The Spotted Cow, Bristol

139 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1EZ

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Here at The Spotted Cow, we have a kitchen with principles based on solid British cooking. We pride ourselves on our good reputation and hope that the enthusiasm of the team shines through in our menus.

Head Chef Iain Webb has based the ethos of the kitchen on good ingredients sourced from the best local suppliers used to create interesting dishes based on classic recipes. Inspired by the likes of St John in London we are strong believers in Nose to Tail, however, we are also big seafood fans and make the most of our regular deliveries fresh from Cornwall.

Best Pub Winner - Bristol Lifestyle Awards

Our menu changes daily and this reflects the seasonal ingredients available and also the fact that we have daily deliveries from our local suppliers. Fresh vegetables from Somerset farms, meat from Ruby & White and Origin Butchers plus bread baked right here on North Street from Mark's Bread.

No pub would be complete without a good Sunday Roast and our Sunday Roasts are legendary. We have meat, vegetarian, vegan, and also a fish option every week.

Recently we built our own roof garden. The garden now supplies the kitchen with many of its ingredients from fresh herbs to aubergines and plump tomatoes.

For an example of what to expect please click on our menus.

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  • Service was so welcoming and friendly and we were very confident in all of the safety measures put in place. The decor is very classy and relaxing with beautiful flowers adding to the atmosphere. All of us loved the food and felt that even without the Tories subsidising it is great value for outstanding British food. Make sure you book as this pub is so popular and deservedly so- just go!

  • This spacious downtown gastropub oozes unpretentious sophistication, from the candle-lit minimalism of the decor to the chilled Sunday jazz DJ sets. Food is also a big deal here. You'll find classic pub grub brilliantly reinvented with locally sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible.

    The Guardian
  • Great for social drinks. Sat indoors on a Saturday evening which was set up well for social distancing. There was a good drinks selection, and food quality. Efficient and friendly staff and service.

  • The Spotted Cow has been one such haunt of mine, and it has been for most of the seven years I’ve lived in Bristol. It’s remained a constant on ever-evolving North Street, seeing neighbouring businesses come and go, and the food and drink offering flourish. It’s actually been there, in the same guise and ownership, for over a decade. Come the summer, the large garden will come into its own, too – locals flock here at the first sign of sun to work on those vitamin D levels. A proper crowd-pleaser.

    Jess Carter - Crumbs
  • The Spotted Cow was one of the first pubs in Bristol to place an emphasis on locally sourced and organic produce... North Street has come a long way over the years and The Spotted Cow has had a hand to play in its resurgence.

    Bristol Post
  • The menu makes for interesting reading, not least because the Cow have extended their 'local, sustainable, ethical' food-sourcing policy to include 'grown on the premises', with a roof garden providing many of the vegetables and herbs used in the kitchen.

    Venue Magazine