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“Very family friendly decent food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Cock at Lavenham - CLOSED

The Cock at Lavenham
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Tideswell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very family friendly decent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Were looking for decent food for a family in Lavenham and this fitted the bill perfectly! Decor of the pub is a little old fashioned, but not the biggest issue. Very large menu meaning everyone is catered (but also indicates a good amount of re-heating food rather than freshly cooked food). Two ales on tap, both very tasty.

Very good sized portions as well.

The biggest bonus was, however, that it was incredibly family friendly. We went with our two year old daughter and there were stickle bricks and bead mazes for her to play with. Outdoor area not massive, but contained, meaning she could also run around outside without any fear of running into a carpark or road.

Was a fair wait for food and it was fairly massively busy, but was mid-week so would assume that they would have more people in the kitchen at the weekend?

Very friendly person behind the bar (assuming she was the owner?) and she was very helpful with our daughter as well.

Would definitely recommend and go again if we were in the area!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Sam C
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Reliable and Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

We've used the Cock at Lavenham for years now, and it's been consistently good. They're busy a lot of the time (which says a lot about them!) but we've always had generous and reasonably-price portions, and the service has always been courteous. It's good to see gluten-free on their menu, although we don't need it, our son-in-law does.

We like the place, and we've taken relatives from Australia and elsewhere there and never been disappointed. A great place to eat.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Christopher M
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Essex
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“VEGETARIANS BEWARE!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

If you are a vegetarian, beware! Meals are sold here as 'vegetarian' but contain parmesan cheese - which, as every self-respecting vegetarian knows, is NOT a vegetarian cheese. My friend and I went for the lentil roast, which was rather charred round the edges, as was the Yorkshire. However, there was a good choice of vegetables and my husband, who had the Somerset chicken, declared it to be 'very nice'.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Purple_Dreamer_Essex
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Milngavie, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Better ready meals from M and S”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Wanted simple meal on Sunday evening.Should have been suspicious at relatively large choice in what seemed to be very quiet but large eating area.Was attracted by availability of some dishes as small portions so chose small "Roast of the Day" - beef. What came reminded me of a Tesco dinner for one - certainly not home made! My husband faired a little better with Somerset chicken pie. We did not stay for dessert as felt unlikely any would be other than bought in.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JanandDavid
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Friday night special”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Good wholesome food and good wholesome prices; no need to book as large restaurent and room for walk ins. Friendly staff

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank backlaneme
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