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The Spotted Cow, Lower Bourne - pub details

Address: 3 Bourne Grove, Lower Bourne, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 3QT [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 28896) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Farnham (1 mile), Aldershot (3.5 miles), Bentley - Hants (4.4 miles)

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It seems people have widely varying experiences at this place. Mrs P and I called in after a Sunday morning walk. We hadn't booked but grabbed the last table and were made very welcome despite the bar staff clearly being under pressure. The drinks were brought to the table -- nice pint of TEA. The food was very good albeit not outstanding but despite the somewhat (to my eye) pretentious decor this is after all a pub and not a swanky restaurant. I thought it was good value for money and I'll be going again, but during the week when it's quieter. By the way it's dog-friendly (good) and child-friendly (bah!).
priestleysj - 18 Jan 2013 12:54
Don't bother, that's my advice. Our experience completely contradicts the good reviews you'll read. Went there Saturday early afternoon for lunch. We were optimistic as it wasn't too busy in the car park and there were plenty of tables free in the garden. It's one of those stupid places you have to take a table number to the bar to order food. Just as well we someone we could leave at the table. Ordered 5 baguettes, told the wait was an hour and a half! An hour and a half for baguettes? Oh, and of course there were no baguettes, just ciabatta. Ordered drinks and said we'd take the menus to the table to consider other options and asked to open tab. When we gave our table number, they said there wasn't a little gizmo to hold our credit card for that number so they gave us a different table number altogether! When I asked how that would work if someone else came in and said that was the table they were sat at, the server just gave us a blank look! While we were considering whether to order food, they brought out the meals for a group of four next to us. They had waited the hour and a half for their 4 ciabattas and chips. When their food came two of them got the wrong order and the other two were burnt. We left. I have since asked around and been told not to believe the good reviews, as allegedly, they write those themselves to counteract the bad ones real people post. You have been warned.
Wojo - 10 Jun 2011 17:43
Saw an advert. for this Pub in an oldish Camra magazing which said it was a 'traditional' pub. Quite nice though it was when I made a recent visit I would hardly call it a traditional pub, more like a mid range restaurant which sells beer. Food quite expensive. Wife and I, and the dog, were made welcome so our 40 miles journey was not entirely wasted.
LuvPubs - 12 Jan 2011 11:41
I'm suprised by the other reviews. I've been a few times - for a beer in filthy mountain biking gear (very welcoming), with a couple of mates for a beer in the evening (very welcoming), to eat with the family (very welcoming) and in a big group with adults and kids (very welcoming)! Beer - I think the TEA is very good indeed - very well kept. Food - in general the food was good too, if a little on the expensive side. A minor gripe would be that the Sunday roast beef was too well-done for my taste. Service - Considering the place was packed on a couple of occasions (a good sign, surely?), I thought the service was excellent.

All in all, I think a very good choice and I would have given a 9 if they had an open fire!
adriandvg - 1 Nov 2010 17:39
Sampled this for the first time Saturday, mid afternoon.
Very quiet and had to wait 5 minutes to be served as the bar man was watching the world cup on Tv
FFF Moondance was still on along with London Pride and TEA. Mondance was good and didnt try the other two.
A really nice setting but not the most welcoming of hosts.
We looked at the menu but they were not prepared to serve until 6pm and it was only 5.30 when we finished so can't comment on the food quality. Prices were very high for a pub so I would have expected something good if we had eaten

GarmischP - 6 Jul 2010 08:41

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