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The Cowherds

British, Wine Bar, Gastropub
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The Common, Southampton SO15 7NN, England
0238 055 8405
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Today
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

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 178
    Very good
  • 101
    Average
  • 73
    Poor
  • 53
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Roast

For a Sunday roast with friends I would book in advance as it seems to be a popular option. The roast options are amazing including beef, pork, turkey or classic chicken, it meets everyone's Sunday roast wishes. Not only does it come with classic buttery potatoes and veg, but also stuffing and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Cristina B
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

For a Sunday roast with friends I would book in advance as it seems to be a popular option. The roast options are amazing including beef, pork, turkey or classic chicken, it meets everyone's Sunday roast wishes. Not only does it come with classic buttery potatoes and veg, but also stuffing and pig in blanket to top it off! It's... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I have been going to The Cowherds since I moved to Southampton, so over a year now! Each time I visit there is no regret.. Is just a great place to be..Lovely interior design, very relaxing & enjoyable. Food is always tasty, your pies ARE THE BEST. Sometimes is just too many people, but this is only because is a... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The pub looks nice and seems to be in a good location for when the summer rocks up. I found the food to be average - The Hunters Chicken I ordered was ok but not outstanding, it was served with a cheese slice rather than something a little more proper. Staff seemed to be unhappy and it rubbed off when... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We were here in a large group and there had been a mistake and an amendment to our booking so it was great that we were given a good table on a busy weekend. The food and service was average. The staff did their best on a busy weekend. To be fair this place is always busy so they must... More 

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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

fantastic meal at the cowherd as ever every time I go I thoroughly enjoy it. I make a point of having something different all the time and I have enjoyed all on offer. I recommend the roast on Sunday. The only complaint I have is the sauce tray. I am a philistine and I have slit of condiments which my... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Met up with friends been here 3 times before quite happy with food before u today had lunchtime menu starters and main course. Whatever was the starter 5 fat dripping mushrooms dished up on one piece of lettuce the outside leaf that you usually throw away in fact it look like something that was thrown away and fished out the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What a wonderful roast turkey we had on mothers day the best ever! The staff were attentive very helpful and polite. Thank you so much for making our experience so fab!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Oh dear, Cowherds what has happened to you? Food was dreadful, decor is plastic. Very sad to see it has been taken over by chain and has lost its distinctive old world charm and traditional good quality food. I live in Southampton and have been coming here for years. Sorry to say I will not be visiting again.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Food is all nice, prices are about what I'd expect to pay for somewhere like here. This is the closest pub to me so go here quite often, never had a bad roast so far. I like what they have done with the interior, staff are all friendly and helpful and nothing seems like too much trouble however the service... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We came here for the first time in many, many years last weekend with friends. So impressed we came again during the week with family. Lovely atmosphere with log fires burning in the fireplaces. comfortable seats and tables are not on top of each other. Food was well cooked and presented, and staff friendly. With plenty of parking and a... More 

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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, 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?