Southampton Pub News Archive 2008

Friday 5th December 2008
The Bent Brief Pub in Portswood has suffered from Christmas Thieves as the Themed Advert for their annual charity play has been stolen! Daily Echo
Wednesday 12th November 2008
The King George in Shirley has sucessfully won a battle to extened it's licensing hours after letters from it's customers swayed the council decision. More can be found at the Daily Echo
Tuesday 4th November 2008
The Square Balloon in the city centre has been designated by Hampshire Police as the Away Pub for the visiting fans from Bristol City this coming weekend. More details here
Friday 3rd October 2008
Details of another Shirley Pub known as the Manor have been added to our pages today. You can view their new web page here
Wednesday 3rd September 2008
The pub company, Punch Taverns has scrapped its year-end dividend as it fell victim to declining sales in pubs. More Information on this story from Reuters.
Tuesday 5th August 2008
Details of the Shirley Pub known as the Rover have been added to our pages today. You can view their new web page here
Thursday 31st July 2008
Pub Chain Mitchells & Butlers plc is to acquire 44 pub restaurants from Whitbread PLC in exchange for 21 Express Holiday Inn Lodges.
The transaction is expected to complete on 19 September 2008. Mitchells & Butlers plc aquistition of the Whitbread pubs currently trading under the Brewers Fayre and Beefeater brands and will be converted to their own brands of restaurant/pub.
Tuesday 10th June 2008
Details of the Woolston Pub known as the Manor House have been added to our pages today. You can view their new web page here
Friday 6th June 2008
The Winners in the Best Bar None Awards have been anounced:
Best Bar None 2008:The Stoneham Arms
Best Bar
- Gold - Orange Rooms
- Silver - Mono
- Bronze La Margherita
Best Pub
- Gold - The Stoneham Arms
- Silver - Court Jester
- Bronze - The Hobbit
Best Community Pub
- Gold - The Junction
- Silver - The Obelisk Hotel
- Bronze - Gordon Arms
Best Club
- Gold - For Your Eyes Only
- Silver - Bar Risa/ Jongleurs
- Bronze - Jumpin' Jaks
Tuesday 29th April 2008
NO MORE SubSONIC SHOWS @ The Frog & Frigate
FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS INCLUDING RECENT LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS BY BANDS AND DWINDLING ATTENDANCE, SubSONIC WILL NO LONGER BE PUTTING ON BAND NIGHTS AT THE FROG & FRIGATE EVERY MONDAY. SubSONIC will possibly consider putting on occassional shows, but for the forseeable future SubSONIC is having a rest! They have put on many great bands over the years, but like all good things, it has come to an end.
Tuesday 1st April 2008
The Pub management company "The Laurel Pub Company" who owned the pub brands Yates and Slug and Lettuce has gone into administration. However most of the profitable pubs in the group will stay open after their assets have been bought up by "Bay Restaurants and Town and City" More info (from the Echo)
Wednesday 5th March 2008
We have today added details of two more locations in Southampton, MIJA in Eastleigh and Jurys Inn in the centre of town.
Tuesday 5th February 2008
The Future of almost 100 Hampshire pubs could be affected by plans for a massive £3.7 billion merger between two of the country's biggest landlords. More info
Tuesday 22nd January 2008
We understand the bar previously known as the Lizard Lounge will be reopenning on 15th February as a Revolution Vodka Bar.