Beautiful setting

“God made the country, and man made the town.”- William Cowper

Good times

“Usher’d in with such heart-shaking music, who can say what are its tidings?” – William Cowper

Great beer

"Drink, and be mad, then; 'tis your country bids!” – William Cowper

Fantastic food

“No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.” – William Cowper

NEWS

Start planning for Party Season!!

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My how time flies….Don’t say it too loudly but the “festive season” isn’t far away and while I think it’s fair to leave the shopping for a few weeks(…ok, months, ok, until the day before!) it’s worth getting your parties planned sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment. If you’re thinking of meeting up with

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New Year…..New Offers!

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Hi! Happy New Year – I realise it’s a little belated but we closed for the second week of January so it still feels quite relevant as the first week since reopening for 2016 proper. We’re always looking at ways to improve what we’re doing and make our offering better for the customers. With that

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Christmas is coming…

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We’d love for you to join us with your friends and family this festive season. Gather round our warming open fires, enjoy our relaxed ambience, our range of fantastic local and national beers or gins. Christmas is a lovely time of the year if only because it’s all about other people, spending time with others,

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To book or not to book….?

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People often call asking us if they need to book a table for an upcoming meal they’re planning. More often than not, we encourage them to book something, irrespective of whether it’s for a quiet Tuesday lunchtime or a busy Saturday night. This is simply because it’s better for us if we have an idea

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The Cowpers Oak ‘Summer Festival’

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As we move towards our fourth annual Cowpers Oak British Beer Festival we’ve taken a moment to think about what we’re offering and whether it’s what our customers really want from this incredibly successful event. Last year we were extremely lucky with the weather and had the busiest and best festival weekend we’ve had. Over

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We ‘are’ a tied pub….hopefully it’ll be ‘were’ soon!!

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They say you shouldn’t discuss religion or politics but I have to say from my point of view the commons win last night for Greg Mulholland and the vote to remove the ‘beer tie’ is a real step forwards and if implemented would make a real difference to my business and indeed, the pub industry.

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Christmas is coming…

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It’s that time of year again when the kids have gone back to school, the nights are drawing in and we start to feel as though we’re on the home stretch to the end of another year. The good news is that this is when the pub really starts to come into it’s own! The

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Cowpers Oak Beer Festival – coming soon….

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….the last weekend of July – 26th & 27th to be precise. The British summer (when we get a good one!) can be one of the best times of year, the countryside looks beautiful in full bloom, the fantastic summer ales, Pimms & lemonade flowing, and the people are in a good mood, keen for fun

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The Gin Revolution at the Cowpers Oak

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Since November we have been slowly working to serve the best Gin & Tonic in the area, first we increased our range of Gins, from just serving the standard Gordon’s to serving 8 different Gins, including Foxdenton & Warner Edwards (local Gins from Winslow in Buckinghamshire & Harrington in Northamptonshire respectively), we had a Saffron Gin from French distillers

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It’s a hard life pulling pints

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It’s rant time….or just a landlords sob story I always wonder what to write on the blog that is interesting and informative to people, I like to keep people informed of what we’re up to, especially as I think we’re constantly improving small things around the pub (like the new burger boards )and I like

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