The Bishop's Cave - Bishop's Stortford

4.8
80 reviews
£25 and under
Wine Bar
Opened in November 2015, the bishops cave is a hybrid cheese, wine and craft beer bar and shop. We wanted to create a relaxed, continental-style bar where people can come and enjoy some of life's little luxuries.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 80 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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Happywine
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab wine and cheese. Can't wait to return. Thank you.

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vipPerky
London
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic. Food, service and wine all fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So, after booking the wrong one the guys simply sorted it all out no drama, no fuss 👌
Very knowledgeable about there food and wine etc 👍 second visit and will be back again and again 🍾 🧀
Perfect

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and helpful staff! A great night with amazing wine and a delish Black Bomber cheese!

JE
JulieE
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff couldn’t do enough for us. Helpful, friendly, made suggestions, checked on us to make sure we wanted for nothing. Lovely atmosphere and the food was great.

LK
LouiseK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever, great wines and beer, and the mixed board was spot on. Even managed to accommodate us to a larger table when we bumped into some friends. Definitely recommended for a quiet few drinks or as somewhere to start the night

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sueg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time thank you
Great table in the window
Good service - perfect night!

MC
MCE1111
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

very good. Turned up again the next day for a post dinner drink. Equally good. Going to be a favorite.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great staff lovely vino and nice customers

OT
OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very cozy wine bar / cheese shop with great ladies that serve you always with a smile

Chris green

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RowenaT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

On arrival we were a little early but staff were very friendly and accommodating. Our waitress was Helen and she was very helpful with all questions asked. We would definitely go back and recommend it to family and friends. Thoroughly enjoyed!!

SM
SamM
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place great for date night or meet up with friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always!

CM
CorrinaM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere to get together with friends

LC
LouiseC
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Really disappointed with our experiences at the Bishop's Cave. This used to be a great place pre-pandemic with great customer service, staff who knew about the wines and who could advise. Now that has been replaced with a QR code to scan and choose for the menu resulting in Customer Service levels of a MacDonalds than a up market wine bar. It's still a nice environment but next time I'll go to the local pub where I know I'll get better Customer Service.

LB
LaurenB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We have this place a second go after going there the first time and being served out of date beer on our last visit. It’s safe to say we won’t be back!

Our table was booked at 7pm. We ordered food and drinks and were having a lovely, when after an less than hour a waitress comes up to us with our bill and tells us that the next table is in and we need to pay! I couldn’t believe it. We hadn’t even finished our food and I had only just ordered a glass of wine. This all certainly ruined what should have been a lovely night celebrating our anniversary!

LB
LeanneB
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Such a cosy place and the staff are friendly yet super knowledgeable. The food is always great and the wine variety is amazing.

AF
AmandaF
Angus
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable mixed board of cheeses and cured meats. Good selection of wine. Lovely atmosphere.

NS
NikkiS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening in this warm and inviting bar. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and were able to offer informed recommendations. We loved the mixed plate and the choice of cheeses was amazing. Can't wait to go back!

KW
KayW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bishop’s Cave is a favourite venue of ours; fabulous wine and craft beers, lovely knowledgeable staff. The atmosphere is always great. The Bishop’s Cave is a gem and we will continue to visit for many years 💜

SA
SAPD
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked ahead and were using a voucher that had been given to us as a present. When we arrived, both the owner and the female staff member were smiling, friendly and chatty (without being at all obtrusive). They were attentive in their service and knowledgeable about the menu items.
Although everything was slightly more expensive than I would usually like to pay, all the food and drink was of exceptional quality and had clearly been carefully sourced. The problem is really more with my budget than the pricing at The Bishop’s Cave!
We had a really enjoyable afternoon and would not hesitate to return or to recommend the venue to others.
It’s great that small independent businesses like this exist in Stortford and we wish them all the best in the future. We look forward to eating and drinking with you again!

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GlenS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheese, meats, wine and craft beer. Top service, reasonable prices, great ambience. Make sure you book as it’s always busy which is another good sign.
Thoroughly recommend.

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BakerB
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Our favourite little hideaway....

Gins great

Service great.

Definitely returning

WB
WillB
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a excellent evening at the Bishops cave. Good food and wine and a nice atmosphere.
Food portions had gone down in size from previous visits.
But over all a very nice evening!!

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Claire
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great cocktails, great choice of cheese! Perfect place to start your night out!

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Nichola
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and excellent customer service. Thank you

CJ
CarolJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff

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Anna
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite place to stop for lunch when just the two of us

KB
KatieBD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

We didn’t eat. Wine was lovely! Would go again. Very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab evening with friends at The Cave. Delicious cheeses, meats, scotch egg and chilli sausage roll!
The variety of wines were amazing also.

We also thoroughly enjoyed the quiz night ~ hadn’t known one was one!!

Will return next month for the same again!!!

KW
KayW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite place to spend a few hours; great wine & craft beer selection. Lovely polite and knowledgeable staff.
Don’t go though as you’ll make it harder for me to book a table 🤣

RH
RobertH
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had the charcuterie board and a bottle of very nice red. Service was excellent in pleasant surroundings

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just live Bishops Cave. Great food, service & value!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to be in Bishop’s Stortford

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always.

CC
CandyC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Unfortunately I can’t provide a great review here, it was all just a bit disappointing! We were shown to a second room - a back area which was nothing like the front area which initially enticed us to make the reservation. The back room was dark and small and I felt the tables were too close together. We asked to be moved but they said they were fully booked and couldn’t move us. The service was average it wasn’t clear how to view the menu (from the QR code) they didn’t have the beer we asked for they then didn’t have half of the cheeses on the menu! So after paying £56 for two platters and a couple of drinks we left! Honestly it was nothing I couldn’t have served up better at home for a fraction of the cost! A real shame!

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Hayles
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, drink, staff and atmosphere, would highly recommend especially to those who know what good wine and cheese taste like!

JR
JulieR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as knowledgeable as usual, Great selection of cheeses and wine

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening out for good cheese and wine.

FAQs

The Bishop's Cave - Bishop's Stortford offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01279 501440.

The Bishop's Cave - Bishop's Stortford is rated 4.8 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.