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It's our Birthday

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

On June the first it will be five years since we saved the Moody Cow from being closed down and boarded up. We took a rare moment to reflect, in 2011 we set out with a simple vision, to create the kind of country pub we would like to go to ourselves, with authentic home made food, using the best, most local ingredients we could find, relaxed, informal but attentive service and a well kept cellar.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated young team, our passionate suppliers, growers, merchants and farmers and of course our guests, without you we simply do not have a business and you are the ones who will judge how close we are to achieving our simple vision.


Do please let us know.

It Could Just Save a Life

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
In a rural location like Upton Bishop it is likely that an ambulance will take more than ten minutes to arrive, so the availability of a community defibrillator within minutes really could save a life. 

We have funded the purchase of a community defibrillator for the people of Upton Bishop, and local residents have received training which was kindly supported by West Midlands Ambulance Service. We have decided to dedicate the unit to Alison Griffiths; as Alison did so much for the community it just seemed fitting. 

 We were amazed and quite touched when Alison's family offered to contribute £500 towards the cost of the unit, and in addition to this another Upton Bishop resident has agreed to fund the ongoing cost of consumables. It is fantastic how this initiative has brought our community together. 

Thank you everyone!

2016 Michelin Guide

Tuesday, May 03, 2016
We are thrilled that we have been awarded a coveted listing in the Michelin Guide 2016. This is the second year running that the inspectors have placed us in the top 590 dining pubs in Britain and Ireland. 

 This listing is a credit to our entire team, and we’d like to thank Tom who leads a young, dedicated, and passionate team in the kitchen, Dawn, Sarah and all of our super front of house team, many of whom were brand new to hospitality before joining us at the Moody Cow, and of course Dave who looks after front of house standards - that is when he is not breaking stuff! 

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