The Crafty Cow

4.2
130 reviews
£25 and under
American
We are a fantastic family friendly Bristol pub situated on Gloucester Road at Horfield, and are offering great food including the infamous Giant Yorkshire Sunday Roast!

WE ARE NOW FULLY OPEN and are delighted to welcome you back to our new Covid safe environment.

We are a pub where the whole family is welcomed!

Serving delicious and exciting food and a wide range of drinks; 2 craft beers, 3 real ales, a lovely selection of wines, spirits, bottled drinks, draft lagers and ciders.

We’ve got plenty going on in the evenings too like our Pub Quiz – returning soon! Check out the ‘What’s On’ section here, or our Facebook page, for information on up coming events.

Stay with us at the Crafty Cow. Newly refurbished in 2017, you can now stay in one of our rooms above our popular family friendly pub.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 130 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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3.9
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CelineA
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Booked a table for 4 adults and 2 toddlers. Staff was great. Very helpful. Lovely quiet atmosphere. Loads of empty tables so we could pick up the best for us.

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Friends
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Went for a roast and they weren’t doing it. Very few people in and rear of the menu wasn’t very appealing.

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MargaretH
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Staff very helpful. Food lovely but would have liked a bit more chicken in chicken salad

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our food but we went there for a sunday roast which they weren't serving, but enjoyed what we had anyway

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StevenH
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very basic menu could have done with more choices but what we had was ok

SW
SuzanneW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service with lovely staff just missed a roast lunch on a Sunday. Ambience and comfort good😀

JB
JoanneB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor setting with friendly prompt table service

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NickS
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked expecting Sunday Lunch which has been great in the past. Presented with a limited burger menu and were told 2 different stories by waiting staff about limited menu. Burgers were indifferent served on broken plastic baskets. Fries arrived cold with a cold chipped plate underneath.
The place was empty - not surprising.
Won't be going back.

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Mart
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is amazing, never disappoints! Friendly staff, nice atmosphere, dog and family friendly and a great beer garden.

HY
HannahY
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was an absolute find! We were looking for somewhere that had undercover outdoor seating with nice food. This ticked all the boxes! They have a massive undercover area in a large beer garden. The food far succeeded our expectations. It was very tasty, very well presented, and reasonably priced. We loved the way we could order everything on the App from our table. The service was quick, efficient and friendly and the staff helped us with our food allergies. We'll definitely be coming back and recommending this place to our friends! Thank you!

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LisaD
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, friendly staff and super tasty food for a good price. Would thoroughly recommend.

MD
MaxD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Confusing ordering system
No Sunday menu
Won’t be bothering you again

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I feel like the service could be a little better. We were struggling with the app on our phones and had to wait a long time for someone to come over so we can pay. My Nan doesn’t have Apple Pay on her phone which makes it harder and when writing in her card details it wouldn’t let us pay. Also it could do with a little music, but other than that we had a great time and will definitely be back again!!

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Conn
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lively, friendly pub. Always great, fast service. Food is lovely and fairly priced too

JH
JenieneH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food (despite the limited menu)! Nice atmosphere. Great shade coverage for heat wave and caters for dogs. Would recommend x

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Will
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place with a great beer garden, would go again :)

LD
LucyD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to watch the footy! Helpful friendly staff!

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent pub and have excelled throughout the tournament in showing England matches.

JM
JeniM
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere in pub, friendly staff and was so great to hear the live music (The ZuZu Men), thanks for a fantastic evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Didn’t eat…..menu does not appeal to us. Table service for drinks very good. Prefer to order through staff & the service was very friendly. Can also order through App which also works very well. Staff always try to accommodate my request for the table I prefer….if they can’t they will put us somewhere close. Thank you guys.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Issues with ordering via the site on a mobile phone but I think we got there in the end. Would have stayed and drunk more but it was a real pain to have to get up to get served all the time. If the ordering site worked ok it would have been all good. On that note, once these restrictions get lifted I hope take service remains, much better experience ordering to the table instead of fighting to get served / noticed at the bar. Something the euro folks got right in my opinion!

Lovely bar, lovely food, lovely service - thank you!

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and friendly,great atmosphere,lovely food,would definitely recommend this to people i know.

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CatFer
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Was there for the quiz, which was a lot of fun. Did notice that there was a delay when it came to inputting answers.
The drinks were good and food was good, however cheesy chips is not worth the money, they tasted like microwaved chips and the cheese was hardly on them.
The service was slow when it came to drinks being brought to table, with 15 to 20 minutes waiting, it was busy atmosphere so that wasn’t too much of a problem.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere had dinner here with some friends visiting Bristol for the weekend. Food and drinks were good.

JH
JHBR
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good and plentiful. Good quick service.

DM
DaveM
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience2

Friendly efficient service. Easy to order. plenty of space.

VL
VictorL
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing, confortable, wonderful, very friendly. I will come back for sure

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vipTopher
Essex
18 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, was good!!

LD
LucyD
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great football atmosphere. Quick service and friendly, very helpful staff. My friend would love to see halloumi on the menu please

The Crafty Cow
Responded on 19 June 2021

Thanks Lucy :) I'll have a word with the chef ;)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night watching the football

MB
MariaB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank You for all your support and help - for my daughter's 21st Birthday in the Garden.

The Staff were brilliant and the Buffet was excellent - and you accommodated us very well.

My Daughter was very please with the day

Thank-You Maria X

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Bristol87
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing as always ☺️ Well managed in there as well whilst the football was on.

The Crafty Cow
Responded on 19 June 2021

THANK YOU SO MUCH! Hope to see you back soon. Team Cow

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PaulQ
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The booking of the table was quite straight forward and the service was good. However the menu was very limited and disappointing , especially the children's menu. The menu consisted of mainly burgers and chips.
Would not recommend this for a meal out . Could have cooked this at home for a faction of the price !!!!!!!.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Found the choice of food very limited and basic.

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AlisonE
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice vibe, helpful, efficient staff, good food, band good

AS
AndyS
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good atmosphere and plenty of space and seating in the garden. Food/drink app works well

DP
DonnaP
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went on a sunday, would of liked more option of food not just a sunday lunch. Was put on a table that was about to collapse so we moved staff was fine about it had no problems.

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LouisaN
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Staff were friendly but drinks order was wrong and took a while to be rectified. Food was below par and very expensive for what it was. Burgers are £8.50 on their own and very small portion of chips are an extra £2.50 making a mediocre meal very expensive.
Pub was clean and staff were very nice. If menu and food was improved we would definitely spend more time there.

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clariew
South Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Patchy quality of food made this visit rather disappointing. My salad was fresh and tasty and the chicken burger and chilli were good but the nachos were a disaster. Top marks for home made ones but they had turned out wrong: too thick and hard. My grandson gave up on them. Service was friendly and don't worry, we will be back.

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RichardE
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great, ordering system was fiddly but functional, might just be my age! Nice staff, overall great!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Crafty Cow using the Order Online button. The Crafty Cow also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0117 239 8832.

The Crafty Cow is rated 4.2 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.