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The Common, Southampton SO15 7NN, England
0238 055 8405
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Ranked #220 of 644 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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English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

What a friendly welcome! Thanks for making us feel very welcome and good food and service. The nice thing about The Cowherds is that whatever time you sit down to eat there is always a good selection on the menu and a childrens menu. Thank you everyone. We will be back!

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

It's a real shame when new people take over the place and it loses all of its charm, character and appeal. Prices are now extortionate and the food quality has gone down. It may be that I'm looking back with a warped sense of nostalgia to my student days but the cowhurds is not what are used to be. Staff... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We ate at the Cowherds last Friday and the food, service and general ambiance was great so no complaints from me. I was also really impressed by the way the staff went out of their way to provide a meal for one of my colleagues who has allergies and can't eat many of the dishes. We had a great evening... More 

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Came here for a xmas meal yesterday and i was impressed with the food and the service. We had a lovely Norweigan waitress who was attentive and polite. I had the prawn cocktail starter and that was a perfect size and very satisfying. I had the turkey for main really enjoyed it, good spread of variety, veg meat, Yorkshire pud... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

So my girlfriend and I booked a table for 7 o'clock. We were there on time and got taken to our table by the waitress. We sat down and she asked us if we wanted any drinks, we told her what we wanted and she said she'd be right back with them. 20 minutes pass and no drinks have come;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The foot was hot and tasty cooked to perfection .My daughter and I had the Beef and Merlot pie which also contained Mushrooms it was fabulous .The staff were friendly and service was very fast .would definitely return again

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Treasure Cay, Great Abaco Island
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51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The food was a good standard, upper range pub food, but we were very squashed, 5 people (some wider than others) on a table meant for 4, so elbow room decidedly lacking. I know they are rightfully popular but it did spoil the occasion.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Early evening visit for a couple of drinks and a starter with the view to staying for a main. The starter was nice and the refurbishment makes the pub look really welcoming but a pint and a large red wine came to over £10! We queried the price and the barman seemed like those were the sort of prices he... More 

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Cambridge
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stopped on way home from daughters graduation. Arrived before the evening rush. The food was pretty average, there wasn't a great atmosphere as it was quite empty. Had 20% discount voucher which was great as not sure it was good value.

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Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

You get what you pay for and it isn't too pricey. The woman at the bar was a little patronising but I can see she was rushed off her feet, so I understand. But the young guy who dealt with myself and my friend was lovely!

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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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