The Food

Chef / proprietor Toby Didier’Serre - The Red Cow

The pleasure of planning menus, locally sourcing ingredients, preparing, cooking and sharing seasonal, flavoursome food with our visitors beats at the very heart of The Red Cow.

Whether it’s simple bar food, such as a sandwich, a bowl of soup or a burger and fries or a varied a la carte menu for the broadest range of palettes, our Head Chef prides himself that all our dishes are made to order from fresh ingredients which means our dishes can be adapted to your personal taste and portion size.

With 30 seats in the restaurant and 20 in the bar, expect an emphasis on originality and attention to detail in each dish. Altogether, the feel good eating experience.

To whet your appetite, here’s a sample of what we typically have in store for Red Cow diners:

Typical À La Carte Menu

Soup Of The Day £5.20

Prawn Mornay, Crusty Bread £7.00

Tomato & Goats Cheese Bruschetta, Balsamic Reduction £6.25

Coarse Game Terrine, Homemade Chutney, Bread £6.75

Deep Fried White Bait, Dill Mayo £6.50

Smoked Bacon, Blue Cheese & Leek Croquettes, Butternut Squash Puree £6.50


Beef & Venison Casserole, Blue Cheese Scone, Mash £13.50

Barbary Duck Breast, Dauphinoise Potato, Cherry Vinegar Reduction, Butternut Squash Puree £16.00

Chicken, Red Pepper & Mushroom Stroganoff, Fragrant Rice £14.50

Slow Cooked Pork Belly, Fennel Rosti, Seasonal Veg, Pear & Suffolk Cider Sauce £15.50

Fish Of The Day £13.50

Char-Grilled Rib Eye Steak, Hand Cut Chips, Tomato, Pink Peppercorn Sauce £20.00

Roasted Root Vegetable Risotto, Pecorino £11.50


Olives £3.00 Bread £2.75

Bread & Olives £5.25

Hand Cut Chips, Side Salad £3.00

Seasonal Vegetables £3.25


We love catering for special occasions, parties, dinners and functions either as a sit down meal or buffet. Please contact us to discuss your personal requirements.

Every Tuesday is Pub Favourites!

Your favourite pub recipes served up for only £12.

Every Wednesday is Steak Night!

With a choice of sauces, chips, onion rings and salad, accompanied by a glass of house wine, or a pint for a bovine bargain £18.00.

The day beef-ore Friday is Pie Day!

Every Thursday dinner enjoy a delicious home made pie, mash and gravy with a pint or glass of wine for £12.

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Jill Reilly, Bishop’s Stortford
2012-11-25, 22:08
Delicious food in a wonderful country pub…delicious in everyway
Tina D, Ongar
2012-11-25, 22:08
Living in the country one of our pleasures is finding English pubs to eat in. We came across The Red Cow in Chrishall, what a treat that was!

Opening times

Tuesday to Thursday

12.00 - 15.00 and 18.00 - 24.00


09.00 for Coffee and Danish

12.00 - 15.00 and 18.00 - 24.00


12.00 - 24.00


12.00 - 22.30

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