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TWB will be closed from Monday 20th June through to Wednesday 29th June, reopening Thursday 30th June 2022 (maintenance work).

Witch's Brew

220 Shirley Road
SO15 3FL

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Opening Times


Wednesday4.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Thursday4.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Friday4.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Saturday3.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Sunday3.00 pm - 10.30 pm

About the Pub

A free-of-tie micropub 'Ale & Cider House' on the busy A3057 Shirley Road, near Foy's Corner. It is the only pub in Southampton to dispense its draught beers by gravity only. The bar is at the back of the pub, with two inter-connected rooms leading through to it from the front terrace. The landlady ensures that the pub welcomes all and tries to visit breweries before taking their beer. There's no music or Wi-Fi as conversation is encouraged. Much of the furniture is bespoke, and the witch-themed d├ęcor and pump clips add to the character of the pub. The landlady's dog roams the pub - visiting dogs should be kept on leads. The decked garden has a marquee and a gazebo to enable sheltered, well-ventilated COVID-safe drinking.

Carry-outs are available (25p for a 2-pint container, or bring your own).

While the nearest station is Millbrook, Southampton Central is only a little further away (1.23km); this has very much better services and all local bus routes connect with it.

Historic Interest

The pub's deeds dictate that there must be no dancing lessons taught and no pigs kept!

Regular cask ales

No beers listed Add regular beers

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Flower Pots --varies--
  • Steam Town --varies--
  • Wantsum --varies--

Ever changing range.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Multiple bag in box ciders available.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Bowman Ales; Eight Arch; Red Cat; Flower Pots; Fallen Acorn; Steam Town; Vibrant Forest.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • Garden Garden

    Road-side front terrace and rear decked area.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Pub dog wanders the pub. Visiting dogs should be kept on leads.

  • Events Events

    Weekly raffle and other themed events.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Dominos, Playing Cards, Scrabble, and board games.

  • LinedGlasses Lined Glasses
  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Witch's Brew

220 Shirley Road
SO15 3FL

Sat Nav Reference

50.9148, -1.42399


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (90m)

Bluestar: 4, 7, 17, 18; First: 2, 3

Closest Station (1070m)

Millbrook (Hants)

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Witch's Brew, Southampton

Witch's Brew

220 Shirley Road
SO15 3FL

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Events
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Lined Glasses
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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