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The Dun Cow, Holt, Norfolk

The Dun Cow

4.6
4.6
2809 Reviews
£26 to £40
Pub
A proper pub! With a great range of ales and wines to wet your whistle after a long coastal walk and great team of chefs to appease your appetite
Well behaved dogs on a lead welcome

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2 people

19:00


Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Pub, Seafood, Meat
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–20:30
  • Phone number
    01263 740870
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Holt / Edgefield
  • Cross Street
    village green
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Coast Hopper bus stop, opposite duck pond
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

What 2,809 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Norfolk/Suffolk

    Great for scenic views

  • North Norfolk

    Best Overall

  • North Norfolk

    Best Food

  • North Norfolk

    Best Service

  • North Norfolk

    Best Ambience

  • North Norfolk

    Best Value

  • North Norfolk

    Child-friendly

  • North Norfolk

    Neighbourhood gem

  • North Norfolk

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North Norfolk

    Lively

  • North Norfolk

    Most Booked

2,809 Reviews
  1. KevinT

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Relaxing pub with lovely food and personal service

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  2. MaryC

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bit dark when entering from sunny outside: bit of a dogathon getting to table. Very busy but service was immaculate. We only had fish and chips and it was the best we have had for ages.

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  3. DavidO

    Derbyshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and drinks. Very friendly and attentive waiting staff. Great ambiance and beautiful views over the salt marshes. Highly recommend.

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  4. JohnW

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our second visit, but this time we didn't get to eat. First visit was lively and the food was great. This time a rude staff member scolded us because our dog barked before he could settle. We felt insulted and left the venue. We were very disappointed because we had enjoyed our first experience so much.

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  5. MarkW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dun Cow is a very good pub. The food is original and well prepared. Good selection of drinks. Friendly and helpful service. It is not cheap but you feel your money has been well spent.

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  6. BobS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff friendly and helpful, food hot and delicious, views fantastic.

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  7. LizzieG

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, best we've had all holiday! great service, couldn't fault it :)

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  8. RogerJ

    Anchorage

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go to favourite place to eat when in Norfolk which every month!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! Very good food, interesting menu, & lovely staff

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  10. KirstenP

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic meal at the Dun Cow ...thank you 😁 Good service and lots of choice of specials and classics 🙏

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  11. KateT

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love eating here. Regularly visit, the food and service is always outstanding. I had the Crab Linguine from the specials, had just the right amount of kick from the chilli, lovely flavours and pasta cooked to Perfection a lovely dish. Keith had the Fish and Chips his go to favourite, was as good as ever. Always very busy whenever you choose to visit so book in advance. Can’t wait for our next return visit.

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  12. SarahC

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, friendly pub with great food - fish and chips were wonderful

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  13. DianeC

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu was interesting and varied,the dish I ordered,was excellent

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredibly good local steak and attentive and helpful service. Significantly better than The Victoria!

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  15. ColinH

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had an early evening dinner on a Tuesday. The pub was busy with both diners and drinkers yet despite the pressure, the service was efficient, friendly and quick. The meal also was exceptional, with the fish stew justifying special mention. An excellent evening.

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  16. DanielS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I look forward going to the Dun Cow each year but have to say I was disappointed this time around. I always like to visit for the Brancaster oysters and the seafood but they had run out of oysters, had no mussels (which would have been my choice), the steak tartare was small, under seasoned and no egg, the garlic bread was swimming in garlic butter and burnt and the beer was flat 😩😩😩. Food was just dumped on the table with no care or engagement and we were never asked how our food was, did we need anything else or how the meal was when we paid. A real shame as have always had a great experience but will be looking elsewhere for my seafood fix next year.

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  17. phild

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and catered wonderfully for my daughter who has a dairy intolerance. Be back soon..👍🏼

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  18. DavidC

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal & service as usual. Dog friendly pub with great ambiance & no loud music or TV screens.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived for a 3.45pm booking on Easter Sunday. Poor decision. Cold food that had been sitting around for most of the day. The excuse was ‘the end of a busy lunch’…. I thought a good restaurant would have fresh food throughout the booking period. Shame as we have had superb meals there previously.

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  20. SimonB

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service…the gnocchi was delightful

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  21. PaulS

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Dun Cow has been our favourite local pub for many years. Service and food have always been great but we felt a bit disappointed after our latest visit. Food still very good but has there has been an increase in the quality to match the increase in prices? Portion sizes have also been reduced based on our latest visit. Not saying that we prefer quantity of food over quality, and the cost pressures in the hospitality industry are understood, but we didn't feel that our meals were value for money (especially the starters and dessert).

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  22. PeteT

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Yet again, faultless dining and perfectly good service. Our favourite UK pub dining. It's difficult not to return with indecent haste :-)

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  23. TraceyK

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, we had a lovely evening at the Dun Cow. The food is consistently excellent, staff attentive and atmosphere nicely buzzing

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great place, dog friendly & the food is excellent. Highly recommend.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A repeat visit and always the same Brilliant food and menu choices ! Highly recommend

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Dun Cow never fails to deliver in all areas. Great service matched by the freshest food in a warm, cosy and friendly atmosphere.

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  27. RogerJ

    Anchorage

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cannot count how many times I have been here! that should say it all Never disappoints

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  28. JoanneM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super friendly welcome for us and our puppy. Went for Sunday lunch. The service was very, very good and the food excellent. Worth noting they don't serve Sunday lunch in the summer so best to call and check if that's what you are looking for. Normal menu items sounded great too though.

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  29. LesW

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It was a nice pub, with good food and good service, again spoilt by inconsiderate yappy dog owners (owners and their dogs :), I remember a blissful time when they were not allowed in restaurants. Regrettably, we will not be returning.

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  30. Jojo

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always excellent at the Dun Cow, particularly the specials. Its also lovely that its dog friendly with most dogs that visit being well behaved.

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  31. KITA

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding…. The best Cheesecake we have ever eaten. We ordered extra ice cream to go with it - a very good idea as that was also delicious!!!

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  32. IanG

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere , lovely food and great service . What more can you ask ?

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  33. PaulCathyA

    Cambridge

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good and friendly Would not advise others to go - might make booking a table difficult in future!!

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  34. MikeBradlyRussell

    Hertfordshire

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A great meal as ever. We did ask to move tables as the first one was in a draft from the door which opened with monotonous regularity. Otherwise great.

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  35. KirstyD

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great to dine at Dun Cow. As it was Mothers Day menu was limited. Quality of food, service and everything else was excellent. We had a great time.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, great venue, amazing views over the marsh and superb staff. Looking for ward to returning soon

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  37. Beverlonian

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The Dun Cow. Sunday lunch was one of the best we have had anywhere. The beef melted in the mouth. Service was quick. Staff were lovely and the ambience great. We shall be returning again ! The only thing was we found it difficult to find as the board on the road had no sign and the sign on the side of the pub needs painting to make it stand out !

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent. One of the best gastro pub meals we’ve had in a long time.

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  39. Anonymous

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu was rather restricted but the food is reasonable, small portions and nothing special.

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  40. elaine

    London

    185 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    185 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere and good menu choice. Food was very good but sadly portions have got quite a bit smaller since our last visit but seems to be the case at most restaurants

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FAQs

The Dun Cow is rated 4.6 stars by 2809 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for The Dun Cow

Purdy Street, Salthouse, Holt, Norfolk NR25 7XA

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    village green
  • Area
    Holt / Edgefield
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–20:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Pub, Seafood, Meat
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Coast Hopper bus stop, opposite duck pond
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Impressum
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
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