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The Empress of Blandings

$$ - $$$, British,
Romsey Road | Copythorne, Southampton SO40 2PF, England
+44 23 8081 2321
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“mini pies” (12 reviews)
“tanglefoot pie” (10 reviews)
“mash” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Romsey Road | Copythorne, Southampton SO40 2PF, England
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1 - 10 of 577 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently had a family lunch at the Empress. The new autumn menu was fantastic. The staff and food never cease to impress us. Thank you! I would recommend it and give it 5 *!!

Thank Mummz
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never been before on my way home when we found it, I had a vegetation Sunday roast, And granddaughter had the children's fish and chips both where brilliant. would recommend this pub to everyone. Food and drinks came quickly.We will be returning again.

Thank marycrane1
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good atmosphere and very busy. Drinks order taken promptly and served quickly. Food order taken quickly but then a long wait for mains as no starters. Most orders were for the roast dinners but took 45 minutes to be served. Food was excellent and large...More

Thank _bobgreen11
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We really appreciate your feedback; thank you for taking the trouble to post your review. We have taken your comments on board and do hope you will visit us again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited first of all on Sunday 22nd October at 7pm. Quite a few things had sold out (which is good for the pub) anyway We chose from he remainder of the menu, 2 Tanglefoot pies. They arrived with lovely vegetables and the pie was fully...More

Thank Gannel66
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We really appreciate your feedback; thank you for taking the trouble to post your review. We have taken your comments on board and do hope you will visit us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we wanted to book a tabe for 3 on jan 1st 2018 at 12 oclock but they are fullthey service very good meals

Thank simonf4
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here with friends. We arrived early to witness the barman deal with a complaint about a pint of beer. He did not apologise to the customer for his poor experience just told him his opinion was wrong & when the couple turned...More

Thank 953hannah
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Please accept our apologies for giving you cause to post this review on Trip Advisor. We’d really like the chance to look into this matter further. We’d be very grateful if you could copy and paste your review, together with the Public House name and...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

This was my first visit even though I have driven past many times. I called in on the off-chance hoping to catch a Sunday roast. It was about 2-30pm and so I wasn't expecting too much variety left on the menu. I was shown to...More

1  Thank ian b
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor and thanks for your great feedback. I am so pleased you had a nice time and I look forward to sharing your review with the team. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Family of six for Sunday lunch absolutely fantastic! Great portions, lovely meat, VERY impressed! Staff and service were very good too!

Thank Chris G
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased we delivered great hospitality and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit here. It’s very stylish and comfortable and we had no complaints about the service. Our waiter was very helpful, and we avoided making some wrong choices. Our only disappointment was the size of the small tanglefoot steak pies (one of...More

Thank silvertraveller0
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

We really appreciate your feedback; thank you for taking the trouble to post your review. We have taken your comments on board and do hope you will visit us again.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Went for a night out with friends. The menu has changed again with some nice chooses on. 2 party had the creamy garlic mushrooms which were very disapointing. I was asked to taste it and my immediate thought was that it was sliced mushroom in...More

Thank Jayne S
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Please accept our apologies for giving you cause to post this review on Trip Advisor. We’d really like the chance to look into this matter further. We’d be very grateful if you could copy and paste your review, together with the Public House name and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$33
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Romsey Road | Copythorne, Southampton SO40 2PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: +44 23 8081 2321
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