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The Red Cow

12 Moat Sole, Sandwich CT13 9AU, England
+44 1304 613399
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (8 reviews)
“sunday roast” (8 reviews)
“crusty bread” (2 reviews)
Opens in 11 min
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
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12 Moat Sole, Sandwich CT13 9AU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my friend to The Red Cow for sunday lunch, she comes from south London and she found the olde world pub charming. Sunday lunch was amazing and atmosphere so good.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank alexander822
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Having a drink in the bar when the landlord came storming in, jostling customers as he made his way behind the bar exclaiming to the landlady that he had a “massive f***ing row in the guildhall” barged back past another customer who said don’t get...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank P9503SEiand
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Nina & Baz made us really comfortable in a welcoming way, their team were equally as welcoming, Kirsty and Cocco to name the great fun girls behind the bar. Oldy worldy in a quirky way, great food presented well. A real surprise how friendly the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 438bryanl
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Group of four of us were the first customers in the pub at 12 when food started. We ordered immediately and had to wait 40 minutes for something with chips! Everything appeared to be fried in the same bitter/old oil so all tasted the same....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 177SteveS177
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Visited the Red Cow at lunchtime today (Tuesday). Was very quiet, didn't see any other people having food, just lunch time drinkers. Ordered a burger and a plowman's; took 40 minutes to arrive (despite the lack of customers ordering food). The food was okay, but...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 553AshDek
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived in Sandwich on a Sunday lunchtime so thought we’d pop in to the Red Cow as they have a nice garden. Hubby and I both had Brie, bacon and cranberry sandwiches which were delicious. My daughter had the chicken burger also delicious and my...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kayski
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Unless your 'A Local' your not made welcome, wo betide you stand in the wrong place, as your jostled by people who use the pub and claim it as there's and who are you? Apart from the fact that it was a Sunday and it...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Jayne P
Reviewed 17 July 2018

after reading brilliant reviews we tried it, on ordering drink bar covered in beer! not very friendly welcome,went to sit in garden,well what a mess,i know we've had dry weather but the state of it looked like animals had been at it(the grass) it didn't...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Diane L
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The roast was delicious and the plate was full. The cheese salad sandwich was a door stopper with thick crusty bread- delicious. Very well priced, lovely cosy pub with wonderful decor & character. Staff attentive friendly and welcoming. Definitely be back again- thank you for...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Historic medieval building houses w this warm and friendly public house. Three of us chose the roast pork dinner which came with roast potatoes peas carrots mashed swede sweet corn roast parsnips Yorkshire pud and plenty of gravy. All of it home made utterly delicious....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Ally1963
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12 November 2017|
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Response from scottgE7039MQ | Reviewed this property |
For two
Susan K
21 August 2016|
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Response from Nicola H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we pre-booked a table for 21 of us!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Moat Sole, Sandwich CT13 9AU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sandwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 613399
The Red Cow dates back to the 14th century . It is a traditional family run black and white pub with a beer garden offering home cooked food, traditional Sunday lunch and real ales.
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