Please note a deposit of £5 per person is required to secure your booking. Pre ordering is also required. Please contact the site directly to discuss your requirements and deposit.
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.
of diners recommend this restaurant
- afternoon tea (8)
- al fresco (12)
- breakfast (3)
- business (15)
- child friendly (18)
- dinner (67)
- entertainment (3)
- large parties (20)
- lunch (56)
- luxury (5)
- private dining (23)
- romantic (11)
- trendy (8)
- value (42)
- views (9)
1 March 2020
This is our local place to eat on a Sunday every couple of months as usual the food was excellent and the young lady who served us (YASMIN) who we have had before is a credit to the place - she is excellent --- we saw that you are closing for a while for up dating if that is right more comfortable chairs would help, speaking as someone who has a back problem this would be a plus. On the ratings the only fault we have is having to pay £2:60 for a small bottle of Pepsi when i can get 2 litres for half that price in the supermarket, that is why the value is down one point as you can see couldn't fault the food
30 October 2019
My birthday treat with 3 family members. Really impressed excellent service and the food Will come again. Very busy quality pub.
8 October 2019
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
21 April 2019
1 March 2019
Nice menu, superb food, good service
10 February 2019
Very clean and friendly. I had a roast yum
3 February 2019
Superb staff, food, atmosphere, can’t fault it in any way.
19 December 2018
We enjoyed our lunch very much food was cooked well,and the service was very quick and stuff were very polite.my guests were very happy . Thank you.
7 September 2018
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.
13 August 2018
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.
Boxing Day 3 Course Menu for £27.95 per person
Christmas Day 3 courses for £66.95 per person
2.5kmMarco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill - Southampton
British3.3kmThe Jetty Southampton
British4.5kmThe Chilworth Arms
International2.2kmAll Bar One Southampton
British6.2kmHarvester - Swan Centre