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The Red Cow

Hinckley Road, Leicester, LE3 3PT +44 1164489258

((((* British
  •  - Leicestershire
  •  - Leicestershire
  •  - Leicestershire
  •  - Leicestershire
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Food excellent......sharing starter followed by roasted salmon. Service good, waitress friendly and professional. Fab evening.

Rachel 11 June 2017
from Leicester

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Taking its name from an old local rhyme, The Red Cow near Leicester has been refreshing its guests since the 17th century. It offers well-loved British pub cuisine which can be enjoyed from the pretty beer garden in summer or by the hearth in winter. Furnished with rustic oak beams and eclectic trinkets, The Red Cow is a peaceful country retreat.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Red Cow menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Red Cow ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Red Cow resides in the countryside just outside of Leicester, 5 minutes’ drive away.

The Red Cow

Hinckley Road, Leicester, LE3 3PT

Contact +44 1162387878
Reservations +44 1164489258
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Customer reviews for The Red Cow

4.1 ((((* (based on 47 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (40)
  • lunch (21)
  • value (20)
  • private dining (10)
  • large parties (9)
  • child friendly (8)
  • romantic (6)
  • business (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • (((** 24 July 2017 by David Wright from leicester

    Food was excellent, no waitres service at any tables, pub in need of a refurbished, photo on website is not this pub very deceiving, waited a long time to pay the bill.

  • ((((( 11 June 2017 by Rachel from Leicester

    Food excellent......sharing starter followed by roasted salmon. Service good, waitress friendly and professional. Fab evening.

  • ((*** 10 May 2017 by Mary Stait from Leicester

    From my last 2 visits in the past week I am disappointed to report that on the first occasion 4 main dishes on the menu were not available and from my experience yesterday evening, other than receiving our main meals promptly, the service was very slow and when we received our printed bill for £27.80 we paid £30 in cash only to have it announced audibly within the hearing of the nearby tables a few minutes later that we hadn't paid enough and owed £35.50 in total. Having checked the original bill before paying I queried this and several more minutes later went over towards the bar to wait for a response so as not to disturb the other tables. We then received an apology and were told some drinks had been incorrectly added to our bill. I don't understand why drinks would have been added or how we could be told we hadn't paid enough when we had handed the printed bill back with the cash and my friend was certainly very upset that this should have been announced at our table in front of other patrons. It also makes me query whether the bill was correct for my previous visit (which came to 4 times the cost of last night) because I didn't check that one in detail. It certainly makes me reluctant to return to the restaurant any time soon and I would no longer recommend the venue to a friend.

  • ((((* 26 March 2017 by Hilda from Leicester

    My experience at the Red Cow was really good. The staff were friendly, especially the young lady who served our food. All guests enjoyed the meal, and I thoroughly enjoyed the lamb shank. It was beautifully cooked and the meat just fell off the bone! I will definitely have it again. All in all, a really good afternoon.

  • ((((* 24 March 2017 by Tracey Griffin from Leicester Forest East

    Good service nice meal

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Gaynor allcock Allcock from Leicester Forest East

    Sunday lunch really tasty staff attentive and friendly

  • ((((* 13 March 2017 by Rebecca from Leicester

    Lovely food :)

  • (((** 11 March 2017 by Hayley Clifford from Leicester

    The booking process was was swift and simple which was good.
    The service when we arrived was prompt, apart from having to remind them about our drinks order

  • ((((* 10 March 2017 by Joan Turner from Leicester

    Good food good service lovely atmosphere

  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by Tim King from Wigston

    our first visit to the red cow there were 4 of us we had booked and were shown to our table although the restaurant seemed very busy we had our meals brought to us within 3/4 of an hour .We all liked what we had ordered .The staff were very friendly and helpful despite the place being very busy

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