The Greatest Country Pub This Side Of The Countryside!
Heading into our fourth year, we at The Rockstone have continued to build on our stellar reputation for high quality home cooked food, which where possible is locally sourced, from such fine establishments as Uptons of Bassett and Biglands Bakery, St. Marys. Our chefs have strived to create a menu that encompasses the ethos and atmosphere of the pub; interesting but familiar, adventurous yet comforting. With this in mind, this winter you will see more of our famous burgers, grills and some lovely twists on traditional British fare, but also dishes influenced by cuisines as varied as Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and The Americas. Complementing our food range is our ever-increasing drinks offering. We offer a huge range of ales and ciders from over 30 local breweries, including Batch 9, JJ's Cider, Flack Manor, Itchen Valley, Irving, Stonehenge Ales, Bowman, Vibrant Forest brewery and many more. As well as draught, cider and an extensive wine list, we have a truly astonishing array of spirits including 30 gins, 40 whiskeys, 40 bourbons, 40 rums and 20 vodkas from around the world. This is one of the largest collections of spirits in Southampton (if not the whole South) so it may seem daunting; like an epic wall of booze. Luckily our intrepid bar staff have conquered that wall, so if you need any advice or recommendations just ask. Please don't be shy, because you just might find your new favourite tipple! Our two beer gardens offer sun, shade and refreshment all week, especially during The Rockstone’s special events. With the aid of our rustic tin drum BBQ and outdoor bar, the pub holds regular ale and cider festivals, and special themed events such as our Blues & Bourbon Festival, Rocktoberfest and our Pirate Rumfest, with live music and themed food specials. We also strive to be a cornerstone of the local community, which means supporting our community as a business. We are delighted to support local charities such as The Hampshire & Isle Of Wight Air Ambulance, Headway Southampton, The Epilepsy Society and Naomi House, and we run events and parties to raise money for other charities, such as our annual Anti-Cancer Weekend fundraiser. With its roots firmly in the local community, the Rockstone is a thriving hub for those who live nearby as well as people who have travelled from far and wide to experience what we have to offer. We are also a dog-friendly pub and welcome well behaved dogs provided they are kept on a lead. The pub’s crest above the door reads in Latin; “Be Excellent to One Another”. This stands as a sentiment that epitomises the whole ethos behind our community venture; a country pub in the city, which offers unique, high quality food and drink in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. We hope that you enjoy this place as much as we enjoy working here!
The Rockstone is a short walk from Southampton Central and St Deny's train stations. Alternatively, the Unilink U6 and U1 and First 7 bus services stop right outside the pub and run Mon-Sun until late.
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Big thanks to The Sweetchunks Band and Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs for making our 3rd bithday party celebrations immense! Thanks to everyone who came! we love you all.
Thank you to everyone that made it down for our birthday and beardfest this weekend. Has been an epic weekend of laughter, hairiness and booze. Cheers to the The Sweetchunks Band and Hobo Jones for raising the roof and potentially causing us a noise complaint last night. Also big shout out to Lee from Connerys Barber shop for judging Friday's contest. Tickets to our New Years Steampunk Partay are on sale now if you feel like ending the year with a bang! Feeling nice and tender now
Morning folks! Get your kiesters down to the Rockstone this evening for the knees up of the year! The The Sweetchunks Band and Hobo jones and the junkyard dogs lead the festivities at 9pm for an evening of Skiffle/folk/Chaphop/blues and drinking! Free entry chaps!
BOLO'S OUTBACK GARDEN BBQ - THIS WEEKEND! As a special addition to this Birthday Weekend's food, drink and festivities we will be running an exotic BBQ in the pub garden on Friday and Saturday Night from 8pm-late. So if you want to try some interesting chargrilled meats and big bold falvours in the true Rockstone tradition, come on out and try some of the following delights: Hot Dogs of Roar - £4 each Camel dog with honey & Ras El Hanout spiced yogurt Zebra dog with Monkey Gland sauce (don't worry, not real monkeys!) Wild Boar dog with rich tomato ragu Mini Rockstone Classic - £4 A mini version of our bestseller. 5oz beef burger topped with US burger cheese and chargrilled bacon. Cuban Seasoned Fries - £2
BURGER NIGHT SPECIALS YO! All our regular beef, chicken and veggie burger are two for £20 all night, including these special one-night-only bad boys: Bluegrass Burger 10oz beef burger topped with southern 'Chow Chow' sweetcorn pickle and country ham cream cheese. Served with fries and side salad. Feta the Devil You Know 10oz beef burger topped with rich olive tapanade and creamy cubes of Greek feta. Served with fries and salad.
Hello Chaps! Thanks to all who turned up for our Free music and beer night on Friday! unfortunately there is no live music this week........ This is to prepare for next Weeks BEARDED BIRTHDAY EXTRAVAGANZA! On the 28th we have the return of our beard contest. bring a beard donate to charity and win prizes from our lovely chums at Connery's barbers. If you don't have a beard, buy a fake beard for £5 with all profits going to charity! and to top off the weekend: on the 29th we will celebrate the 3rd Birthday of the Rockstone. We welcome the mighty "Hobo Jones and the junkyard dogs" supported by local scallywags, "The Sweetchunks Band" with a bbq with mini Rockstone Classics and hot dogs and an E-number filled birthday cake for everyone. Turn up in fancy dress? get a free drink. and by the way..... ITS FREE ENTRY ALL WEEK END! TONIGHT IT IS BURGER NIGHT! Come on down burger lovers!
Who likes free beer? Everyone that's who. The lovely guys at Miller Brands have offered us a load of free Pilsner Urquell to pass onto you lovely people tonight. No better way to enjoy Funky and the Two Tone baby than with a free beer. One per customer! No purchase necessary just be quick about it!