We got a bit panicky around here when we heard it on the grapevine that The Red Cow was closing. For how long? Was it forever? The kids were crying, adults were ready to make placards for a protest - well maybe not that dramatic but it was a major concern. It is a lovely village pub and so convenient. Have spent many good moments at The Red Cow.
A few weeks ago they let us out of our misery and announced they were having a bit of a refurb and to reopen with a new menu. I finally got a free lunchtime to go and try it out. I was expecting it to be just as it was before really, maybe a few changes here and there but wow I was pleasantly surprised as they had decorated and laid new carpet and it looked very welcoming.
The menu was a real treat too as there was a nice range of gluten free options all clearly stated and I opted for a gluten free burger in a gluten free cob! Yes! You know how it feels fellow gluten free peeps, the celebratory punch in the air as finally I can eat a burger. It was lovely complete with salad, coleslaw and chips. I followed up on a dessert of Meringue with cream, lemon curd and raspberries. My son had the other dessert pictured which was a Warm Waffle. It was all very nice and we were served by the very friendly staff there including the manager.
They have changed the ordering system from ordering at the bar to a table service now which is better and they have kept the prices at a reasonable rate too. There is always a bit of a worry with a new refurb that the place stops being family orientated and the prices sore to compensate for the new decor but I'm glad to say this isn't the case and they have stayed loyal to their local customers.
I would recommend to book if interested in dining, we went at lunch time so it was reasonably quiet but I can imagine as word gets around, if it hasn't already that it will get very busy. If you would like more information and to view the menu you can find details on their website at
Leave me a comment below if you have been here and let me know what you thought. Overall I'm very impressed and applaud a good selection of food including a good balance for different dietary requirements. I will be returning a few times I'm sure.
Thanks for reading and please come back for more tomorrow with Autism Support Saturday......take care for now.