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Spotted Cow, Malton

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The Spotted Cow is tucked away behind the Market Square next to a livestock market. I made it just before they were closing on Friday evening. There are a number of small rooms, which give the pub character. But it had a fairly worn feel. Ales were Tetley's Cask, Fullers Front Line, Wychwood Hobgoblin & Bradfield Farmer's Blonde.
blue_scrumpy - 26 Mar 2018 20:34
The Spotted Cow was the last of the 3 pubs I needed to tick from the 2016 GBG and its possibly not what I was expecting.

The pub didn’t feel like it had a huge amount of history or a locally important interior as written about just felt like an old fashioned locals pub.

Situated next to the cattle market the pub is split into 2 areas, a snug room at the front that I didn’t visit as no-one was sat in here, and a slightly larger open plan area to the rear with a real log fire burning. The half a dozen punters were in this rear room with a couple more out the back smoking.

4 hand pumps with 4 ales , the Tetley's was on good form, the other choices all being from the Marston’s stable.

Stopped just for 1 drink before moving on. I didn’t really get the feel of this pub but not everyone in the GBG is a great pub they are listed for different attributes.

lezford - 18 Dec 2016 12:44
went in the tiny front bar where you go back 40 years. best pint of Everards Tiger I've had for a long while. Black Sheep was also excellent. No food, unfortunately, which left room for more beer. Excellent little pub which should be preserved at all costs.
thebrewer - 2 Apr 2009 17:35
The atmosphere isn't very welcoming for outsiders, there is a definate local clientele who dominate the space within the pub! A very male dominated environment!
nnmncrf - 12 Sep 2008 11:52
This pub has no longer got Cask Marque Accreditation, the only pub in the area with Cask Marque Accreditation is The BlackSmiths Arms in Swinton
taff1664 - 31 Dec 2007 01:15
Absolute gem!

Enjoyable imbibing establishment.

Had many a good session on the excellent Tetley's or Black Sheep.
yorkshireale - 27 Mar 2007 17:15

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