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Master Builder

) #198 of 709 Restaurants in Southampton €€ - €€€ , British,
Swaythling Road, Southampton SO30 3AH, England
+44 23 8047 2426
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“yorkshires” (3 reviews)
“mixed grill” (5 reviews)
“pork” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
€€ - €€€
Swaythling Road, Southampton SO30 3AH, England
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went for meal with friends, rest of party wanted to order from carvers and I wanted to order from main menu. I was initially told carvery closing in 5 mins so would need to wait to order my food. Waited 5 mins and then told...More

1  Thank LindsayPP
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have lunch in this pub / restaurant most Sundays. The food is always very appetising the carvery meat is beautifully cooked and succulent. My son and I really enjoy our meal in this very friendly pub. The service is also very good. A very...More

Thank acaplen
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We have been going to the master builders for the last few years, always love it but they have raised their game since our last visit, food in particular is up in quality since our last visit but also service is also improved. Today's meal...More

Thank Miles555
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Food was very good, great atmosphere and positive reports back from our guests. Everyone really enjoyed it and the DJ added to the atmosphere. Laura and the rest of the staff looked after us very well. Big thanks to all of them.

Thank janemursell
Reviewed 1 May 2017

we won a meal voucher from the quiz and used it last night We had a lovely meal service was good and the meal was lovely all what we had , well done to laura who cooked it she done well, one thing we had...More

1  Thank alan d
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Ate here last night after being on the road all day due to business absolutely outstanding even tho there was a big table of 20 plus people in the conservatory the chef still had mine and my wife's food ready not long after I saw...More

Thank braxton1986
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We visited here again, despite a previous bad experience, as it's our local pub and we hoped it may have improved. Sadly not. Our meal should have been reasonably good, but it was cold. This was due to no one bringing the food when it's...More

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Three visits now and simply the best carvery we have had. Friendly staff extremely helpful, particularly with my mother being in a wheelchair. Excellent value.

Thank TB7310
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The Master Builder is a popular pub in West End and seems to do a good trade at Lunchtime. There are cask ales - I counted 4 different today. Food is good traditional pub grub- ask about the pie of the day and the curry...More

1  Thank Peter L
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank frasambro
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Questions & Answers
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.
William D
24 October 2016|
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Response from Baconbuttie | Reviewed this property |
sorry William I dont know, never been lunchtime
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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