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The Hampshire Bowman, Southampton, Hampshire

The Hampshire Bowman

4.7
4.7
162 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Mark, Chloe and their friendly young team welcome you to The Hampshire Bowman in Dundridge, a traditional country free-house serving real ales, real ciders and real food all year round.

We’re dog friendly and mobile phone unfriendly. The Hampshire Bowman is a great unspoilt country pub with a huge garden. Real ale and traditional cider are our specialty – we’ve been in the CAMRA good beer guide for over 30 years!

PLEASE NOTE - We don't take bookings for our HUGE garden, please just turn up if you want to sit outside!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Lunch Mon, Thu 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01489 892940

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We are unable to host weddings or similar large events. For smaller parties and events please email Chloe at info@hampshirebowman.com

  • Neighborhood

    Bishops Waltham

  • Parking details

    Huge car park with over-flow parking in field

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

What 162 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hampshire

    Kid-friendly

  • Hampshire

    Innovative

  • Hampshire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Hampshire

    Great for scenic views

  • Hampshire

    Lively

  • Hampshire

    British

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  1. B

    Bexi

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Sunday lunch, lots of choice, lamb, chicken, ham and beef. Great selection of Ales and ciders too. Really friendly welcome and great ambience. Will definitely return.
  2. A

    Atissg

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, ale very well kept. Really friendly staff.
  3. G

    Graham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It was busy but fine. Friendly staff. Food took a while but was freshly cooked and well presented. I was pleased to be able to order a small portion which was plenty big enough for me. We will probably go again.
  4. HH

    HelenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this pub. I like to go once a month to get my fix. The pub oozes character and atmosphere. Great selection of real ales, ciders, and everything else! Mark and his team are great hosts, very friendly. The food is hearty fare, homemade pies, burgers, always a specials board too. My favourite are the smoked haddock fishcakes followed by bread and butter pudding and custard. Lovely pub.
  5. EM

    EmmaM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a friendly, warm venue. Very welcoming, great service. Lovely enticing menu and very tasty plateful of food provided. Brilliant!
  6. AT

    AnneT

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sunny Sunday so loads of people, it was packed. Great meal veggies not quite cooked enough however overall a tasty lunch.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best roast dinner, everything was yummy, would definitely recommend , great service and friendly staff
  8. B

    Buffalosmoke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Sunday lunch, polite and friendly service
  9. SM

    ScareyMary

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were doing a walk nearby and fortunately booked. The pub is friendly, casual and comfy. We got there earlier than expected but wasn't a problem. Good fish and chips and an excellent pint of ale
  10. CM

    ClareM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our third visit here. A lovely pub, rustic, great choice of cask ales and ciders. The food is delicious and plenty of variety for everyone to choose from. We have eaten in the garden too but on this occasion we ate indoors. This has become our new top place to eat!
  11. L

    Lesley

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic old pub restaurant, great atmosphere and facilities, reasonable prices for food and drinks, food excellent beer from the keg too Recommend this place to anyone who loves the country and lovely large garden for summer meals outside Staff very friendly and helpful, just love the place
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub, brilliant food and the staff are friendly and helpful. The choice of ciders is awesome, if you like that sort of thing. Thank you to Mark, Chloe and team, keep up the good work!!!
  13. DI

    DIanneN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good food. Excellent specials board. Lovely staff. Sunday lunch perhaps not the best time to go though as large families with young children in the restaurant playing games. Previous visits on other days including Saturday much more relaxing.
  14. M

    Marie

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    There was a really loud annoying woman sat opposite us, so some background music would have been really great to drown out her voice!!!!
  15. NG

    NickG

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food, freshly prepared. This is an exceptional pub. Very friendly staff who happily served us outside where we basked in warm October sunshine. My curry was particularly good. Thanks Bowman, we'll be back.
  16. B

    Beerhunter

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Pie Great beers Super country pub Well worth a visit
  17. HR

    HelenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food, great range of well kept real ale and lovely ambience. A great pub with extensive seating outside, dogs welcome too. All-round fabulous pub
  18. JP

    JuliaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous roast dinners at a great venue. Lovely area for walking before or after the meal. Great choice of beer and cider. Excellent friendly service. Highly recommended. We will be back for sure.
  19. M

    Mike

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a popular place for our family and friends not only because it is so convenient to marry in with a good country walk but because we know that the food is always first class, the ale is from the local brewery and the service is faultless
  20. RH

    RebeccaH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely pub nestled in the quiet countryside. Beautiful walks around. The food was amazing! I had the spiced pumpkin Lasangna, it was the delicious, the garlic bread was the best I have ever had 👌 would 💯 recommend this little gem.
  21. DB

    DahabBoris

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, wonderful Ale and Cider. Staff brilliant, a great English pub. Amazing location also. 100%
  22. RB

    RogerB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The table was ready for us, the service was very good and the food was excellent
  23. JC

    JulesC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating an 18th birthday and the Team at the Bowman made it an extra special occasion. Great service, lovely food, warm and congenial atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend the Burgers, Butternut Squash and Garlic Macaroni cheese, the Fish and Chips and the Garlic Bread is to die for….. Very varied choice of drinks, and as I said before, wonderful service. Thank you for helping us to celebrate in style.
  24. CH

    ColH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always a great meal and beer. The service is great and atmosphere is good
  25. MB

    MirandaB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommend this country pub for good home-cooked food and pleasant staff.
  26. AH

    AdrianH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Although stated 45 minute waiting time for food it actually turned out to be 90 minutes. Potatoes were reheated otherwise the roast was acceptable. Staff couldn’t care less no apology for the lateness of the food just a shrug. Second time visiting and sorry the last massively gone downhill
  27. E

    Elizadoalot

    Kent

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    They were very busy and I had to queue for ages for food. No big deal but after I placed my order and paid, they put a sign up on the bar saying 45 min wait time. When we got our fish and chips over an hour later they could have done with a bit longer in the fryer. But we love the Bowman, the beer is brilliant, the people lovely and we will always go back
  28. EB

    EB4IB

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this pub. Family friendly, god friendly, great choice of drinks, fabulous food and super nice staff to tip it off
  29. NC

    NickC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb - lovely food, great beers and a lovely family atmosphere
  30. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pub. Food menu and Real Ale, Cider choices. Service great. Definitely recommend.
  31. RG

    RichardG

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good menu choices and specials board. Friendly and helpful staff.
  32. CH

    CianaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great sunday roast here! Lamb shank fell off the bone and the gammon was delicious. Excited to come back and try the rest of the menu!
  33. G

    jillG

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love this country pub. The Sunday roast is delicious, best in the area.
  34. PM

    PhilippaM

    East Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again a tremendous family Sunday lunch at our favourite pub The Hampshire Bowman! Thank you to you all for making our visit so memorable.
  35. O

    Oakie160603

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Beautiful old fashioned pub and lovely gardens. We ordered the 10oz steak which was quite disappointing. It came with far too much salad and beans and the steak was very tough and chewy. Would also have liked the option of having a sauce with the steak. Would definitely return for a drink but maybe not food.
  36. LP

    LynP

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best roast. Tender beef, vegetables cooked to perfection, not all mushy. & The lightest airy Yorkshire pudding. A bit of a wait but well worth it.
  37. BD

    BeatrixD

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We like the unspoilt pub interior. It has not been spoilt. country pub charm
  38. AG

    AndreaG

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The pub had a great setting and my friend loved the real ale. The food was OK but lacked presentation skills. It looked a bit bland. We ate at 8.30pm & there was a screaming baby most of our meal. Not the pubs fault but irresponsible parents. It would be better to have an area for young family dining. Would certainly go back for the beer.
  39. GS

    GillS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely traditional pub, always friendly and busy which welcomes dogs. The food is very good and service prompt. Definitely a pub to visit
  40. MC

    MichaelC

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent lunch in the garden on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Service couldn't be faulted and the food was excellent value for money. Will definitely be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Hampshire Bowman is rated 4.7 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Hampshire Bowman

Dundridge Lane, Southampton, Hampshire SO32 1GD

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bishops Waltham

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Lunch Mon, Thu 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Huge car park with over-flow parking in field

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    01489 892940

  • Private party facilities

    We are unable to host weddings or similar large events. For smaller parties and events please email Chloe at info@hampshirebowman.com

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