The Cock Tavern, Hackney - pub details
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|Second port of call of the pre match preparation for the mighty U’s narrow defeat to Leyton Orient (before heading to the wonderful Leyton technical). Arrived with the boys to find a few more Col U fans and one non Col U punter! Aroma of beer and brewing, basic looking boozer providing a wonderful drinking ambience there were a couple of wonderful stouts (my personal favourite style) sampled both and they were truly superb, also had a dry something or other. Good to go back to another of my old stomping grounds from the 1990’s, the area has changed a lot but if it means pubs like this, then lucky Hackney. Could have stayed here all day, and will definitely have to plan a return visit. 8/10 |
Monkdawallydahonk - 17 Mar 2014 15:38
|Went back for more. Two of the beers we had were a little hazy but we were warned of this before purchase. Now that is good. Their porter was excellent. Also had a beer from the revitalised Truman brewery name; couldn't help but see the irony bearing in mind the name above the door.|
Steamer1 - 11 Dec 2013 19:15
|I can only concur with everything blue scrumpy said even to my first impression of the sink in the gents. Yes truly excellent place. We were made to feel very welcome and their pale ale was simply superb, followed by a stout. |
Steamer1 - 26 Nov 2013 21:00
|Last pub of the day and easily the best of 7 East London pubs visited yesterday. I've been wanting to give this a try since hearing they had won the local CAMRA cider pub of the year and it did not disappoint. The interior is dark (at night) and small with an inverted L-shaped bar. 16 handpulls dispense 8 ales and 8 ciders. There are also a number of craft beer options in bottles and on keg, including a rather nice 11% barley wine. Whilst we didn't venture outside, there was also a beer garden. The gents were a little strange, especially the sink which appears to be the urinal at first glance! The bar staff are knowledgeable and the clientele is a young, studenty type crowd, similar to what you would find in the Jolly Butchers in Stoke Newington. Being the brewery tap for the Howling Hops brewery, they had 4 of their beers on - SImcoe, Amarillo, Mozaic & Single Stout. Guests were Clarence & Fredericks IPA & Best Bitter, Brodies London Fields Pale Ale & Five Points Pale. Only 7 of the 8 cider handpulls were on. The selection was still good - West Milton, Millwhites Rum Cask, Blackberry Blush & Rioja Cask, London Cider Co. Traditional, Rogers Sweet & Kingcombe Valley Cider. Located a stone's throw away from Hackney Central station, this place is well worth a visit.|
blue_scrumpy - 22 Sep 2013 19:11
|Went here midweek at about 8pm. It wasn't hugely busy, plenty of good tables, extensive and interesting selection of craft beers and ciders. We had bar snacks including a veggie scotch egg, and those were tasty.|
The service left a bit to be desired though - I wanted to ask questions about the beers as there wasn't much description on the labels. But the answers were surly and generally along the lines of "you can't really describe them." After a few goes I just gave up and ordered at random.
Worth a visit though - I reckon on a lively weekend it'd have more atmosphere, and my pint was pretty good.
BabyLS - 30 Aug 2013 13:27
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