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The Fighting Cocks

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Steakhouse, Pub, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
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  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived and sat outside , once ordered, our food took an hour to come we checked with a member of staff how much longer after 1 hour he said it is just coming now , 1 hour wait ok at least it is being...cooked fresh. Well it felt like it had been sat under the light for ages I had a garlic chicken With onion it was soo dry!! No check back on food just feels like they have expanded their seating so much they can’t keep up with it being so busy so lacks organisation! We sat around tables and tables of empty plates out side !! I defiantly wouldn’t return!More

Date of visit: July 2022
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a fab visit to the Fighting Cocks this evening! We were blown away by the choice of food, the friendly service and the sheer size of the portions. Really great value for money, and just bloomin lovely home cooked food. The best curry I've...ever had. We will be back!More

Date of visit: July 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice food, Staff were polite and service quick. Will definitely come back again when back on the island. Good selection of food to suit everyone

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and welcoming staff with a very good menu. We sat inside though there is ample outdoor seating and lots to entertain children. The menu was extensive. I asked about the sauce on one dish and was offered a little to try. Nice touch. All...staff were lovely. They have a neat little system on tables. A little bell press gets the attention of a waiter. My main course was great and generous portions.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always go here at least once when I visit the Island as it never disappoints, went with a family of five ( including a dog ) and had lovely food once again

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was ok, there is a lovely playground. The food was tasty although the chicken was slightly chewy. The staff appeared overworked, the service was slow and the staff obviously didn’t really care about any impression they left. Inside the pub was dark and dingy so...our family left as soon as we finished dinner and didn’t linger for any dessert.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in advance because we knew the restaurant gets very busy. The service we received from arrival to departure was first class. Our grandchildren both had a sizeable sausage and chips which they enjoyed. The Gourmet burgers were excellent and my wife thoroughly enjoyed...the fish and chips. The childrens play area was very good.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the Thai curry. It had some heat, but none of the expected Thai flavours of lime leaves and lemon grass. My wife's fish pie was adequate.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were great Food was lovely Perfect location with lots of outdoor space Highly recommended (The fudge cake is too rich and filling for one person 😂 maybe a little bit more ice cream to cut through the sweetness)

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I ordered Ploughmans. What a disappointment! I received 2 thin slices of Supermarket white bread and 2 small pieces of Cheddar. With that I was given a few grapes, 4 small slices of apple, some pickle and Mankey old salad, that looked like it had...been on someone else plate. This is the worst Ploughmans for the price of £13.95. I was expecting 2 chunks of crusty bread and at least 2 different cheeses, as with all other Ploughmans on the Island. I know I should have complained but as I was with guests I didn’t want to spoil our meal. They did comment on the way home about the awful Ploughmans though, so I wish I had complained now.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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7 October 2021|
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Response from V7693XEpeterg | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are dog friendly
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5 August 2021|
Response from paulmK8797XU | Reviewed this property |
I've been asked to answer this but I don't live on the Isle! I would recommend booking as it's popular, for good reason!!
23 July 2019|
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Response from Rebecca P | Reviewed this property |
Yes I have seen dogs outside, not sure about inside though?
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Yes, The Fighting Cocks is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Fighting Cocks is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5