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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 good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“tanglefoot pie” (12 reviews)
“mini pies” (10 reviews)
“mash” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Romsey Road | Copythorne, Southampton SO40 2PF, England
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1 - 10 of 649 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Fabulous Sunday lunch, food was perfectly presented and tasted lovely. Food portions very generous, neither of us could finish them off. We ordered extra sides, but didn't eat too much of them as the main dinner plates were plentiful. Our only gripe (and hence the...More

Thank JimSouthampton
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded today

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

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Managed to sneak out without the kids & wanted to take my beautiful wife out to dinner. Nice and easily accessed pub and bar, paid for two overpriced soft drinks and sat in the garden to contemplate our freedom. Early evening around 6.30 I went...More

Thank andyoc2067
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded today

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 4 days ago

Went out with my family, the food took over 45minutes to arrive and the place was not over busy, when it did arrive two of the steak meals were cold when we pointed this out they were replaced and the steaks were supposed to be...More

Thank bobsaint
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded today

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 6 days ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday evening, party of nine, with four children under eight. No specials left but no matter. We all thoroughly enjoyed our choices from quite an extensive selection. Children had tasty sausages and buttery mash from their own set menu, which also included...More

Thank RosL356
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded today

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 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a funeral wake here today and we were very disappointed by the lack of customer service. There were not enough staff serving - we had to queue to order drinks. My 2 sons who had just witnessed their grandmother being cremated were refused...More

Thank travelturkey22
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

Went here on saturday early evening and we where told straight away by a waitress that they had a 1 hour wait on food. Then we asked if we could sit in the garden and the waitress replied with we are not taking any food...More

Thank Lilygracep
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awful food, grumpy service. Worst chicken Caesar salad ever. Over cooked steaks, limp salad. We went with a family group some of which were from Germany. This certainly wasn’t the best example of English pub food.More

Thank vivien M
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are driving down to Bournemouth and we spotted this Gastropub. As it is lunchtime we have pulled in and have had a most enjoyable meal. I highly recommend the trio of Game Sausages and The Caesar Salad is delicious. The portions are enormous. I...More

Thank MichaelVStadler
Hall W, Manager at The Empress of Blandings, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited this pub for a meal on Sunday evening as we were staying very close by for a trip to Paultons Park. The pub is very nice, lots to look at. We were told that a few dishes were unavailable and...More

Thank Nat S
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 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think we have found the best place for a roast dinner near Romsey! Fulfilled all criteria...A selection of fresh vegetables properly cooked, not overdone. Real meat and roasties cooked to perfection (not that weird fake meat or frozen potatoes), home made yorkies, not to...More

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

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

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Lou1703
16 May 2018|
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Response from Joy186460 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there, we did spot a couple with a dog.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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