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The Cow

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Bar, British, Pub
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58 Station Road | Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 8UD, England
+44 1202 723155
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great pub, one our locals. Friendly helpful staff. Relaxing atmosphere. If you want anything, just ask.

Thank Chris_BH14
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've visited The Cow a few times now and have found it to be a lovely pub for a lunch with friends. It's also dog friendly, which is a real bonus as so few venues in the area seem to welcome dogs. The menu is nice and has a good selection of food for both meat eaters and vegetarians. The... More 

Thank lauraewints
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for Sunday lunch last weekend, really lovely food. Roast pork was amazing defiantly recommend.

Thank Sianstormz
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Foods got worse and worse with years, they don't care about customers anymore.Disabled toilet is locked with no key, zero help from staff related to that. Our meal was served within 50-60 minutes, however pub was not busy. The worst Sunday roast i had in my life sorry. After 6 years we are not going back now in the future.

2 Thank Bernadett L
Poole, United Kingdom
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979 reviews
561 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got off the train. Needed a beer. Had one. Then two more then grabbed a table and had some food. Such fun. Good food.

Thank PadiP
Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I took our daughter, her partner and our 6 year old grandson for a meal to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Being pensioners we are not able to afford to eat at 'posh' establishments so chose The Cow which appears from the outside to be an ordinary town pub. Inside however is different. The array of reasonably priced... More 

Thank johnZ6029AA
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The 3 stars are purely for the food and the one waitress. We reserved our table, 8 of us. Lack of table service, on my arrival I had waited 20 minutes for a drink, then to wait another 10mins to have to ask yet again where my drink was. No check up on how we were during our meals, or... More 

Thank Smaddison123
Clearwater, Florida
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What's not to love about the Cow? They have a patio where you can watch the traffic go by on Station Road and a deck where you can watch the trains go through Parkstone Station. You can also sit inside, out of the rain. Good selection of ales and typical pub fare.

Thank b0b202
Poole, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good location and a fine selection of drinks in convivial atmosphere with outside seating. Can get very busy and a bit noisy as well.

Thank TonyD33
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

8 of us booked here on Easter Monday for my son's birthday. After waiting over an hour for the ''meals'' to be served, we found the buns were burned, the batter was burned and the offerings inside the burned batter were minuscule and impossible to tell what it was by sight or taste. The Caesar salad was edible and my... More 

4 Thank Allan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Station Road | Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 8UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 723155
+44 (0)1202 749569

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?