prepared food is served and now includes a range of stone baked pizzas along with the old favourites & specials. Live music is a very regular feature and can consequently make weekends very, very busy.

Historic Interest

The pub's name refers to an Napoleonic era gun platform that was nearby, not a railway station platform. Part of the ancient city walls is visible behind a glass panel in the bar. The plaque outside commemorates James McGrady, a 1st Class Steward on the Titanic - his was the last body to be recovered from the sea, six weeks after the disaster; James had given his address as The Platform Tavern. The pub had a bit part in the James Cameron film 'Titanic'.

Regular ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Dark Star Hophead
  • Fuller's London Pride

Changing ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Summer only, usually bag in box and not on display, ask at the bar.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Vibrant Forest; Red Cat;

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Broad pavement with some tables & chairs, no garden.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Water bowl behind bar.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Restaurant can be booked for functions.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Board games.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Thu, Fri, Sat evenings, plus Sat and Sun lunchtimes.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    Separate area for dining.

  • WiFi Wifi

    Ask at bar for password.

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Platform Tavern

Town Quay
SO14 2NY

Sat Nav Reference

50.89634, -1.40358


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Nearby Bus Routes (40m)

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

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Platform Tavern, Southampton (David Sheldon - 16/07/2021)

Platform Tavern

Town Quay
SO14 2NY

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Newspapers
  • Restaurant Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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