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The Gordon Arms

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Bar, Pub, Indian, British
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113 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2FU, England (Formerly The Gordon Arms)
+44 23 8055 0222
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for a Lunchtime pint, the small bar area was very quiet, the barman was not over friendly but poured decent pints. There was no atmosphere and I don't think I will be returning.

Thank wandenway
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hosts Raj and Bobby were soo friendly and made my few pints very enjoyable. Nice selection of ales on tap and a lovely bunch of locals. Took a while to find the gents as the door is disguised a book shelf. Friendly atmosphere with a sun soaked beer garden to the rear and a free juke box in the... More 

Thank gavilar
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Not had food at this pub so cannot comment on that. But this pub was mainly full of Indians .Who where very noisy and drunk . A fight took place in the bar and carried on outside. Very scary for some people .would not recomend

2 Thank John K
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Service was excellent! Both waitresses had a brilliant, friendly manner. Portion sizes were large, plenty of salad too.Value for money. Visited on a Sunday, mostly students and a few locals. A couple of suggestions though, please fix ladies' toilet door locks and ask customers not to play ball games with a dog inside the pub please.

Thank Rina W
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

A great local pub, friendly staff and quirky locals, great jukebox, fab authentic Indian food an enjoyable and great day or evening out, lovely atmosphere

Thank Carole T
Trondheim, Norway
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252 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Went to The Gordons Arms for a beer on a business trip to Southampton. Dropped by a closing time, but the staff still had time to serve us a beer. Nice traditional lay out. Good beer.

1 Thank Frode U
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I live nearby in portswood, and my friends and I go here often. The pub owner is a great guy, the atmosphere is what you would expect out of a traditional pub, and the food is incredible for a reasonable price. I recommend the Gordon Arms to anyone!

Thank Gerald S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Wonderful, freshly cooked Indian food.We had the platter to share, char grilled marinated in spices, absolutely delicious, good sized portions and great price. Warm and welcoming landlord, nice atmosphere.

Thank mousestum
Southampton, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Looking for somewhere to eat in Portwood on Sunday afternoon (lots of choice). Having read TA and seen good reviews been meaning to give it a try. Had three dishes with rice and a couple of naan breads. Butter Chicken very good 4/5; Lamb Curry 4/5 and Garlic Chilli Prawns not so keen but my sister enjoyed 3.5/5. Came to... More 

Thank Foodfan023
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I really just needed food for fuel when I went in here - I certainly wasn't in the mood for some big sit down Indian restaurant affair. But it's not really like that, it was just a plate of simple but very good curry that appeared pretty quickly. Washed down with a nice enough pint, and I was on my... More 

Thank Nick L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $16
Bar, Pub, Indian, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Portswood Road, Southampton SO17 2FU, England (Formerly The Gordon Arms)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8055 0222
A friendly local pub aimed at both students and locals with an extensive hot dog and burger menu, breakfasts, salads, a student menu and new roast menu. We cater for a range of dietary options too with gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options.
We offer a weekly quiz night every Sunday, the introduction of our monthly open mic and themed nights such as Chilli Tuesdays giving you a Chipotle Chilli and rice for just £5!

An ideal venue if you fancy chilling in our heated, partly covered beer garden, making use of our Free WIFI on our comfy sofas or taking advantage of our selection of draught lagers and ciders, our well kept real ales which are always changing, the new wine menu catering for most palates or an ever growing spirit collection if you fancy something a bit stronger.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?