Far from the hubbub of the main roads, nestled amidst thatched cottages in the pretty village of Chrishall, just South of Cambridge between Saffron Walden and Royston, sits The Red Cow - a picture-perfect thatched pub, ideal for your escape to the country. The Red Cow is owned & managed by Toby Didier 'Serre & his partner Alexis Beeching.
Before making his home on The Red Cow range with Alexis in October 2010, award-winning chef Toby cut his culinary teeth for 5 years as Head Chef at the Goose Fat and Garlic in Sawbridgeworth and then moved on to become Head Chef at the Chequers, Matching Green, Essex where his reputation for immaculately presented, flavoursome dishes enabled the Chequers to cement its place as one of Essex’s most popular gastropubs during his 5 years tenure there.
As a lover of fresh produce and rural sporting activities, Toby relishes his role as The Red Cow’s convivial host and ensures our guests are made to feel as welcome as we can possibly make them.
Head Chef Jason Holland brings a classic simplicity to the restaurant menu using fresh local produce.
"I don't like to do too many things in one dish. You must not cover the natural flavour of your produce. The key is to choose great ingredients and let the flavours come through. I like to introduce a technique or a flavour that is traditional and memorable. The idea is to use local produce, but cook it in a different way than usual such as our special succulent locally reared steak with a wild mushroom and pommery mustard sauce."