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The Cowherds

The Common, Southampton, SO15 7NN

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  • The Cowherds - Hampshire
  • The Cowherds - Hampshire
  • The Cowherds - Hampshire
  • The Cowherds - Hampshire
  • The Cowherds - Hampshire
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Nice menu, superb food, good service

John 04 March 2019
from Southampton

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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

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Customer reviews for The Cowherds

4.1 ((((* (based on 99 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (67)
  • lunch (55)
  • value (42)
  • private dining (22)
  • large parties (20)
  • child friendly (18)
  • business (15)
  • al fresco (12)
  • romantic (11)
  • views (9)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • trendy (8)
  • luxury (5)
  • breakfast (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • ((((( 1 November 2019 by Ruth from Southampton

    My birthday treat with 3 family members. Really impressed excellent service and the food
    Will come again. Very busy quality pub.

  • ((((* 10 October 2019 by Jenny from SOUTHAMPTON

    Sown to a very nice table,drinks offered and menus given, menu had lovely choices so difficult to choose, prawn and lobster cocktail delicious and such nice bread. service was good, Everyone enjoyed their meals . Crème Brule was scrumptious and delicious biscuits. Steaks cooked as we asked and peppercorn sauce very nice

  • ((((( 23 April 2019 by Mark from southampton


  • ((((( 4 March 2019 by John from Southampton

    Nice menu, superb food, good service

  • ((((( 15 February 2019 by Sonia from Southampton

    Very clean and friendly. I had a roast yum

  • ((((( 8 February 2019 by Kevin from Southampton

    Superb staff, food, atmosphere, can’t fault it in any way.

  • ((((( 21 December 2018 by Sandra from Southampton

    We enjoyed our lunch very much food was cooked well,and the service was very quick and stuff were very guests were very happy . Thank you.

  • ((((( 9 September 2018 by Linda from Southampton

    Service by the waiter, Terry, is always exceptional & he didnt disappount on this occasion. Always friendly & helpful giving advice on the meals & alternative options. Nothing is too much for him to do despite how busy it is! Food was lovely & reasonably priced.

  • ((((( 15 August 2018 by John from Lower Feltham

    I entertained some relatives from America, knowing that the meals would be very good, having dine often in your restuarant when in Southampton. We all enjoyed our time and the food which was very good.

  • ((*** 4 July 2018 by Sarah from Southampton

    Food was ok not brilliant, never had hunters chicken with a pot of sauce and a gamon steak, the meal was very dry, others had the pies some said they were just ok others said really nice all the chips fish and onion rings were so greasy.

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