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The Brown Cow

$$ - $$$British, ,
Pontefract Road | Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7EL, England
+44 1977 704735
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (10 reviews)
“parfait” (2 reviews)
“beef” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Pontefract Road | Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7EL, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eaten here many times and never had cause for complaint. But had Sunday dinner a few weeks ago and the meal I had was under par. I had belly pork and it looked like two pieces of thin crossled bacon. When we had dessert it...More

Thank dandsding
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I've been back with the family for another Sunday lunch...every bit as good as last time and very good value. The meat is good, the veg beautifully cooked and the veggie option of two field mushrooms is perfect for me. The children are happy, the...More

Thank thruppennyl
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We love the Brown Cow The food, service and value are all fantastic The atmosphere is so friendly and both the bar staff and waitresses cannot do enough. Food is of the highest quality with the best Yorkshire puddings in all of West Yorkshire. Cannot...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This place looks amazing from the outside, but what a disappointment. I'm not sure which was worse, the decor, the food or the rude staff. My partner and I waited 45 minutes for our food. My fillet stake was well over-cooked and the senior waitress...More

Thank binkymama
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Myself and a few family members were recommended this as a place for Sunday lunch. Upon seeing the orders on the next table I decided against the Sunday roast as the lady that had ordered it had clearly not had enough gym sessions to carve...More

Thank Gareth P
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Called on spec for lunch. One couple sat waiting for food and bar staff and one waitress chatting whole time we were there. Waited half an hour for sandwiches which were uninspiring to say the least. Shocking service.

1  Thank goasIplease
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We have recently been here for a friends christening. It is a lovely little pub and the food was lovely. The buffet was provided by the pub and it was good!! Staff are helpful and pleasant. Will definitely be returning to try the menu.

Thank Younglady85
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We took my wifes parents and my Mum out for dinner at the Brown Cow. There was a huge menu on the board but a more limited one for Sunday lunch, buit still plenty of choice. We had a turkey roast, beef roast, gammon roast...More

1  Thank shaunsouthern
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We went here to celebrate 2 of our friends birthdays having been before albeit last year. Not sure if there is a new year but we all said we would not go back again(8 of us) 5 had steak and ale pie all agreed the...More

Thank 1949jackie
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We popped in for a drink after shopping but the smell of the cooking had us asking for a table, which the helpful staff found for us.I had the belly pork which was cooked to perfection, melting in the mouth, the veg on the whole...More

Thank Darren H
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Questions & Answers
5 August 2017|
Response from Kirsty G | Property representative |
Yes we are dog friendly however we do ask that dogs are kept out of the dining area.
17 March 2015|
Response from richard h | Property representative |
Yes, at the moment it is a goats cheese and roasted pepper tart with balsamic treacle.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pontefract Road | Ackworth, Pontefract WF7 7EL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Pontefract
  • Phone Number: +44 1977 704735
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