Welcome to The Red Cow

We pride ourselves on high standards of food, accommodation, and service. As a family-owned business, we’ll do our best to make your stay enjoyable. Our menu changes seasonally, and we cater to all dietary needs. 

Things to do and places to visit:

Good Walks

There are some great walks around The Red Cow, to Heydon, Great Chrishall, Thriplow, Royston, Saffron Walden, depending on whether you want a short stroll or a longer hike.

Places to Visit

Audley End House is a historic mansion that was built in the early 17th century by Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk. Today, visitors can see a third of the original mansion, which features Robert Adam and Jacobean revival interiors. The gardens and landscape have undergone many changes over the years to match the changes in English garden fashion. You can visit the house and gardens by going to the English Heritage website.

The Duxford Imperial War Museum is a museum of aviation history that is located on a historic airfield. It is an opportunity to learn about the people who lived and worked at RAF Duxford.

Cambridge is a city that is home to one of the world’s oldest universities, beautiful architecture, museums, art galleries, parks, meadows, and the ADC Theatre. The University’s Great St Mary’s Church is an ideal location to view the city.

Holy Trinity is a 12th-century church located in Chrishall, which is one of the seven churches in the Parish of The Icknield Way Villages.
The church has a rich history and regularly hosts functions and services. You can find more information about Holy Trinity and upcoming events by visiting their website.

The South Cambridgeshire district is perfect for cycling and walking. The tranquil and rural landscape features rolling chalk hills, beech
woods, and flat fertile land, as well as historic monuments, houses, and museums.

 Saffron Walden: A medieval town in NW Essex with rich heritage of historic buildings.

Thriplow Daffodil Weekend: 2-day charity fundraising event with daffodil displays, attractions, open gardens, stalls, homemade food, and
live music. Run entirely by volunteers.

Wimpole Estate: A working estate with mansion, Home Farm, parterre garden, pleasure grounds, walled garden, and rare-breed cattle. Georgian interiors, Soane’s Yellow Drawing Room, and fascinating basement corridor.


Saffron Walden Golf Club,  CB10 1BX Telephone: 01799 522 786

Heydon Grange Golf Club SG8 7NS. Telephone: (01763) 208988

Kingsway Golf Club SG8 6EY Tel: 01763 262943 Pro Shop 01763 262727

Barkway Park Golf Club  SG8 8EN Tel: 01763 848215

Bourn Golf & Leisure Club CB23 2TT Tel: 01954 718057

Elsenham Golf & Leisure CM22 6FL Tel: 01279 812865

Royston Golf Club SG8 5BG Tel: 01763 243476

East Herts Golf Club SG9 9NB Tel: 01920 821978

Appliance Information

Appliance Info: Smart TV w/ Freeview & multimedia platform access. Iron & board in wardrobe, auto cut-out after 30 secs face down & 5 mins unattended. Hair dryer in wardrobe/drawer. Bathroom lights are motion-sensitive. Heating can be controlled by thermostat. Showers controlled by wall switch. 

WIFI – There is free guest WIFI throughout the Red Cow bar, restaurant and rooms.


Police / Fire/ Ambulance 999

Medical Assistance – Not in an emergency 111

The Red Cow out of hours: 01763 838792

Local Taxis

Audley End Chauffeurs & Taxi Services: 01799 543311

Audley End Station Taxi Service: 01799 522226

Royston taxis: 01763 890028

Select Cars Saffron Walden: 01799 525 500


We are committed to protecting the environment as much as we possibly can and to this ends we have several systems in place to help us achieve that commitment. Our food and drinks are sourced locally to minimise transportation impact and support local rural businesses. We use paper straw. We recycle and reuse all recyclable and reusable waste, including food waste for compost and fuels, and aim to reduce landfill disposal.

Our new rooms are energy-efficient with quality insulation, windows, and movement-sensitive lighting. We monitor our water, oil, and electricity usage to maximize efficiency. We provide toiletries in large dispensing sizes and encourage guests to reduce towel and bedlinen changes. We welcome suggestions for further reducing our environmental impact

Cancellation Policy

The cancellation policy requires all amendments and cancellations to be finalised 7 days prior to the booked arrival date. Any changes following this time will result in a 100% room charge being applied to the credit card used to confirm the booking. We will NOT charge should the room be resold at the full rate. All tariffs are subject to alternation without prior notice. Please note any booking cancellations must be received in writing.

Checking In/Out

Check in: From 6pm onwards – we can arrange earlier by individual request if your room is available. Guests may register from 12 noon and leave their luggage in reception (earlier by prior arrangement, subject to availability)

Check out: Please kindly vacate the room by 10.00am

Cot & Extra Bed, 2 Travel Cots are available at an additional charge of £10 per night

A Z bed is available at the time of booking for an additional charge of £25 per night (for the rooms 1,3 and 4 only)


If you are unable to carry your own bags, then please ask any staff member at the reception for assistance and arrangements will be made to carry your luggage.

Credit Information

We accept MasterCard & Visa, as well as all major debit cards; unfortunately, we don’t accept American Express or Diners.


We accept assistance dogs in some of our hotel rooms and in the bar area of the pub. Dogs should not be left unattended in rooms.

Family Policy

Children are very welcome at The Red Cow when accompanied by an adult.

Highchairs can be provided on request and a children’s menu is available in our Dining Pub. We kindly request that children are not in the bar after 9.00pm.


Your room will receive a full service daily. Hours of operation are Monday – Sunday 10am – 3pm. Please leave any towels you require changing in the shower or bath. If we are unable to access your room during these times we will unfortunately be unable to service it. However, you may ask for additional towels, toiletries, toilet rolls, and refreshments from the bar.

Iron & Ironing Board Are available in your room.

Parking : Complimentary parking is available at The Red Cow guests and visitors 24/7.


All our hotel rooms offer:

  • A Flat Screen Smart TV
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Robe
  • White Company Toiletries
  • Guest Information Pack

Take Away Food is not permitted in the hotel bedrooms.

Smoking: We operate a strict no-smoking policy throughout The Red Cow and guest rooms. The fire sensors in each room are EXTREMELY responsive!!

In case of a fire, sound the alarm, exit the building, and gather at the assembly point

Wi-Fi: We have free Guest Wi-Fi available throughout The thPla

Book A Table

We will aim to confirm your booking enquiry via the details you have provided. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours or your booking is urgent then please contact us on: 01763 838 792