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The Cow Shed


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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The Cow Shed focuses on serving local seasonal produce, cooked with a modern English style – presented to you in our cosey and intimate dining room by a professional team of attentive waiting staff, and accompanied by a wide selection of wines.
US$25 - US$65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews steak rhubarb and ginger pate sticky toffee pudding sea bass salad onion rings potatoes fish cakes chicken the early bird menu cooked to perfection specials board special occasion three courses lovely evening at lunchtime
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cow Shed was always our favourite place to eat but we hadn't visited the Cow Shed since it has been taken over. We went for lunch and chose the early bird menu. We both had pate as our starter which was OK, a bit dry...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Hazel R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful food as always. Great service and not rushed. Early bird menu is really great value. Yummy desserts (if you can manage one!)

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 38carlyb
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little spot in Wakefield city centre. It is a bit more classy than many places in the area serving a range of British classics but mainly steaks. Our meals were generally good, we both had rump steaks which were nice but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank GrumpyMatelot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I decided to try the early bird menu so we booked in and didn't know what to expect. I can honestly say it was one of the best meals we've ever had. We had the pate to start which was superb, I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Johnny V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son booked a meal here for five of us, it was booked for 8 pm and we arrived about 7.50. They said the table would be ready shortly so would we like to go upstairs for a drink - we said fine. We all...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lizzie111961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Cow Shed to start has an incredible Tudor building full of history. The food doesn’t let the side down - romantic setting, outstanding food and a large selection of fine wines - this place becomes addictive - very very highly recommended

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank DavidJBirksFoodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of four on the early bird menu and the service and food were top class. Brilliant Thanks

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank maverick19633
Reviewed 31 December 2018

In even the past 8 weeks I have had the privilege to dine in Spain, Dubai, Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore as well as the UK, but sometimes in life some of the best places are right under your nose. I have managed 3 times here in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank George P
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

I’m so so sad after visiting the cow shed today. After so many lovely years I’m afraid it’s not the place it once was. My chicken chasseur was dreadful. Just a plate of tomato purée, a hard herb dumpling and anemic chicken. None of the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
3  Thank rachelmN5756ZW
Reviewed 22 December 2018

Have been here before many times have always thought it's about 7/10 and having gone for dinner with a friend recently have to say it's still 7/10. Cost was £50 per head for 3 courses and a bottle of wine. Staff were lovely, attentive and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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7 October 2017|
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Response from love-to-eat1987 | Reviewed this property |
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27 April 2017|
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Response from Robert S |
Hi, we accommodate children but we don't have a children's menu, we can do smaller portions of some pasta, steak, chicken and salmon dishes on the lunch and dinner menus. We always do whatever we can. Cowshed Team🐮
Yvonne B
4 March 2017|
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Response from Fionnuala H | Property representative |
We don't have a specific menu but we always do what we can for those with food intolerances. Feel free to phone for a chat to discuss further. Admin
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