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The Cowherds

British, Pub, Wine Bar, Gastropub
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The Common, Southampton SO15 7NN, England
0238 055 8405
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 204
    Very good
  • 126
    Average
  • 91
    Poor
  • 67
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely place to meet

This is one venue that has atmosphere.The building is on the edge of Southampton Common, so it is great to have a walk and end your visit with a drink. Recently the menu has changed, so to ensure that this is where you wish to eat, should you wish to do so, please check the menu beforeyou go.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Diana R
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely meal but it was spoilt by the door leading to the toilets constantly banging . please get a soft closure system fitted . Really spoilt the evening .

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is one venue that has atmosphere.The building is on the edge of Southampton Common, so it is great to have a walk and end your visit with a drink. Recently the menu has changed, so to ensure that this is where you wish to eat, should you wish to do so, please check the menu beforeyou go.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Mmm this place has massively overcooked its menu so to speak. Lots of items that their staff can't even announce. My sister asked for a snazzy cocktail she found on the menu and it came in a pint glass and was pretty much a pint of lemonade. The staff are slow and inexperienced and overall it feels disorganized. I'd recommend... More 

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Southampton, hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We were enticed back with a discount voucher having stopped going because of slow service. Despite being a mid-week evening I regretted to discover the service had not improved. This was not the fault of the waiter, who was both excellent and attentive. The food was very good, with some new additions to the menu.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Me and my husband were staying in a local hotel and wanted somewhere nice to go for an evening meal as it was a birthday celebration. Read a few reviews and found this place. It's a lovely little 'village' pub in Southampton. Lots of lovely character and very cosy. The food was beautiful. Me and my husband both enjoyed the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A Birthday meal which was tasty and enjoyable. However service was slow and not very attentive although it was Saturday night and busy. We all had different meals with no complaints. We were not rushed to eat quickly either, especially when the table was booked for 630pm and we left at 1030pm ... Family get together long overdue so plenty... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Having been shown our table by the manager/supervisor, we subsequently waited for 15-20 mins before I asked for someone to take our order..no one had even taken our drink order. Once again it was the manager/supervisor, after a further 15 mins still no drinks. But don't worry the food arrived in style, poor girl dropped one of the dinners! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is not the first time I've eaten at the cowherds and yet again it was incredible. Lovely choice of drinks and the food is always amazing! The service is always to a good standard with friendly bar and waiting staff. Highly recommend to anyone and is always worth the drive down to for me and my boyfriend. We will... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Large welcoming pub with its distinctive arched frontage right off The Avenue beside the common with big car park and tables outside. We have often visited this Pub which is part of The Vintage Inn chain. It does not disappoint with Sunday Roasts served all day on Sundays served in a traditional English oak beamed environment with open fire in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went for Sunday roast plenty of meat and veg with a jug of gravy very good service had desert they had a good choice great for all

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Wine Bar, Gastropub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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