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“Excellent family Sunday Lunch”
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The Black Cow
Ranked #1 of 1 Kirk Langley B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Visited as a family , 5 adults and one 5 year old, for a Birthday celebration Sunday lunch a few weeks ago.
The exterior is clean pleasant and welcoming - how you would expect a country pub to look , with a charming flower garden and white picket fence! There is a side car park and also on road parking to the front of the pub alongside the village green.
The bar area is well served with tables and seating , and appeared clean, with no sticky tables or empty glasses on the tables. We were acknowledged immediately and served with pre- meal drinks , awaiting our tablet at one of the lounge tables, which gave us the opportunity to look through the menus.
Although the pub was quite busy - we had booked in advance and booking a table is advisable - the staff were very attentive and we were not rushed through to our table in the dining room behind the bar, there is a second dining area beyond this and bar food is also available . The dining area is pleasant with comfortable dining chairs and pleasant light decor.
We were given plenty of time to choose our meal preferences, and wine , and service was friendly and knowledgeable. The usual meat and veg Sunday Lunch choices were on offer as was a fish option and vegetarian option, a child's portion was also offered and staff were very accommodating with our 5 year olds choice of bread and butter for starters instead of any other options.
The wine list was a pleasant surprise offering various options and some special more expensive vintages.
Food when it arrived was plentiful and tasty with condiments and extra sauces offered , and all made for an excellent tasty sunday lunch, all plates were cleared , and some of us were sadly too full for pudding but pudding options did appear very tempting!
Nothing was too much trouble for the pleasant manager and staff which all helped to make it a lovely and relaxing lunchtime event.
We will return again - possibly to try an evening meal , or an afternoon cream tea which we note was offered !!

Room Tip: Book a table for Sunday Lunch
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

visited on Saturday July 26th 2014.
Chose this pub for location near Kedleston Hall, (country show there was poor) , the meal &
service were excellent & made up for the show !!
We both had chicken & mushroom pie, delicious & the host was genuinely friendly
making it a pleasant evening, beautifully arranged dining room, the whole place
clean & pleasant, would go there again every time.

Room Tip: whole area quiet & peaceful, lovely village.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

How lucky we were to find The Black Cow. Great accommodation, great dinner and great breakfast! Staff were very friendly and provided very good service. Whilst this was a popular hotel we found the accommodation in the newly built section very quiet and comfortable although low roof rafters could prove to be a hazard for people a little taller than us!
Convenient onsite parking.
We would be very happy to stay here again if visiting this part of England.
Mature couple, Leichhardt, Australia

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Joan B
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Returned to The Black Cow Saturday 5th July 2014. From the moment we arrived until we checked out, we were so well looked after by manager Nigel and barman Jon. Friendly and attentive, without being cheesy or over the top.
Very comfortable room called "Angus", and although I understand double beds need to consist of twins zipped together, still feel that is the only part of the stay that will continue to fail to meet the expectations that the other aspects of the stay succeeded to meet.
We had an absolutely amazing meal in the restaurant, which was perfectly cooked, and promptly served. Breakfast also was pleasure - freshly cooked to suit my 8.59 time slot!
We shall be returning in the future.

Room Tip: Angus was a good room, Kerry was a bit too small
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank NancyMartin2014
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We wanted a rural pub and thats what we got. Out in the country. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. We were shown to our rooms which were very clean, crisp, cozy and modern. My husbands dinner was very nice mine could have been better but never the less the beer was good. Hope to return one day xx

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Thank mitsy8
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Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Just a short journey from Alton Towers, The Black Cow is highly recomended for having such plesant, hard working staff. This is our second time here, as we thought it was so good the first time! Food was excellent and comfortable sleeping quarters too. We will definitely go back.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

Just got back from a 2 night stay in the Black Cow and I have to say, everything was perfect.
The staff were all friendly, attentive and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were comfortable with nice furnishings and water, biscuits and toiletries all complimentary. (We stayed in Kerry)
We ate in the pub on Sat night and the food was top class, can recommend the pan fried king prawns ! Breakfast was equally good, with a good choice for the cooked breakfast.
The pub had a great atmosphere and is in a beautiful position in a very pretty hamlet.
we will definitely be making a return visit to explore more of this lovely area and sample more of this wonderful food.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Black Cow

Address: The Green, Kirk Langley DE6 5BE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Kirk Langley
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Kirk Langley
Number of rooms: 7
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