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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

As you know we kept pretty busy during lock down with the community shop, dine at home takeaway menu and the Moody Cow Chuck Wagon offering fresh "street food to go" from a converted horse box in the car park.


We opened the dining rooms as soon as we were allowed, as we promised we would, on 4th July, the pre-opening plan that we wrote in May worked flawlessly and the team quickly got to grips with our new way of working.


We still feel it is more appropriate to maintain a minimum of two meters distancing between "bubbles" and most of our guests are reassured that we ask them to complete a booking form and have a policy of booking in advance if you are dining in.


We have also set aside Wednesday lunch exclusively for those that are clinically vulnerable, either due to their age or an underlying health issue, this is proving increasingly popular and we expect demand will increase further when those advised to shield start venturing out again after the 1st August.


With the exception of the shop, which we had to stop because the kitchens are required from 8am for dish preparation, all the other services are continuing.


We find there is still strong demand at the weekend for the dine at home takeaway menu and the Chuck Wagon goes from strength to strength, now, of course, you can enjoy your street food in the courtyard with a drink from the bar, there is no need to complete a form, you will just need to give us your contact details and accept that the toilets won't be accessible.


We have received some lovely feedback from our guests over the last few months and we would like to thank you for your continued support.

Allergen factsheet

Sunday, July 19, 2020
If you are ordering from our dine in, takeaway or street food from our chuck wagon and are concerned about allergens here is the information you will need:
Sunday Roast: milk, gluten,sulphur dioxide,egg,mustard,celery, nuts (vegetarian nut roast)
Guinea fowl, black pudding and caramelised apple terrine: Gluten, milk, sulphur dioxide, egg
Chicken Liver Parfait: egg, gluten, milk, sulphur dioxide
Spiced Crab Cakes: gluten,egg, sulphur dioxide,fish, crustaceans,celery

Duck spring rolls: gluten, sulphur dioxide, soy, egg, mustard

Crab Cakes served with tartare sauce: gluten, milk, crustaceans,sulphur dioxide,mustard, fish, egg

Wasabi peanut fillet steak salad with lime & ginger dressing: gluten, sulphur dioxide,nuts,soy, peanut

Buttermilk Chicken Goujons: gluten,egg, milk, nuts,mustard, sodium dioxide
Brie coated in hazelnut breadcrumbs: nuts, gluten,egg,milk

cheesy polenta fritters, gluten, milk, sulpuhr dioxide,eggs

Parma ham and cheddar cheese croquettes: milk,gluten, mustard, eggs
Fillet of Beef Burger: sulphur dioxide, egg,mustard, gluten
Chicken Supreme stuffed with chicken liver parfait: milk, sulpur dioxide,celery,soya,egg

Chicken supreme stuffed with sausagemeat: gluten, sulphur dioxide, soy, celery, milk

Citrus braised lamb shank: gluten,celery,mustard, milk, sulphur dioxide

Fish & chips, fish,milk,gluten

Salmon fishcakes, gluten, fish,milk,sulphur dioxide,egg

Beef, ale and mushroom casserole: milk,sulphur dioxide, celery, egg, mustard
Sweet potato & lentil dhal: Sesame, sulphur dioxide

Spinach and mushroom dhal, sesame, sulphur dioxide

Lamb faggots: gluten, milk, sulphur dioxide,mustard, celery, egg

Lamb tagine: sulphur dioxide

Pan fried fillet of hake served with salmon fishcake: gluten, milk, crustaceans, sulphur dioxide, fish, celery, egg

Three Cheese Tart: gluten, milk, egg
Barbeque pork Spare Ribs: sulphur dioxide, mustard, soya, gluten, milk
Lamb hotpot: gluten, milk, celery, sodium dioxide, mustard
Beef & ale pie: gluten, milk, celery, sulphur dioxide, mustard, egg
Belly of Pork: sulphur dioxide, celery, mustard, milk, gluten
Chickpea & miso burger: egg, soya,sulphur dioxide
Vanilla cheesecake: gluten, milk, sulphur dioxide, egg
Chocolate brownies: gluten, milk, eggs
Sticky toffee pudding: gluten, eggs, milk

Raspberry creme brulee served with shorttbread biscuit: milk, egg, gluten

coffee and brandy semi freddo with chocolate shapes: Milk, egg

Tiramisu, gluten, egg, milk

Pannacotta with a shortbread biscuit, gluten, sulphur dioxide, milk, nuts, egg

Cherry pannacotta: milk, sulphur dioxide, nuts, gluten, egg
BBQ pulled pork, celery, soya, mustard, sulphur dioxide, gluten, milk
Brioche bun, gluten,milk.
Jacket potato, milk
Baked beans and cheese, celery, sulphur dioxide, mustard, milk
Nachos, milk, gluten, celery, sulphur dioxide, mustard

Re-opening on July 4th

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

So, at last we have the go ahead to re-open, and, as we promised, we will, in time for lunch on Saturday 4th of July.


We have been busy over the last few weeks, initially setting up a community shop selling restaurant quality fresh fruit and vegetables, essentials and other things that were quite hard to get hold of, we also started producing a high quality dine at home menu, both of these with a delivery service, often without charge using the Moody Cow Land Rover, for those that couldn't leave home.


Then three weeks ago we set up the Moody Cow Chuck Wagon, offering street food to go from a converted horse box located in the car park.


We have, as you would expect been working hard to get everything in place so that we could re-open to those that would like to dine in as soon as we were permitted to.


Those plans are now complete so here we have set out how we intend to operate as we learn to thrive in a new landscape.


Dining in

We will open on Wednesday lunchtime from 12 to 3 but only for those that are clinically vulnerable, either because of your age or because of an underlying health issue.


The dining rooms will be closed on Wednesday evening, at least to start with.


Our usual service will be available from Thursday lunchtime to Sunday lunchtime, we anticipate that Saturday lunchtime will be more focused on families, especially during the school holidays.


It will be necessary to book in advance if you would like to dine in, and when you book we will explain how it works so that you, your guests and our team all enjoy making the experience memorable and safe.


We have created three dining rooms and two snugs, all the tables will be allocated to allow 2M distancing and some tables are perfect for those that prefer to be more distant from other guests, the snugs are very suitable for family gatherings from two households or where some members of the party are clinically vulnerable, we love it when there are three generations enjoying our food and hospitality at the same table, and you are welcome to bring your dog too, just let us know when you book.


The workshop and kitchen dining rooms are in a shared space, so other guests will be passing through, albeit infrequently, these are great for younger guests who will enjoy the atmosphere.


Sunday lunch too will be just like the award winning experience we have always been known for.


Chuck Wagon

The chuck wagon has been very well received, we will continue to offer street food to go on a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evening and Saturday lunchtime, there is no need to book, just turn up and keep an eye on our Facebook page for real time updates, especially if you are coming from some distance away.



We will continue to offer a takeaway service on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from 6.15 to 7 for those that would like to enjoy our food in your own home, this will work in the same way as it has since we started offering the service in March.  If you are not able to collect we will be happy to deliver to you.


Other than that you will find little has changed, our service, the quality of our ingredients, the care we take with our cooking, the attention to detail will all be instantly apparent and we really look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for the support that you have given us.

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