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Green Cow Kitchens

Green Cow Kitchens


At the end of a winding, mile-and-a-half track, past fields of lovingly-nurtured cows and sheep, you’ll discover Green Cow Kitchens.

Since 2012, the 18th century pigsty, nestled in a wildflower meadow on the 1,500-acre Whitbourne Estate, has been home to this critically-acclaimed, farm-to-fork, fine dining restaurant.

Ten years on, Green Cow sits at the heart of Crumplebury – a stunning events and wedding venue with 11 spoiling bedrooms, named after the farms and coppices on the estate.

Run by award-winning Executive Chef James Mearing and his brigade, Green Cow’s seasonal tasting menus celebrate the bounty of the home farm and estate.

Carefully-curated dishes on the monthly menus feature home-grown, organic, grass-fed Shorthorn and Hereford beef and lamb from the pedigree Longlands Lleyns, which have grazed these lush, green pastures for generations.

Gloucester Old Spot pigs root happily in the old apple orchards, while Jocelyn, the Tamworth sow, and her brood have made their home under the ancient oaks of Longfield Wood.

In autumn and winter, the estate gamekeeper delivers muntjac venison, duck, pheasant, rabbit and partridge straight to the kitchen door.

And if you’re lucky, you’ll get to taste the wild, brown trout which swim in the babbling Sapey Brook.

Fruit and vegetables are harvested, still warm, daily from the kitchen garden, and, in season, chefs forage or elderflower, berries, puffballs, wild garlic and pine.

Flowers picked from the cutting garden dress the tables, while original oils by Bill Evans – father of the owner – hang on inky blue walls.

In summer, Green Cow on the Hoof brings a series of spectacular outdoor events, from magical Woodland Feasts to Fire Pit Feasts on the Sunken Terrace.

Indulge in a homemade cocktail or three in the Drinking Trough – made with herbs gathered from the kitchen garden – and, after dinner, fall into one of Crumplebury’s deliciously comfy beds.

Wake to birdsong and a hearty Herefordshire breakfast, and 1,500 acres of walks to blow away the cobwebs.

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