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The Cow

Bar, British, Pub
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58 Station Road | Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 8UD, England
01202 723155
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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New Forest
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the annoying things with Trip Advisor is that there isn't anything between "average" and "very good". It is better than average but not good enough to be very good. That might be a little harsh, but it is a pub doing pub food & burgers rather than any fine dining. They did the food well, although my chips... More 

Thank Charles M
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We normally just have the burgers which are nice but had hunters chicken and a salad. Both very poor. I have sent a comment via email and offered a voucher this has not yet appeared.

Thank Hez9
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a mother with 3 kids it is not easy to find a friendly pub. I know, you might say kids and pubs don't combine, but sometimes you just need to go out all of you including hungry adults and kids in one group. I would not recommend to bring kids over after 9 pm though, but for breakfast, lunch... More 

Thank Maria Y
Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are coeliac or eating a gluten free food, be prepared to have very little choice. I was given the option of either the steak without the chips or chicken again without the chips yet was charge the full price full a full meal which I wasn't having. No options for gluten free vegetarians and no gluten free pudding... More 

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Burnham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The final stop on a night out, it was packed outside and at the bar, but tables at the back were open. The bar seemed understaffed for such a busy night and drinks took a while to order. The music and energy was great though. Just a pity the waitress looked shocked and a bit put out when I asked... More 

Thank Chrisna_Mason
Poole, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch on Sunday and sat o the terrace. Lovely little space. All our meals were good and enjoyed by all of us. We had a green King manager eating with us and he was impressed too.

Thank Vikki D
Nathan M, Manager at The Cow, responded to this review

Thank you Vikki for such a lovely review! We are extremely happy you enjoyed your experience with us on Sunday. We take a lot of pride on our Sunday roast menu and service given throughout the whole week. I will pass on your kind words to our staff. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Great lunch menu in pleasant setting, but don't bother going for dinner . The music is so loud you have to shout , and the staff didn't seem geared up for dinner bookings on a Saturday night . It's not a restaurant, it's a pub and they do pub well !!

Thank mazz700
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

went in for lunch good food and service reasonably priced, so good we went back for dinner and drinks, all good.

Thank Phillip H
Poole, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here for a birthday treat we had fillet steak of of the specials menu, food very good both steaks cooked to perfection. Will go back staff very friendly.

Thank Ngaire E
Nathan M, Manager at The Cow, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you Ngaire! Was a pleasure to have you. We have had some amazing reviews about our specials fillet steak so I'm glad you are another who has enjoyed it. We hope to see you at The Cow again soon! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Food was spot on, all brought out together which for a group of 13 is great. Everyone loved the food too! Good choice of drinks on tap too!

Thank James T
Nathan M, Manager at The Cow, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review!!!! Was a pleasure to have you in and I'm glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again very soon!! Nathan More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Station Road | Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 8UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: 01202 723155
+44 (0)1202 749569

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