Meet The Team

Mandy

In no more than 5 words describe yourself.

Easily distracted by shiny things.

What did you want to be when you were a Chiddler?

Vet or midwife

What DMB beer would you have if it was your last beer?

Big Casino

What do you love most about a British pub?

There’s always a regular, happy to share their story with you

What are you looking forward to most of all this year?

The mother/ daughter trip we have been planning since 1989…

Sarah

In no more than 5 words describe yourself.

Hilarious

What did you want to be when you were a Chiddler?

Sports teacher

What DMB beer would you have if it was your last beer?

Bone dry

What do you love most about a British pub?

The family feel

What are you looking forward to most of all this year?

Summer

Aidan

In no more than 5 words describe yourself.

Funny, Approachable, Passionate, Innovative, Determined.

What did you want to be when you were a Chiddler?

PE Teacher or a Fireman

What DMB beer would you have if it was your last beer?

Big Casino

What do you love most about a British pub?

The diversity, equality, tradition and that manners take president over judgement, class, conformity and staid ideas.

What are you looking forward to most of all this year?

Summer!

Colin

In no more than 5 words describe yourself.

Witty, creative, driven, balanced, versatile.

What did you want to be when you were a Chiddler?

Well, It wasn't a chef…

What DMB beer would you have if it was your last beer?

Pole Axed

What do you love most about a British pub?

Every thing that makes Dancing Man Brewery what it is…

What are you looking forward to most of all this year?

Being awarded an AA rosette…

Mr Watson

In no more than 5 words describe yourself.

Debonair, suave, sophisticated, intellectual and can be pretty vacant.

What did you want to be when you were a Chiddler?

A train driver

What DMB beer would you have if it was your last beer?

Bone Dry

What do you love most about a British pub?

The food that’s dropped and the beer that’s spilled.

What are you looking forward to most of all this year?

Wimbledon (all those tennis balls!)

WATER ⬩ FEED ⬩ ENTERTAIN ⬩ SERVE ⬩ EDUCATE

We stay true to our Mission Statement

Well, firstly we are a brewpub, with a 110-seater restaurant and 2 well stocked bars. We are proud to be part of England’s micro-brewery boom and it is our mission to bring quality, craft ale to our home town. A totally independent company, owned by 2 friends and a team of 41 cheerful staff – we brew our award winning, super-duper ales, right here on the premises.

From New age hop-bombs to black as your hat, stouts and porters, our Brewers don’t miss a trick and are constantly tinkering to bring you another, thirst quenching and delicious ale.

We are very proud to say that we have been voted, for the 2nd year running, Best Pub in Southampton. And, thanks to our incredible Kitchen Team, you can find us in the Good Food Guide too.

Please have a mooch around our site for lots of interesting facts about our beers, our food, our history and our dog. Mr Watson.

Madly in love?

We can help with that too! We are Southampton’s most unusual wedding venue and we are bang next door to Southampton’s registry office. Please take a look at our Wedding Section for details of the Reg Office and West Gate Hall. Imagine walking down our spectacular spiral staircase. Maybe not in heals though ey?

Weddings

History

We are the custodians of the Wool House. One of the last remaining Wool Houses in Europe. Built around 1332 after a sneaky French raiding party, crept up the Solent whilst pretty much the entire village, was in Church. The village was ransacked and almost burnt to the ground and this prompted the monks in Beaulieu to build the town wall along with other, still standing although battered, buildings. Ask our lovely staff to fill you in on our buildings very unique past.

Where we be

In Town Quay, situated next to Southampton docks opposite Red Funnel Ferries and the iconic Pier which is now Kuti’s Indian Restaurant and right next door to the beautiful, Town Quay Park, DMB is set in the iconic building known as the Wool House. Until 2011 the building was home to the Titanic and Maritime museum. The building has an incredibly chequered past that is once again open to the public.

Our two-storey building is full of interesting art work, old stuff and a few fairy lights. Our most recent purchase is Roger the Badger. You can see him up on the Mezz floor.

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I am with child or dog

Brilliant, we love dogs and well-behaved children. We have a menu for both so that everyone is happy, and it stops the begging (The dogs, not the children).

When the kids get bored, they can go play in Town Quay park, right next door. If you are looking for swings and a play area, you will find one just across the road in Mayflower Park.

I Dont drink or i am on a diet

Fine with us. (The Events Team are always on a diet – until lunchtime). We have a good selection of soft drinks and coffee and speciality teas to perk you. We don’t even ask that you buy something – all are welcome to wonder around taking pics.

If you change your mind and you do fancy a little drink. We have a fine selection of wines and all manner of spirits, some familiar, some new and a fine range of bottled beers and ciders.

Menus

Menu

We can help with those rumbling bellies too. Visit our 110-seater restaurant on the second floor. Eat whilst admiring our beautiful roof and magnificent views of the Solent. Sit and watch the world go by, watch the tug boats brings in the cruise and container ships, the little fishing boats and look out for the Peregrines. We have a pair nesting in the docks.

Our menus change twice a year and are themed. The current menu has taken its inspiration from the Deep South and feature delights such as Sticky Bourbon and marmalade bacon ribs, succotash and burgers to die for.