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Cow is the newest pub from the Geronimo Inns group located at Westfield, Stratford, it’s actually the closet pub to the Olympic stadium…in fact those who didn’t manage to score tickets might wanna head down there instead, it’s free and has some pretty amazing views over the stadium.

The pub is set over two floors and offers a selection of good old English comfort food, snacks, ales and wines. The Cow isn’t your usual shopping centre eatery, it still manages to retain the atmosphere of a local pub despite its location.

We visited last week and sampled the Goat Cheese Salad and Homemade Broccoli and Stilton soup – perfect for a winter warmer! For mains we sampled the Fish and Chips and the Sausage, Bacon and Butter Bean Casserole with a side of mash and leek. The waiter did warn us the portions were hearty, but jeez louise these were huge! The Fish and Chips were a generous portion of battered flaky fish and fat, handcut chips served on paper – even we couldn’t finish them.

The casserole was a rich, tasty dish which warmed the cockles of our heart…although that could have been the wine – the house white is great value and perfectly drinkable costing just over £15. If you’re in Westfield shopping and you need to refuel we’d recommend making a bee-line for The Cow. The Grocers and Butchers Boards are great for a girlie lunch.

4 Chestnut Plaza, Westfield Stratford City, Montfichet Road, E20