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Spotted Cow, Cowplain - pub details

Spotted Cow

Address: 131 London Road, Cowplain, Nr Horndean, Hampshire, PO8 8XJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 13793) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Rowlands Castle (2.7 miles), Bedhampton (3.3 miles), Havant (3.6 miles)

Brewery: Fullers

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Went here a couple of weeks ago when I was in the area. Had two good pints of HSB. Chiswick and London Pride were also available. The barstaff were very friendly although this may have been because it was a quiet night and there weren't too many customers present. Looking around the place it seems as if it is very busy at weekends and there is quite a community feel to the place. Several interesting photos of Cowplain on the walls. Would definately return.
outtamehead - 23 Sep 2011 02:02
An inn called the Spotted Cow appears on a map dated 1867. Cowplain is believed to get its name from the pub. Locals called the stretch of land around it Cow Plain. (In those days 'plain' meant any stretch of open land, not necessarily a large area). More houses were built on Cow Plain and by the late 19th century it had become a thriving little village. A claim to fame is Mark Wingett, the actor who played police constable Jim Carver in The Bill television series, grew up in Cowplain and attended the local secondary school. This is an ex Gales pub now Fullers who aquired the Horndean brewery in November 2005. In the middle of Cowplain, just north of Portsmouth (8 miles) and Waterlooville (2 miles). All of the normal Fullers ales plus a seasonal ale (Bengal Lancer was Available in cask (5.0% ABV)) and 'the Pride' I had was in tip top form. There is a quiz on Thursday nights and live bands appear from time to time. Families are welcome and there is a large play area in the garden and a covered seating area for the the people who want a 'gasper' and so they won't miss any of the action on the telly an outdoor large screen. Pool and darts are in a separate games room. Large 3D screen in the main bar (it's funny to watch a room full of 'Roy Orbison' impersonators, watching a match). The menu (12pm - 2pm) has a selection of traditional old pub favourite meals, light bites and healthier options and meals that appeal to the younger generation. There's a very popular Sunday Roast (12pm- 3pm)! A warm welcome for anyone seems to be the motto here and the locals are friendly. Just in case you can't get any food in the boozer may I recommend 'The Lobster Pot' fish and chip shop over the road, which is fantastic!!!!! My friend the Cosham Connoisseur commented "this place knocks the spots off anywhere else round here", I think he'd already had too much of the excellent ale.
BARRY2771 - 23 Dec 2010 17:28
visited on many occasion over past few months, beer always good, red fox being a favourite. landlord and staff know exactly what they are up to and friendly. live music, pool and darts plus the standard large screen tv and football. a warm welcome for anyone seems to be the motto here and as such will keep my custom when in area.
cj0306 - 13 Oct 2010 10:49
Probably the best pub in the Waterlooville/Horndean area.....only one that's always busy
W980501 - 23 Jan 2008 14:46
Popped in late afternoon with a regular who drinks there

It seems a bit cliquey, but as he was one of the clique it was fine

Standard late afternoon pub locals you find in any pub, had a couple of young kids in as well so I guess it is OK for families.

London Pride was tipple of choice, went down fine, barmaid friendly and would I return, good local boozer
shiner - 13 Dec 2007 19:14

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