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The Cow

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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58 Station Road | Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 8UD, England
+44 1202 723155
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Poole, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Good location and a fine selection of drinks in convivial atmosphere with outside seating. Can get very busy and a bit noisy as well.

Thank TonyD33
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

8 of us booked here on Easter Monday for my son's birthday. After waiting over an hour for the ''meals'' to be served, we found the buns were burned, the batter was burned and the offerings inside the burned batter were minuscule and impossible to tell what it was by sight or taste. The Caesar salad was edible and my... More 

1 Thank Allan H
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly I had high hopes for this venue based on their boasts of good food. 8 of us booked there on Easter Monday for our friend's son's birthday. He recently had a stroke and was in a wheelchair. We ordered our food which was typical pub grub and nothing complicated, just slider burgers, fish platter and chips, that sort of... More 

1 Thank PinkPrincess24
Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times and never had a bad meal. The staff are always friendly, good selection of drinks and the food is top notch. It can get very busy especially on sunny days but as it's a great place I don't blame people for going there for refreshing beverage. If you're in Ashley Cross, this is one of... More 

Thank Kev D
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay so went in the cow for a light lunch with my parents. But this didnt happen. After getting our drinks we retired to a table to peruse the sandwich menu when we found the speciaals menu !!! Oh my god ! For this type of pub i would never have expected to see the kind of food they had... More 

Thank Barnabus P
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came in with a few friends for an evening of catching up. We had decided to just have drinks but after some recommendations for some delicious sounding meals from the young barman we decided to stay for food. I had the jerk beef short rib which was to die for! The meat just fell off the bone. My friends... More 

Thank Thomas K
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in last Sunday for a meal I had roast pork and I can honestly say it was terrible my wife had fish pie and it was terrible instant mash I will never go again absolutely awful

Thank Alantiler
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was overpriced and bland. The quantities on the plates very inconsistent. We had a table booked but no staff seemed to know anything about it. Very loud, crowded and busy.

Thank alex f
Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to call in for a quick drink with my son. Good range of real ales for me and ciders for my son. Member of staff, Tom, gave good advice about the real ales (even though he said he doesn't drink them as he prefers cider!). Saw the meals being served and noticed that they did an offer of two... More 

Thank Mike1960-Sue
Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just ate Sunday roast, if you can call it that? Chicken and Beef were ordered. Firstly the food came in ok time but the side of vegtables went like this, The parsnips were RAW and the swede was cold. This was sent back only for to be heated in a microwave as this is the time it took for... More 

Thank Gareth_S31

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Station Road | Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 8UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 723155
+44 (0)1202 749569

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?