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The Spotted Cow

) #25 of 163 Restaurants in Hartlepool ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Bar, British, Pub
31 The Green | Elwick Village, Hartlepool, Hartlepool TS27 3EF, England
+44 1429 266373
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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31 The Green | Elwick Village, Hartlepool, Hartlepool TS27 3EF, England
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Reviews (186)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

First time at the Spotted Cow in the small village of Elswick near Hartlepool. We went with friends who had been before. Not impressed either with the décor or the food. Only one other couple dining when we were there. The food was nondescript, bland...More

Thank Hazelnut1939
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This may look a little tired on the inside but don't be put off. The owners take pride in the place. The food is amazing and so tasty. Everything is piping hot ( don't burn your mouth). The garlic mushrooms and potato boats are yummy....More

Thank simon e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined here this evening with family. Between us we had, scampi, steak pie, burger and hot shot parmo, everything was great and "pub" portions. Parmo was very delicious, not greasy, I asked for it extra hot and it still could of done with a bit...More

Thank captainadamreith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on our way home for an impromptu meal,pleasant place to dine or have a drink.we had the parmo's,excellent service ,great food piping hot .will return again.

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yet another outstanding visit 10 of us had starters & meals muscle starter was huge! And in a very tasty garlic sauce Parmo was the best I've had with lovely chunky home made chips My hubby got fish which was the sz of a whale...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Ok pub. Where the 'Gastro' comes from I have no idea - the fevered imagination of somebody who's never seen, let alone visited one. Plates were cold, food was luke warm, veg was over cooked and flaccid. My steak was tasteless and fatty. My wife...More

Thank Niall B
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Ate out as a family on a Saturday night - it was nothing special - just basic - my chicken parmo was nothing to write home about - but the chips were amazing. I think it's a good way to judge a restaurant - if...More

1  Thank MazzaNumber1
Reviewed 24 March 2017

My steak was very tough and when i complained I was offered something else not a steak.I said I didn't want anything else so I was offered a £4 sweet not my money back.I was very insulted as the steak was £12.99 they said no...More

Thank Lynne W
Chris1980-2012, Manager at The Spotted Cow, responded to this review

Hi we are really sorry you had to feel this way about your experience with us but as our staff told you if you had told at beginning of your meal as you had eating half already at this time, i was there and i...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017

We were there again last night for my Granddaughters 7th birthday meal, and as usual food was amazing. Nothing on the menu you can pick out that stands out, everyone said all their food was delicious. Fantastic old fashioned home made chips, cant beat them...More

Thank Kath G
Reviewed 17 March 2017

found that the food here is amazing. steak pie was beautiful i got the tuna baguette and chips could not eat it all so big took half home for tea was so full .staff are lovely and friendly good value for your money will be...More

Thank chris s
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have any vegetarian food options?
11 April 2017|
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laura c
Are there gluten free menu or options ?
10 February 2017|
Response from Chris1980-2012 | Property representative |
Hi Laura yes we have quite a few things, if just one of our staff members when you come in they will be happy to help :) Thank you!
Ben G
Is there any area of the pub which is dog friendly? Thanks
16 April 2015|
Response from Chris1980-2012 | Property representative |
Hi ben sorry for the late reply I have only just seen this message, and yes our bar is dog friendly :) hope to see you soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 19
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 The Green | Elwick Village, Hartlepool, Hartlepool TS27 3EF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Hartlepool
  • Phone Number: +44 1429 266373