Southampton's Butcher's Hook micropub 'drunk dry' after hugely successful opening

Anthony Nicholls in the Butcher's Hook in Bitterne Park Triangle

Anthony Nicholls in the Butcher's Hook in Bitterne Park Triangle

First published in Hampshire Business Hampshire Chronicle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

THIRSTY punters have drunk Southampton's first micropub dry.

The Butcher's Hook which opened in Bitterne Park Triangle last Friday was so successful on its first weekend that it ran out of beer on Saturday night which meant it could not open the following day.

Dozens of people lined the streets in the Triangle on Friday and Saturday waiting to sample some of the Butcher's Hooks cask beers after it was opened by Southampton Itchen MP John Denham.

Joint owner of the Butcher's Hook Anthony Nicholls, said: “We had an inkling it would busy but we were a little bit surprised it was so busy.

The reason we did not open yesterday (Sunday) is that we ran out of beer by 10pm on Saturday.”

“We are really sorry for anyone who came along and was unable to get in on Friday or Saturday. We stillaged as much beer as we possibly could and you drank the whole lot.”

The tiny watering hole will be up and running again on Wednesday at 6pm.

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12:34pm Mon 3 Mar 14

camerajuan says...

Amazing! Well done guys, I will have to take a look at this place at some point soon!
Amazing! Well done guys, I will have to take a look at this place at some point soon! camerajuan
  • Score: 29

1:36pm Mon 3 Mar 14

From the sidelines says...

I'm delighted that your pub is such a success.

Perhaps paving the way for more to open?
I'm delighted that your pub is such a success. Perhaps paving the way for more to open? From the sidelines
  • Score: 19

1:41pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Positively4thStreet says...

camerajuan wrote:
Amazing! Well done guys, I will have to take a look at this place at some point soon!
TAXI !!
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: Amazing! Well done guys, I will have to take a look at this place at some point soon![/p][/quote]TAXI !! Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 8

2:41pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Norwegian Saint says...

We have a few Microbreweries around these parts with some fantastic beers, although I have to pay around £10 a pint. Great to see a bar in Southampton doing so well, especially in the tough times back there, will try and visit when next over :-)
We have a few Microbreweries around these parts with some fantastic beers, although I have to pay around £10 a pint. Great to see a bar in Southampton doing so well, especially in the tough times back there, will try and visit when next over :-) Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 10

3:47pm Mon 3 Mar 14

camerajuan says...

Positively4thStreet wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
Amazing! Well done guys, I will have to take a look at this place at some point soon!
TAXI !!
Meh, I'll walk it.

It's bound to feel closer on the way home as it's downhill and I'll be suitably spandoogled!
[quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: Amazing! Well done guys, I will have to take a look at this place at some point soon![/p][/quote]TAXI !![/p][/quote]Meh, I'll walk it. It's bound to feel closer on the way home as it's downhill and I'll be suitably spandoogled! camerajuan
  • Score: 9

3:57pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Positively4thStreet says...

camerajuan wrote:
Positively4thStreet wrote:
camerajuan wrote:
Amazing! Well done guys, I will have to take a look at this place at some point soon!
TAXI !!
Meh, I'll walk it.

It's bound to feel closer on the way home as it's downhill and I'll be suitably spandoogled!
I only wish I lived that close,it sounds as though it will be a really popular venue.Good luck to the lads.
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Positively4thStreet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: Amazing! Well done guys, I will have to take a look at this place at some point soon![/p][/quote]TAXI !![/p][/quote]Meh, I'll walk it. It's bound to feel closer on the way home as it's downhill and I'll be suitably spandoogled![/p][/quote]I only wish I lived that close,it sounds as though it will be a really popular venue.Good luck to the lads. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 6

7:00pm Mon 3 Mar 14

AngryAleMan says...

Fantastic News!



Well done guys!
Fantastic News! Well done guys! AngryAleMan
  • Score: 5

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