Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash pioneered a distinctive twin-lead guitar style that influenced the likes of Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden.
With more than 20 original studio recordings and several live albums to their credit, the group has appeared at all the major music festivals and enjoys a history with some of the world’s classic music labels, Universal and Atlantic Records.
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Southampton's Finest n' Friendliest Live Music Venue !
The Brook is now offering a hot, selection of tasty pies with all the trimmings thanks to a mouth-watering partnership with expert, award winning pie makers Pieminister, regarded by many to be the ‘Oscars’ of the food world.
Pieminister is also a family-run business based in Bristol where all the pies are made in-house. As the only national British pie company to only use 100% free range British meat Pieminister holds Compassion in World Farming’s Good Egg, Good Chicken and Good Pig Awards for their commitment to animal welfare.
Moodog: A British beef steak, dry cured bacon & BrewDog 5am Red Ale pie
Heidi: Somerset goats’ cheese, sweet potato, spinach & red onion
Free Ranger: Free range British chicken & ham hock pie with leek & thyme
Fungi Chicken: A free range British chicken, field & chestnut mushroom pie
Special: Check the Specials Board for delicious guest appearances
All pies are served piping hot with a choice of buttery mash, minted mushy peas and rich red wine gravy. Sides can be topped with crisp shallots and West Country cheddar.
The Brook is an 18+ venue, although youngsters of 14 and upwards can come to shows if accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.
No more than two 14+ plus per adult.
Sometimes we do shows where our age policy is different. It will be stated on the listing of the show. i.e. Sometimes we do 14+, 16+ or 11-17 – Un-accompanied shows.
Please note that on the advice of Southampton Police – we only accept Passports or Photo Driving Licences as acceptable proof of age to buy alcohol. We do NOT accept any other form of age identification. We do NOT accept any national proof of age scheme cards. If you are lucky enough to look young – you will need I.D. If you are not sure – phone us before purchasing your tickets.
Under 16′s MUST be off the premises by 12 Midnight.
If you are bringing under 18′s with you, we accept any form of I.D. for them.
Under 18′s will not be admitted to Comedy Nights (unless age is stated on the show), as we feel the content provided by some of the comedians is not suitable for minors.
There is plenty of street parking on Portswood Road and in the Industrial Estate behind us. We have a good relationship with our neighbours, and the people who run the industrial units behind us do not mind our customers using their car parks in the evenings. Despite this – the road is used by large lorries 24hours. Don’t park on the corners, don’t block gates. Or we may have an irate lorry driver interrupting the show – reading out your number plate!
Do not leave your car overnight in anyone’s car park. They may clamp it or remove it. If you are planning to leave your car overnight, leave it in normal street parking (watch out for permit parking) or ask the doorstaff if you are not sure!! Clarke Lane’s car park is available in the evenings, they clamp cars between the hours of 7:00am and 7:00pm, so you can park there during a show – but don’t leave your car!
We have a good relationship with local police, and their advice is as with any city centre, do not leave anything valuable on show in your car when you park it. On the rare occasions when there has been a break in, it is when someone has left their mobile phone on the dashboard – and the kids just can’t resist.
Opening Times & Show Times…
Opening times and showtimes at the venue vary, depending on the day, the artist, and whether there is a support on the night. The times shown on our website are given as a guide and may be subject to change. To avoid disappointment, please check the times on the day of the show in case there are any changes.
Where stated, the show time will be the start of the support act if there is one booked, or the main act if no support is booked. If there is a DJ Support, it will be the start of the DJ Set.
Occasionally we will run to 1:00am – this will be clearly advertised on the gig listing.
Bars will close promptly half an hour before closing!
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.