Review Summary

8.8 based on 11 reviews
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    We loved it! Excellent meal and friendly, efficient service. After a few disappointments in other local inns this place is a treasure, unfussy, good honest food at a reasonable price.

    Good wholesome food! Disappointed about the menu on night as it was not the same as on internet. My wife ended up with her usual steak and I had veal which was excellent. The dessert was very limited for my wife as only 2 choices I was OK with - cheese and biscuits. Irish coffee was not made properly. It was full of cream and a little rushed. Might try again but not sure.

    We enjoyed our meal but the only downside was that at no point were we offered the dessert menu despite several members of staff walking passed our table.

    Lovely meal in nice surroundings. Restaurant was really quiet despite being right next to the bar. Perfect for my hard of hearing step-father! Tasty food, but service was a little slow. Overall, I would definately go back.

    Really good food and fresh, local produce. Lovely atmosphere too. Service is normally very good, but this time staff didn't seem as attentive - hopefully this was a one off! Would definitely recommend as we go back time and time again.

    Good venue - food generally very good - marked down a little as the root vegetable dauphenois which I thought sounded very interesting actually was disappointing - being slightly undercooked.

    Great meal. Some of the dishes were a little over done but didn’t detract from the overall quality too much so it would be an injustice to dwell on that point. Extra vegetables were no problem when asked for. Good VFM.

    Great food. The beef was the best I have ever had! The waiting staff are lovely but marked down slightly due to the lack of uniform. Would definitely recommend this pub.

    The highest standard of any pub I have visited, setting was traditional with quirks and the food was great. Opted for the venison, which was superb. Only slight glitch was that the carrots were warm, but it didn't bother me. Despite this, we were given a free round of drinks which was greatly appreciated. This family atmosphere is hard to replicate and will be bringing the rest of the family for sunday lunch - cant wait!

    lovely food and good service

Mon:
12pm-2:30pm and 6pm-10:30pm
Tue:
12pm-2:30pm and 6pm-10:30pm
Wed:
12pm-2:30pm and 6pm-10:30pm
Thu:
12pm-2:30pm and 6pm-10:30pm
Fri:
12pm-2:30pm and 6pm-10:30pm
Sat:
12pm-10:30pm (last orders 9:30pm)
Sun:
12pm-5pm (last orders 4pm)
  • Ranked #50 of 169
  • Avg. main course: £15
  • 0.75 miles from Oadby
  • British

We say…

Just outside of Oadby and only ten minutes’ drive from the centre of Leicester is the award-winning Cow and Plough public house and restaurant. Part of the Steamin’ Billy Brewery Company, a fine local brewers specialising in great ales, good food and friendly service, and housed within a set of rambling, old farm buildings, the Cow and Plough has everything you could wish for.

The venue is beautifully decorated with an eclectic mix of traditional pub artefacts such as ancient metal advertisement boards for old brews, little trinkets and old pub signs, all of which add a fantastic depth of character to an already charming building. On entering the Cow and Plough you will be greeted by one of the friendly staff members and it is your choice whether to enjoy a pre-meal drink in the comfortable bar area or go straight through to the restaurant which sits at the back of the building. The restaurant is also sympathetically decorated and can seat up to 90 diners at any one time. With an array of differing table sizes, the Cow and Plough is suitable for parties of two, all the way up to ten people on one table.

The food menu equals the surroundings and diners are spoiled for choice with the selection of home-cooked food on offer. The use of local produce Is evident across the menu and favourite choices for starters range from local beetroot and Quenby stilton risotto, to asparagus spears wrapped in Parma ham with a parmesan crust. Musty-try mains include a trio of award-winning Wood’s sausages served with colcannon mash, onion rings and a red wine gravy but dishes such as the slow-roasted belly pork, Gressingham duck and fillets of sea bass with saffron potatoes are also top contenders. Home-made desserts await those who have enough room to enjoy a pudding, and all is washed down with very reasonably priced drinks.

The Cow and Plough is in the perfect countryside setting for those looking for a relaxed dining experience without being too far from Leicester city centre.




last updated: 16 Apr 2019
Stoughton Park, Gartree Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2FB
0116 272 0852