The Cow Co Restaurant
The Cow Co Restaurant and Bar is one of the most highly recommended places to eat on the Isle of Wight; serving a delicious Beef & Dairy inspired menu, set against the backdrop of a stylishly converted Swiss barn at Tapnell Farm. We offer diners a wide choice of both meat and vegetarian options, for lunches and evening meals. Our vibrant rustic restaurant, and fully-licensed bar, are a great place to meet for coffee, cake (and cocktails!)
The Cow Co is unique amongst Isle of Wight Restaurants; tucked away in the rural heart of the Island, surrounded by stunning views of Tennyson Down, The Solent and The New Forest – yet only a 15-minute drive from the Isle of Wight’s capital town of Newport. Add our dedication to freshly cooked food, locally sourced ingredients and sparkling service, and you’ll discover why we are regarded as one of the best places to eat on the Island!
So Why The Cow Co?
With a dairy farming family history that stretches way back, it made sense for us to make our restaurant all about the cow! In addition to using our own produce wherever possible, we also all champion cracking beef and dairy producers from far and wide, showcasing their tasty products to our customers. We’ve got the best local milk, cheese, beef and ice cream for starters and we’re not stopping in our search for the very best in beef and dairy brilliance!
Book a Table
Tel: 01983 758 725
(Please note The Cow Co Restaurant can get extremely busy at peak times, so pre-booking is advised)
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED*
Wednesday: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Lunch served: 11.30am to 3.00pm
Evening Service (Thurs/Fri/Sat Only): 6.00pm to 9.00pm
*Excluding Bank Holidays and School Holidays
Isle of Wight Festival, Then and Now
Throughout Summer 2017, the gallery adjacent to The Cow Co Restaurant and Bar will be hosting an exhibition of photos and memorabilia, from the legendary Isle of Wight Festivals 1968-70 and 2002 to the present day. Curated by Dimbola Museum and Galleries (from just down the road in Freshwater Bay) the exhibition includes rare photographs and posters, a limited-edition Isle of Wight Festival Fender Stratocaster, and the Cow Co’s “Festival Cow” from the Wight Herd.
The Cow Co and Tapnell Farm have strong links with the Isle of Wight Festival, as the 1970 event (which attracted more than half a million people) was held at East Afton, which is part of the same farm.
Private Hire – Events, Conferences, Meetings, Weddings
The Cow Co can provide a range of flexible spaces, with venue hire packages ideally suited for a variety of events, conferences, meetings, weddings and parties.
We are located at Tapnell Farm, on the Isle of Wight, where other facilities on-site include accommodation, clay pigeon shooting and adventure activities. We can help you combine these with our conference venue facilities, to create the perfect packages for team building, training and group away-day events.
Surrounded by beautiful open countryside and natural landscapes, with views to both north and south coasts, The Cow Co offers a truly unique environment for hosting special occasions, meetings, and business and corporate events on the Isle of Wight. Just minutes from one of the Isle of Wight’s main ferry connections, it is ideally located for UK businesses looking to impress clients or inspire their team.
To find out more get in touch.