OUR STORY

how it all began

OUR STORY

how it all began

OUR STORY

how it all began
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OUR STORY

We adore England’s unique countryside heritage and the village Inn sits at the heart of that.
We have travelled extensively and while, often well run and efficient, we have a mild dislike for the ‘corporate hotels’ we often find ourselves in around the world, yearning for the friendly and comforting feel of the English Inn.

So, we have embarked on a mission to create a small group of exclusive luxury country Inns around the UK where people of a like mind will find well designed, comfortable rooms alongside fabulous local food and a public bar where locals and visitors can mix and enjoy the ambience of a traditional English village pub.

The Cow at Dalbury is our first Inn, standing on the village green in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, we have, through a combination of extension, re-fitting and renovation created a 12-guestroom inn with a warm heavily beamed bar & dining room. We have deliberately stripped back the years to expose the original features of the centuries old pub creating what we hope you will find a soothing setting for food or drinks and conviviality.

The guestrooms are completely individual, no two rooms are the same, although all offer full facilities for work or pleasure whichever room you stay in.

We hope you find our menus exciting, we endeavour to source 90% of all food from local suppliers within 30 miles, guaranteeing provenance and quality provided by our highly selected suppliers. Our menu is primarily a small plates assortment encouraging grazing and sharing which we hope will set your taste buds a tickling…

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