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Cow and Plough

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Stoughton Park, Gartree Road | Oadby, Leicester LE2 2FB, England
0116 272 0852
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but some variety would be better

I visited The Cow and Plough on a Tuesday evening with a couple of friends. For starters we have the crab cakes and soup of the day (pumpkin and ginger). The soup was great but the crab cakes disappointed a little, the texture and flavour both a little bland. For mains my friends both had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
MindyanaJones
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we booked a table for 7 people for 12noon, we placed our order and waited 40 minutes, no sign of food. staff was just stood around. I asked if we were going to get any food that day. 15 mins later our meals arrived, food was ok but we didn't stay for dessert. this was supposed to be a treat... More 

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Thank tierie23
Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited The Cow and Plough on a Tuesday evening with a couple of friends. For starters we have the crab cakes and soup of the day (pumpkin and ginger). The soup was great but the crab cakes disappointed a little, the texture and flavour both a little bland. For mains my friends both had the fish and chips, which... More 

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Thank MindyanaJones
Leicester
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place used to be just a small co-operative farm, where you could take the kids to pet the animals. You can still do this but the place has branched out into a great family pub. We went on a Wednesday lunch time when they has a jazz band. The food is typical pub food but with locally resourced ingredients.... More 

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Thank MomLeicester
Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a friendly welcome by the staff, we usually have drinks and a baguette, which is always good and have eaten off the restaurant menu and really enjoyed it. They welcome well behaved dogs and children. They keep the beer well and have a good selection of local/guest beers. Not the cheapest place but it keeps the chavs out.

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1 Thank leicesterlass1974
Leicester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This time we found booking really easy on line email and all sorted, we arrived and the car park was full good job we had booked , we where shown to our table stuck in the corner with all the spare chairs (not the best ) and we where given two menus and before we had chance to order drinks... More 

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2 Thank David H
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Visited this cosy little pub yesterday for Sunday lunch as we do regularly. We had full 3 courses my prawn cocktail was exceptional, lamb for main lovely as always and lemon posit to finish washed down with a pint of billy bitter. Never disappoints well worth a visit

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Thank PCG505
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Don't bother! Food average.... If you get what you asked for! 3 main meals delivered wrong plus one not served at all. We asked for 3 ice creams - 1 vanilla 2 strawberry, wrong again. Coffee spilt over us. A catalogue of errors with coffees being taken off the bill as an unfriendly gesture. Service with no smile.

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2 Thank Lucy S
London
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Good choice of beers, but that's where the good experience ended. I chose a club sandwich, chicken, bacon and cheddar, two halved doorstops with a fair bit of rocket, a thumbnail of chicken, a minute piece of bacon and cheddar nowhere to be seen. Perhaps it had melted in, but you couldn't taste it. The 'food' was all to one... More 

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2 Thank BlackberryLondon
Corby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Just a simple review Excellent Meal in the restaurant Excellent Service Excellent Ambience Many thanks Cow and Plough

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Thank David T
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145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

The pub is family and dog friendly, and is popular with local people. The beer is very good, with a nice selection of well kept real ales. The food unfortunately was not to the same standards as the beer. A standard pub grub menu, but not more than averagely delivered. The pie was more a pasty, and the chips not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Stoughton Park, Gartree Road | Oadby, Leicester LE2 2FB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: 0116 272 0852

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?