The Cow

(403 Reviews)
Newport Road, Isle of Wight, South East England, P041 0YJ

Opening hours

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

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for The Cow
(based on 403 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (13)
  • al fresco (52)
  • breakfast (9)
  • business (18)
  • child friendly (221)
  • dinner (267)
  • entertainment (28)
  • large parties (129)
  • lunch (253)
  • luxury (19)
  • private dining (33)
  • romantic (34)
  • trendy (149)
  • value (115)
  • views (193)
  • By Morgan D from Tapnell Farm
    16 February 2019

    Beef nuggets are a must, really great burgers

  • By James H from Isle of wight
    15 February 2019

    Our waiter/waitress where very helpful we sat downstairs but there was a quiz so they sat us up stairs etc very helpful staff

  • By Simon H from shalfleet
    13 February 2019

    Food was excellent, staff friendly and welcoming. Very warm and cosy on winters day.

  • By Hannah S from Shanklin
    10 February 2019

    My second time visiting and had another really good meal. My favourite place to go for a burger!

  • By Linda C from Yarmouth
    8 February 2019

    The sirloin steaks were the best we've had for ages and we eat out a lot!

  • By Peter H from Totland Bay
    3 February 2019

    Excellent,great Sunday lunch

  • By Jacqueline P from Isle of Wight
    18 January 2019

    Lovely food and lovely staff.

  • By Cliff C from Totland
    11 January 2019

    We had an extremely pleasant evening. We were given a table upstairs due to a very large party downstairs which was thoughtful of the staff. Despite being busy the service was extremely efficient and the staff were very pleasant. The food was lovely and it added so much to the evening that the restaurant caters for a gluten free diet both with their burgers and with the desserts.

  • By P G from Isle of Wight
    7 January 2019

    We enjoyed our visit. The burger was amazing along with the dirty fries. In fact the dirty fries are the best I’ve had anywhere! The venue is warm, cosy and very inviting, nice place to hang out.

  • By Catherine D from Isle of Wight
    5 January 2019

    Great location, close by to the sea with the restaurant in a barn conversion, oak tables & right in the centre of a fully functioning farm and great large ares for children of all ages to go-kart etc., Love the huge bouncy ball too!

Restaurant Location Map
The Cow
Newport Road, Isle of Wight, South East England, P041 0YJ