Seasonal food in unspoilt surroundings

About The Red Cow

The Red Cow in Leicester Forest East is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

Book a table online and enjoy a spot by our roaring log-fire. Or make the best of the British summertime by eating alfresco in our pretty beer garden.

A little pub history

The Red Cow started out in the 1650's as a very small inn in a row of cottages in a village near Leicester. Our name comes from an old rhyme which relates to the pub restaurant. "The old red cow, Which never did low, With coat as soft as silk. Come in, if you please, And sit down at your ease, And taste her nut brown milk".

Make a day of it

A perfect stop before going on to Leicester Racecourse, The Red Cow pub is a rare treasure for walkers enjoying the heart of the rolling Leicestershire countryside, a charming thatched inn of great character.

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Festive early booking

Enjoy your Christmas feast early to receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco

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Our opening times

Our standard opening times are below but we may open earlier on certain days depending on local demand so please do call us to check if you would like to visit us before midday.

Monday to Saturday 12pm to 11pm.
Sundays 12pm to 10.30pm.