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“Good pub food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ye Olde Dun Cow Inn

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Ye Olde Dun Cow Inn
Ranked #3 of 10 Rugeley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney
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212 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Good pub food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Ye Old Dun Cow is a pub with accommodation. We stayed a night as we were visiting family in near by Admaston.
We were unable to get access to the room until 545pm, but we had booked a room before we arrived. We were advised at booking time that the only available room was a double with no bathroom, however, the bathroom was next door to the room.
We were happy with this arrangement for one night.
The accommodation is very basic, but clean . Our room did not have space for more than one suitcase and was very small. The toilet and bathroom next door were not sound proof and we were woken several times through the night by visitors to the bathroom. We had booked at table for dinner and the meal was very acceptable and the breakfast the next morning was substantial, but there had been no fresh deliveries of milk etc that morning.
The staff were exceptionally nice, but try as they may they could not get us any Internet access.
The pub is situated in the small village of Colton, near Rugley and would not be a must do destination unless there was business or friends in the area.
For one night it was acceptable, but I was surprised that it had received a Trip Advisor prize.

John D

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Rugeley
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

We see the Dun Cow as our local friendly restaurant, so we asked them if they could cater for 30+ people (our extended family) for a three course meal at lunchtime on a Saturday for a family celebration. We had a menu for everyone to make their choices in advance and it could be varied to allow for children etc. We had a lovely time. Everything was ready for us, and they waited for latecomers (due to traffic). All three courses and coffees were served quickly and efficiently by friendly staff. Everyone commented on the great food and wondered how on earth they managed to serve so many different meals to so many people so efficiently. They gave us just what we wanted - a friendly atmosphere where our extended family could catch up and chat over a lovely meal in a warm and friendly village inn.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Edmo228
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guernsey
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Great and popular pub in a pretty village. Pub serves good food at a reasonable price. My breakfast was really nice too. My room was a twin room with a shared bathroom. Both were basic but fine for a one night stay. Pub staff were friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rsherrington
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

I needed a room at short notice , and was welcomed warmly The room was spotless clean and tidy , the coffee packets and milk , lots [ you go to some places ,,not many ! ] i did share a bathroom but this was just next to my room and was very clean

I went to the restaurant and ordered a " rib eye steak " got to be one of the best cooked one i have had in ages and the veg was fresh and hot !

In the morning i asked if i could have Marmite on toast with a fried egg ,,,, yes a acquired taste ! Also had cup of great coffee , and a big mug of it afterwards !

Brill place to stay , you can find great places off the beaten track !

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mart B
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Colton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

Last night my husband and I had yet another wonderful meal at Ye Olde Dun Cow. We are very fortunate to live within walking distance so we visit the restaurant regularly. We both had the special starter (smoked salmon with local beetroot) and I have to say it was divine. My chicken and my husband's cod were both delicious and the chips as good as ever! We so enjoyed our meal that we decided to have puds (which we don't normally do) and my cheesecake was superb, my husband had a lovely creme brulee to finish off a delightful evening. It is so good to have such an excellent restaurant on our doorstep and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good night out, wonderful food expertly presented, warm, friendly service, and not too expensive either.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Polly M
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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

really disappointed with the dining experience this time round, been previously and enjoyed it.
Friday evening only one other table occupied, lack of ambience lack of interest and a general lack of that something special that we had on previous visits, and for once we felt we did not receive good value for service and food. It was expensive which is fine if you enjoyed it.
I will say that the food was still good but for £40 each ?

Room Tip: food only did not have an overnight stay
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank missmc62
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Stayed here for one night after visiting Alton Towers. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our room. We had booked a table for 8pm but as we were running late we phoned ahead to put back our dinner reservation which was no problem at all. In fact we were advised to come downstairs whenever we were ready. The meal was gorgeous and the table service was excellent. Have to say, like many others on Tripadvisor, that the cheesecake is to die for!
Due to the heat and a little noise from downstairs neither of us slept particularly well, but the bed was extremely comfortable and I for one loved the soft, fluffy pillows!
Breakfast again was delicious. And many thanks to the very kind breakfast cook who helped me out with an embarrassing "ladies issue"!
All in all a charming B&B, with excellent food and fabulous hospitality.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Caggy1971
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Additional Information about Ye Olde Dun Cow Inn

Property: Ye Olde Dun Cow Inn
Address: 73 High Street | Colton, Rugeley WS15 3LG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Rugeley
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Rugeley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Expect a warm welcome at the excellently situated Dun-Cow Inn in Colton, Staffordshire. This charismatic inn is home to not only a bed & breakfast, but a charming old English pub with an idyllic beer garden. Surrounded by green countryside, this inn boasts log fires and a relaxing atmosphere, where the comfort of the guests is the main concern. Whether you are visiting nearby Alton Towers or would enjoy walking in the beautiful Cannock Chase, Ye Olde Dun-Cow Inn offers a delightful atmosphere and the best in Staffordshire hospitality. ... more   less 
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Ye Olde Dun Cow Hotel Rugeley
Ye Olde Dun Cow Inn Rugeley, Staffordshire

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