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The Red Cow was my first stop in Sandwich. The town itself is lovely with some characterful, narrow streets. It feels like a maze in places. The Red Cow is situated in one of the more open streets, next to a supermarket. In truth it was one of the better pubs in a town was far from friendly. Many of the local folk seemed insular and the bar staff weren't very cheery either. There was an eerie silence around the bar when I was getting served in the Red Cow. Ales were Sharps Doom Bar, Camerons Ahopalypse Now, Nelson Powder Monkey & Timothy Taylor Boltmaker. No real cider was available on this visit. The interior has 3 different rooms - a dining area at the front to the left, a small room with a bar billiards table to the right and the main bar area beyond. There is also a reasonable sized garden at the rear. Could be better.
blue_scrumpy - 19 Apr 2017 20:41
Visited yesterday. Very friendly barstaff. A choice of ales- Wychwood Piledriver, Marston's Pedigree, Doombar and one from Otter.
I had a couple of pints of the Piledriver which was excellent.
It was warm enough to venture outside which was lucky as many of the seats inside were occupied.
Very pleasant!
outtamehead - 21 Oct 2014 17:52
Four beers on. I had the Old Dairy Blue Top. It was a pretty cold day and the beer rather matched the weather - as did the pub which though warm in its welcome was not that warm in the more prosaic temperature sense. No real complaints but I'll probably try a different pub next time I'm in Sandwich.
oldloafer - 7 Mar 2012 22:34
Having heard good things - well-kept local ales - my esteemed colleague in imbibing and I sallied forth to the Red Cow in that barren period between Christmas and New Year. In all honesty, no local ales were on offer, but what little standard fare on offer at the bar was perfectly acceptable if not very exciting. The atmosphere, notwithstanding some ghastly football match being screened, was warm and enticing - well, anywhere would have been so bitter was the weather. Sandwich is a delightful place and this is clearly one of its better pubs, if, on the evidence of my visit, not its best. I will return soon to make further judgement.
CJG - 15 Jan 2010 11:41
Haven't been here for the best part of a decade. That's how frequently I emerge in Sandwich. Still, it was pretty much as I had left it; a pleasingly well-preserved traditional beamed interior, plenty of space to lounge in, and well-kept beer, which is something of a surprise as the bulk of punters seemed to be wholly focused on the footie and were your classic lager-swillers. Still, it was good to see that locals were using the pub and enjoying what it offers. This place doesn't quite live up to its exterior, but it's nevertheless worth popping in for a pint or two if you're in the vicinity.
TWG - 14 Jan 2010 17:58
lovely pub that caters well to the tourists (me) and local alike.

Five pumps with a couple of not so common beers on - Loddon and Gadds.

food looked good but was getting a curry so didnt try it
SWmell0 - 24 Jul 2009 12:10

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