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The Cowherds

The Common, Southampton SO15 7NN, England
0238 055 8405
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Ranked #211 of 627 Restaurants in Southampton
Cuisines: British, Gastropub, Wine Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Have eaten at the cowherd for many years, but after a recent refurbishment the atmosphere and interior has been improved. I was with a group of friends who had special dietary needs. These were all accommodated for which was an extra touch. Service was quick and friendly. We then went for a walk on the common which was also pleasant... More

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Somerset
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

My partner and I went for dinner here as we only live down the road but have not tried eating here for years so thought we would try it as it is our local. The decor is lovely and is done well; typical for the style of restaurant at the moment. We decided to go here as opposed to The... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

wow. i've had many lamb shanks in my life but the one here always pops to mind. it was lovely. it's your bog standard pub grub but the guys and gals that work here are always really friendly and helpful.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Every time I am in or near Southampton I have just got to get to the cowherds. There is a great variety of food and it is always presented well, with good portions, on a few occasions I have attempted a desert but unsuccessfully did not finish as the portions are that good. The atmosphere is great and the staff... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Went there with friends after a walk on Southampton Common. Food was pretty good. Even better if you become a "friend' online and get a money-off voucher.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Visited this pub with my husband,daughter and her boyfriend on a recent trip to Southampton. On the edge of the Common it is a popular Gastro pub serving typical pub food. Nice decor and friendly staff. It was busy but we were seated and attended to quickly. In fact as we were taking our coats off and sitting down we... More

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went here for Sunday lunch and had a table booked for 3pm, got the last car parking space. The pub was extremely busy with fairly long queues at the bar. Bit confusing when we arrived as we were told that our name would be called out when the table was ready so waited for about 15 mins but we had... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Arrived on 'Pie Night' 7 pies listed 4 not available some desert listed also not available, staff very pleasant and full of excuses but not even told when shown to our table, chose our food only to be told "oh that's not on tonight" "OK I'll have another one" "oh that's not available either" From what we were told they'd... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having found it difficult to find a pub close to the University with parking, the Cowherds fitted the bill. The menu is extensive and reasonable. We hadn't booked but luckily they had a table for two available. It was buzzy and busy, with attractive decor. We were served efficiently and, importantly, the food was excellent: we had one burger and... More

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Called in for dinner on a Friday night, the place was busy inside and out, the decor inside is lovely. You order food at the bar, I ordered the steak and my husband had the burger, after the food arrived we had to ask for cutlery and condiments, the cutlery arrived but 5 minutes later still no sauces, they did... More

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Additional Information about The Cowherds

Address: The Common, Southampton SO15 7NN, England
Phone Number: 0238 055 8405
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
Cuisine: British, Gastropub, Wine Bar

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