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Master Builder

$$ - $$$, British,
Swaythling Road, Southampton SO30 3AH, England
+44 23 8047 2426
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (5 reviews)
“pork” (6 reviews)
“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.All hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Swaythling Road, Southampton SO30 3AH, England
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1 - 10 of 151 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

we have been coming to the master builder for some years now, we even had my mums wake here. We have always been welcomed and the food has always been amazing! Yesterday we turned up and hadn't thought to book , it was very busy....More

Thank jangillon09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife popped in for the sunday carvery which is served between 12 and 3 o clock. The roast was good. There was pork, gammon, turkey and beef. The portion sizes were generous. The veg consisted of potatoes, parsnips, carrots, peas, cabbage and...More

Thank Luke S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had a meal there with friends great service well done Laura/Cerys food lovely enjoyed the salad with the scampi and chips well cooked Josh go there you will get spoilt

Thank alan d
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Carvery wasn't available but we had a lovely meal and service good, staff friendly. We've been before and will go again.

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This was booked for a wake after the death of my husband's father. The pub laid on a fabulous spread and cordoned of the conservatory area for us and our guests. Nothing was too much trouble and we were very well looked after. I cannot...More

Thank Lin-Mark-Tutton
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Excellent carvery on Sundays, best in area. Good selection of beers and ales. Friendly staff. Good normal menu too, my mother particularly likes the pensioners offers available during week which are great value.

1  Thank SouthamptonAlexg
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Decided to pop out for bite to eat but didn't fancy going into town. Decided to try Master Builer as heard good things about the food. Very quit for Saturday night but food was really nice and really good value. Staff also really nice and...More

Thank Dean5150
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Friendly pub with good food and Ales. Dog friendly with treats for them and bowls of water readily available. Ample parking and a beer garden.

Thank sally t
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I've left a very positive review for this place in the past. Again the staff and atmosphere were great. The prices are very reasonable too. We all went for the roast dinner this time and were largely disappointed. I'm absolutely convinced the parsnips were frozen...More

Thank Saint-Gaz
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Good atmosphere and good pub food at an affordable price. The best place within my local area. What more can you ask for?

1  Thank Brit B
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Questions & Answers
29 January 2018|
Response from Lance B | Reviewed this property |
Hi I believe it’s open from 12 till 3 pm and there’s no need to book. The pub opens 12 till 11 . Hope this helps.
27 February 2017|
Response from Niki B | Reviewed this property |
I have seen a few as we live close to the master builder. I'd give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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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