The Spotted Cow

4.3
215 Reviews
£25 and under
Modern European
A glorious pub in the wonderfully atmospheric Surrey countryside The Spotted Cow at Lower Bourne serves high quality pub food in superb surroundings. Nestled in enchanting woodlands, The Spotted Cow is old fashioned but modern all at once. The décor is fresh and light, creating a comfortable atmosphere that appeals to all ages and tastes. A large child and dog friendly beer garden surrounds the premises, separated in to two areas with one entirely enclosed and the other open to the surrounding country. Real ales and carefully selected wines are accompanied by The Spotted Cow’s excellent gastropub menu which includes the best of British with just a sprinkling of international flavour.

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
What 215 people are saying
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learntodineJane
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food and service and well looked after throughout...thank you

LM
LucyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was impeccable - cannot fault the wait staff at all. So attentive and helpful!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The service was really slow and our deserts came out separately. We had to chase up where they were for about 15 mins.

JJ
JoJoh
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It’s a good pub but perhaps nicer in the summer outside - the garden is great. Inside felt a bit tired / not the nicest decor & poor lighting. Needs a revamp? Veggie Wellington itself was nice but trimmings could have been better. Dessert was good. Service was attentive but a little rushed / distracted.

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Friendgroup
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Felt safe to eat outdoors in the covered headed area, tables spaced apart well.

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RuthD
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of us ladies have been using the Spotted Cow for lunch for some years now. Despite the restrictions, the service and food was just as good as it has always been.
Good selection of wine and food on offer. Would thoroughly recommend it.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Roast portions were quite small for the price and the quality wasn't bad but wasn't great for the price. We were sat outside but no-one came to check on us. The dinner needed more gravy, never had the opportunity to ask for more. Had to ask for our table to be cleaned as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four dined here last night for the first time and all I can say is wow! The Spotted Cow is set in a stunning location, hidden away not far from Farnham train station. This restaurant has it all, beautiful spaces inside & out. A new external solution with outside bar, ample parking and large garden areas. The food and service was top class from start to finish. Empty plates for all courses and the staff just couldn’t do enough for us. Our drinks seamlessly topped up, I just can’t find any fault with this hidden gem of a restaurant. Cannot wait to return again - the creamy garlic mushrooms were pure heaven!!

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MYFAMILYANDADOG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were eating in a party with special dietary requirements, and the choice of food for a gluten-sensitive individual was very poor, despite us forwarding a detailed list of food options 24 hours prior. It's a nice pub with good facilities, but I can't recommend the food unless you are an allergy free omnivore.

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NatalieF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

There was a large private function going on at the same time with lots of kids running around. We sat outdoors and it was quite pleasant. Clean and tidy.
The food was good, slightly overpriced for what it is but tasty.
I would try again here.

MP
MellyP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pub food and really relaxing and lovely eating outside while the children used the fab play area.

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have just discovered this hidden gem and have already been back. Best things are ambience and good.

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RochelleC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food, good size serving and quality. Lovely location tucked away with parking. Friendly staff.

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AnneW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, amazing food. Little bit pricey but worth it

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Good
Surrey
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was a bit sluggish - someone forgot the plate of olives to start with and they came up very late.
Only other criticism - I had a risotto, slightly undercooked and not quite up to the usual standard.
Still an enjoyable lunch, though, overall.

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StevenP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem!
My wife and i were ell looked after by this wonderful family.
Great service. Great atmosphere.

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Phil
London
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are not from this neighbourhood but chose Spotted Cow due to its good reviews. It lived up to our expectations, so I am adding another 5-star review.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

A prebooked party of 6 was seated at a circular table meant for 4 - hence it was uncomfortable

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PaulS
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short notice Saturday evening dinner for two. Sat outside. Great atmosphere and very enjoyable

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Foody
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great place to eat, and a great find. Lovely atmosphere and garden. Would recommend.

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Peter
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We have been here a few times as have friends and family. It's a nice place to eat with good and pleasant service. My wife's meal was fine but mine was very disappointing indeed. They did not have veal for the schnitzel so I opted for the steak. It looked good but proved tough and chewy. I offered this view when a passing member of staff asked if all was well. I was immediately offered a replacement ( full marks ) which arrived pretty quickly ( full marks again ). But the new steak was a thin one and cooked considerably beyond the medium that I asked for - and was again tough. I'm not given to making a fuss but when asked again if all was well I told the truth.
When the bill arrived they offered reduction - not by wiping out the offending steak item but by removing one of our desserts i.e. the cheapest item on the bill.
I will not be back.

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TriciaW
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our Sunday lunch roasts. The pork was absolutely delicious. Our two year old grandson tucked into his turkey roast with relish too! Super Yorkshire puddings! We sat outside, great for children. Friendly staff and always welcomed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

We were sat next to the owner who was taking business calls, taki

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IndiraM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The restaurant is situated in a beautiful spot. The overall ambiance was wonderful and the food was good. May be you could look at having more than one toilet for ladies..??!!

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GedB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

excellent food well prepared and but a little expensive,

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PaulS
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a midweek lunch. Sat outside in the covered area. Attentive service and great food. Highly recommended

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SusieP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere with live music and attentive staff. The food was delicious except for the “caramelised onion” on the garlic bread, which looked and tasted more like chutney. Other than this it was a really lovely meal in a fab place.

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Jack
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Belly pork clearly old and reheated
Cold custard with warm syrup sponge & far too much cream on waffle

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Nick
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The pizzas were excellent, unfortunately nothing else was. They weren’t really busy yet the service wasn’t good - had to give the drinks order twice and was given a bill for a different table at the end. Shame really.

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Snoopy1
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a meal I. Pleasant surroundings. Ordering by app was a little awkward as signal was poor. Meal was good and table service was also good.

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GPJ12
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very attentive service, limited but good menu... Will be going again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Friendly staff! Amazing food!

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Slkcakelady
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch in the garden at the spotted cow. Excellent pizzas from the oven. We will be back.

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DEREKB
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Efficient friendly service. Excellent food. Good value for money. Will certainly go again

LM
LouiseM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely Sunday roast with a good selection of kids menu.

TK
TrevorK
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class . Greeted at the door shown to table and excellent service. Fod high standard.

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Chris
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening , great food, nice atmosphere would def go again

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SallyK
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely family meal last night to celebrate my dads birthday. The food, atmosphere, service was all fantastic….thank you all very much

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was slow, the food was underwhelming - burnt pizza, less than fresh ingredients - eg - woody samphire with the scallops, warm beer.

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Johndc
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ordered fish and chips and a Halloumi burger - absolutely fabulous! The Spotted Cow is our favourite place to have lunch. Would thoroughly recommend it.

FAQs

The Spotted Cow offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01252 726541.

The Spotted Cow is rated 4.3 stars by 215 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.