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The Cowherds

The Common, Southampton SO15 7NN, England
0238 055 8405
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Ranked #210 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

my husband and I went there for lunch today..I have been there a few times before and always been impressed. however this visit was a different story altogether. I could see the place has been redecorated which was lovely taste....but when It came down to the food I feel this is where they are now making to cut backs. ordered... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had an enjoyable evening at the cowheards last night. Very nice food and I thought the portion sizes were very good, just needed more of the tomato chutney with my calamari starter and more of the peppercorn sauce with my steak. The service and atmosphere was great. I did feel that the menu was typical pub food so it... More

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Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Dined with family, my wife, my daughter and me. Nice surroundings - The Common. A very good atmosphere, friendly, real local pub style. You have to allow a lot of time for them to cook, but the food is really tasty. Good steaks. Really good. I can definitely advice their Rump Steak. Good desserts. They know how to make coffee... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

From the outset no meet and greet. Total apathy from staff running around like headless chickens. No communication between staff. 1/2 wait for someone to acknowledge us. Should have gone with my gut feeling and left but thought I'd give it a chance. Once seated another 1/2 waiting at the bar to prefer food as no one told us how... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I said it in my last review and I will say it again, the service lets this place down! This weekend we visited for lunch on Saturday and dinner on Sunday and we do love the pub, the menu is great, the food well priced...but the service leaves us so frustrated we have reached the point of wondering where else... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Placed on the edge of the Southampton Common, The Cowherds offers excellent food in nice settings. Beer and food are excellent. Families are welcome.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This week I visited this watering hole on the edge of the Southampton Common where everyone and their dog passes by and had to sit outside with my dog for a drink as they don't allow dogs inside which is their prerogative of course. However they have an unimpressive outdoor seating area with picnic benches only, so having a meal... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

The food was OK but the service was very slow..... It seemed to take an age to get the condiments to go with your meal. The children's food portions seemed a bit on the small side.

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england
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Cowherds has recently been decorated and it seems larger. Two of us went for lunch on Wednesday. We didnt book. Wednesday is pie day! There were 6 pies on offer with choice of potatoes and sides. I had Fish Pie, my friend a Veggie had the Cheese and potato Pie. She thought it was great.. I had sweet potato... More

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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were looking for somewhere to get a decent lunch before embarking on a ship, so time was of the essence. When we arrived the carpark was almost full so we were a little concerned about waiting times, but inside, the place wasn't crowded and it was a very nice environment to rest for a while. We only ordered bar... More

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