About The Cooks Shed

The Cooks Shed is owned and run by Matt Driver and Vlad Wills-Sokolov.

Matt and Vlad met through their partners' love of theatre and then discovered each others’ passion for cooking and dining. Matthew was attempting to gain a footing in the food industry, on the back of a Masterchef appearance, while Vlad had left it behind some years previously. At one of Matthew’s
Clerkenwell supper clubs Vlad rediscovered his love for food and started running his own dining clubs and collaborating with Matt. Several years down the line they now have The Cooks Shed.

Matt’s passion emerges from his love of nature. He forages, he gardens, he brings this together with produce obtained as locally as possible. He loves plates of food that can be sourced with a few miles’ radius. Woodbridge offers so many possibilities for this, surrounded by the coast, the river and fields and forests. Vlad echoes this sentiment, enthralled by the produce that Woodbridge and the surrounding areas have to offer, and brings a technical repertoire to truly make the food come to life on the plate and the palate. 

Together they embrace what their environment has to offer and add a flourish of technique, endeavouring to make everything they offer, from their homemade mayonnaise to fresh cheeses, sauerkraut and incredible sourdough loaves.

Latest Tripadvisor



"Incredible food, so different. Staff very friendly and really look after you."


Mike C855

"What a lovely experience.. amazing food with chefs that really care about their art. Foraged and local food put together in a great way. If you are a self proclaimed foodie you really should try this."


Rosie S

"We visited for lunch as a large group, and were all blown away by the food! Everything on the menu was interesting and unusual, delicious and filling."