(August 2000) The Wykham Arms

As everyone is aware, The Wykham Arms has recently undergone major changes, and that isn’t referring to the name. James and Sarah Lloyd own The Moody Cow which is both a Limited Company and a Registered Trade Mark and have bought The Wykham Arms. They have made a huge investment in turning the run down, uncared for village local into a public house most villages would envy. Careful restoration, exposing original features and enhancing the newer ones has transformed The Wykham Arms to give the feeling of space combined with warmth and quality.

Karl Smith and Pippa Baston are running the business and are being supported by James and Sarah who also have The Moody Cow in Upton Bishop, near Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire. Established in 1993 their philosophy is straight forward: Simple, fresh homemade food, presented well, in comfortable surroundings, served by obliging people at a sensible price. Everything is homemade, freshly prepared and cooked to order, from the soup at the beginning to the ice cream at the end. This combined with a selection of real ales, beers and wines has been the recipe for success and is now to be duplicated here.

As for the name …….. well, “The Moody Cow” will appear on signage in ‘conjunction with ‘The Wykham Arms” to make the visitors to Sibford Gower aware of who owns and runs this now charming village pub/restaurant.

The Moody Cow at The Wykham Arms will be open to the public from Thursday 3rd August.