The Cowshed was opened in 2009 by Adam Denton, who sought to create a restaurant in his hometown of Bristol that offered to combine an informal setting with an emphasis on quality, local produce.
An idea that clearly resonated with others in the South West, 2013 saw the expansion of the original Whiteladies road restaurant into the neighbouring former Picture house, offering the same experience in a new setting.
From the outset, the idea of “simple things, done well” has been used throughout the restaurant, both in creating the menus and in renovating the character-rich buildings to create a welcoming and relaxing dining experience for small, intimate groups of family and friends.
Whether you’re looking for a venue for a birthday party, christening, wedding or sit down sports dinner; Old Down Estate is the perfect place. We have a beautiful manor house that can fit 120 seated guests and 200 standing; a rustic barn that can accommodate 80 guests and a cellar nightclub for up to 100. We also have 66 acres of grounds with several beautiful spots to hold a marquee or team building.
With 13 on site bedrooms and properties available just down the road we can accommodate any size group. Our team of onsite experienced chefs can offer bespoke food options to suit all tastes and with delegate rates starting from £25 per person we can meet most budgets.