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The Cow

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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58 Station Road | Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 8UD, England
+44 1202 723155
11:00 - 01:00
Open now
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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
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Flying to Edinburgh from Parkstone for the 6 Nations, Scotland v Wales match we decided to try The Cow. Situated of the station was perfect. Cold misserable day, open fires burning, good start to what we hoped was to be a great W/E. It certainly was. Drinks ordered, menus read, time to relax. Never, normally eating "burgers" we ordered 1... More 

Thank Shirley H
Lymington, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

what a disappointment... basic, standard menu, if a steak looks too cheap to be true it usually is (when will I learn this simple fact ?) uninspiring décor boring menu (not a specials' board in sight. sad end as a chain pub, that only has one thing going its right by the train station and easy to get out of... More 

Thank Michael J
Wells, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been driving for a few hours and needed sustenance, had been recommended The Cow and was not disappointed. The new manager was friendly and attentive but not intrusive and the food was tasty and well priced. It was good to note that the food was clearly cooked to order and not just reheated. A lively but comfortable atmosphere... More 

Thank jim B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice, cosy and relaxed vibe (went Sunday eve). Staff are friendly, food is decent and priced about right for what it is. Literally right next to Parkstone station, so great for a quick pint on the way home etc.

Thank Snake_Toad
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cow is a lovely haven, just a little off the beaten track on the way into Poole. Friendly staff, immaculate surroundings and great service. Just had time to savour the jerk pulled pork wrap with spring onion, pomegranate and sour cream, which was delightful. I'll be back for a full meal very soon.

Thank nirrug
England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What happened to James?. This place was great with him running it. Went there recently and atmosphere has totally gone, new manager seems disinterested (unlike James who always had something to say and was so friendly and checked everything was ok). Had buffalo chicken which i wrongly assumed would be wings but they were BATTERED strips?? Disappointing. Me and my... More 

4 Thank OneGlove
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Typically gk pubs I would associate with generic pingping food that wetherspoons do. I couldn't have been proved more wrong with this place!! Went with a group of friends for an overdue catchup and suggested this place as it was next to train station. Was particularly impressed with the personal touch of the specials menu -I chose the pork belly... More 

Thank 8Prince7
Poole, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a lunch time fish sharing board, nachos and a brownie to finish off. All were delicious and the service was fast and friendly. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank TheLoftysPoole
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We visited the lovely area of Ashley cross. Had a Sunday roast and was brilliant. We have now booked a private party in their parlour room. Gorgeous. New management have the place organised a lot better.

1 Thank Chester M
Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Omg - complete transformation in a short space of time! Dom, the manager with the most, has transforned the atmosphere in a short space of time! He has so many plans . Jordan the head chef has so many flavoursome specials for the new menu. Give it a try - exciting times!

Thank sandie450

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?