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Brown Cow Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Waberthwaite B&B and Inns
St Helens, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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“ales”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

we were staying about a mile away from the pub in a rented farm house the information pack said the pub served real ales and good food (is there a better combination?) our party 10 of us made our way along the back roads so had built up a thirst by the time we arrived we were not dissappointed a great choice of ales and ciders we all ordered food and again we were not dissappointed we would visit again if we stayed near by.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 June 2013 via mobile

We only visited to eat our evening meal so can't comment on anything else. First thing we noticed us it was very tired and run down inside. Nevermind, we thought, it's all about the food.
We had been told it was "good pub grub". It's Is not. The filled Yorkshire pudding contained a tasteless gravy and bland turkey. The steak pie lacked the richness one would expect from such a dish. The trifle was unbelievably poor. Literally cheap tinned fruit with tinned custard poured over the top and whipped cream over that. Nothing set. I refused to pay for that. One positive, my home made fish pie tasted nice. But seriously, don't bother, unless you are desperate.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Stopped here twice, once for a quick sandwich and the second time for a full meal. The sandwich was an excellent Cumberland sausage and came with a very reasonable coleslaw. For the meal the jumbo cod was truly jumbo and came in a very light and crispy be batter. My wife had a rare steak that was cooked rare (not medium rare as often happens). Definitely worth a stop for food and beer.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

Sadly the food was focussed on quantity and not quality. When you go for "Steak and Ale" you expect chunky meat and a tasty gravy. Sadly what I got was small bits of meat and a watery brown gravy. It would be great to go back and see some simple improvements by adding some decent stock and a rich stout.

The service and beer was good, so its not all bad.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012

We stayed at Boots n Boards in Silecroft and as there was an event going on at the beach that day Brown Cow Inn was recommended to us instead of the King William which was closer as it might have been busy and we wanted somewhere a bit quieter.

Best country pub food ever! We had the steak and ale pie and cod and chips and both were amazing..the chef deserves a medal for their cooking!! :D The staff were so friendly and helpful, could not have been nicer and more welcoming. Felt like they would have done anything to meet our needs, although there was no need to ask as this place was fab anyway.

Give it a try :D

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Millom, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2012 via mobile

Been here a few times for meals. There is always plenty to choose from. The food and ale is all that you could ask for in a country pub. Local produce from Pattons, Bewleys & Woodalls. Reasonably priced, good service.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

We popped into the Brown Cow Inn at Millom for lunch on our way to Ravenglass and were very pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome - from both the owner and the roaring fire in the grate. The food was superb - my steak and onion sandwich was magic! So were the chips and my husbands lovely Ploughmans. We'll definately call again when in the area and would recommend other to do so too.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Brown Cow Inn
Address: A595, Waberthwaite LA19 5YJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Waberthwaite
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Waberthwaite
Number of rooms: 4

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