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Waterloo Arms (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Back - Entire StoutExcellent1
Hop Back - GFB (sometimes GB)Excellent1
Hop Back - Crop CircleGood2
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Downton - New Forest AleNot Tried0
Downton - QuadhopNot Tried0
Downton - Chimera IPANot Tried0
Hop Back - GB (sometimes GFB)Not Tried0
Downton - Kazbek ZestNot Tried0
Picture 1. Waterloo Arms, Southampton, Hampshire
Picture 2. Waterloo Arms, Southampton, Hampshire

Visits Details

14 Mar 2018 (ChrisE)
I was here before opening time but I was let in for a pre-opening coffee because it was cold outside Busy form the start and lots of talk about Camra Revitalisation, a project which did not seem to get much (if any) support from those present.
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20Excellent
Hop Back - Entire Stout4.50ExcellentI had several of these.
Hop Back - GFB (sometimes GB)3.50Excellent
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Downton - Quadhop3.90Not Tried
16 May 2015 (Andrew)
First stop on Tony and my tour of Southampton and Winchester. Nice airy pub with good range of beers.
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20AcceptableBit yeasty
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Entire Stout4.50Not Tried
Downton - New Forest Ale3.80Not Tried
Downton - Quadhop3.90Not Tried
Downton - Chimera IPA6.80Not Tried
Hop Back - GB (sometimes GFB)3.50Not Tried
Downton - Kazbek Zest4.10Not Tried

About the Waterloo Arms

The pub sign. Waterloo Arms, Southampton, Hampshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 3BS.

A 1930s mock Tudor style pub on Waterloo Road that has been owned privately by John Gilbert of Hop Back Brewery fame for many years. The single L-shaped bar is decorated with pump clips and has 8 handpumps. A conservatory and paved garden are to the rear.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 9 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SO15 3BS