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RATINGS
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
About
The Cock Inn provides an expansive menu of traditional pub classics supported by a daily Specials board. Many of the dishes are made on site and we are pleased to offer smaller portions and alternatives to the advertised menu.
PRICE RANGE
£3 - £17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and congenial atmosphere, we had the pork bellie with very crispy crackling and veggies cooked to perfection, Famiy lunch sat on one of round tables,

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 December 2023

Five of us had a lovely Sunday lunch in early December. The service was excellent. With staff checking if all our meals were as we expected, and checking if we required any more drinks when glases were getting low! Gareth (chef) and his team do...a great job in quite a small kitchen. Also with thanks to Andy and Sam for their hospitality.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 December 2023 via mobile

My family and I would like to say a huge heartfelt Thankyou to the management and their excellent team, at The Cock Inn,Wivelsfield Green.We had booked our Christmas Dinner there and arrived on a cold,wet and windy Sunday lunchtime but as soon as we entered...this local country inn our spirits were lifted by the warmth of the welcome we received.The ages in our party ranged from 93 to 7 years old so could have proved a challenge for the staff but they all, experienced and novices,treated us with respect,friendliness and professionalism. We were shown to our beautifully ‘dressed’table and our drink orders were taken immediately.Us lads,all being real ale drinkers,in unison announced the Harvey’s best and old were both in peak condition.We all enjoyed 3 courses of plentiful,well cooked and presented food, all served with a smile from the young waitresses. Drinks were served throughout the meal without anyone having a empty glass for long. We had our table for 3 hours and never felt under pressure to vacate it,we even had time for an impromptu fun Christmas quiz between courses. We finished our afternoon with yet another drink,by the roaring log fire,in the public bar.What a perfect way to end a wonderful family Christmas meal. Top marks from us all for the team at the Cock Inn and Thankyou all so very,very much.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

Very popular and busy. Why? Because it is very good. Not a huge menu but add in the specials and you have a great range of foods. Well cooked, well presented, well served and at a decent price. I recommend it.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Living fairly local we decided to try out this establishment haven heard from others of the ‘ excellent’ food and hospitality which certainly not available to us during our visit. Parking is problematic with many customers parking in side roads, the welcome upon entering was...non existent only acknowledged after standing at the bar for several minutes even though several members of the staff passed us on numerous occasions including it seemed the manager. The choice of food was good however the presentation of food on the plates, Sunday roasts, was well below standards seen at other establishments. We had to ask for more gravy as the servings had very little on each plate, thankfully this was presented quickly in a jug and was actually hot. Whilst the beef was well cooked the knives provided were very blunt therefore cutting into smaller slices was an issue even though the meat was not ‘tough’. Upon finishing our meals we had a long wait to get the plates cleared, it seemed the servers had no inclination to do so until we mentioned it; in other words they seemed to be in a different world. We waited a further 10 minutes or so thinking someone at least would offer the desert menu but again had to ask which was provided on a small board. To put into context the time we were there made the restaurant not busy being a 4pm booking with many customers having left the establishment with tables available throughout; the servers were polite but lacked the attentive requirements to clear tables in a timely manner and then to offer further courses. The servers were young, maybe only serving for a short time, therefore they really need to up their game to be more attentive for the surroundings they are working.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Sam Earl, Owner at The Cock Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2023

We are really sorry you didnt enjoy your visit to us on a very busy Sunday in December. But somewhat disappointed that you could not voice your opinions on the day rather than using this Social Media platform after the event. I would like to...More

Reviewed 27 November 2023

yet again my friend and i had a lovely lunch at the Cock inn. Services was excellent and food was great especially the waffle and icecream and sauce. if you want a superb lunch then go here

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023

Went here for lunch. Excellent service - it was really busy but they managed to get around everyone and were very nice. I'd say the food is good - pretty standard pub fayre. For me, not particularly special but definitely tasty and nice to eat.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

Roast dinner poor...nut roast seemed to be made of rice... and gravy out of a packet. Meat eater ...didn't like hers either. Staff were lovely and friendly thoughMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Sam Earl, Owner at The Cock Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2023

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, and sorry to hear the food wasnt to your liking. However, we must say we are a little disappointed that you never mentioned when asked during your meal and at payment time, as we could...More

Reviewed 27 October 2023

Lovely meal. We hadn’t booked but lucky to get a nice table. Would recommend booking to ensure you’re not disappointed. We chose from the specials board and were happy with our choices of broccoli soup, prawns, steak and horseradish pie and Thai chicken and peanut...curry with rice.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

Lovely cosy pub with a great atmosphere. Food was very good staff were so friendly and professional nothing was much for them. Will definitely return especially in summer when we could sit in their beautifully decorated outside area Thank you for a super time super...lunch spent with great friendsMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

My wife and I had an amazing Sunday lunch. The food was fantastic, the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. We will certainly come again.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

We have eaten at the Cock Inn three times now and we have been impressed, good, hot food, served by friendly staff. Time to try the Sunday roast!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

Impromptu lunch visit one Thursday, we’re not local but fancied a drive. I had the vegan mushroom Wellington and my husband had salmon fish cake then we shared vegan chocolate sponge. Absolutely delicious, clean plates all round. The staff were really friendly and there was...a warm atmosphere, we stayed for a while and played pool too.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023 via mobile

I was nicely surprised to see such an extensive menu plus specials board. I ordered a vegetarian mushroom pie with new potatoes and fresh vegetables. My friend had lasagne, garlic bread and salad. I had sticky toffee pudding with cream to follow. Both meals were...well cooked and well presented by very pleasant staff. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this charming, homely pub for a meal and most definitely would like to return.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Excellent meal , service and company . Thank you to Sam and her staff for a lovely afternoon . Usual splendid service and excellent food choices

Date of visit: August 2023
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The Cock Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5