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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ye Olde Dun Cow

Ye Olde Dun Cow
Ranked #3 of 63 Restaurants in Rugeley
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Stafford, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

What a wonderful place,staff was wonderful and friendly and the meal was out of this world I had the pork belly and could of eaten it with a spoon it was that tender,other had the 3 ways beef from the special menu it was brilliant,all so well presented

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
Stafford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Give it a go!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

My husband and I popped in here on a sunday early lunch time. We didn't want a roast but were a little hungrey. We were offered a bagette of our choice (even though they weren't on the lunch time menu) and went out of their way to make us feel at home. Bagette...lovely, very fresh, FULL to the brim and served with a very crisp salad. Also very cheap. We've been back since and enjoyed their full hospitality and filling sunday lunch. A must go!

Visited September 2012
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Staffordshire
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

After reading the review from Sunny1Staffordshire I feel I must report our experience on our first visit to Ye Olde Dun Cow. My wife and I visited on the same evening as Sunny1Staffordshire and we were sitting at the bar when he complained to the staff about his bill. As far as we could tell the staff made a geniune error, as humans occasionally do, and mistakenly put another tables main courses on his bill. The bills are itemised so it is not difficult to spot any slip-ups. When the error was pointed out both members of staff behind the bar were most apologetic and obviously rectified the problem immediately. What more could you ask for? The customer seemed happy with the food and service but seemed to want something for nothing simply because they had made a mistake and in our opinion was being very unreasonable.

Anyway on to our experience. The food at Ye Olde Dun Cow was excellent. The menu was extensive with many imaginative dishes and our meals were well cooked and delicious. The chef obviously takes great pride in his work. The staff were very friendly and professional and nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed it that much we will be returning very soon.

Please do not let one poor review put you off going there as it is a lovely place to visit.

  • Visited October 2012
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

We were only introduced to this pub relatively recently and we have been twice for family lunch parties of 15/16 and on both occasions on Sunday for lunch. In spite of the size of our party and the fact that Sunday is obviously a busy day we found the service and the food to be very good on both occasions.
There are many good pubs for food in the Midlands but the Dun Cow is a cut above the rest and well worth the trip. We will certainly be back.

  • Visited September 2012
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Coventry
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

We had one of the best meals we've had in a long time here.

We were early for our booking, and so we sat at the bar and enjoyed a couple of drinks and a chat with the lovely lady behind the bar.

Then we had our meal ... we both had the park choux buns for starter, then I had the pork belly and my husband had the chicken for main course, and then we both had chocolate torte for dessert ... and all three courses were wonderful.

the staff are brilliant, the place itself is great, it really was a great evening.

you NEED to go there!

Visited October 2012
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