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The Moody Cow

$$ - $$$, British,
Upton Bishop, Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7TT, England
+44 1989 780470
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cheese tart” (19 reviews)
“venison” (33 reviews)
“sundae” (20 reviews)
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Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Upton Bishop, Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7TT, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My first time here in ten years –four of us went for weekday dinner. It was very good then under a prior management but I gather (from current management) that it dipped after they sold and was rescued about six years year by current management...More

Thank DavidCC
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had an incredible welcome from Chris who told us we could come in and didn't have to sit outside (we were early). The restaurant is beautifully decorated, quirky, homely and as dog owners felt welcome and comfortable here. My dad had soup and my partner...More

Thank Tafski
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I had dinner at the Moody Cow last week to celebrate her birthday. We went to Ross-on-Wye to attend an event the day before, driving down from our home in Co Durham. Consequently the area is unfamiliar to us but fortunately we...More

Thank SOCD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a disappointing day out at a local attraction, we deceided to book a meal here to cheer us up. What a great call we made. Everything from the moment we parked up outside and saw the exterior, to the time we left was spot...More

Thank Sandra T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I telephoned dawn, the owner to ask if there was venison on the menu, although it was not she said that it be no problem to accommodate our request. We ate there last night and I have to say it was the best venison we...More

Thank Lynda H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch. Everything well organised on arrival. Taken to table and drinks ordered. The service by the young ladies was very good and the landlord was present to deal with customers. The food was very good and the portions of a decent size. On...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place, the host is friendly and welcoming! The food as a whole is of a high standard however... we had the bread and oils first, this needs a lot more balsamic guys! The oils were great but 2 tiny drops of...More

Thank Taipa22
chrisA4888WS, Owner at The Moody Cow, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am very sorry that you found our BBQ pork spare ribs too spicy, I wish you had let me know I would have been delighted to offer you an alternative, or, if you were...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a chance and booked a table at the moody cow on the basis of previous reviews as we don't know this area at all. It was good that we did as it was full when we arrived. Despite how busy they were the...More

Thank AmyDholiday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The write ups were good but could it really be as good as everyone said? YES! The team were also cheeky as promised. Certainly deserves the Michelin listing - in the top 500 places in the country. As usual we had 2 starters for lunch...More

Thank RobininBRISTOL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal, excellent food, and a lovely atmosphere. It was alovely place to celebrate.

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James S
30 April 2017|
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Response from niki m | Reviewed this property |
We were one of the last tables and it was about 8.30 pm. if that's any help.
23 August 2016|
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Response from Chris B | Property representative |
We welcome dogs in the bar, and of course outside if the weather is fine, we have fresh water and treats too, but do let us know if you are coming so that we can reserve a suitable table for you
Lindsay M
2 July 2016|
Response from beejash | Reviewed this property |
A great tradition, and done well, one of my favourite meals... a late and long Sunday lunch! I've not had the pleasure of sampling Subday lunch at the Moody Cow, but given the quality of their food (and service), I'm sure... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upton Bishop, Upton Bishop, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7TT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Herefordshire  >  Ross-on-Wye  >  Upton Bishop
  • Phone Number: +44 1989 780470
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Country Pub and Dining specialising in authentic, home made food using local, fresh produce as much as possible. Located in a delightful village setting just mintutes from junction 4 of the M50. Children, dogs and muddy boots are welcome as long as they are accompanied by well behaved adults!
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