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The Cock Inn

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££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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48 St. Peters Street, St Albans AL1 3NF, England
+44 1727 854816
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this cosy low beamed pub, friendly smiley staff, great atmosphere and lovely food. Always pop in on the way home.

Thank Julie C
Bath, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here twice before but not for ages and was very pleased to find the food is still excellent and very good value for money if you have the set menu. I ate starter of bubble and squeak with bacon and poached egg, main of confit duck and dessert of apple crumble and custard. It was all really nice... More 

Thank hrmanager
Hertford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Have eaten here twice in the last month - excellent both times. Had lunch one day & dinner early one evening - delicious both times. Lunch was £11.95 for 2 courses & dinner was a couple of pounds more I think. Went with friends both times & each time all of us had nothing but praise for the meal. Will... More 

Thank Joan E
Watford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had a family lunch , roast dinners, It took and hour to get to our Table. We then complained when we seen that others were getting food before us who had arrived after us. The reason we were given was , the yorkshire puddings have run out, had i been told that when ordering , i would have said... More 

Thank joanne1732
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We did the 3 course lunch menu and were very happy. Menu was thoughtful and seasonal. The dishes were all well presented. The pub was cosy with a lovely two way open fire between the front bar and dining room. The wait staff were great too, some of the best service we've had in the UK, they were friendly as... More 

Thank mjworrall
St Albans
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Having had the Sunday Roast twice in the last month I couldn’t fault it, telling people if they want the best Sunday roast go to the Cock. Last night was the demise. I especially booked a certain table 2 days beforehand. On our arrival 30 minutes before time there were people sitting at the table I had booked. At 6.30... More 

Thank Kevin_Bond_2004
Allan B, General Manager at The Cock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are very pleased that you found our service to be of a high standard and your appreciation of our team’s hard work has been passed on to the members of staff in question. We are sorry to hear that you were unable to dine at your requested table,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The title says it all: a welcoming little gastropub with a tremendous range of local and other beers, sensible pricing, comfortable seating, pleasant service and a notable lack of hassle or unnecessary noise. We didn't eat there today, just had a drink while waiting for friends and very pleasant it was too.

Thank arnorab
family bedfordshire
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This pub is small and noisy but the food is good English pub grub 8 of us would eat here again Service a little amateur but food was hot and tasty Fillet steaks and fish were good

Thank gunner2
Allan B, General Manager at The Cock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, we always appreciate the opportunity to improve in all aspects. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your food. We would like to know a bit more about the service you received and would appreciate your input as to how we can improve our front of house... More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

A great pub lunch today in The Cock It's been a few years since I was last there, but the food was excellent, the beer choice good and the atmosphere lively for a Thursday lunch time. Highly recommended.

Thank AlastairAndrew
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Not the sort of place to go if you want a quiet evening, a very busy and atmospheric pub. Possibly the best steak I have ever eaten and a great choice of real ales .

2 Thank John M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$36
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 St. Peters Street, St Albans AL1 3NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  St Albans
  • Phone Number: +44 1727 854816
Dating back to the 16th Century, The Cock Inn remains one of the most popular pubs in St Albans. We are known for our great food, real ales and extensive wine list. In winter we have a roaring log fire whilst in summer we have a fantastic heated garden offering a little oasis of calm in the centre of St Albans.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?