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“very nice pub”
Review of The Cow

The Cow
Ranked #154 of 369 Restaurants in Poole
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: +44 (0)1202 749569
Ferndown, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“very nice pub”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Very nice pub, parking was a pain but once inside the pub was really nice,
the staff were friendly and helpful, the food was good, not cheap but prices
ok. If it had a big private car park I would definately go back.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank paula s
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English first
Poole, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
1,044 reviews
600 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
“Fun oub, good food, handy for the train!”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Have been using this pub for years, during which it has been changed inside a couple of times. Lovely atmosphere especially as the trains tip out with commuters on. Friday evening.

The beers and their choice is good, but it does seem to attract Londony prices. They are well kept and my wife loves their Aspalls Cider.

Food in the bar is good and although I have not tried the restaurant I hear it is good.

Look for the deals, such as a beer and a burger for 9 quid. This is not a Spoons burger either, something to enjoy!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank PadiP
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Loud music and really poor food”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Went to the Cow for a couple of drinks and dinner on Friday night. The place has a nice buzz from the people in it, but they have really loud thumping music (even in the dining areas) which drowns out everything else. Real shame. We nearly left but were too hungry to look for another place.

The burgers were really average, my 'gourmet burger' had two thick, dense, gristly, grey patties. Not made in house and therefore no option for cooking to preference. The truffle mayo was not detectable. The bun and bacon were decent however. The measly portion of soggy chips formed a single layer scattered on the plate. Really poor. Avoid.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank malimali77
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Poole, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Not a good Christmas experience”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

We went here as a group from work for a Christmas meal. The table we were given was literally right next to the bar, we were totally surrounded by people slopping beer around us, barging up against our chairs, even dumping coats on our chairs and the side of the table. The volume was so loud we couldn't talk to each other, it was like eating in the middle of Piccadilly Circus! The food wasn't bad but the atmosphere was awful. It wouldn't have taken much to move the table away from the bar for people trying to eat dinner.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Helen W
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Poole, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
362 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Busy and buzzy”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

If you want nice food, good atmosphere and friendly service this is the pub for you! We love it here and would recommend the sharing platter and baked camembert mmmmm.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank TheLoftysPoole
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