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The Cowherds

The Common, Southampton, SO15 7NN +44 2081281908

((((* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Very enjoyable evening. Good food and excellent service.

Jane Smith 29 January 2017
from Eastleigh

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Faced with the famous wildlife reserve, Southampton Commons, The Cowherds is situated next to a pretty wild haven, and also near central Southampton and the university. The charming rustic design reflects the traditional British pub menu, and the al fresco beer garden has beautiful views over the Commons.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Cowherds menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Cowherds ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Cowherds is only a 6-minute drive from Southampton Central Railway Station.

The Cowherds

The Common, Southampton, SO15 7NN

Contact +44 2380558405
Reservations +44 2081281908

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Customer reviews for The Cowherds

4.0 ((((* (based on 70 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (45)
  • lunch (37)
  • value (32)
  • private dining (16)
  • large parties (13)
  • child friendly (12)
  • business (9)
  • romantic (8)
  • al fresco (7)
  • views (7)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • entertainment (1)
  • (((** 16 February 2017 by Matthew Beames from Southampton

    Cold gravy and fatty meat

  • ((((* 29 January 2017 by Jane Smith from Eastleigh

    Very enjoyable evening. Good food and excellent service.

  • ((((( 22 January 2017 by Paul White from Southampton

    Seated at a nice table serving staff very friendly, food very good value.Not rushed at the end of our meal, very pleasant evening.

  • ((((( 21 December 2016 by Sue Holmes from Romsey

    All food excellent. Service good. Nice time between courses. Only issue would prefer smaller versions of main meals to be available.

  • ((((( 18 December 2016 by Alison Coley from Southampton

    There was seven family members and we all had different meals and they were all very good. No complaints about anything. Thouroughly enjoyable .
    Staff very attentive as always. Nothing is any trouble and food always served with a smile.
    We either as a family or individually have eaten at the Cowherds numerous times wether it be fish and chips on a Friday after taking my mother weekly shopping or popping in just for quick bite before going to the cinema and always enjoy it. We had a big family meal with about 25 of us last January and now the people that had never been there go there regularly. My granddaughter whom is 13 always ask us to take her there when we ask her if she would like to eat out and she has also been there with her mother and other Nan a few times after telling them about how lovely it is.
    We love it that its always welcoming and it's cosy in the winter with the fire. And with the seating outside it nice to sit out in there on the warmer evenings. All in all a really nice place. Well done.

  • ((((( 20 November 2016 by Maggie from Southampton

    My friends and I had a most enjoyable evening at The Cowherds. The staff were very nice and friendly and the service was excellent. The food was a good price and tasty. There was a nice and relaxed atmosphere there. The table where we sat was in a cosy alcove by the open fire which was comfortable. The whole evening was a pleasant experience.

  • ((((( 19 November 2016 by Pam Paull from Southampton

    Lovely waitress, Agnes, excellent service, good food.

  • (((** 18 November 2016 by Alex Hills from Southampton

    Generally good, service was good, waiter attentive, ambience good. In terms of the Food, partly OK, partly not: Starter prawns, lobster avacardo - not the best, thin sliver of avacardo, light on the seafood too, but lots of leaves. Main Pizza was good, freshly made, light crust, although could do with more topping to the edge - the last inch around the edge was bare. Desert: I had the Bakewell which was a bit disappointing. Dry and oddly served broken in pieces in a dish with ice cream. Was expecting a warm moist desert on a plate.

  • ((((( 13 November 2016 by Sar Head from Southampton

    Great food and excellent service.

  • ((((* 11 November 2016 by Alan Hancock from Southampton

    Last night we both had the Duck Supper which both thought was excellent

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