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“Join the dead pony club...”
Review of The Cow

The Cow
Ranked #486 of 1,154 Restaurants in Brighton
Price range: $5 - $19
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Join the dead pony club...”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Last Sunday, on an impulse, I went to Brighton by train to buy a pair of western boots. Bought a pair of black Mexicana’s, good price. Met a friend, paused for a beer and suggested we eat. He said he knew a good place to eat and the day just got better. Walking through a churchyard in an unbelievably quiet area of Brighton, I saw a jay sitting on a tombstone, a lovely sight and very tame for such a generally shy bird and, certainly, not a common bird around town, so the day was getting better and the boots were comfortable. Then to The Cow and a lovely Sunday roast. A spacious pub with plenty of tables and room to breathe. I ordered lamb but they were fresh out so I settled for rib eye beef just so long as I could have the well done end bits as I am not comfortable with red meat. I got what I asked for along with a large Yorkshire, roast potatoes, sweet potatoes, a cheese and vegetable mix, carrots, red cabbage, swede and horseradish sauce all well cooked and nicely presented. Gravy was excellent also. A good meal, not the best Sunday roast I have ever had by a long shot, but tasty, well served by a friendly waitress and bar staff. I will be going back very shortly, not necessarily for the grub but for the ale. The Cow stocks a selection of American beers along with world beers and British beers, bottled and draft. Brewdog Dead Pony Club is one of the best pale ales I have ever tasted and certainly the best draft to come my way in a long time and at only 3.8% the brew packs a bigger punch than that figure suggests – summer wine. All in all a successful day out with a bit of a wobble on the way back to the station, good job it was all downhill.

  • Visited September 2013
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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11 restaurant reviews
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“Best burger in brighton”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Wipes the floor with the trolls pantry and burger brothers don't come close. Hand cut skinny fries included in the price and amazing onion rings also 2 for the price of one on Sunday's. Really good beer selection what more could you want

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Dan C
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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“Generous and very tasty Roast :)”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Have been in here a couple of times with Friends and have always been impressed, i like the style of the bar, its very easy to get served, the staff are always very friendly and they have a unique selection of beers and lagers which you wont find in your local pub.

So the reason for my most recent visit to the Cow was for a Sunday Roast, i had heard a Rumor that the old Chef from Plateux had moved to "The Cow" and this was confirmed by the very friendly girl behind the Bar, with this in mind i immediately opted for the Prime Rib of Beef on the Sunday Roast Menu.

Lets just say i wasn't disappointed, the piece of Beef was more like a huge steak and was cooked perfectly, there was a good selection of vegetables all again cooked very well, a huge Yorkshire pudding and lots of Roast Potatoes, they where even kind enough to give me a jug of extra gravy. It was extremely reasonable and like i said the service was always with a smile. I will most definitely be returning back to the Cow again for another Sunday Roast soon, not only because it was good value, extremely tasty but because i still cant get over this piece of prime Rib Beef that they served me!!! Massive Thumbs Up!!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Sunday roast”
Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Popped by for Sunday roast
Great food - beef veg cauliflower mash yorkshires - reasonable value
Would recommend for Sunday roasts

  • Visited August 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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“Sad it's no longer the Tin Drum”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

I was a super Tin Drum afficionado, so was saddened to see that the lovely light decor of the original bar has been replaced with dark tones and neon, that said- I was willing to give it a chance so went for lunch with my partner.

The food was distinctly average (he had a burger, I had steak) and it was quite difficult to relax and chat due to the loud music and general hubbub of the bar. I'd go again, but only for drinks, and only if I couldn't be bothered to walk any further than the dials (otherwise I'd go further afield)

Visited July 2013
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