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“Extensive Menu”
Review of The Spotted Cow

The Spotted Cow
Ranked #23 of 202 Restaurants in Hartlepool
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
North East England, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Extensive Menu”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Visited with husband and aged father. Good range of food on the menu all prices at about £8.95. Small light bite menu with same things as the main menu but a smaller portion is served at £5.95. I had the light bite steak and ale pie with chips and vege. The plate was normal size as far as I was concerned and did not look any different in size to my husband and dad's portions, from the ordinary menu, although they had different meals to me. Maybe the pie might have been bigger off the ordinary menu. The chips were lovely, home cooked, steak and ale pie lovely the vege fresh and not frozen, Coffee was filter coffee, and pub has a good choice of ales. For 2 main meals, one light bite, a coffee and a pint and half of beer the bill was £29, about average I'd say regarding price. Plenty of space between tables and ample seating, car park at the rear. Opens at noon for meals and serves up to 11pm I think. Would recommend for friends family and for a romantic meal with a partner. People next to us had desserts which looked like large pud portions so great if you like big puds!

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“delish!!!!!”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

ive been to the spotted cow a few times since it has reopened under new management, & i have to say i havnt been dissapointed yet, the food was tasty, plentyful, & good value for money. we have been seated almost immediately, & the service was unexpected from a pub! always made to feel welcome by staff and not hurried out for next table to be seated. overall we have had 3 lovely visits to the spotted cow, cant wait for our next family meal out.( ps the mixed grill or steak & muscles are excellent value & really big portions).

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank 33debbie2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great pub grub”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Great pub in a lovely location. The steaks were cooked perfectly and served with a large bowl of chips. large portions..didn't disappoint!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank travelwithwine
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hartlepool
2 reviews
“When can I come back ?!”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

My family and I went for a meal here, we were well accomidated as a Group of 8 the staff were very helpful and seated us very quickly. This very cosy pub/resteraunt was very clean, staff were lovely and very plesent, the menu was mouth watering we couldn't decide on what to get, when we had chosen the service was fantastic didn't have to wait long to recieve our meal. To our delight the food taunted our tastebuds and we were extremely happy .the portions are large yet still taste devine compliments to the cheff! Overall this is a cosy place in the middle of a beautiful village and I would recomend every one to go ... prices reasonable staff wonderful and food amazing will deffinatly be going again.

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Thank Natalie-See
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hartlepool
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“yum yum”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

My partner and i whent to the spotted cow for sunday lunch the food was very tasty and of a
very high standard somthing you wouldnt expect in a pub. the staff were outstanding and the new managment are fantastic.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank michelle r
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