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Cow and Plough

Stoughton Park, Gartree Road | Oadby, Leicester LE2 2FB, England
0116 272 0852
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Ranked #46 of 819 Restaurants in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We moved into this area recently and have tried a number of local pubs - The Cow & Plough is the one we have settled upon as offering consistently good food and a very high standard of service. Our latest visit was to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary and we did wonder whether to go to an up-market eaterie -... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We visited the Cow and Plough on a Thursday Night which is 'Pie Night' along with Friends, the Car Park was very busy as was the Pub itself. On entering we were greeted by the staff who confirmed our booking and told us where we'd be sitting before showing us to the Bar Area. There we were surprised at the... More

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I am sad to say that this once fantastic restaurant has really gone to the dogs. For starters it took over fifty minutes to get starters from sitting down! It wasn't busy enough to justify that. One of our party was vegetarian, our advice is never order the vegetarian burger! Never! Even if you are starving, it's just not worth... More

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CowandPlough, General Manager at Cow and Plough, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear you had a less than satisfactory experience at the Cow Plough, due to chef illness we were using temporary cover in the kitchen, it appears that this cover was not satisfactory and we have addressed this issue, that does not make up for your poor experience and I hope you will accept some vouchers... More

UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Drinks and food that are enjoyable indeed. A wide variety of drinks are available as you would expect, but the stand out beers come from the Steaming Billy brewery.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

An unusual but rather characterful place. The "pub grub" dishes are the best ones : the others can be a little expensive. Well worth a visit to relax after work.

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Yorkshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really great welcoming staff, great food - amazing canapes (mini fish and chips, risotto on a stick, vegetarian scotch egg with mushroom pate) and great 3 course wedding reception meal. Service was excellent, despite the huge number of guests.

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Booked a late Sunday lunch for around 2.45pm with friends. Huge portions and the meat was beautifully cooked, served with jumbo Yorkshire puddings and veg. The desserts were naughty but delicious. The service was a little slow but they had obviously been busy. Definitely go back again

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

great place for fantastic food loads of ales to choose from the sunday roast 3 courses for £15 every course is top nosh plus if you want to go in later go in about 4;30pm they put all the roast pots and crackling on the bar with gravey mmmmmmmmmmmmm and free

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Sibbertoft
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Went with friends,very busy with a jazz band playing. Service was very good ,food good and considering how full the restaurant came to us very quickly. Large portions too!! Nice place to visit.

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Oadby, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I visited The Cow and Plough for our first anniversary. The menu was small but perfectly varied. He ordered wood pigeon to start and lamb tagine main and I had olives and breads to start with poached chicken in cider cream sauce for my main and we were thoroughly impressed by the quality and presentation of our... More

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