My second Southampton tick didn’t require a reservation.
Deep in the heart of studentville, Beards & Boards is in the heart of Southampton’s bar quarter, near the ancient French & Son.
“Craft, Beer, Cider” it says, a GBG cert, especially with the punk welcome.
No, UB40 and Green Day aren’t punk. Do I care ?
I like the beer line up, nothing too fancy, nothing too predictable.
And NO table reservations. The Bowman Swift One is cool and Cwtch like, an easy NBSS 3+.
The chap on the table in front of me is an artist; sketching, thinking, drinking.
What a great hat.
At front, a table of screeching girls with red hair dominate, drowning out my attempts to Shazam the punk soundtrack. I reckon it was Spaceman 3.
What a great place. Oi memorabilia from 1981, the year I bought Sounds, tasty beer and a lively crowd.
And no-one moving me on after 10 minutes.