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“Fantastic food - we've found a gem”
Review of The Cock

The Cock
Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Clare
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Near to the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul.
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic food - we've found a gem”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Completely above our expectations. Food was delicious. We nearly drove past, but our son needed lunch - now! So we parked up and were the first through the door at mid-day. So glad we did.

We had the Home-made fishcakes, Pie of the day (Steak and Ale) and Lamb Moussaka. The mains were so good we decided to push through (time for the boy's afternoon nap) and have dessert too. Up came the Bakewell Tart and my wife had the Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Could not fault any part of any dish - AND the Bakewell Tart was home-made. Really good.

We've already planned to return.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Malaga, Spain
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not an enjoyable experience”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Maybe because it was second day of the New Year and things were 'flat', but what an awful meal we [5 of us] had. Three starters of prawns in chilli sauce @ £5.95 each consisted of 6 defrosted small prawns covered in commercial chilli sauce with a little salad garnish, a pound a prawn?? Smoked salmon & avocado was OK, and the black pudding & apple passable. No steak & ale pies were available so a venison alternative was offered. I so wish they would not call them pies when all you get is casseroled meat in a pie dish with a crust top. This is not an English definition of a pie! Service was OK, nobody else there so how could it not be? All in all with the choice around this is a place that is expensive for a very poor quality of food and best avoided.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Barbara E
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Grub!”
Reviewed 14 December 2013

We had a great meal at this wonderful pub in Clare. I had good ol' Sausage & Mash which was cooked to perfection with a beautifully thick gravy and my wife had the Fish Cakes which she thought were excellent. We were expecting the usual standard of "pub grub" but were both pleasantly surprised. Highly recommended!

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank Roger O
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Once bitten, twice shy!!”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Landlord was very uninterested in customers, The service was appalling, starter came out and was still frozen in the middle, main course was boiled to destruction and the desert was, well I wouldn't feed it to my dog!!
An absolute waste of money!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank dexterbull
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Steak cooked to perfection.”
Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff and excellent grub. Definitely one to recommend. The steak was cooked perfectly and homemade chips and onion rings make it so much better!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Plumala
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