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Olaf's Tun

8 Portsmouth Road
SO19 9AA

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Opening Times


Monday3.00 pm - 10.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 10.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 10.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 10.00 pm
FridayNoon - 10.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 10.00 pm
SundayNoon - 9.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon No Service
Tue 3pm - 9pm
Wed - Sat noon - 9pm
Sun noon - 5pm

About the Pub

Converted from a shop in 2016, Olaf's Tun is easily the most popular real ale outlet in Woolston. A remodelling in 2020 introduced an enclosed cellar room, a more traditional bar and a rustic feel with reclaimed wood cladding. Tables are also made from recycled wood and ironwork. The bar sports six handpumps and the back wall has eight keg taps. Cask beer favours local brewers. Cider is bag-in-box, and a modest range of wines, spirits and UK & foreign bottled beers completes the range.

Despite the compact size a small kitchen has been squeezed in providing a range of home-made pizzas and steamed bun snacks.

At the front of the pub a few casks have been re-purposed for pavement tables & seating.

Many have wondered where the pub's name comes from; a clue is in a large mural on one wall showing a Viking warrior with his longship. One theory is that this was the original name for Woolston when the Vikings had a small fort, or 'tun' here in 994AD which they named after their leader King Olaf I of Norway, hence Olaf's Tun. The Domesday Book records the name as Olvestune in 1086AD and this morphed into 'Woolston' over the years.

Sorry, no under 18s permitted on the premises.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Bowman --varies--
  • Flower Pots --varies--
  • Red Cat --varies--

Favours local but can be from anywhere in Britain.

Source: Regional

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Up to 10 'Bag-in-Box'

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off Cask Ale & Real Cider (Mondays to Thursday)

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    A small step at the entrance, otherwise flat or ramped.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    2 tables, uncovered, on the pavement.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Water & dog treats available.

  • Events Events

    Meat draw Sunday 3pm. Many local clubs visit, such as craft clubs on Friday.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Chess & cribbage boards built-in on some tables. Dominoes too.

  • LinedGlasses Lined Glasses
  • WiFi Wifi

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Olaf's Tun

8 Portsmouth Road
SO19 9AA

Sat Nav Reference

50.898, -1.37998


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

Nearby Bus Routes (210m)

Bluestar: 7, 17, 19; First: 3, 6, 9, 11, 13, X4, X5

Itchen Bridge stops. 9, 11, 13, 17 also stop Portsmouth Road 120m.

Nearby Station (285m)


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Olaf's Tun - 9th November 2021

Olaf's Tun

8 Portsmouth Road
SO19 9AA

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • Quiet Pub
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Events
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Lined Glasses
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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