The Cow

(239 Reviews)
Newport Road, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, P041 0YJ

Top offer

Quiz Night!? Entry £5 Per Team

This offer is available from February 27, 2020 until April 23, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.

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 239 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (11)
  • al fresco (27)
  • breakfast (8)
  • business (16)
  • child friendly (142)
  • dinner (158)
  • entertainment (19)
  • large parties (94)
  • lunch (155)
  • luxury (12)
  • private dining (23)
  • romantic (19)
  • trendy (88)
  • value (65)
  • views (118)
  • By Megan R from Isle of Wight
    18 January 2020

    We had an amazing lunch, the staff were lovely, the food was fab & the service was brilliant. We will definitely be back! Thank you all

  • By Phil C from Brook
    16 January 2020

    Burgers outstanding , great service , fab location right on the doirstep , will be back

  • By Matt G from Newport Isle of Wight
    12 January 2020

    Great service great food

  • By Daniel T from Iow
    9 January 2020

    Amazing service and food

  • By Andrew L from Alton
    3 January 2020

    A wonderful evening of great food served by a really helpful and engaging team

  • By Sonya R from Leicester
    2 January 2020

    As always the food was delicious alongside personable service - always visit here when on the Island - at least once!

  • By Natasha C from Rochdale
    31 December 2019


  • By Chris S from Redditch
    30 December 2019

    Everything was great

  • By Carla S from Hampshire
    14 December 2019

    Delicious food, well presented in lovely surroundings.

  • By Peter H from Freshwater
    24 November 2019

    Excellent as allways

Restaurant Location Map
The Cow
Newport Road, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, P041 0YJ