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The Cow

Newport Road, Isle of Wight, P041 0YJ

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Opening hours
Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 - 16:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 22:00.

This is my second visit and I absolutely love this place. Very warm and friendly staff. Food is fantastic.

Ian 10 October 2018
from Reading

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The Cow Restaurant and Bar is one of the Isle of Wight’s most unique places to eat, serving a selection of freshly cooked gastropub classics, and an extensive range of hot and cold drinks against the backdrop of a stylishly converted Swiss barn at Tapnell Farm. The vibrant rustic restaurant is surrounded by panoramic views of Tennyson Down, The Solent and The New Forest.

Served at lunch and dinner, The Cow menu offers diners a wide choice of both meat and vegetarian options, many of which are available gluten-free. Having specialised in beef and dairy dishes over their first 3 years, the restaurant launched a brand-new menu in 2018. The Cow’s talented team of chefs, led by Colby Meredith, now champion locally sourced produce, with fresh takes on home-cooked classics, like sausage and mash, macaroni cheese, and fish and chips. These new dishes, which are also available as “lighter bite” sized portions for smaller appetites, join the stellar line-up of burgers and steaks that the restaurant has already made its name for.

Tucked away in the rural heart of the island, The Cow is only a 15-minute drive from the Isle of Wight’s capital town of Newport.

The Cow

Newport Road, Isle of Wight, P041 0YJ

Contact +44 1983758725

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Customer reviews for The Cow

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94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (73)
  • child friendly (72)
  • dinner (69)
  • views (54)
  • large parties (42)
  • trendy (35)
  • value (32)
  • al fresco (15)
  • private dining (12)
  • business (8)
  • entertainment (8)
  • romantic (7)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • luxury (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • ((((( 10 October 2018 by Ian from Reading

    This is my second visit and I absolutely love this place. Very warm and friendly staff. Food is fantastic.

  • ((((* 3 October 2018 by David from Aberdeen

    The food was nice as was the overall experience of visiting the site. Staff were nice also. The main criticism for me was that the portions for the ploughman's/ham hock lunches were far to big, really to the point of wastefulness I thought. Three of our party chose these and none (all twenty somethings) managed to anywhere finish them.

  • ((((( 2 October 2018 by Artemis from Yarmouth

    Excellent food, friendly staff and lovely atmosphere ?? Lots of vegetarian options too!

  • ((((( 2 October 2018 by Joanna from Shrewsbury

    Wonderful lively restaurant, wide range of locally sourced delicious ingredients, good selection of dishes, wonderful smiley service

  • ((((( 25 September 2018 by Sue from SWINDON

    Wow. Great food and location

  • ((((* 18 September 2018 by Julia from Isle of Wight

    Fantastic food. My husband has throat cancer and they adapted and cooked him a fantastic steak. Thank you!

  • ((((( 17 September 2018 by Hayley from Freshwater

    Amazing food and service

  • ((((* 8 September 2018 by Kathy from Isle of Wight

    Came here for lunch. what a fabulous location! My burger was amazing but unfortunately dessert was disappointing. The pannacotta had a really thick skin and a rather rubbery texture. However it has not put me off coming again.

  • ((((* 5 September 2018 by Tracy from Sandown

    Lovely setting, we have visited before. We had booked the last sitting at 2.45pm, and was immediately told that the kitchen closes at 3, in other words - hurry up and order!!! Felt a little rushed at that point and quickly chose from the menu. My husband chose the rib eye steak, and at £20, plus £2 for a such, was left a little disappointed, The steak was quite fatty and chewy, but the rest of the food was all good.

  • ((((( 1 September 2018 by David from Worcester

    Wonderful! The food was delicious the venue was clean, tidy and very well laid out . Staff were friendly and when I arrived they knew and called me by my name

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