Run a Stonegate Pub - Fox & Hounds Bitterne Southampton, Hampshire

About the Pub

The Fox & Hounds is a smashing, small pub which is in the heart of the Bitterne community which is a suburb of Southampton. The pub sits on a prominent corner in the back streets of Bitterne, close to the leisure centre and under pass which leads to the pedestrian High Street.

The Fox comprises of two bars; a tradtional public bar and then a lounge bar with bench seating and a drop down lower seating area where customers can play darts and board games. The pub has a small footprint but benefits from a covered smoking shelter which leads out into a fully enclosed medium sized pub garden. The garden is laid to lawn with bench seating and space for family fun days and a bouncy castle and BBQ. It is popular during the summer months.

The pub trades in the wet led market in the value/mid market category and has a strong rhythm of the week to drive trade including darts, quiz, karoake, live music and family events. This is a meeting place for blue collar workers when they finish work. The pub also is popular at weekends with families and the current publican runs family events with kids discos, games and bouncy castle.

Regional Manager's Thoughts

The Fox & Hounds is a traditional looking wet led pub which is the hub of the local community. The pub provides the ideal meeting place for the local residents living in close proximatey to the pub to meet their friends, socialise and partake in the various events that the pub runs.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to run the hub of the local community and in doing so become part of it!

Surrounding Area

Bitterne has a population of £13,800 people and the area surrounding the pub is area is mainly owned housing. There is a conservative club within 100m of the pub which creates a circuit with the pub as it has satellite sports viewing, live music and team sports. The pub is situated close to the leisure centre, health centre and the under pass which leads to the High Street which has a JDW and a parade of small high street names.

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