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The Old Spotted Cow

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, International, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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The Street, Marston Meysey SN6 6LQ, England
+44 1285 810264
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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West Horsley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Popped in for lunch on 18th Feb and were greeted with the warmest welcome, roaring fire, friendly staff and the best Tapas we have ever had!! Broad beans with black pudding, juicy prawns, feta, chorizo, mushrooms, calamari - absolutely delicious. We paid a fortune to stay at a pub just up the road, with overpriced mediocre food, dirty rooms and... More 

Thank Jan A
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I had the pleasure of dining at the Old Spotted Cow last Saturday. Apart from one member we all chose the battered haddock served with chips and peas. I can honestly say this was the finest fish we have ever tasted in a pub restaurant, so fresh and so flavoursome. Not only that the fish sizes were... More 

Thank Bobby B
Swindon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honest good pub grub, so many Pubs proclaim this and then so disappoint, The Spotted Cow does not, there menu ranges from simple to more refined, ideal…. The service was attentive, professional and efficient with a bonus smile, its easy when you know how, the Spotted Cow clearly knows how….

Thank Antony l
OldSpottedCow, Owner at The Old Spotted Cow, responded to this review

Perfect - glad you enjoyed your visit to the Old Spotted Cow. We are a happy team and enjoy delivery hospitality in the true sense of the word. Warmest wishes for 2017 Anna More 

Minety, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I sometimes worry that my reviews are too positive in favour of the pubs and restaurants we frequent. ... and here is another one. We visited yesterday and we had a very good time. Quick service, a wide choice of food at reasonable prices, a warm fire-enhanced bar and good food and drink - well prepared and plentiful. All in... More 

Thank GDL2014
OldSpottedCow, Owner at The Old Spotted Cow, responded to this review

Oh my word - I almost had heart failure when I read the title of your review!! Am so delighted that you experience was positive after all, as we really do strive to get it right! Phew... Well, we look forward to seeing you again soon and may I wish you all the very best for 2017. Regards, Anna More 

Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After having my works Christmas dinner here in December which was great I thought it would be nice to come back with my partner. We booked for Sunday lunchtime, loads of different meals on there if you didn't fancy a Sunday roast which was nice. I am also recently diary free so was a little worried about my first meal... More 

Thank Phillipa S
Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Two of our party are engaged in the annual madness that is "Dry January" so we decided to eat out and I am so glad that we chose The Old Spotted Cow. The food took about 20 minutes to arrive which I took as a good sign in that it had actually been cooked to order, rather than microwaved. My... More 

Thank rugbyfatbloke
OldSpottedCow, Owner at The Old Spotted Cow, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review - you are indeed correct: we cook everything from scratch, and are glad to hear that the slight wait is worth it. We hope to see you again, before next January if possible! Best wishes, Anna More 

Highworth, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

January comes around again, so it's time for a group of us to celebrate a number of birthdays that fall in January. As with previous visits, the tapas starters were lovely, with a good range to choose from. The roast beef main was excellent, and Mrs B said the roast pork was equally good. This is a proper, traditional country... More 

Thank BeardyBill
Fairford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I really regret the times I drove past this friendly, homely local Cotswold inn. They use locally sourced ingredients for their top class menu The Old Spotted Cow well deserves their good reputation

Thank BBrockway
OldSpottedCow, Owner at The Old Spotted Cow, responded to this review

Lovely to know that you have found us at last and that we will hopefully be seeing more of you! My very best wishes for the new year Anna More 

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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We met up with an old friend who had heard good reports and having not set foot in the door for 15 years I was keen to revisit. Two roaring fires and a comfy settee by one was a lovely place to wait for our food. The dogs were made a fuss of and an excellent pint of Otter was... More 

Thank Simon H
OldSpottedCow, Owner at The Old Spotted Cow, responded to this review

Our menu changes regularly, so hopefully we will see you again soon. As you say, 15 years between visits is possibly a little infrequent! Best wishes, Anna More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

A warm and friendly Cotswold pub ,beautiful village location , superb beers , excellent food cooked the way you like it. We were 5 people with different tastes , I like my beef rare others required well done , the older members of the party liked vegetables well cooked the younger ones preferred a crunch nothing was too much trouble... More 

Thank heidipeter97
OldSpottedCow, Owner at The Old Spotted Cow, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit - we love Sunday lunch as it such a convivial family time. Hope to see you again soon, Anna More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub, International, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:30
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: The Street, Marston Meysey SN6 6LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Marston Meysey
  • Phone Number: +44 1285 810264
The Old Spotted Cow is a pretty village pub on the outskirts of Marston Meysey, the northern-most village in Wiltshire. We have records of it as a pub as early as 1841, when the first census was taken, and it still retains many of the old features befitting of a Costwold pub: open fires, low beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls... Set amist pretty gardens, with views of open fields and plenty of off road parking, the Old Spotted Cow makes a charming retreat from the hurly burly of modern life. We strive to keep our menu fresh and seasonal, striking a balance between much loved pub classics and some more diverse dishes that reflect the landlady/head chef's many travels. Booking is recommended as we can get busy.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?