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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 122
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  • 88
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  • 65
    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
Disappointing

I had previously eaten at this pub and enjoyed it but the last few times it had not been good. I think they try and cater for too many people. It was not very clean and very crowded. The food was nothing special although a little pricey for a pu, we had to send a steak back as wasn't cooked... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Edna S
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Hyde
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Visited this restaurant on a Sunday at 5.30, having previously booked a table for 11 people. First of all we had to wait about 20 minutes to order drinks and another 20 minutes for them to arrive, and we still hadn't ordered food. The Sunday menu is restricted, but they do serve a Sunday roast all day. However, the roast... More 

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Hyde
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I had previously eaten at this pub and enjoyed it but the last few times it had not been good. I think they try and cater for too many people. It was not very clean and very crowded. The food was nothing special although a little pricey for a pu, we had to send a steak back as wasn't cooked... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We ate here on the recommendation of our guest house. The food was wonderful, great atmosphere and fabulous service. Can't recommend it enough.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Waited over a hour for the second course when it came the rump steak was a qusrter of an inch thick and could not cut, it was supposed to be medium to well. the replacement was almost as bad and half was left un chewable. My wifes chicken meal was cold but the sausages were solid burnt? Could not have... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Cowherds used to be a place you could go to for a safe, standard, pub dinner. We visited for Sunday lunch and were utterly disappointed. We all opted for the roast beef Sunday roast, and were served hot plates with cold food. This was sent back, and the new food arrived lukewarm at best, and subsequently dry after being... More 

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

having found a long black hair in my meal, after waiting 30 minutes for it to arrive and then being told it was mine and I had put it there, not even my hair colour, manger was rude. This is a place I will not visit again

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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Have been to this place a number of times over the last 3 years and this latest visit was a disappointment... we ordered fish n chips and their vintage chicken & leek pie... The fish was just passable... stripping away the batter the cod tasted as if it was on the verge of going bad... the pie had a nice... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

just go back from having a family meal at this pub sorry to have to report the following we had a table booked for 8pm we was seated by 7.50 we ordered our food for all 5 of us but by 9.15 we was still waiting for our food we finally got the food about 5 mins later with 2... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

ordered meal bout 8 got served 915 on table of 5 1 meal had a hair in 2 othwers meals wrong pasty on pie was ready to take off will never go back again

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A great pub right on the edge of the Southampton Common. Lovely pub with lots of character and a long history on the site. A good pit stop after a stroll on the great expanse of the common if you fancy a pint and some good pub grub. It has both in-door and out-door spaces ideal for warm and sunny... 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
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
Cuisine: British, Pub, Wine Bar, Gastropub

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?