Monday- Sunday 11:00-23:00pm
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
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
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.
We attended on pie night. One of our party would have preferred salad, but because it was pie night, this was not available unfortunately.
As always a very enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend a visit.
From my review on Tripadvisor - Yet another trip to the excellent venue that is the Cow and Plough in Oadby Leicestershire. The pub has a great atmosphere and serves a wide range of ales, lagers and spirits. The menu is first class! This evening (Thursday) is ‘Pie Night’ and I had the Steak and Billy Bitter Pie - adding a little northern influence by having chips and gravy - as usual it was spot on. The only other thing to add to commend the venue are the excellent staff - they really make the place - thanks Caitlin, Nat, Tia and Ed - not forgetting Ben who, we were told, was in the kitchen.
Having checked menus on the web site we were looking forward to some great vegan options and a nice fillet steak, however, when we were presented with the menu, we were told that the Thursday Pie night event excluded all of the main website menu items we were looking forward to. Very disappointed. Surely the Pie Night specials should be in addition to, not the exclusion of, the main menu advertised on the website. We did however enjoy what we had, even though some of it was served in a style over substance combination of a potting shed tomato box with steel plant pot. Such a shame, why make your excellent food so hard to eat?
Little confusing reference children's meals but the staff were helpful. Disappointed that the standard Sunday meal didn't come with stuffing, but none the less it was delicious
Great food and always enjoyable
A really excellent time had by all 16 of us! The staff were so kind and helpful especially with the small children. The food was lovely. 1st class.
We had a very nice Sunday lunch yesterday and the chef was helpful with me being coeliac. However we didn’t know the two courses for £14.95?? was not still available and thought the dinner a bit dear at £13.95 We possibly won’t come again due to this which is a shame Thank you
Pleased to see so many healthy options on the menu - I’m on a diet and was spoiled for choice! Staff very accommodating and pleasant. My salad was very nice, rather too much onion though. I knocked a star off for food and value for money because I paid £3 extra for chicken and only received two small pieces. They did taste good, though.
Not a massive menu. Would have liked to see some seasonal dishes
Great food and service
Thoroughly enjoyable lunchtime with old friends. Staff very pleasant; good food. Billy was well kept, which I know is not easy in this weather. Only slightly adverse comment; surprising that a place offering so many interesting gins doesn't have Angostura Bitters in stock.
Presentation of food was good and service was good too. But everything seemed a little overcooked, especially the fried food
Came for my birthday with my husband food excellent
Really nice meal, background music would be good in the restaurant
Food as always was very good. Apart from a slightly wobbly table (sorted by Ben), nothing to fault. Our favourite dog friendly pub! P.S. in the box on the left, you still mention the permanent marquee, I think this has gone.
Wasn't sure about the new veggie pie but it was lovely.
We had a lovely meal all four of us, thoroughly enjoyed it.
The Cow and Plough did a great job with a big group booking after our wedding. The whole team was great and very helpful. Highly recommended!
Always a good experience at cow& plough and very refreshing to know that the feedback is read and action taken. Best for food/drink and atmosphere in the area
Visited with my wife for the first time for food on Sat 30th and had a lovely meal. The staff were particularly friendly and helpful and we will definitely visit again.
The food from the Cow & Plough is amazing! however was a little disappointed that having already sent a pre-order food form (a week in advance) me and my guest still had to wait 40mins before the food was bough out. After food 4 out of the 15 guest I was with decided to have desserts we had to wait another 20mins for desserts to come out. The service was a little slow considering there wont many people in the pub at the time. The food it self was really great! I really enjoy coming to the Cow & Plough but don't think I will come in a big group again due to the time it took for food to come out.
Booked for a birthday meal through the website having never been to the place before. The welcome was poor - staff seemed disinterested, there was no ambience and no-one seemed to be expecting us. Menu had a good selection and whilst the food was tasty the portions were quite small. The salad with our burger was stuffed into a tiny metal pot - odd! All just a bit average.
Great food and always a warm welcome.