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The Cock Tavern, Hackney - pub details

Cock Tavern
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Address: 315, Mare St, London, E8 1EJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 16964) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Hackney Central (0.1 miles), Homerton (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations Hackney Downs (0.4 miles), Hackney Central (0.4 miles), London Fields (0.4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.1/10 (rated by 30 users)
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We enjoyed our visit here a couple of years ago. So we decided to head back here this Saturday lunchtime. Unlike our last visit it was very quiet with only a handful of other punters. The barman informed us that Saturday evenings in winter can get very busy. Despite being daytime, the pub felt just as dark as our last visit. Ales on were Howling Hops (the house brewery) Oatmeal Stout, Black XX & Smoked Porter, Dark Star Hophead, Siren Under Current & Northern Monk Chennai Export Porter. Brockley Pale Ale & Red Ale were pulled through later. In addition they have a good real cider and perry selection - Snails Bank Orchard Dry, Ross-on-Wye Traditional Farmhouse, Newton Court Panting Partridge & Yarlington Mill & Burrow Hill Cider. A good keg selection can be found on the other side of the L-shaped bar. I agree about the toilets. But having just come from the Pembury, I think they were a slight improvement. Still the best pub in Hackney in my opinion.
blue_scrumpy - 31 Aug 2015 14:10
The ultra scruffy Antic look but achieved without effort,they brew their own beer which was very good,shocked by how many they had on of their own beers,about eight.The toilets are in an awful way but in keeping with the bar area.
slerpy - 13 May 2015 18:51
Nice pub. Good choice of cider. All one price £3.60 a pint. No food except crisps & pickled onions. Toilets are a major let down for this pub. The ladies by the beer garden is nasty & teeny tiny. Nice pub all in all.
RachelCS - 2 Dec 2014 15:30
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

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