John Cowley & Sons
Since 1972 the Cowley family has been offering guests Irish hospitality, great food, and some of the area's best entertainment. All of this at the corner of Grand River Avenue and Farmington Road, in downtown Farmington. In 1972 John and Marie Cowley decided to open Cowley's Old Village Inn. This traditional neighborhood watering hole became a mainstay for many of the residents in Farmington. Although the family were always involved, 2002 saw the second generation (Greg, Mike, and Patrick) enter the business to build upon the foundation laid by John and Marie. Soon, renovations were underway, and the familiar mainstay would become a cornerstone in the community.
The old facade, along with the rest of the building was torn down And in it's place would be built a brand new generation. The demolition started in August of 2002. And, over the next 7 months, a grand tavern would be reborn. On March 12, 2003 the business reopens and offers patrons a unique Irish experience. Based on the simple concept of providing an atmosphere of leisure, good company, fine food, and quality service. The 2-story tavern offers an experience second to none. The traditional Irish shop front exterior reflects a period in Ireland still cherished, as seen in Dublin's famous Temple Bar District.
Some of the Bands that play at John Cowley & Sons