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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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Another decent visit to the Cock yesterday. In fact, we returned later in the day. It was quieter than on previous visits. But that made the experience a bit more relaxing. Ales on during our first visit were Maregade Vanilla Milk Stout & Amber, Moor Nor'Hop, Howling Hops Pale & Thornbridge Jaipur. By the time we arrived later, Moor Amoor, Gipsy Hill Hepcat & Salopian Free Fall were all on. Ciders on the first visit were Turners Apple Pie & Elderflower, London Glider Dry, Burrow Hill Cider, Seacider Medium Dry & Millwhites Super 8 Number 1. On our return, there was Turners Medium & Millwhites Somer Gold. Still the best pub in Hackney.
blue_scrumpy - 23 Apr 2017 12:15
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
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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