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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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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service !

Booked a meal for 8 of us on a Saturday night . Although there were a couple of items missing from menu due to busy day the waitress was more than accommodating to try to offer alternatives where possible . Food was excellent and fresh , no complaints from a party of 8 ! Would definately come... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Lolabuds09
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Leicester
via mobile
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English first
Leicester
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Booked a meal for 8 of us on a Saturday night . Although there were a couple of items missing from menu due to busy day the waitress was more than accommodating to try to offer alternatives where possible . Food was excellent and fresh , no complaints from a party of 8 ! Would definately come again .

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I've been here a couple of times and will no doubt return whenever I'm in the area. It is an interesting building with slightly quirky decor. The local ales are good and so is the food although this is less memorable than the ales in my opinion.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Good food and good service, very well done, we will definitely be visiting again in the future as it was that good!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I booked online which was very easy and efficiently confirmed by email. Unfortunately my wife was unwell today so at 10am I had to phone to cancel my 12.30 booking for sunday lunch. The chap who took my could not have been nicer .... he thanked me for phoning and wished my wife well. I will definitely be rebooking soon.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Eight of us enjoyed Sunday lunch yesterday to celebrate my husband's forthcoming 60th birthday. I would definitely like to go there again in the future.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We have eaten many times at the Cow and Plough since it opened and were disappointed with our last visit. The main reason for going there was to have steak, and there was only 1 left for our party of 8 by the time we ordered. To be fair, we received complementary puds as a goodwill gesture and everything we... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We often visit the Cow and Plough in Oadby for a drink and decided to try its restaurant. It was pie night and the four of us had an excellent home cooked pie with all the trimmings for what we considered was a very reasonable price. The atmosphere was good although a little spartan as there were not too many... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The home cooked meals were very tasty and wholesome. Service was good and the staff were friendly. I have eaten here number of times before and noticed this time that the size of the main meal has got smaller. Hoping that they revert back to the original size.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I was at a networking event last week over at the Cow and Plough There were more than 20 of us in the group and so I had expected the food to be pretty standard as the pub was busy enough without a large food order going through on top. I ordered Bubble & Squeak – served with poached eggsand... More 

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Coventry
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Have been 4 times to the Cow and Plough and have always been impressed with the friendly and knowledgable staff. Being a real ale enthusiast it good to be pointed in the right direction when ordering an unknown ale. Beers are always in good condition with a varied choice from brewers around the UK plus the Steaming Billys own beers.... 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
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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