IT IS the small town pub with its very own brewery.

Steam Town Brew Co on Bishopstoke Road located close to Eastleigh railway station has only been in business for 11 months but has already made its mark in the local community with their music nights and home brews.

With its very own brewery out back, the pub offers visitors five of their very own home brews, most popular being their Stoke Pale.

As well as brewing in shop, the pub are now distributing their own ales to other businesses.

Now, bar manager Steve White and head brewer and owner Dave Mackie are preparing for their first birthday on November 30 with a beer festival.

Steve said: "We are very much a community pub here in Eastleigh.

"We are both a pub and a micro brewery.

"We are family friendly and open to everyone as we are right by the train station so we are open to lots of people and like to attract diverse groups of people."

Inside, the pub is railway themed with train seats at tables and their very own station clock situated above the bar.

There is also a brewery theme running through the pub and there are even brewers barrels in the toilets.

Despite its old-town look, the pub has a modern menu with the Smoked Stack burger with bacon proving to be a favourite with the customers, as well as a vegetarian option of chickpea and spinach burger.

It is also family friendly with its own children's menu offering half portions for kids and their dog-friendly policy with their very own bar-dog Rosie who greets customers who are waiting to be served.

As well as food, the pub offers a range of entertainment starting with folk music nights on a Wednesday, jazz nights on a Thursday, a DJ on Friday, live music on Saturday and quiz nights on a Sunday.