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The Brushmakers Arms, Upham - pub details

Address: Shoe Lane, Upham, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 1JJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 19605) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Hedge End (4.8 miles), Botley (5.1 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.6/10 (rated by 14 users)
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user reviews of the Brushmakers Arms, Upham

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Since my last review we have been back twice & are returning again this weekend. The landlord goes the extra mile, even taking the mickey out of us by putting on a Pompey tablecloth. We are Southampton supporters.

Beer still great & in top condition, as is the food. Looking forward to Sunday.

Still rates a 9. Could have been higher if he supported a decent team. Saying that what happened to ours in the off season.
John.T - 5 Aug 2014 21:32
It is a little over two years since we last visited the Brushmakers. It is great to be able to report that the pub was even better than last time we came. No grumpy young waitress , all the staff were brilliant.
The nitty gritty. Excellent food with real veg. I had the pigeon breast. The chowder got rave reviews. The local beer was in perfect condition. All this beside a roaring fire.

Definitely my kind of pub. Our thanks to the entertaining landlord, looking forward to our next visit.

If you like your pubs with a comfy feel & bags of charter you will enjoy Brushmakers.

My rating moves up to a 9
John.T - 9 Mar 2014 08:15
Decent, unpretentious country pub. Honest food at an honest price, excellent beer. I just hope the horrible yahoos in their Aston Martins never descend on it.
markxzx - 30 Apr 2013 10:25
Highly attractive pub in a lovely location. Beer is from the Upham Brewery down the road plus guests. Haven't tried the food.
baxterfish - 16 Nov 2012 19:38
We took on board the previous review which stated that the dining area of the pub could be a bit cramped when making a booking at the Brushmakers. I could see that with a full house the chairs of one table would be right up against the chairs of the next table. Do like us, armed with that info make sure you ask for a table where you will not be too cramped when making a booking. Consequently we had no trouble.

Ok the Nitty Gritty. On arrival the young staff behind the bar were reasonably efficient but there was only a hint of a smile. On the plus side the service was quick & the real Ales 'of which there were several to choose from' including one of my favourites ESP were very well kept & the price of around 3.00 is pretty much the norm for these parts.

The food is certainly a cut above what is available from other local pubs, with the exception of the cottage pie which was under seasoned. The partridge was brilliant As was the crab. In all a good pub with an older bar area & modern dining room, open fires & really friendly waiting staff. This is one we shall definitely return to. My rating, just about worth an 8 & the bar staff managed a bigger smile when I left a tip.
John.T - 10 Jan 2011 09:55

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