WELCOME TO The Cowherds IN Southampton

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A country pub near you oozing rural charm and rustic character.

Built in 1762 on the site of the old cowherd's house, we were renamed the Southampton Arms for a brief period in 1857 before reverting back to the Cowherds 14 years later. We have maintained the name since, paying note to our heritage and our location - Southampton Common, one of the UK's most important wildlife sites.

A country pub near you 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. Soak up the sun in our pub beer garden, with plenty of seating, shaded tables and outdoor dining available.

Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, book a table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most.

NEED AN EXCUSE TO VISIT?

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There’s always a great reason to visit The Cowherds.

Throughout the week we run Fixed Price Lunch and Dinner menus,
and on a Friday (from 5pm) and Saturday (all day) we’ve our fantastic Weekend Treat Menu!

At The Cowherds we’re proud to cater for any and all needs, which is why offer a range of menus to suit all dietary requirements, such as our Vegan menu, which is available 6 days a week.

If a pint of hand pulled ale is what you’re craving, then we’re stocked with a great range of beers from Doom Bar to more local cask ales like Old Thumper and Razor Back from Ringwood Brewery. And, as an added bonus CAMRA members get 20p off their perfectly poured pint… making it taste all the better!

Take a look through our Offers for a full list of delights we can currently tempt you with,
or sign up to our email club to be the first to hear of any future exclusive offers.

We’re always on the lookout for new people to join our Vintage family — check out our jobs page for the latest vacancies.

WHY NOT MAKE A DAY OF IT?

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The Cowherds has open views over Southampton Common, a haven for wildlife, and is close to the university. A walk around Southampton's Old Town will follow the footsteps of William the Conqueror, Henry V and the Pilgrim Fathers.

DISCOVER MORE

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There’s more to The Cowherds than just great food and drink.

Did you know that if you’re a CAMRA member you can enjoy 20p off any pint of cask ale?
And we’re always looking for new people to join our Vintage family - check out our jobs page for the latest vacancies.

WE'RE A DOG FRIENDLY PUB

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The Cowherds is a dog friendly pub in Southampton.

We welcome four legged friends and have water and treats available
to ensure they're as comfortable as you are during your visit!

Dogs are allowed in the bar area of our pub, as this is the most friendly environment
for you and your four-legged friends to feel relaxed, safe, and happy at all times during your visit.

PARKING

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We provide free parking for guests of the Cowherds pub. To ensure spaces are available for our guests - we have a car parking control in place - please ensure you enter your vehicle registration on the secure digital pad at the bar during your visit.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11am-11pm
  • Tuesday 11am-11pm
  • Wednesday 11am-11pm
  • Thursday 11am-11pm
  • Friday 11am-11pm
  • Saturday 11am-11pm
  • Sunday 11am-10:30pm

Food Service Times

  • Monday Midday-10pm
  • Tuesday Midday-10pm
  • Wednesday Midday-10pm
  • Thursday Midday-10pm
  • Friday Midday-10pm
  • Saturday Midday-10pm
  • Sunday Midday-9:30pm

Telephone

Call The Cowherds on: 023 8055 8405

Get in touch

If you have a compliment or complaint about your recent visit to The Cowherds please complete our feedback form.