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The Common, Southampton SO15 7NN, England
0238 055 8405
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Ranked #224 of 651 Restaurants in Southampton
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We ordered a chicken pie, which was all puff pastry with hardly any filling underneath! In fact the filling hardly covered half of the pie dish... We complained to a waitress before started to eat the pie. Her explanation was that the serving pie dish is shallower than usual. But of course the price of the pie remains the same.... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It has been many many years since i last went to the Cowherds. We had a lunchtime get together with friends from a support group. I must admit the experience was a suprisingly better one than I expected, having had a not so good experience there 20yrs previously. However the menu was varied the service was very good and polite... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We wanted a quick family lunch before a funeral and they fitted us in even though they were very busy. The service was fast and attentive and the food was delicious and good value for money. The ambience and decor were very pleasant.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This wasn't the first time I visited the restaurant/pub. I come here often for family Sunday roasts and normally in the Summer time for friends and family to enjoy out the outside seating area in the sun. I love that the pub is out the way a little of the city centre and right next to the park for the... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were on our way to take our son back to his residence in Southampton, as he was returning back to university. We had passed this pub several times but had never popped in, so we decided to try our luck too see whether we could get a Sunday lunch to our surprise we were seated and our order was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Myself, my boyfriend, brother and cousins came to the Cowherds on New Years Eve. None of us had ever been to Southampton before and had booked The Cowherds randomly as we had searched for restaurants online. We we so pleasantly surprised. The Cowherds is a gem in Southampton, with beautiful decor inside and out. On this evening they were doing... More 

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Stevenage
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Went here for lunch today - good food and nice decor/ambience but the waitresses completely spoilt it!! There were three or four young ladies, one showed us to a table then didn't reappear to take our order for ten minutes. We had to go and ask for someone to come and take our order. Didn't have to wait too long... More 

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have been to Cowherds on multiple occasions, and their week time menu is great, and is refereed to as the "Pie Pub" by some in my family for its great selection. I had not however been for lunch before, but was impressed when i did. The pub was full and people who had not booked faced long waiting times.... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I did complain at the time but I am still furious. I also rang the establishment to ask for Head Office email but they didn't know it. I came to the restaurant and we were seated and eventually a drinks order band then a food order taken. We then waited 45 minutes for our food, without having been advised there... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Pre booked a table for 6 for Boxing Day at The Cowherds. Very busy when arrived. Lovely warming atmosphere. The food was served efficiently. Was all hot, plentiful and delicious. The staff friendly, helpful and cheerful. A very pleasant dining experience.

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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, Gastropub, Wine Bar

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