Another Awesome Venue – The Butchers Hook, Bitterne

10154503_765224600178813_2679682701374983562_nBik and I selflessly took ourselves back to The Butcher’s Hook micro pub and brewery in Bitterne to check it out for you this month.

We’re so giving like that!

Run by two good friends of The Art House, Dan and Anthony, (Dan is a former volunteer of ours), this venue is going from strength to strength – and we don’t just mean the fine ales – some of which are, to be fair, quite strong.

Bik enjoyed perusing the long menu of ales, whilst stroking his real ale drinker beard in thought.

We popped in whilst the lovely Grant Sharkey and Vix Hobbs were in charge, and the place was full of an eclectic mix of punters.  Locals, familiar faces (a lot of our regulars are also regulars there!) and a mix of young and old.

There’s even an exhibition of work by one of our founders, Nina Fraser, on the walls at the moment.

I’m not an ale person, but Vix was able to help me select one based on my tastes in wine (they do have wine too, and it’s good wine, but I felt a bit silly drinking wine in a real ale micropub!).

What we love about this venue is that, like us, it forms a hub for the local community.  We reckon it may also be one of the only pubs to be hosting a mindfulness class (see here for details)

It’s great for us to enjoy another heartfelt, indie venue on our nights off, and we recommend checking out the Butchers Hook soon.

About arthousesouthampton

The Art House is a not-for-profit café, gallery and arts venue in the centre of Southampton. We are a place you can meet new people, meet up with friends or just come in by yourself. Our licensed café offers delicious organic lunches, Fairtrade tea and homemade cake. We also have a busy programme of events, workshops, and art exhibitions, a clothing and crafts boutique and lots more. Most of our crew are volunteers and you might even want to apply to join them. Come along and enjoy our unique, community run space.
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