We sat in the middle of the pub but the door opening and closing all the time made it so cold. The pub needs a curtain or something around the door to prevent the cold air coming in. Service was mediocre. The food was good but cold. We had to badger waiters to take our order and weren’t looked after we’ll. quite disappointing all round really.
As usual lovely gastro pub type food and great value. Warm and welcoming despite the snow outside.
Fantastic Sunday Roast but food took a little too long to come out
i think it has recently changed hands.
there were woefully understaffed.
Service was poor. Rest was just fine
We were a little disappointed that the menu on Saturday night was very limited and not the same as the website. Having said that the chicken burger was very good.
Great service and lively atmosphere ...oh and the food was very good too. Recommended
Nice buzz without being too noisy for conversation. Excellent service. Good gastropub fare.
A very enjoyable New Year's Day lunch. High quality meat, great flavours and a good range on the menu. The only criticisms we could make were that we were waiting too long after being sat down to be offered a drink and the menus, and the chips could have done with longer in the pan. Otherwise very good and would go again, for sure.
Had lunch at The Brown Cow on Wednesday with some friends before we all went our own separate ways for Christmas. Canbrecommend the steak sandwich and the Christmas pudding. Great bloody Mary’s as well.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and a very nice ambience with a good buzz. The pork belly was not crisp as promised and had to be redone and the food overall seemed to have been hanging around in oil for a while - possibly because we had Sunday lunch at 4.30pm. The beef and yorkshire puddings were very nice. Vegetables again seemed overdone in oil - a bit soggy
The food was delicious but warm as opposed to hot but overall a good experience.
We took my Aunt out for lunch.
My husband, Aunt and I chose the two course lunch menu which was good value and very nice food.
I had smoked salmon and scrambled egg, followed by sea bream.
We were looked after well and spent about four hours over our meal.
Very busy on a Saturday night, very nice atmosphere but very noisy. The food was ok. We were disappointment by the wine list, the selection of good wine is poor.
Excellent Sunday lunch, wine, good and friendly service.
Great roast for our family after a cold day out watching rugby
The Brown Cow was really nice! A perfect spot for a Sunday roast - the staff were friendly and food was delicious - could have done with a little more gravy. Just under £20 which isn't cheap but it was worth it.
The food was not good. And so was overpriced. The burger I had was dry and poorly seasoned. The fries were undercooked. My partner's beef carpaccio looked as it had been cured, turning up at the edges. Obviously not freshly prepared.
His steak was fatty, tough and overcooked. Won't be eating there again.
Recommended by one of your regulars to have the set lunch menu which was not available on Tuesday October 19, so we found eating a la carte more expensive than we had bargained for. My daughter was disappointed for us and will mention it when she nexts sees you. John Phillips.
Love the atmosphere. Fun service and good food. A bit noisy on Friday evenings but otherwise lovely and quiet
The thrice cooked chips did not taste right. Oil used was not good.
The hamburger was not a bun, but a brioche !!!
Cost was too much for what we ordered. Was disappointed
Brilliant location, nice decor, friendly staff and the best roast I've had in a very long time.
Always reliably good food and decent service.
Way too loud & hipster for us. I was there for lunch on MON & had the parfait, which was wonderful. That's the reason I took my wife back FRI night for supper. The rest of our food was OK but the noise ruined everything.
Over £100 for two for a pub meal, of which mine was sausages and lentils - too expensive.
Meeting some sons girlfriend
Really helpful staff - because we'd booked we were allowed the breakfast menu on Sunday late morning, even though it was technically past the time it was on. Lovely food and atmosphere. Great full English for brunch, not greasy at all.
Once more the Brown Cow did not disappoint, the food and atmosphere were second to none. Still remains one of my favourite places for a spot of lunch with friends. My only comment I would say, is PLEASE can we go back to regular mint sauce, for some reason the chef has taken the choice to use mint jelly, which to be honest was a real let down, just a pot of clear gel with a few specks of mint, absolutely no taste at all, and rather pointless.
Nice restaurant and good service but the brunch plates were so small we were tempted to order the same again! Tasty though but very small and definitely not worth the price.
Perfect for a business meeting - good space, ambiance & service
Very disappointed with our Sunday lunch (first time there, love the Sands End tho.....), we were a table of four adults. Roast Chicken extremely dry, the jus which accompanied the Chicken and Lamb shank was too sweet, sticky and therefore overpowering! The skate was of a minimal portion and wasn't great overall. Wouldn't recommend it, sorry, wish it was the opposite because the staff were great along with everything else!!
Love the Brown Cow for its ambience and convenience.
Food is pretty good but the menu could improve. If you don't like beef or fish, not really any other option.
Still love it though
Great location and great interior/ambience. BUT ... overall it was a unacceptable experience. The service was the worst i had in a long time and not worthy of a Pub of the DM Group. I had to ask for everything .. really everything .. not once a waiter attended our table to ask if we would like to order anything .. like drinks.. like dinner .. like desert .. that's just either a total disregard for the guests or simply bad or no training. There where plenty of staff around and not many guests so it was certainly not a matter of workload. Then the food: my Risotto was actually pretty good and perfect temperature when served but my son's Fish was just for the bin .. almost raw in the middle and not eatable. So 50 Pounds for bad service and bad food is not a sustainable business model for anybody.
Great food. 2hr slots a bit annoying specially if you're not aware.
Lunch last Sunday, the food was good and the atmosphere busy. Unfortunately we were seated tucked away at the end of the bar and attracting the service staff wasn't easy. Our drinks looked as though they were short measured - call me old fashioned but when I have a pint of beer I expect the glass to be full! Also the wine measures were inconsistent.
Adding 15% service onto the bill is cheeky.
Excellent breakfast. Had the full English and it was without fault. The service was very friendly. Just a tad expensive but not ridiculous. Would definitely go back again.
Currently our local favourite.
Always good food, excellent service, just the right amount of attention.
Good Sunday lunch (we all had the lamb shank) - lamb was really nice, everything else was fairly standard. Really nice Pinot Noir (can't remember the name) and friendly service. Good atmosphere, and they had the six nations on but without it feeling like a 'sports pub'. Will go again :)
Sadly we waited close to 50 mins for our food to arrive. ( one course) One person only had time to have about 5 mouthfuls before they had to leave.
We had Enquired 3 times as we had to go to the theatre.
There was a lack of managerial overseeing and only towards the end did we speak to the manger. The food eventually came out and not all together so we had to ask again for the remainder. The bill was adjusted accordingly but a nice lunch turned into a clock watching experience, sadly.
Definatley no time for pudding or coffee.
Maybe we just hit an off day in the kitchen.
We found the food excellent . The staff's knowledge on the chosen wine to be astonishingly accurate. Nothing was too much bother for the whole team serving who made our experience very pleasant.