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

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  • 86
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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 OLD PUB with wonderful views.

A great old fashioned pub that serves gorgeous food. Good food, nice place but slightly pricey for the food - but a good experience all round.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
nazrin wilkinson
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

arrive after the main meal time but still were served by a very attentive waiter and then the chef. The meal was good and my grandson tucked into his kids meal which was the almost the same size as an adult meal. The kids menu is better than some I have seen recently

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great old fashioned pub that serves gorgeous food. Good food, nice place but slightly pricey for the food - but a good experience all round.

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southampton
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We went to the Cowards in midweek not very busy but there was still slow service. Over three quarter of a hour for the food to come, As i said the place was not busy. But a pluss mark was when the food came it very good. The waiter did apologised for the delay, and i will say he was... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This restaurant is must if you enjoy your food. I have been on business in Southampton for three weeks and this is some of the tastiest food that I have eaten. The staff are very friendly and helpful. A lot of other eateries in the area could learn a thing or two from this restaurant,

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The food was very good, and the restaurant is cozy. This restaurant place is a short trip by cab from the port.

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Surrey
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Had booking here for 6pm last Wednesday. No need as the place was practically empty inside but the tables were full outside. Lovely waiter who seemed to be on his own for quite some time and doing his best. Ordered meat sharing platter and the only word I can think of is hideous. The pork crackling (which made up the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Useless - They wouldn't serve us at 9:40pm when the board outside said service until 10pm. Clearly Lazy staff run this restaurant for their own convenience where is the management?

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Southampton
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The staff are so nice but our wait of one and a half hours between ordering and arrival of the mains was unacceptable. It all started so well. Our drinks order was taken, then someone else took our food order and then the drinks arrived - perfect! Downhill from there though, the sharing butchers platter arrived, was OK but was... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Really lovely food, very slow service! Took ages between courses and even then plates were not cleared before the mains arrived, the waitress had to call someone over to collect them so she could put our mains down! Doesn't compare to the other vintage inns in the area unfortunately

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Hampshire
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Cowherds has been one of my go to places to eat for a number of years. However, the service has become appalling. Rude staff and ridiculous waiting times now seem the norm. When I spoke to the young bearded man on 2 separate visits, both times the response was "we're doing our best". There was no apology or reason... 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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