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“Nice Country Pub serving Excellent Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Brown Cow

The Brown Cow
Ranked #14 of 102 Restaurants in Pontefract
Cuisines: British, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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249 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Nice Country Pub serving Excellent Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

Great food served here and fairly priced drinks, good atmosphere in here and it is a good venue for special occasions. Located next to a church as well so its a good place to go after ceremonies.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
west yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

Had Sunday dinner last week, it was lovely, not a thing to complain about, previous review stated the service was slow, well if they want fast servise and boil in the bag food they should go to Burger king maybe that would be fast enough, why dont they just relax and enjoy a drink whilst the food is cooked as it should be.

  • Visited January 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great food, great staff, great atmosphere.... Love it!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012 via mobile

The brown cow is about three miles from our house and is one of our favourite pubs in this area. The food is fantastic, every meal we have had here has been lovely. If you haven't been GO you will love it ;)

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Suday lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

Just had a lovely sunday lunch - the place was buzzing with atmosphere and the food was just delicious.

  • Visited November 2012
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“Good, but rushed and slightly worse at 9pm onwards”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2012

I like the brown cow for its nice food but food does take its time and when its busy it is very stressful and cramped in its front bay next to the main road. As you can see from other reviews the service and food is not always great. Rushing is a definate problem and with such small spaces I can see why they do this, although rushing customers just to get the most out of everyday doesent seem the best of your exellent pub. And compared to the Rustic Arms it doesnt have outdor playing facilites for the kids. So be warned, if your looking for a family pub, despite the kids half portions this is not the best place to go. I hope they can improve and if so it will be better for everyone.

  • Visited August 2012
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