It's the traditional pub which has been given a modern renovation, complete with live train times, garden games and a children's playground. 

The Junction Inn at St Denys is the latest site from the team behind Woodies Wine Bar, the characterful yet contemporary venue in Netley Abbey. 

Opened in November after a major refurbishment inside and out retaining historical features but giving the pub a fresh new look, Woodies at the Junction now boasts an impressive menu of freshly prepared, locally sourced food alongside Hop Back Brewery's GFB, other excellent cask ales and cocktails. 

Daily Echo: Inside The Junction Inn

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Customers are always on time for their trains from neighbouring St Denys station after the introduction of a live departure board.

Connor Miles told the Daily Echo: "There's no waiting room at St Denys, so we wondered how we could get people to wait here.

"Now they wait for their trains at the bar having a pint, if it's delayed they stop and have another!

"It really works. We're certainly making the most of our surroundings. It's a great little spot."

Daily Echo: This board at The Junction Inn displays live train departure times

Match days are buzzing as The Junction is the last pub on the riverside route to St Mary's for football fans who enjoy a pitstop for a pint on the way to see Saints in action.

Families are also well catered for with swings and a slide among the children's play equipment and garden games including Connect 4, Jenga and outdoor darts also available. 

There are board games indoors and under 10s eat for half price - just £3.25 - during the school holidays. 

Daily Echo: The Junction Inn's outdoor space

Delicious Sunday roasts at the Priory Road pub regularly sell out and themed food nights, including Mexican, Thai and Indian, also prove popular. 

Live music, quizzes and sports on terrestrial television are also on offer. 

The pub, which has been a community drinking establishment since 1876, was previously a wet-led Greene King pub. 

Daily Echo: Inside The Junction Inn

The team at the popular wine bar, situated in a 200-year-old barn, took on the reins of the pub, which had been closed for several months, last August. It had been put on the market in December 2022.