Christmas at the Moody Cow

As soon as November is over we are ready to welcome the festive season, this year we are launching our new menu on the evening of Wednesday the 1st of December, the magic will start when we illuminate the tree, which has been a focal point of the village for over ten years. We will start the festivities with warm mince pies, our famous mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and carol singing.

The fun starts at 6.30pm and you are welcome to join us for dinner afterwards


Christmas party menu

We have just published our Christmas party festive menu which will be available from the evening of Wednesday the 1st of December until Friday the 24th of December, we can accommodate parties of up to twelve. 

This year we are more about planting trees in the developing world than using them needlessly, with your help, we hope to plant over 3,000 trees by the end of the year, so we hope you will understand that we have decided not to offer Christmas crackers or party hats, you are very welcome to bring your own though and we promise we will be having lots of fun and we would love it if you could join us

Visit our food page to see the menu


Chuck Wagon event

After the success of your Halloween event in October we are now preparing to thrill you with our big switch on.

On Wednesday 1st December we will be illuminating the Christmas tree and the Upton Bishop carol singers will be inviting us to join in singing some of our favourite Christmas carols.

The chuck wagon will be selling warm mince pies, our famous mulled wine and we will be roasting chestnuts over the fire pit.  There is no need to book, just pop over and join in the fun,

The evening starts at 6pm.

Black Rock Cooking Stones

If you like to be in control, and the idea of a block of hand carved lava rock heated to 440 degrees doesn’t sound a bit scary our Black Rock Cooking Stones might be just the thing for you. We will make some awesome sauces, marinades and salads, we will sear one side of your steak, by the time it reaches you the other side will be seared too.

You can then finish cooking every fork full exactly how you like it, right to the very last  bite.  If you choose the duo we will also serve a portion of prime, 28 day aged Hereford beef fillet in a lime and ginger marinade, so, when your stone has cooled just a little you can finish the job.

Inside we offer cooking stones in the workshop dining room, outside we offer cooking stones in the timber gazebo. The number of stones are limited and we request 24 hours notice.

It can get a bit smoky and the steak does sizzle so we invite you to wear a bib to protect your clothes!


Torro Pazzo wood fired pizza

You get a group of friend’s or family to book the gazebo, we will then wheel in the Torro Pazzo wood fired pizza trike which will come with a kit to make your own stone baked margherita pizza’s, we will also include a bucket of ice cold Birra Moretti to share. The trike also comes with a well stocked mini bar and wine rack, you just settle up for  the drinks you take.

You will have great fun stretching and forming your pizza bases, adding your toppings and taking it in turns to stone bake your own pizza. We are confident you will get flour everywhere and don’t worry, we will show you the ropes and give you some tips on how to make the perfect margherita.

If you would like us to prepare additional toppings just let us know when you book.

Afterwards, if you have room, you can choose desserts and ice cream from our pudding menu.

The cost per person, for the basic kit, which includes ingredients to make two margherita pizzas and a bottle of ice cold Birra Moretti is £15. We will need 24 hours notice, there will need to be a minimum of four of you and it is much more fun for the chef if the weather is dry!


Our dining rooms are open and now restrictions have eased we are letting you and our team decide whether they wish to wear a face covering, in all other respects our protocols remain in place.

If you would like to reserve a table in a couple of days, or more into the future please complete our booking request form, it is quick and easy to complete and we will usually call or email back a confirmation within 48 hours. If you are enquiring about more immediate availability it is better to telephone us, if we are busy serving our guests and can’t get to the phone just leave a message and we will call you back as soon as we can.

We look forward to welcoming you.




We look forward to welcoming you


Our Story


Over the last ten years our Head Chef, Tom Piper, with the help of his dedicated team, has earned a reputation for consistently creating innovative dishes, packed full of flavour, using the finest ingredients, many from growers and farmers right on our doorstep.

We take great care where we source our ingredients, only the very best, freshest ingredients will do and providing the quality is right, we select direct from farmers, growers and merchants within thirty miles. 

Our wine list is carefully selected from the classic and new world, and features some stunning wines, our cellar is well kept and features three cask conditioned ales from micro breweries as close as seven miles away, premium continental lagers, local cider and Guinness.

Our service is attentive, but informal, Children are most welcome and we love it when you bring your pet dog too.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Moody Cow soon.

Dawn, Chris, Tom and the team

Sustainably Run

Doing Our Bit

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Here at the Moody Cow we care passionately about the environment and make every effort to reduce the impact, as a business, that we make. Sourcing our ingredients from local farmers, for example, not only supports other businesses in the area and means that the meals we serve are from known responsible sources, are as fresh as possible but also vitally reducing the impact of food miles.

With this in mind we have joined the Sustainably Run initiative that provides the opportunity to plant a tree in a developing country to help offset the impact that your meal has had on the environment. Below are the number of trees we have planted with our customers so far!
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 Here to serve you



Lunch 12:00 - 14:00

Dinner 18:00 - 21:00


Lunch 12:00 - 14:00

Dinner 18:00 - 21:00


Lunch 12:00 - 14:00

Dinner 18:00 - 21:00


Lunch 12:00 - 14:00

Dinner 18:00 - 21:00


Lunch 12:00 - 15:00

 Our delicious food


Here at The Moody Cow we’re passionate about good food, cooked well from fresh quality ingredients.

Click the link below for our full menu and to book a table.

Quench your thirst


Our selection of cask ales are kept in superb condition, and will always feature a locally brewed beer. As well as our popular ales, we stock a range of continental lagers and local ciders. If you are driving we have created a super non alcoholic cocktail and a couple of fantastic almost alcohol free bottled beers.

Our wine list is carefully selected to include new world favourites and some stunning locally produced wines.


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