We visited The Cowshed for a family lunch today and,luckily, were given a table by a radiator.!!
It was cold outside but they really need to look at their heating arrangements....a problem outlined by other contributors.
However, we got a warm welcome despite being early and soon warmed up with a glass or two of wine.
The Cowshed is a reasonably new venture based on a working farm just west of the city and it seems quite popular with quite a few tables occupied on a cold and wintry Tuesday lunchtime.
The lunch menu offers a good choice at a set price for two or three courses and,to me,offers good value.
Starters were all well received by the family..the liver parfait being particularily well-liked for its flavour.More melba toast would have been welcome however
The mains were equally well cooked and presented with the ham hock proving tender and delicious.The pudding choice was a little "ordinary" by comparison but all the plates were cleared and I heard no complaints about either quality or quantity.
Service was a litle mixed. We asked for more butter which was very grudgingly provided and we had to wait for the pudding menus despite a reminder. On the other hand we were made very welcome and the servers were cheerful and helpful enough.The food arrived promptly and we had a decent break between courses.
The restaurant itself is very pleasant with a slight rustic feel and some unusual pictures of farm animals on the walls that amused everyone but me!
All in all, a good experience..sort out the heating and apply a bit of "polish" and consistency to the serving staff and the Cowshed could be excellent. ..and it needs to be,with plenty of competition locally and just down the road in Bridgnorth.
Well worth a visit
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