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The Cowherds

The Common, Southampton SO15 7NN, England
+44 23 8055 8405
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Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
Travelers talk about
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
The Common, Southampton SO15 7NN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cowherds has everything that you expect from an English pub. Nice, soothing decorations even a fire place accompanied by good selection of meals and drinks. Perfect combination would be a walk in common after a heavy meal. Parking is very handy too.

Thank Serhat U
Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us came in to eat this evening at approx 6 pm and were given the round table by the bar next to to the cleaning materials. The table we were presented with had a semi circle fabric bench which was filthy; it looked...More

1  Thank louisebloch
General Manager A, Manager at The Cowherds, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Louise, thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I'm really sorry to hear that we let you down on this occasion, and please feel free to contact us at the pub directly if you would like to discuss any of this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We moved to Southampton last year and have been to this pub about a dozen times. On three occasions food orders have been delayed 30 minutes+ (just chips for children) and once or twice the beer has been less than perfect condition, drinkable but... In...More

Thank benbasing
General Manager A, Manager at The Cowherds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi benbasing, thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I'm really sorry to hear that you've experienced slow service with us on a few occasions! I can assure you this isn't the norm, but I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited with a friend for lunch on a Thursday. As it happened, the Cowherds kitchen was without gas and over half the dishes on their menu were not available. My colleague started with mushrooms covered in grilled cheese, a dish he had enjoyed here...More

2  Thank BroLucius
General Manager A, Manager at The Cowherds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi BroLucius! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm really pleased to hear that despite the difficulties we faced during those days (when we had a kitchen malfunction!), that you both thoroughly enjoyed your meals. The days were quite hectic for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a great start- sign saying open daily from 11 am and it was pouring with rain and dog walkers and baby in a push chair queuing outside. Eventually opened st 11.20 - had a delivery of barrels and a hole in a roof? Note...More

Thank Susan B
General Manager A, Manager at The Cowherds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Susan, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm sorry to hear that we opened late on this occasion - from what I have heard from my colleagues it was a hectic morning, with the rain causing leaks in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pub . Charming , ruralistic decor..Staff very helpful and friendly. Good choice of starters, mains and desserts. Not too pricey , seems very popular and in a nice location. .

Thank Jonathan L
General Manager A, Manager at The Cowherds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jonathon L! Really glad to hear that you had a wonderful time with us, and hopefully we can welcome you back soon :) Amy & The Cowherds Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to other Vintage Inns and always been impressed by the high standards, but the Cowherds was a bit disappointing. One of the things I noticed was that there were several bulbs not working in the light fittings which I always think gives...More

Thank Knobby16
General Manager A, Manager at The Cowherds, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I'm certainly in agreement about annoying flashing light bulbs Knobby16 so I'm sorry about that. Our ceiling LED bulbs all went in at the same time during The Cowherds' last refurbishment a few years ago...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Cowherds many times and have always been impressed with the food and service I have received, however, after today I doubt I will return, After arriving by bike to meet a group of friends for lunch I went to lock it...More

Thank lmr1996
General Manager A, Manager at The Cowherds, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear lmr1996, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and I'm sincerely sorry to hear that we let you down this time. I'm pleased to see that you think our food and value were good though! All of our guests are more...More

Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

I visited The Cowherds very recently for a birthday meal. It was extremely busy inside as it is a very popular location in the summer. Although it was busy we were seated straight away and there was only a 25 minute wait for our meals....More

Thank 19pops92
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We visit the Cowherds regularly and have never had a bad meal. The atmoshere is relaxed and beer always good.

Thank David R
General Manager A, Manager at The Cowherds, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Thanks David R! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Lisa & The Cowherds Team

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Tolster09
January 9, 2018|
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Yes they did. Very helpful and meal was lovely.
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DobberBonnett
January 12, 2017|
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Response from Matthew D | Property representative |
Hi there, yes and yes :) though we don't book out the tables available to dogs.
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Samuel W
November 12, 2016|
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Response from Matthew D | Property representative |
Hi there, yeah we are dog friendly have have many tables inside where you can eat with your dog at your side.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:30 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Common, Southampton SO15 7NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8055 8405
Description
The Cowherds in Southampton is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar. Well behaved dogs are welcome in the tiled section of our pub. Choose from casual and formal dining Monday to Friday, same menu.
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