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The Spotted Cow, Farnham,

The Spotted Cow

4.4
4.4
416 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, British, Mediterranean

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01252 726541

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Farnham

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 416 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Surrey

    Child Friendly

  • Surrey

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. B

    Bootes

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful, we all enjoyed it!
  2. P

    Pepe

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was good, would have been nice to have cutlery at the same time or before delivery of food. Had to wait a long time for plates to be cleared, which meant more flies and wasps around the table! Several staff passed us and ignored the dirty plates. Very nice environment and enjoyed dinner and drinks so would return Thanks
  3. K

    Kirstym

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Stunning location in the woods and great play area for kids
  4. DM

    DerekM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    We have been to this pub several times but we’re disappointed on this latest visit. On one of the hottest days we were put in the new open area with no fans to try and keep us cool. The open sides of the building drew in the woodsmoke from the pizza oven so it wasn’t a pleasant experience. The one and only waitress worked hard but we asked for water twice which didn’t appear. Our meals were good and we enjoyed them but when we asked for coffee were told they had run out, then we tried tea but no Earl Grey available. It’s almost as if the owners of this pub don’t care!
  5. B

    Beverly

    Surrey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    I have had some very nice meals at the spotted cow but this time the food was not up to the standard i was expecting, very disappointed, Will not be going back for a while, and hopefully the food will improve when or if i decide to dine there again.
  6. FF

    FionaF

    Bath

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent evening meal. Great food and service. Wedding taking place in the garden but noise level was fine. Only ‘complaint’ was that when it came to asking for the bill, the place was like the Marie Celeste! Will definitely return.
  7. w

    wendy

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Food was good but it wasn't a relaxing atmosphere. It was so noisy and the waiting team were so busy that it felt very chaotic and a lack of personal service. I'll go back again one lunchtime in the hope it might be a little calmer!
  8. SS

    SophiaS

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our evening meal with you recently. We especially liked sitting outside in the pergola, which created a nice atmosphere, and the dining furniture was stylish and comfortable. We were all on a round table so could see and speak to each other freely. The food was great and menu extensive and varied. The staff were all smiley, attentive and dressed suitably. Thank you again and we will be making a return visit.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Lovely venue with great outdoor seating Food was quite pricey for what it was but still nice Staff were helpful and friendly
  10. SB

    SteveB

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    It’s an ok pub, nothing special. A bit dirty to be honest. Could do with a bit of a refurbishment.
  11. LC

    LouiseC

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed lunch with friends. Food & service really good & such a lovely location. Would definitely recommend.
  12. B

    Beki

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it, great food, great service. Setting is quiet, loads of parking.
  13. JC

    JohnC

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning venue, ambience and food with great service!
  14. B

    Bubbles

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A pretty outdoor patio to enjoy a relaxing meal on a sunny day
  15. SM

    SurreyMaid

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Located down small twisty roads, plenty of parking for a fairly busy midweek lunchtime, lovely setting. We had a warm welcome, attentive service, good food and relaxed ambience. We dined around 1pm in the covered outdoor space, nice that the reception staff asked if we were happy to be outside which we were. We liked the way the pergola coverings could be changed without any interruption to our meal. Although not the cheapest place to eat, we will definitely be returning.
  16. SB

    ShellieB

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service and food, would go again! Lovely outdoor area.
  17. CB

    CatherineB

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Hi lovely food and service but the portion size for the cost wasn’t good at all. I felt the roast was expensive which is ok but for the tiny amount of food was poor.
  18. MM

    MandyM

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Always good food and the new "pergola" is a great addition!
  19. EG

    ElizabethG

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food in a great setting. Great for adults and children. Very friendly staff
  20. v

    victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly service. Beautiful setting. Will definitely be going back.
  21. PM

    PhilipM

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has long since been a hidden gem of Farnham. Tucked away off the Tilford Road. Due to the hard working and charming owners it has blossomed into a real alfresco dining experience aimed at the whole family. The quality of the food is quite exceptional and can rival any restaurant in the area. I had the classic prawn cocktail, fillet steak and glass of rich rounded red. It was simply the best I can remember ever eating. Definitely good value for money. If you can find it you won’t be disappointed.
  22. k

    kevindarling

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    This is a lovely pub in a wooded valley setting. Birdsong is everywhere. So, we were dismayed to arrive for a lunchtime meal to be greeted by country music playing loudly through speakers - not restful. This really undermines the naturally tranquil setting. Otherwise. all was pretty good.
  23. KA

    KateA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a great place to eat Food excellent staff friendly and attentive.
  24. V

    Victoria

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service and setting combined with wonderful food in a lovely outdoor relaxed glass room with the roof lifted to catch the evening sun. Perfect for an inter-generational family gathering. Brilliant local pub!
  25. GM

    GrahamM

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Nice setting, we had a table outside in the pergola, food & drinks were good but starters are well overpriced. Service was questionable - quite a few youngsters serving who need better training regarding hospitality.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The new menu and the addition of the permanent outside structure has really elevated the experience at The Spotted Cow.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Great value Great Service One point - garden QR system is a good system and easily navigated once set up. However you are in a valley with very limited phone coverage, extra WiFi range extenders to cover the large area would make the experience far easier.
  28. DR

    DebbieR

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely setting but be prepared to travel on single track winding roads to get there. Parking ok. Lovely garden but some benches a bit old. Food good and medium priced.
  29. NL

    NeilLoader

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food and very nice patio and covered area. Service so-so and not terribly attentive, despite not being very busy. I ordered pizza to then be told after a few minutes that the pizza oven was undergoing “emergency work”. The oven then smoked for the next hour and I guess didn’t get fixed just yet. The desert menu had a good selection although there was no ice cream or sorbet, despite being on the menu. We didn’t bother. This is a brilliant space and could be an excellent country pub - it needs the management to be more attentive to their customers and iron out the wrinkles!
  30. CD

    ChrisD

    Surrey

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service, good atmosphere, excellent food!
  31. FA

    FloraA

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal. The food was delicious and we sat outside which was very nice. Our waitress Marianne was delightful and very attentive to our 5 year old.
  32. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food in a lovely pub and location. Will be back.
  33. SM

    SianM

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit and we will be back! Food was good and great service.
  34. JW

    JohnW

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had Sunday lunch here. Was busy but being well managed and the lady’s service us were excellent. Has a small problem with one meal that went back. This was quickly resolved for us. Overall we have a lovely time. Thank you
  35. MF

    MariaF

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    One of the best pubs in the area. Both food and service is amazing
  36. NP

    NikolaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful pub, lovely setting, great service & outstanding food. We love it when we visit the area
  37. AW

    AimeeW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had a lovely evening. Lovely restaurant with lovely food, but very expensive.
  38. IB

    IanB

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What's not to like? Sunny day, lovely place, good company, attentive waitress, great food (seabass ) Nuf said I think
  39. TB

    TonyB

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Changed the booking a few times and they accommodated easily. Reasonable service (if a little short staffed). Good well priced food
  40. AE

    ArianE

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The perfect pub menu, they’ve got everything spot on

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Spotted Cow does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. The Spotted Cow also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01252 726541.

The Spotted Cow is rated 4.4 stars by 416 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Spotted Cow

Bourne Grove, Lower Bourne, Farnham, GU10 3QT

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Farnham

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, British, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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