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The Cowherds

The Common, Southampton, SO15 7NN +44 2081281908

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


Robert Stirling 03 September 2017

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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 84 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (56)
  • lunch (45)
  • value (37)
  • private dining (18)
  • large parties (15)
  • child friendly (14)
  • business (12)
  • al fresco (10)
  • romantic (9)
  • views (7)
  • trendy (6)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((( 14 November 2017 by Roy from Southampton uk

    Despite being a very busy Sunday we were welcomed and ushered to our table.
    When the food arrived it was excellent quality, with only one problem that od the parsnips being 'woody'

  • (((** 29 October 2017 by Nicolette Bebee from Southampton

    Waitress needs to be much more animated and welcoming. Lack of choice for vegetarian and what was on offer was loaded with basil. Yuk!

  • ((((* 9 October 2017 by Kevin Schilder from SOUTHAMPTON

    The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. We had chosen the restaurant because of its decor and location but we had never eaten there before. I had booked a table for early Sunday evening but unfortunately when we sat down we were told that the kitchen had run out of Sunday roast option, a little disappointing as most of our party would have ordered this option. All other dishes were available and cooked quite nicely.

  • ((((( 3 September 2017 by Robert Stirling from SOUTHAMPTON


  • ((((( 2 September 2017 by Stuart Cuss from Olney

    A great choice of dishes on the menu which were served by a very charming and competent waitress. A restaurant we would strongly recommend and would use it again if in the area.

  • ((((* 19 August 2017 by Karen Duer from Southampton

    Nice old fashioned pub good atmosphere good value foodreally good service

  • ((((( 6 August 2017 by Norman Few from Winchester

    Very good location.

  • ((((( 20 July 2017 by Peter Badham from Southampton

    Good location, excellent service and food....added plus they accept The Gourmet card which gives 20% off the total drink and food bill

  • ((((* 19 July 2017 by Joy Andrews from The cow herd

    Food good. Waiter excellent. Food being cooked to slow

  • ((((* 15 June 2017 by Terry Cook from Australia

    Lovely food and great service from our waitress

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