The Spotted Cow
The pub is in a building with over 200 years of history, however the décor inside is modern and fresh. There is a large bar area inside with seating all around and a few big bench tables suitable for large parties.
Billed as a gastro pub the emphasis is on quality food, drink and music and many of these elements are locally sourced with some bits of the menu even being grown onsite on their own roof garden.
This is a very popular pub so if you are looking to get a table inside then booking in advance is definitely advised. There is a garden to the rear where there are a load more benches and tables to sit and eat, however as it’s a sun trap in the summer this also gets very crowded.
The food is very good here and they often offer a few extra special options. For example on the day I went there was roasted suckling pig on offer though the price put me off eating Wilbur.
In the end I opted for the Beef and was not disappointed. The meat was very well cooked and there were lashings of gravy, however I felt a little hard done by with the lack of roast potatoes. Only 2 if I remember right. My fellow reviewers had the pork which looked equally lovely.
I felt this was a very good roast but it lacked that certain something to push it over the edge and make it really stand out.