The Spotted Cow

4.3
158 reviews
£25 and under
Modern European
A glorious pub in the wonderfully atmospheric Surrey countryside The Spotted Cow at Lower Bourne serves high quality pub food in superb surroundings. Nestled in enchanting woodlands, The Spotted Cow is old fashioned but modern all at once. The décor is fresh and light, creating a comfortable atmosphere that appeals to all ages and tastes. A large child and dog friendly beer garden surrounds the premises, separated in to two areas with one entirely enclosed and the other open to the surrounding country. Real ales and carefully selected wines are accompanied by The Spotted Cow’s excellent gastropub menu which includes the best of British with just a sprinkling of international flavour.

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
What 158 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rich
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food3service3ambience2

After contacting them only an hr before arriving to check on menu and kitchen still being open and being told everything was fine and would be OK at time if our booking we arrived there to find they had shut kitchen and then had very limited menu available.

If had been honest we would have left it for another time food was reasonable once arrived but whole experience ruined by there lack of honesty in the beginning.

Won't go back on principle alone now.

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Claudiag
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food! I highly recommend it.

KF
KateF
Surrey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere , friendly helpful staff ,fab food

JA
JoA42
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good quality food. Reasonably priced. Good atmosphere. Service attentive when required.

CC
CharlieC
Surrey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had pizzas which were very tasty and arrived promptly. The green salad was fresh and looked appealing. All the staff were attentive and friendly and seemed pleased to see us. We sat inside and it was a bit noisy, but I think we were next to a speaker! I would definitely recommend it for a casual meal.

DJ
DanJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Mostly lovely afternoon with great attentive staff. Just one rude one who took the shine off it

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Bomber
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and drink with a very friendly welcome, good table distancing but would prefer if waitresses/waiters all owre masks still inside. Its not over yet!

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CarolineE
Surrey
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent varied menu suitable for the varied tastes of all 4 diners. Food was excellent and nicely presented ! Excellent value for money and friendly waiting staff and management . Would highly recommend!

CN
CarolaN
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very local so pleased we eventually found this pub. Great setting and ample parking ( although we will walk next time!). We ate at lunch time with 2 friends. Food was very nice and able to cater for my gluten intolerance with no problems. Good selection of wine too!

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Jackie
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent Sunday roasts. Very impressed with their dairy and soya free options for our child. Was a bit of a wait for the food (they were busy), but felt they should have either brought the children's food first or at least with the adult meals rather than 10 minutes later, having chased them.

JB
JacquelineB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to dine perfect lovely country pub dogs are welcome
A real plus

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and service at a good price

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Cazy
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely garden and outside space. Well set up and organised. All staff were lovely and super helpful. Food was of great quality, enjoyed the surroundings. Overall a pleasant eve had!

MD
MarkD
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food to die for, service you would die waiting.

Mixed views on this. Seems to be taken over by two brothers one dressed like his about to plaster the walls the other dressed to impress neither could muster up a smile. Followed by a maitre d (elder fella)who saved the day.

The food we had pizza (wood fired oven) and chicken salad both dishes were fantastic and highly recommend it on the food alone. Unfortunately the front of house lacked organisation

ME
MichaelE
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.Good value food. Nice ambiance and location.

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CathR
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely countryside location, food was delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful. There was an awning to make outside dining very pleasant even in the hot sun. We will definitely return.

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chalky75
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside under the new awning and had wood fired pizzas which we very good.
The cheese board was quite generous.
The service was good and made for an enjoyable evening out

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Leobreakfast
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

friendly staff, very tasty veggie roast!
lovely outdoor seating

HL
HeatherL
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great service !!
All servers were lovely and very attentive! Even bought a drink for the dog.

JC
JaneC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great country pub with a good range of food and lovely surroundings and nearby walks.

NS
NatashaS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely pub to eat outside on a summers day. Would recommend

JF
JodieF
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and lovely service. It was busy but well managed and didn't feel overly crowded.

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LaurenS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing we really enjoyed it. The pub is located in a quiet setting and the outside area was lovely. The only slight issue we had was the service was a bit hit and miss. Will definitely return though

LH
LouisaH
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was exceptional.
The pub was in a lovely setting with good ambience.
The food was nice and there was a good selection of food and drinks

MA
MicheleA
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We all had sunday roast but had to ask for more gravy to warm it up a little.

Dessert was also cold.

Have been many times before and this is the first time we have encountered a problem. Probably wouldn't go again for Sunday lunch.

GA
GraemeA
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

My wife and I met our Son and Daughter in law at the spotted Cow for a walk and a meal. The Pub is in a great position and is well supported and was very popular. The food was great, but the service left something to be desired. We were not bothered about the time as we were catching up, but the food took about an hour and a half to come and although there were lots of waitresses, most of them didn't seem to know what they were doing.

The Covid precautions were mainly good with all the waitresses wearing their masks, but for some reason the the manager/owner kept his under his chin for the 2 hours that we were their.

Highly recommend it along with the circular walk that starts there.

YC
YouthClub
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for lunch with some friends today, lovely food and perfect outdoor seating area. Covid safe and no pressure to leave once we’d finished eating. Would definitely visit again. Thank you.

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LindaS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Completely off the beaten track, but a great discovery. Bit pricey for a spur of the moment pub lunch, but would definitely return if we had a special occasion to celebrate. Food was out of this world.

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FamilyD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

greap country pub with lots of space and a lovely warm atmosphere

JB
JeremyB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The Staff were excellent and nothing was too much trouble.

JJ
JJJJ
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, nice environment - was very busy the day we went and quite noisy which may put off some. Otherwise great service, only downside was the timing of the food which didn't some all together ( about 10 mins apart). But otherwise very nice

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Morgane
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

lovely food for our gateway in Surrey. The italian host is very kind, all the team worked very fast during the England game as it was so busy ! the pizza was favolosa !!! gracie mille

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ClareP
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A great tucked away find, close to Farnham town centre and other local attractions. great outside set up with a large marque so eve though the weather was variable we were still able to enjoy sitting outside. Also looked like they had a great set up for the evenings football quarter final as well, though we weren’t able to stay that long!

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Johndc
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely meal outdoors but under cover. We had fish and chips and it was a lovely large meal.

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Ally
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful from start to finish.
Bad service
Terrible food
Rude staff

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Sydella
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pleasant place, friendly atmosphere with good service. Would recommend the spotted cow. And shall be returning there ourselves.

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disappointed
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Started well when we arrived, waitress said she would come to take drinks order but never appeared, ordered via app which was okay apart from poor wifi signal, food okay but we were not told there were specials and they were not on app, were going to order desserts via app but waitress appeared and took our order, after 40mins nothing had appeared asked waitress who said she had placed order, asked her to check how much longer, after another long delayed she appeared but walked in the opposite directions, at this point we left, there appeared to plenty of staff but no interaction with the customers, we won't be visiting again

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ReshmaJ
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

the service was great and ambience was amazing I will be going back for a birthday

MB
MrsB
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food in a lovely, peaceful location. Would recommend.

MS
MrsSelective
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I can recommend the chicken & bacon pie with mashed potatoes and seasonal green vegetables.

FAQs

The Spotted Cow offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01252 726541.

The Spotted Cow is rated 4.3 stars by 158 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.