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Cow and Plough

Stoughton Park, Gartree Road, Oadby, Leicester, United Kingdom, LE2 2FB
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Opening Times
Monday- Sunday 11:00-23:00pm
Food served
Monday to Friday 12:00-14:30pm & 18:00-21:00pm
Saturday 12:00-16:00 (please call ahead if dining after 15:00) & 18:00-21:00pm
Sunday Lunch 12:00-16:00pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About Cow and Plough


The Cow and Plough based in rambling old farm buildings has an excellent reputation for its vast array of real ales excellent wines, fine lunchtime sandwiches and superb a la carte restaurant making it ideal for family lunches and dinners.

Whatever your event, we’ve got it covered
The Cow & Plough have been host to many family celebrations from 1st birthday extravaganzas in the marquee to 90th birthday celebrations in our traditional farmhouse restaurant. We’ve hosted large corporate dinners through to intimate family gatherings and can offer fine private dining or even traditional pub games evenings.

Our permanent marquee – perfect for your event
Our permanent marquee can cater for weddings up to 150 guests. We also specialise in Christmas parties in December. Sunday lunch is a firm favourite at the Cow & Plough serving food from 12 till 4pm in the restaurant and conservatory…we also serve delicious hot baguettes in the bar.

Live Jazz, Beer & Music Festivals
We have weekly jazz lunchtimes every Wednesday from 12 till 2.30pm. Here at the Cow & Plough we hold regular beer and music festivals featuring local bands and up to 50 guest ales over a weekend with free camping in the summer.You are always assured our best attention for your requirements at this truly unique venue. Well behaved dogs are welcome at The Cow & Plough in the bar areas and in the garden, water bowls are available for thirsty pooches too, ideal after a long walk and a pint of one of cracking ales for you too! We love organising parties here at The Cow & Plough but we are sorry we are unable to cater for 18th birthday parties.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 10 October 2018

I sent my peppercorn sauce back as it just tasted of butter, but the reply from the chef was it’s ok! We ate at the Hinckley Steamin Billies on Saturday 6th and the sauce was lovely. When the bill arrived I had been charged for the sauce. The service was also below par even though the restaurant was not that busy

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Very disappointed with our last visit to Cow & Plough. It's usually such great service but Saturday was not good at all. The food overall was nice but the Service majorly let the place down. We had pre ordered our food. Some of the members of our party were about 15 minutes late arriving due to traffic. They had literally sat down when the main courses arrived straight away with no warning given. We had 1 person having the steak and they weren't even given the choice of how they wanted the steak cooking. We also wanted to add a steak sauce too but we didn't get the chance. Again, some of us had pre-ordered puddings but i did clearly say on my email that some of the party would like to order puddings on the day and one of your staff replied to say this was absolutely fine. Once again, the puddings came out to us without any warning. No members of staff came up to us and asked if we were ready for puddings or if anybody else wanted one. A real let down and none of us will be rushing back. I'm not sure what has happened to the place, whether it's changed Management or something but it was not good at all!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Best Sunday Roast in Leicestershire IMO

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

A lovely venue, great food and a nice, relaxed atmosphere.

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Very good food would dine here again

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Service was very quick and staff were friendly. Food was lovely and value for money. Felt the atmosphere could have been improved with some quiet background music but overall a nice place to go. Would recommend to friends and would visit again

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

8 of us had a very nice dining experience, so much so we all returned within the month and will return again soon

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 October 2018

We just had such a lovely evening, nothing could have been better!

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Always good,staff all good everything about the cow & plough is smack on

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Food was fantastic.....the dutty fries were awesome and burger was spot on. Only criticism was the onion marmalade was a little too sweet for my taste

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

We had a wonderful Sunday Lunch and will definitely be back! A tiny hic hup on our arrival with our table booking but it was very quickly rectified and sorted, most enjoyable. Thank you!

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Lovely pub with great food

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Seeing as I sent an email over 24 hours ago and haven't had a response everything is 1 star and that is generous. My partner could have been hospitalised and you don't respond!!! Wow! Original email that evidently doesn't warrant a response I came to the cow and plough on the 3rd October at 12:45 for lunch with my family. There were 4 Adults and a child. I went to the bar to order our food, 4 of the meals were normal and the 5th was a beef burger with no cheese in a vegan bun as my partner has an allergy to dairy, not an intolerance as it would seem your chefs may have thought, an ALLERGY!! Our food arrived around 25 minutes after I had ordered, which in itself was rather a long wait seeing as the restaurant wasn’t busy. Firstly, my father’s food arrived, then 2 minutes later my mothers, 2 minutes later my burger then my partners. Firstly, my burger bun was black and the burger was much more than chargrilled. As my partners burger was put down I noticed orange flecks on the burger and as we turned it around you could clearly see melted red Leicester around the sides. 2 minutes later the waiter arrived with my nephew’s food at this point we told him that the burger had melted cheese on and it was obvious it had been made, melted and then realised it was without cheese so tried to remove it. His response was "oh thats not good is it" it then took a further 15 minutes for the new, correct burger to arrive at the table, at this point we had all finished our meals except me as my burger was so burnt it was disgusting. My partner no longer wanted her burger as almost 45 minutes had passed and because, evidently your chefs don’t care at all about allergens she wasn’t comfortable eating in your restaurant. When I ordered at the bar the lady taking my order took out her allergen folder and checked my request, so I’m sure you are aware of the 14 allergens! One of which is dairy (including lactose) When we spoke to the manager on duty she said that your chefs said it was not cheese. I can guarantee you that it was! It was melted red Leicester and if it wasn’t it was mould as it peeled off the burger. I can honestly say that in light of recent events with Pret and the sesame catastrophe I would have thought your team would be on high alert when it comes to a customer and their specific allergens. Not, peeling off cheese. If I had not spotted the cheese on the burger my partner would be in hospital! I have eaten in your restaurant quite a few times and be it that service is never speedy the food has been ok. This experience however means I will not be eating in a steaming billy restaurant again, if your chefs feel it fit to peal of cheese or worse brush nuts of a sandwich.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 October 2018

Service was not very friendly from trying to make a reservation to waiting to be seen to our table to getting our table tap water. ? Due to lack of staff although they’re were only a handful of tables filled

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Visited On Monday, 01 October 2018

The meal was cold very small portion of piri piri chicken and rice my partner had a steak with sauce and after re heating the sauce it still arrived cold this was our third and last visit to the cow and plough👎👎

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Visited On Sunday, 16 September 2018

Felt welcomed,smiley ,efficient staff, tasty food, good portions.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Celebrated my Mums 90th birthday with a lunchtime buffet for 60 and it was tremendous. Ben and his team had everything under control, they were extremely helpful and we all had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for making it such a memorable event with fantastic food in your lovely restaurant. We ll be back for the 100th!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 September 2018

I have been to the C and P many times and it never fails to impress. However, on this occasion, on our arrival we were told that there were no Yorkshire puddings left - a basic requirement for Sunday Lunch as far as we are concerned.! We placed our order and then maybe 20 minutes later were told that if we were happy to wait another 20 minutes or so we could have Yorkshires, which we did. When dinner did I arrive - with Yorkshires - not quite up to your usual standard. We had all chosen the beef which has always been delicious, but not today. It felt a little like the end of the joint and there wasn't as much as usual, and we weren't particularly late dining. Not a disaster by any means, but just short of your usual high standard. Hope it reverts back soon!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 September 2018

This is the first time that we've been for a few months and it seems to have changed managment. Gone are the super friendly/chatty waitresses who used to interact so well with our kids. We had to wait quite a while for our order to be taken and then were never even offered the dessert menus when we had finished! The food was still of a high standard but one small dish of vegetables for 4 adults and 3 children was a paltry offering. Our 3 kids ate them all by themselves! I would hesitate before visiting again which is a shame as this has been our favourite place for a Sunday roast for many years.

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

Can't fault what you guys do. Jess and Ben were the perfect hosts, the food was delicious and everyone I was with had a great time. Thanks again!

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Visited On Friday, 31 August 2018

Wonderful staff who made our large party very welcome and looked after on a very busy night for the C&P (it was packed). Excellent service and communication before our Hens' dinner with pre ordering and a lovely welcome on the night. Food was delicious and was complimented upon by all those attending. Thank you so much for a great time and a lovely evening for the Bride to Be.... We're coming back for the rehearsal dinner! :)

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Visited On Sunday, 26 August 2018

Excellent service and atmosphere. Plenty of space around us. Didnt feel squeezed in. Plates could have been warmer though. Bit more gravey too would have been nice but that was a minor thing. :-)

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Visited On Saturday, 25 August 2018

Always good,always friendly Staff are great ,Catlan was fantastic Keep it up

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Visited On Friday, 24 August 2018

Excellent as usual, lost 1star on the food as the fish batter was soggy, which was a shame, especially as the onion rings were lovely and crispy!

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Usual excellent standard of food. Dine here often and certainly recommend it

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