Combining original features with contemporary décor, The Cowshed at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel opened its doors in November 2018 so is the newest venue onsite. The name derives from its original purpose on the farm as it housed the owner's herd of dairy cows from 1931 until 1980.
Traditional afternoon tea is served daily from 12.30pm - 5pm. Offering a bright and spacious setting, guests can savour a sumptuous selection of delectable finger sandwiches, savouries, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam, mini cakes and biscuits, in addition to a range of award-winning teas. Tewin Bury Farm Hotel were proud to receive an Award of Excellence at the 2019 Afternoon Tea Awards.
The Cowshed comes to life on Friday and Saturday evenings as it transforms into the Cowshed Steakhouse, with sirloin, fillet, ribeye & Chateaubriand featuring on the menu.
A well-informed cocktail and wine list is available, and beverages served at William’s Bar & Restaurant near Welwyn Garden City are Fair-Trade accredited. The restaurant also plays host to live music twice a month. Welwyn North Train Station is a 6-minute drive away.
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- afternoon tea (79)
- al fresco (31)
- breakfast (18)
- business (28)
- child friendly (18)
- dinner (80)
- entertainment (10)
- large parties (20)
- lunch (78)
- luxury (24)
- private dining (19)
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- value (33)
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23 February 2020
Lovely Sunday lunch menu, Great service, great setting. I loved the live music, a nice touch as was not intrusive and added to the atmosphere.
22 February 2020
Really good shepherds pie and fish dish excellent
9 February 2020
We enjoyed our Sunday lunch visit. Although it was a while before being asked what drinks we would like, but maybe that was a good thing, allowing us time to settle into the environment.. Staff were pleasant and the food was excellent. The Sunday roast menus offered a limited choice of selection but I quite liked this fact. Made me focus and saved me labouring over making a choice. The general atmosphere was quite noisy as there seemed to be a couple of large groups dining, but that is not unusual these days. Seems to be considered as ‘lively atmosphere’! Live music, which did enhance the atmosphere was provided by an excellent musician / vocalist and not too intrusive. Overall our lunch was a good dining experience. Will certainly return and try an evening meal. I am sure the atmosphere for evening dining would be further enhanced with creative lighting. Will find out on a future visit.
26 January 2020
Disappointing - we were the only people in there and our order came out wrong . It was rectified and there was an apology but our confidence is lost. Brunch menu was limited
19 January 2020
It was a pleasant experience - the food was of a good quality, the main course was served hot and timely. Would have liked a better selection of desserts, I am a sucker for a fruit crumble in the winter months. My only disappointment was that having paid the bill, I asked the waiter to order a taxi for us. This he did and advised it would be about 20 minutes, so we decided to go and have another drink in the bar. Two large glasses of wine had just been served when we were notified by the waiter that the taxi had arrived, I would say within 5 minutes of having been ordered. The waiter did not take care of the drinks or the taxi, and we ended up paying almost double for the return journey, because of the waiting time for us to consume our drinks - which we did as quickly as we could. It's the small things that make a difference and left us feeling disappointed.
9 January 2020
Warmly welcomed and attended to. Slight delay before drinks arrived and quite a wait for the starters. However, staff were pleasant and attentive and food delicious.
2 January 2020
The food was beautifully presented and delicious, portions are a light on the lunch menu, but this is often the case for a fixed price menu and may be different for a la carte. I felt it was very good value for money. The serving staff were extremely professional and courteous, they give you plenty of time to enjoy your meal and do not rush you at all. The menu had a number of spelling mistakes and some of the dietary information was amiss, but our server was patient and professional and checked everything with the chef so this was a minor issue which gave us amusement. The general ambience and decor is lovely, but I did find the table a little bit cramped as the table legs are very chunky. Some people were taking afternoon tea at the next table which looked fabulous. Will probably head back for that another time!
22 November 2019
this was a lunch booking - totally disappointed. music too loud (lunchtime). service slow/abrupt not welcoming. menu too modern. previously having been to the cowshed twice for afternoon tea and on both instances the food was wonderful as were the staff and would 100% recommend that.
12 November 2019
Great lunchtime deal of 3 courses for £20 including a small glass of wine The corn fed chicken was superb and tender The service and the ambience were great too, a fab relaxing lunch for my friends and me
27 October 2019
We booked online on the Sunday morning for lunch the same day, receiving an email back to confirm the reservation. However when we arrived at the restaurant they had no note of our booking, luckily they were able to find us a table. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch with a pleasant musical accompaniment. If the restaurant had been full and they were unable to accommodate us, we would not have been very happy as we had travelled a long way.