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“Good food and service. Bit loud.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Cow

The Cow
58 Station Road | Ashley Cross, Poole, England
01202 723155
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Ranked #141 of 301 Restaurants in Poole
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: +44 (0)1202 749569
Poole, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Good food and service. Bit loud.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Booked a table for a friends birthday at 2030 on a Friday. Was already pretty busy and they had the music on pretty loudly, trying to create more of a bar-like atmosphere. This usually wouldn't bother me, however it was a real struggle to hear people at the other side of the table. The table was far too big for the 6 of us too, could have probably sat 12 people which didn't help.

Food and win menu is very good. I had a fancy burger which was delicious with a lovely bottle of red. Reasonably priced.

Overall, pleasant visit. Would maybe eat earlier or visit just to drink in future due to the music.

Visited January 2014
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English first
Hawick, United Kingdom
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190 reviews 190 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Great Sunday lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Four of us called in for Sunday lunch and just managed to get the last available table. The roast beef was really good and the yorkshire pudding brilliant! Reasonably priced, good selection of wines and real ales - plus really good service!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“If you appreciate food and quality, forget this as an option”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This meal was disgusting. My husband had hallumi strips and chips 7.95 sad tiny old salad.
PERLEASE .. Explain why this demand' s a cost of nearly 8 quid. Outrageous, also my Turkey Christmas dinner at £ 12 quid plus. Awful, the Ox around the corner serve the same at the same price. Absolutely no comparison.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“typically corporate”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

average food not 100% fresh service mediocre staff standing chatting rather than serving would go again for something quik not a romantic meal

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Poole, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good food, nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Called in for Sunday lunch. Great food, great beer and a really nice bottle of wine. The sharing dessert was to die for ! We will definitely go back. The service was excellent.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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