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The Brown Cow

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Pontefract Road | Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7EL, England
+44 1977 704735
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not sure. Are the Brown Cow doing something wrong or do I smell? A pleasant Sunday in spring and only my wife and I eating. It made no sense for a lovely pub like this with a perfectly good menu to be so quiet... someone has a magic touch / luck in selecting blinding cask ales too... still, a... More 

Thank JohnScarr70
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Brown Cow on a whim last Saturday (08/04) after much nagging from me to my wife . Doubtful we will go back too ! As soon as we walked in I was disappointed really , we were the only ones eating on a Sunny Saturday Lunchtime. Upon walking to our table both my wife and I... More 

Thank Neil S
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wasn't advertised as gluten free but the staff served up a very nice gluten free lunch. Certainly a cut above ordinary pub grub!

Thank HemsworthRedSquirrel
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good selection of food. Just a shame not open lunchtimes during the week anymore. Food include sandwiches, salads, tapas and specials. Just live around the corner.

Thank _tracybielby07
Pontefract, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very well maintained and friendly staff who engage customers regularly. Always nip in for a drink whenever I'm nearby!

Thank misterman80
Stroud, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

My family live just down the road, so Sunday lunch is a must! As always the roast dinner is delicious, there is a veggie option and children's portions as well as a good children's menu if they don't fancy a roast dinner. You do have a wait as it is freshly cooked but it is worth waiting for, the separate... More 

Thank thruppennyl
Darjeeling, India
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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Great staff great food again been with the girlfriend and her family Staff very welcome and what can one say try it out

Thank Dilip1164
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

You must visit the brown cow for Sunday lunch This was our first time but defiantly will not be our last , I have never seen so much meat the beef was one inch thick, the veg was lovely and fresh This was simply the best Sunday lunch I have ever had

1 Thank Jan G
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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307 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We were a large family party of twelve so not the easiest to serve at the same time but we did have to wait quite a long time while our main courses were cooked. The menu choice was good. The availability of an OAP option for smaller main course was appreciated by one of our party. The starters were tasty.... More 

1 Thank Nigel B
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

called in for a family meal, staff excellent, food very tasty, only grumble was the way food was delivered, we had 2 steaks sat on the table (7 people) rest of meal ie chips and sauce came after everyone else had been delivered needs a logical delivery of food, saying that we will call in again

Thank alanr0bins0n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pontefract Road | Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7EL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Pontefract
  • Phone Number: +44 1977 704735

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