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Set within the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, The Black Cow is every bit a traditional English pub, from its charming old-fashioned decor down to its menu of British cuisine, real ales and craft beers. Located on The Green in Dalbury Lees, The Black Cow is popular with ramblers, cyclists and visitors to the area as well as being the beloved local of many, this cosy gastropub can get busy, so it's best to book a table in advance to avoid missing out!
Delicious food, would really recommend the Calamari starter! The new décor is fab, slight wait for food and service but to be expected when its good. Staff were friendly too, I hadn't been for quite some time but will definitely be going back soon
Quite disappointed. Had to wait a long time for our food which we couldnt understand as the restaurant was not busy. Food was ok when it eventually came. Not much atmosphere & it was cold too.
Service slow, particularly in view of only two tables being occupied. Food ok but very limited choice. For what was on offer, the food was overpriced.
Overlooking the village green and located within a stunning historic building in Dalbury Lee’s, The Black Cow has lots of rural charm, decorated in a traditional style with exposed brick walls, wooden beams and cosy armchairs. In the summertime, the outdoor area is the perfect place to admire the scenery while enjoying a few pints. Whether is for a quick snack, some lunch, dinner or a Sunday roast, The Black Cow has plenty of options to suit. Begin with some grilled black pudding served with a poached hens egg, crispy bacon and honey & mustard dressing, pan-seared Moroccan wood pigeon or garlic and rosemary infused camembert.
Then, go for a British classic like the beer-battered fish with handcut chips and slow-cooked shin of beef & ale pie or an international dish like the harissa spiced chicken and tabbouleh salad or pan-fried halloumi cheese with Tuscan bean ragout, winter greens, basil pangritata. Finish off with some sticky toffee pudding or vanilla seed creme brulee, and relax and take in the picturesque surroundings while enjoying some real ale, craft beer or a wine from the handpicked selection. Attracting visitors from all over the Derby area to its location on The Green in Dalbury Lee’s, The Black Cow is a popular choice for lunch and dinner, book ahead to snag a seat!