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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 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Windsor, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this restaurant while on holiday in the UK. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was first class and very reasonably priced . If you are visiting St Albans you should go out of your way to visit the Cock Inn

Thank Paul H
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have eaten at The Cock Inn on many occasions. Yesterday's lunch was my first there since last November. This pub-restaurant goes from strength to strength. I occasionally write restaurant reviews for an annual guide where I'm required to judge, and score out of 5 ( as on Trip Adviser), restaurants on three criteria: Food, Service and Ambience. All three... More 

Thank malcolmjw213
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a great feel and the fire chimney is beautiful! The food is very good! We had dinner here a while ago and even if my steak was over done, the staff quickly brought me out another one more to my liking. We recently ate the Sunday roast here too and equally as good! Staff are kind as... More 

Thank Sandra S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for drinks today and was served by a lovely barman called Niall. He was very efficient and recommended a wine for us which we have bought 20 bottles of. Thank you for your lovely service Niall!

Thank Molly G
Rushden, United Kingdom
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1,016 reviews
494 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 947 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I frequented The Cock Inn on many occasions eating here on several of them,the last time was a few years ago.The food then was fancy free and straight to the point however today everything seems to have changed,the menu seemed a little more fancy,service was a little slower than before however it still has a great atmosphere.The roast dinner was... More 

Thank shane s
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Billed as "Thrice Cooked Chips", they're anything but. Stodgy, lukewarm, dry, and with the consistency of compressed newspaper, the chips served with our fish let down an otherwise excellent lunch. The first course of game bird terrine was fine, as was the soup. The deep fried haddock was fresh as a daisy and perfectly battered, although I'm not sure it's... More 

Thank dovidola
St Albans, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this a difficult restaurant experience to score as there isn't a 3.5 option and it is really better than average but it wasn't very good.. We ate here on Boxing day lunch and the pricing was probably fair for a bank holiday at £30 for 3 courses. I want to encourage the fact that they serve a more... More 

Thank Andrew R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the cock today for christmas day dinner. The eight course meal was excellent value. Service of courses was timed to perfection the staff were exceptional and went out of their way to ensure our day was a great success. Many thanks for a lovely day.

Thank Mick M
London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although stated as ‘Best Sunday roast in St Albans’ on their website I have to say that we left feeling underwhelmed. At a cost of £14.50, plus an additional 50p for a Yorkshire pudding for a Sunday lunch which left us feeling hungry. The menu suggested you would be served plenty of veg but that was not the case. We... More 

Thank neil6534
Allan B, General Manager at The Cock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We appreciate the opportunity it gives us to improve our offering. We are sorry to hear that the portion size did not meet your expectations. Unfortunately, on this occasion it appears that you have not received our usually generous portion size. We hope that this does not discourage a... More 

St Albans
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Would just like to say after my previous review that we have returned since and everything was to the excellent standard that we have previously been used to. Especially the cheesboard. I will say if you reserve a certain table you should get it, poor excuse.

Thank Kevin_Bond_2004

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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$35
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?