Red Cow

Thatched 14th-c pub with beamed rooms, four real ales, well liked food and seats in attractive garden; bedrooms


Accommodation available
Outdoor play area
Speciality beers
Cask ales
Speciality drinks
Live Entertainment
Separate restaurant
  • Separate restaurant
  • Sandwiches sold

Bar food times: 12-2, 6-9; 12-2.30, 6-9 Sat; 12-3.30 Sun

Typical main dish: home-cooked honey roast ham with fried eggs and chips

Typical main dish price: £13.00

Average two course evening meal price: £23.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales (4)
  • Speciality drinks
  • Cider (3)
  • Gin (7)
  • Rum (2)
  • Whisky (6)
  • Wine (20)

Price of cheapest bitter: £4.00

Name of cheapest bitter: Adnams

Live music Fri evenings and some Sun afternoons

Number of bedrooms: 5

Bedrooms cost between £220.00 and £100.00

  • Children allowed in the bar
  • Children allowed in the restaurant
  • Dogs allowed in the bar

The good pub guide review

A bustling, well run local, with a neat and friendly bar and dining room with heavy beams and timbers, a woodburning stove and an open fire, all sorts of wooden dining chairs around tables of every size on bare floorboards, and a comfortable sofa and armchairs. Adnams Southwold and Woodfordes Wherry plus two guest beers such as Greene King Old Speckled Hen and Timothy Taylors Landlord on handpump, eight wines by the glass, Aspall's cider and cocktails; they hold a music and beer festival in May. Terraces have picnic-sets and the garden is pretty. Walkers enjoy the nearby Icknield Way, coming here for refreshment afterwards. There are five attractive, comfortable bedrooms in a restored thatched barn, and readers have been quick to voice their enthusiasm.

The good pub guide food review

Pleasing food includes lunchtime ciabattas, smoked duck with spring onion and rocket salad and hoisin dressing, traditional prawn cocktail, home-made pie of the day (chicken and mushroom or ham and leek) with mash, steak burger with cheese, bacon, onion rings and home-made coleslaw, steaks with a choice of sauce, and puddings such as double chocolate brownie with salted caramel ice-cream and chocolate sauce and sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice-cream.

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Contact Details

Red Cow, 11 High Street, Chrishall, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 8RN

(01763) 838792

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-3, 6 (5.30 Fri)-midnight

Saturday: 12-midnight

Sunday: 12-10