Passionate about food

The Moody Cow is the brain-child result of years of planning for James Boshier and Martin Oates, both passionate people with over 50 years between them running public houses, restaurants and hotels.

Both partners live locally with their families and the passion has spread as all the family participate in facilitating business growth, a number of them can be spotted working hard in one or both of the restaurants.

Our vision was to launch a quality restaurant using local, quality produce that the owners, restaurant managers, chefs, waiting staff, farmers, growers and suppliers can all be proud of. So our first restaurant at Apperley Bridge was born in October 2013.

Many people ask about the name, The Moody Cow, and where it came from, as our wives will proof read this I can honestly say it has nothing at all to do with them, honest!

Such was our following we decided to spread our wings and Moody Cow Ilkley was born in November 2014 and having built a fantastic team both in the kitchen and front of house it has been supported fantastically well by the people of Ilkley and surrounding areas.

So, onto Moody Cow 3, we have a few options and continue to keep our eyes out for the right location to settle the Herd, watch this space….