The Crafty Cow

4.1
15 Reviews
£25 and under
American
We are a fantastic family friendly Bristol pub situated on Gloucester Road at Horfield, and are offering great food including the infamous Giant Yorkshire Sunday Roast!

WE ARE NOW FULLY OPEN and are delighted to welcome you back to our new Covid safe environment.

We are a pub where the whole family is welcomed – with a cosy bar area, large dining area, an indoor children’s play area and a large garden with garden games and a full size Petanque pitch!

Serving delicious and exciting food and a wide range of drinks; 2 craft beers, 3 real ales, a lovely selection of wines, spirits, bottled drinks, draft lagers and ciders.

We’ve got plenty going on in the evenings too like our Pub Quiz – returning soon! Check out the ‘What’s On’ section here, or our Facebook page, for information on up coming events.

Stay with us at the Crafty Cow. Newly refurbished in 2017, you can now stay in one of our rooms above our popular family friendly pub.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 15 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.5
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t have any food so can’t comment on that, but the service was a excellent and the set up outside was superb.

LG
LukeGlasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say I have been into the craft for beer garden pre lockdown and I actually thought I walked into the wrong pub what a transformation 12/10 please keep after lockdown

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Okz1990
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was really nice, but not the best for value, the menu seems very small with few choices , a sub and chips was £10
which is OK if the service was also on point.

Service was much longer than expected considering only breakfasts or sandwiches were being served , we were even asked if we would be leaving soon, before we had even recieved our food we had ordered 😬, when It did arrive none of the adjustments we asked for like no pickle, or no guacamole, at this point we were not bothered, we were just happy to have food as we had already waited a while

I'm hoping the experience we had is only down to all the new changes, and staff adjusting to them, you can see from the done up Beer garden that they have made a real effort to make the place as covid safe as possible, hopefully given a little more time they can get things right.

KD
KeithD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

They should really have a smoking and non smoking section. The food was awful unfortunately. Fries were not good and the burger was very average. It was burger in a basket! Presumably the chef isn't back yet. It was however good to go out again!!

PB
PhillB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

As we are literally just out of lockdown we can accept that service will take longer than usual especially as we were told the food delivery came late putting pressure on the kitchen which I absolutely sympathises with however the burger and dirty fries that I paid an extra £4.50 for poor value for money. Portion size was not good.

Other than that we had a great time.
My Hank’s for looking after us.

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Celiz
Bristol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience4

On this occasion there was no food available to order except breakfast (14.30)

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening!! First Night Out Since February 2020. Felt Completely Safe. Staff Were Amazing 😊

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Mike
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ran out of beers and cider so limited choice. Portion size for nachos rather small. Bring back pizzas

H
Horfield
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Nice family pub with good size garden. Food options very limited.

MH
MichelleH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Awful food. Dehydrated beans, sausages that looked like and tasted like no meat existed. Snotty eggs. Veggie breakfast, that came out eventually after a vegan one wrongly brought out had Veggie sausage that looked like it had been pooped out by a dog, that dog also had worms! Wrong food brought out,
Missing meals, wrong drinks. The app to order was a nightmare. The marquee style roof outside was covered in mud and mould. Looked like it needed a bleach bath and a pressure wash. Typical the pub blamed covid for all
The faults :( ok so the veggie sausages were definitely made by covid!!! But the rest is all down to the poor quality of food and the staff making so many cock ups. We will not be eating or drinking there ever again. Very disappointed and didnt ask for a refund as so many other people were already! Awful avoid like the covid!!

CS
CarleySage
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! They had the garden ordering by app thing sorted perfectly!

EC
EsCo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great and the staff were really helpful and friendly

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Frank
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great to be back at a pub! The staff, drinks service and seating outside were all great.

JH
JHBR
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very well set up for covid distancing restrictions. Tables in the garden are spaced far apart and there are lots of them, one way routes in and out and to toilets are very clear. Plenty of covering in case of bad weather.

MB
MariaB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

1st day at the Crafty Cow - when opened on the 12th April. We had a fab afternoon/evening

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Crafty Cow using the Order Online button. The Crafty Cow also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0117 239 8832.

The Crafty Cow is rated 4.1 stars by 15 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.