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The Gordon Arms

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Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Vegetarian, Pub, Chicken Wings
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113 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2FU, England (Formerly The Gordon Arms)
+44 23 8055 0222
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Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A friendly local pub aimed at both students and locals with an extensive...
A friendly local pub aimed at both students and locals with an extensive hot dog and burger menu, breakfasts, salads, a student menu and new roast menu. We cater for a range of dietary options too with gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options. We offer a weekly quiz night every Sunday, the introduction of our monthly open mic and themed nights such as Chilli Tuesdays giving you a Chipotle Chilli and rice for just £5! An ideal venue if you fancy chilling in our heated, partly covered beer garden, making use of our Free WIFI on our comfy sofas or taking advantage of our selection of draught lagers and ciders, our well kept real ales which are always changing, the new wine menu catering for most palates or an ever growing spirit collection if you fancy something a bit stronger.
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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome!yummy!

We stopped for a drink with our little baby and we were given a warm welcome. on entering, we could see and smell some lovely aromas and ended up ordering our dinner. We really appreciated the fact that we were welcomed as a family. The butter chicken and naan were as authentic as can be and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Shalini C
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stopped for a drink with our little baby and we were given a warm welcome. on entering, we could see and smell some lovely aromas and ended up ordering our dinner. We really appreciated the fact that we were welcomed as a family. The butter chicken and naan were as authentic as can be and the hospitality of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Really nice Indian wraps and snacks The Paneer wraps are huge and a bargain. Nice pub with a range of customers

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Finally got round to eating at The Gordon after nearly 9 months in Portswood. I've been visiting regularly, either with friends or on my own to enjoy a quiet pint (they're one of the few pubs in the area serving Thatchers Gold) and I've always found the team friendly and professional. It's essentially a traditional English pub with a nice... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very happy with the food we ordered. It was freshly cooked and delicious. Fish was a taste sensation! I wish we could always eat Indian food like this as it is much more enjoyable than great big dishes. Bobbys Indian Tapas come with a huge seal of approval from my family!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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74 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Taken over within the last year by Bobby (a welcoming British Indian who knows a lot about food and people) this is a wonderful local with some good Indian tapas and some good beers - from Ringwood ale to Fosters - he caters to a mixed group of regulars from old bearded Sikhs, or Spanish language students to white upperclass... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Friendly pub - we only stopped by for a quick pint while waiting for a table over the road at 7 Bone. The pub had a good atmosphere and a good selection of beers so we will definitely be back next time we are out in Portswood.

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1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

He was on the toilet and did not rash his hands whilst I observed him also serving food... Also very abrupt to some customers... Would not recommend to anyone

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

When my brother in law said his local pub served curry I expected the usual pub style chicken tikka masala and, 'Do you want chips or rice with that?' So I was very pleased when Bobby served us at the bar and explained that we could expect traditional Indian food prepared with spices grown on his own family's land. The... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A friend and I called in at the Gordon Arms on Saturday lunchtime to sample their Indian tapas. The landlord was very patient polite and answered all our questions. He forewarned us that the fish might be some time before arriving. We ordered it anyway plus 3 other dishes which we said we would be eating while we waited. There... More 

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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

A great shame, use to be a great pub but new owners have totally ruined the food and drink Really sad...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2FU, England (Formerly The Gordon Arms)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8055 0222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 18
  • Cuisine: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Vegetarian, Pub, Chicken Wings

Description

A friendly local pub aimed at both students and locals with an extensive hot dog and burger menu, breakfasts, salads, a student menu and new roast menu. We cater for a range of dietary options too with gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options. We offer a weekly quiz night every Sunday, the introduction of our monthly open mic and themed nights such as Chilli Tuesdays giving you a Chipotle Chilli and rice for just £5! An ideal venue if you fancy chilling in our heated, partly covered beer garden, making use of our Free WIFI on our comfy sofas or taking advantage of our selection of draught lagers and ciders, our well kept real ales which are always changing, the new wine menu catering for most palates or an ever growing spirit collection if you fancy something a bit stronger.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?