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The Cock Inn

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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48 St. Peters Street, St Albans AL1 3NF, England
+44 1727 854816
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Watford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here yesterday for the first time for Sunday lunch. The trio of meat roast dinner was absolutely fabulous, one of the best I've had in a restaurant. A great place to start prior to heading off to The Odyssey. Will return.

Thank Karen G
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love this pub. Right in the middle of town with an excellent atmosphere, Love coming here in the afternoon for a drink to meet friends or in the evening. Can get a bit squashed because its quite small but it shows it is popular. The bar staff are helpful and friendly too. There is a large outdoor garden/patio area... More 

Thank LeeK78
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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381 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came ere Saturday night, had a quick pint before moving on to another's pub, service was excellent, polite and friendly. Pub had football showing and good atmosphere. One side is a boozer, other side is grub. Drinks prices are a bit pricey compared to competitors in the town. Despite the unfortunate name it's a decent pub.

Thank Spartacus20863
Halifax UK
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210 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are lots of good pubs in St.Albans, and not just because it is the birthplace of CAMRA, the real ale campaigners. Mostly, it is because it lies just a full day's journey by horse-drawn vehicles from London. Nowadays, some 20-odd minutes on Thameslink will get you there from the capital. The Cock is not just a good pub, but... More 

Thank WalterMHalifaxUK
Hertford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to find a good pub with Sunday lunch in a town centre sometimes. Great food and exceptional service

Thank wakeboardolli
Lymington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The starter was basically cheese on a dijestive biscuit, hard to eat with a knife and fork. The main was smoked fish on what tasted like stale new potatoes. The service was good.

Thank Purple_J_12
Allan B, General Manager at The Cock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer us your feedback, we always appreciate the opportunity to improve the offering and service that we provide. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the service and your remarks have been passed on to the team. Our head chef always tries to produce excellent food at a reasonable price and we... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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271 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in here over Christmas, its a really friendly pub, friendly staff and a great atmosphere. I would like to come back and give the meals a go now I've read the food reviews.

Thank Sarah P
Windsor, Australia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 12 January 2017 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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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?