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The Cock and Dragon, Cockfosters - pub details

Cock and Dragon

Address: Chalk Lane, Cockfosters, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 9HU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8089) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube station Cockfosters (0.3 miles)

Nearest train stations New Barnet (1 mile), Oakleigh Park (1.3 miles), Hadley Wood (1.4 miles)

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Now under new ownership as The Cock Inn, although the new/old name only hints at the past. The Thai food is gone and the kitchen staff that provided it can now be found providing same one stop away on the Piccadilly at the Oakwood Tavern. There is still a restaurant on the premises, but now providing more traditional British fare.

A recent refurb has swept away all the old Eastern character of the place (which I rather liked) and replaced it with a very bland generic and characterless modern look not unlike the Prince Of Wales in East Barnet and the Monken Holt in High Barnet - are ALL pubs refurbished by the same decorators these days? That said, there is plenty of space and lots of comfy chairs which makes it a pleasant enough place to spend some time - even if you don't feel much like you are in a pub. If their new website is anything to go by this place is heading down the horribly common 'Gastro-pub' route - it's all about overpriced food, and beer hardly warrant's a mention. A shame as it's only beer which would ever tempt me in there. However, there is a selection of real ales on offer and I was pleasantly surprised to Adnams Broadside on tap at a very reasonable price - a bit of a shock as ales had been very pricey in the pub's days as the Cock & Dragon.
DarkLordOfBarnet - 29 Nov 2015 22:35
This place has been re-opened as the Cock Inn. Cockfosters appears to be a real ale desert, apart from this place. We found it extremely disappointing. The interior is upmarket and it obviously fancies itself more as a restaurant than a pub/bar. Most staff were intent on waiting tables, washing glasses or stocking shelves and seemed too busy to serve us. Ales were Exmoor Silver Stallion, Caledonian Autumn Red & Adnams Broadside. When we finally did get served, the Silver Stallion turned out to be a truly dreadful beer, or rather it was way past its best. The barman didn't appear to understand at first when we passed comment. In fairness, he did eventually offer to exchange it. But we needed to get to the tube station fairly quickly. So we declined the offer. Notably he did not take the beer off. So somebody else would have been served a pint of vinegar. Worst pub of the day and a poor way to finish on.
blue_scrumpy - 25 Oct 2015 19:38
Coming to the end of an 11 mile leg of the London loop - a pub is just what is needed. This is a very impressive building and looks just the ticket. Enter and there is a cacophony of noise.... Little kids screaming at the football. All a bit off putting. It is peeing the harassed bar staff off their work, as they loose track of who is next to be served. Took pint outside to escape the ambiance. Food looked nice.
Mappiman - 19 Oct 2014 18:33
This is a huge pub just off Cockfosters Rd...but is this a restaurant..that’s the question?

3 ale's on tap which included 1 guest from the Flack Manor Brewery...not the best pint I've over had but it was alright and was poured fine.

Busy with most people enjoying the Thai food on offer, it was certainly popular with the food being dispatched at a rate of knots.

The restaurant part of the Pub dominates most of the area but the pub part is large enough though it does feel like a restaurant.

A good number of bar staff on and getting served was not a problem.
lezford - 2 May 2014 16:56
Re comment below by 'Number11' "we should be grateful that there is a pub in Cockfosters selling real ale"

We are lucky there is still a pub in Cockfosters at all - I still miss the Trent Tavern - used to have a nice pint of Directors in there. Last year we lost The Jester too, although they didn't stock real ales and so didn't get my custom.

I think I'd go to the Cock & Dragon more if it wasn't so much for a pint of not that great ale.
DarkLordOfBarnet - 14 Mar 2014 15:54

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