Welcome to the Moody Cow

In June we celebrated our eleventh Birthday since saving the Moody Cow from closure.

Since then we have adopted a simple vision, to create the experience for our guests that we would like ourselves when we go out to dine.  To us this means authentic home made food cooked with care using the finest most local ingredients in an inclusive, welcoming environment and that includes your family pet!

We look forward to seeing you soon


In August 2021 we adopted an initiative to become a sustainably run restaurant and with your help since then we have planted over five thousand trees in the developing world.

Now we are going to turn our attention to matters closer to home.  Initially we will be donating 1% of our profit to the John Kyrle High School ecological initiative which is seeking support to develop an ecological garden which will help protect the habitat of local species and the well being and mental health of students.

You may already be aware that we have already done a great deal to reduce our impact on the environment by composting our vegetable waste, recycling over 90% of our general waste, reducing our consumption of single use plastic and using renewable sources of energy

We look forward to welcoming you to the Moody Cow soon


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 will give you plenty of napkins and a finger bowl!

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 £20. 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!

For the moment 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.

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

The Moody Cow

 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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The Moody Cow

Upton Bishop
Ross on Wye
01989 780 470
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