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Master Builder

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Swaythling Road, Southampton SO30 3AH, England
+44 23 8047 2426
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Today
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Biggest gripe apart from £3.75 for a pint is there is no wheelchair access, If there is we couldn't find it,we struggled to get my sister in the pub and the toilet was the same struggle but worse.I thought it was a law now that you had to have this ,but I could be wrong

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2 Thank William S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everybody at my meal agreed that this was the best carvery they had visited. The landlady and staff were very friendly and willing to make my day as special as my family had planned. My husband has been recommending here to his work colleagues all this week it was that good! Car parking space is plentiful. Will be going back... More 

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Thank Viv A
Maldon, United Kingdom
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271 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We went here with family without realising there was a Halloween party going on, so this review may not be a true reflection of the every day. It was extremely loud and bustly, but then there were childrens' entertainers there and all sorts going on. There was a long wait for our food, which again, may not be normal, but... More 

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Thank Carol R
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Lovely little pub,lovely people ,great food.drinks were a good price, good size car park. going again very soon with friends and family.

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Thank arthayward
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Sunday carvery was the best I have had in a long time, plenty of meats and the crackling & parsnips are amazing. Make sure to get here as soon as it opens at midday or reserve in advance.

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Thank Dominic H
Brough, United Kingdom
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324 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed away with work, normally there are loads of great places to eat out but in this part of Southampton the choice is poor, actually very poor. This place looked nice from the outside and decent enough on the inside. Was surprised by the average and unadventurous menu though. Main course of spare ribs was such hard work to eat,... More 

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1 Thank Novak2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Great Sunday lunch and we frequently visit. Friendly staff and they've just done reservations so very excited to see inside.

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Thank Niki B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Last minute idea to give it a try again as last time we were a little underwhelmed. we need not have worried, it was really good! Mixed Grill was lovely with some of the best chips I've eaten out. Also Grilled Chicken breast was lovely and tender too, Great service and friendly. Well presented, Only thing I would say is... More 

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Thank Baconbuttie
Southmpton
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Last minute decision to eat out and although not amazing very enjoyable. Had the mixed grill which was great value, little tip... The lamb cutlet was pink, been in catering for 30 years and absolutely fine just not to everyone taste so just ask if you don't like your meat pink. Kids good was really good value and a good... More 

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Thank Robp2001
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Won a £30 voucher to spend at this local of ours in a quiz there. Went to bar, ordered 2 drinks, read from menu our 2 food orders one of which being bean enchiladas. Read order from menu to make sure i got order correct. food arrived as chicken curry. On pointing out it was wrong, was told that i... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Swaythling Road, Southampton SO30 3AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8047 2426

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?