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Cock Hotel, Leighton Buzzard - pub details

Address: Woburn Road, Heath and Reach, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 0AR [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 37897) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Leighton Buzzard (2.4 miles), Bow Brickhill (4.5 miles), Fenny Stratford (4.7 miles)

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Now known as The Heath Inn, this is a good sized pub on the main road through the village consisting of two bars, a small patio area and a separate accommodation block at the rear. The pub holds monthly jazz nights, although these are usually big names and so there is an entrance charge of around £10. Barmaid was friendly and helpful.

The main bar is at the front of the pub and this is a U-shape room around the stone built bar counter. Slate tiles cover the floor and it has a fairly traditional country pub feel with plenty of beams on the low ceiling, a few brick pillars and the obligatory horse brasses dotted around. At one end is an enormous brick fire-place that has been converted in to a seating area, whilst a smaller stone fire-place at the other end had a few logs burning away. There were a few high stools around the bar and a couple of leather arm chairs opposite, but otherwise the seating was conventional tables and chairs. A plasma was up on one wall showing a Sky sports channel.

The other bar at the rear had cream wood panelling on the walls with a mixture of carpet and orange tiling on the floor and was apparently not in use on a recent Tuesday evening visit. Unusually there was both a pool table and a carvery counter, which seemed an odd combination.

Food wise, the menu is a straightforward “pub grub” affair with options such a Fish & Chips, Ham Egg & Chips, Pie of the day, Burger, etc., as well as a small specials board and these were mostly priced around the £8 mark. My Scampi & Chips was a decent enough dish, with the chips being so large that they were essentially potato wedges. Proper branded bottles of sauce were supplied which I always think is far preferable to sachets or a small dish with contents of indeterminate origin. There was even a grinder for freshly milled pepper.

Beers on tap were Tring’s Ridgeway, Ringwood Forty Niner and Brakespear Bitter. Two further pumps were on the bar, one of which appeared to have run out and one which was possibly unused. The solitary cider was Stowford Press which makes a pleasant change from the usual dross around these parts.
Blackthorn - 27 Nov 2013 07:57
being staying in village all week, only found this pub/hotel late on, very nice food, nice atmosphere and very lady friendly, chap who owns it i think david was very nice
browngirl33 - 15 Oct 2011 16:02
Is it a gay bar? The name makes me a little suspicious...
TheIronLiver - 5 May 2011 10:24
fairly quiet, lovely old building inside, on edge of lovely village..will explore more this week
lennyg35 - 28 Mar 2011 16:52
popped in for beer on way home ok i guess but was very quiet but i guess it was pretty late and very cold
willl - 9 Dec 2010 17:24

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