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This pub is open for takeaway and outdoor drinks, Tue: 3-10, Wed-Sat: 12-10; Sun: 12-5.

Be warned that there are only two (uncovered) tables (with 3 and 5 seats), which can be booked for 90 minute slots by messaging the Facebook link below or using the webpage form at

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Olaf's Tun

8 Portsmouth Road
SO19 9AA

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Opening Times

TuesdayMidday - 10.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 10.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 10.00 pm
FridayMidday - 10.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 10.00 pm
SundayMidday - 6.00 pm

About the Pub

A micropub that opened in August 2016 in a shop unit that had last been a convenience store. The compact bar has a scaffold-built stillage for the real ales with the kegs squeezed alongside or underneath, with the keg taps mounted on a wooden board at the end. One side of the pub has high bench seating with cask storage below. The front of the pub has a couple of low tables and up a ramp to the rear is another one. Total capacity is for about 30 people including standing.

Although the pub does not supply food, Pizza from the take away across the road can be ordered for delivery to the pub and other food can be brought in.

Many have wondered where the pub's name comes from - a framed history, on the wall next to the large painting of a Viking with his ship, explains that this was possibly 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.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

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Olaf's Tun, Southampton


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Up to 10 Cider in a Bag.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    5% off Cask Ale and Beer in Bag Tuesday to Thursday.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

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

  • Garden Pub Garden

    2 Tables, Outside and Uncovered.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Water & dog treats available.

  • LinedGlasses Lined Glasses
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • WiFi Wifi

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Olaf's Tun

8 Portsmouth Road
SO19 9AA

Sat Nav Reference

50.898, -1.37998


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  • <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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