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Master Builder

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Swaythling Road, Southampton SO30 3AH, England
+44 23 8047 2426
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was good, food hot and quickly prepared. Surroundings good. Nothing to complain about. Will return Thank you

Thank frasambro
New Forest, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit here mid week with friends We all had the carvery don't know whether I was just unlucky but my meal could have been hotter Under other circumstances and with friends I would have complained and asked for it to be reheated but since I was not paying I did not feel able to moan but will be reluctant to... More 

Thank Patricia M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a meal with friend after we won the £30 meal voucher we really enjoyed the meal cooked lovely good choice on the menu service and staff are great and polite

Thank alan d
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a late Sunday lunch. Very good pub food. Huge portions which sadly meant no pudding! Lovely atmosphere. Friendly staff. Would definitely go again

1 Thank elisabeth m
Warsash, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend Vicks and I came here yesterday for a Sunday carvery. The vegetables weren't overcooked and the cauliflower cheese was full of flavour (some carvery pubs serve up insipid cauliflower cheese). Vicks is vegetarian and they cooked her a separate nut roast and vegetable gravy. All in all very good.

Thank Steve F
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Nice clean and tidy premises. Nicely varied menu without being fussy. Good portions at a fair value. Pensioner lunch menu very good value.

Thank Jigger-III
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was our 2nd visit for Sunday lunch from the carvery, I have a broken foot, the first time we went my husband went inside to see if there was a table, explains my walking difficulty, straight away a reserved sign was put on the table in front of the open fire, saving me the few steps up into main... More 

Thank sh0linggirl
Level Contributor
26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This probably is the best run pub/restaurant I've ever been to. I can't fault the management and think they went above and beyond what I expected. They were utterly brilliant in sorting out a few small problems with our order and couldn't apologise enough. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Karen G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 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

3 Thank William S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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 

Thank Viv A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
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?