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“Great place for evening in the week”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Cow

The Cow
Ranked #158 of 360 Restaurants in Poole
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: +44 (0)1202 749569
Poole, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
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“Great place for evening in the week”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Can understand criticisms at weekend but had great attentive service iin an evening in the week. Plenty of tables but still had a buzz from the bar . Menu describes standard pub food in slightly flowery way way. Excellent value from sandwiches to steaks. Plenty of choice on wine list. Excellent Malbec for £11.95! Restaurant quality service from probably the manager. Very personable. Nice little white bait & tempura prawn starters. Mains ordinary pub fare.Proper Illy espressos to finish. Good mix of clientele. Good place to go in week so you do not feel you are dining alone. Plenty of tables to choose from. Quiet if you want it, closer to the bar if you want something busier. Happy to call it a gastro pub.

  • Visited October 2012
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Poolewe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food thanks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

I went there on Friday night and it was great, I hear it is a good place to go to watch the Rugby. The prices were not cheap but then that is fine as I think it is worth while. Well done 5 star!

  • Visited August 2012
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Poole, United Kingdom
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“not a place for a romantic meal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Food ok but seemed a bit Brake Brothers material. Have been to a lot better in Ashley Cross. Only went as a couple and, not a place for romance but there were other larger groups having a great time. Was a Saturday night so probably a lot busier than mid week.

  • Visited August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A drinkers pub not a foodies pub.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

Very lively and loud on a Friday night. Food was definitely not on most people's agenda. Food was strangelly flavourless. Service was fine. Atmosphere so loud you couldn't really hold conversation. Made worse by loud yappy dogs in bar.

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Poole, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“my great local”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

Lovely terrace upstairs, very well refurbished, good imaginative food, nice surrounding and clientele. Choice of either snacks, some to share or meals, good choice of drinks, always some wine on offer. Good bar staff and manager

Visited July 2012
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