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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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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 186
    Very good
  • 110
    Average
  • 79
    Poor
  • 59
    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
Great food and atmosphere

Despite the initial wait for drinks, ,the food was very good (our table recommends the fish and chips!)will definitely be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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English first
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to eat! Great atmosphere and lovely staff! We were on a B&B Southampton break and ate in the Cowherds twice. Amelia, our waitress, could not have been more welcoming or helpful. Very good menu, reasonably priced. I have a small appetite and chose something off the children's menu which was presented with the same care and attractiveness as... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Myself and three friends visited for lunch and after 50 minutes of waiting after ordering I went back to the bar to find out where our food was. I was told it had been sent out so I can only assume it was taken to the wrong table?? I was told they would re submit the order as there was... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

my wife and I love going to the cowherds all staff are very hopful and always good food and price every time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Despite the initial wait for drinks, ,the food was very good (our table recommends the fish and chips!)will definitely be back!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I used to work here and would recommend staying away on a Sunday, unless you book ahead and book an early time (kitchen runs out of meat at a certain point and the restaurant is heaving). Great place to go in summer for dinner/drinks due to vast outside space and good location but again, gets busy. Recently refurbished and looks... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Visited our son today who is studying at Southampton University and as our favourite Indian restaurant in Barnwood was closing as we arrived there, we though we would give the Cowherds a go as we had passed it on the road many times in the past. Although it was busy on a sunday saturday afternoon in May, there were ample... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

May have been refurbished but the service is as slow as ever.. I expected the food to be bland and was not disappointed. We only go here as old relatives think cod in "beer batter" is trend setting. Placed our drink order 15 minutes after sitting down. By the time the drinks arrived, the glasses with ice were half full... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We first went to The Cowherds for Valentine's Day 2013 and have been going there regularly ever since. The food is good quality with daily specials and a menu that changes with the seasons. The service is always friendly and helpful. Our favourite part of the menu is the sharing starters and I love the Creme Brulee for dessert. This... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The restaurant is situated on Southampton Common with plenty of parking available. This is A Vintage Inn Chain and the food was good. The service was OK however one of the wine glasses still had lipstick marks around the rim and had to be replaced! We dined at lunchtime so there was plenty of tables to pick from. We ate... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Good location and free parking available. Popular eating place and varied menu. Have never seen such a large sweet menu. Although the menu is reasonable my husband and I did not find anything we fancied eating at that time. Nicely chilled wine but would appreciate a larger size coffee cup. Pleasant atmosphere with one side of the pub laid out... 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, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?