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Cock Tavern
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Address: East Poultry Avenue, London Central Markets, London, EC1A 9LH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 15214) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Farringdon (0.1 miles), Barbican (0.3 miles), Chancery Lane (0.4 miles)

Nearest DLR station Bank (0.8 miles)

Nearest train stations Farringdon (0.1 miles), London Barbican (0.3 miles), City Thameslink (0.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.8/10 (rated by 19 users)
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this pub has been closed for months
hullcityfan - 10 Feb 2014 13:36
Many years ago this pub was a gem. The boiled beef and carrots were the best in London. The steaks were also superb, as to be expected given its location. Now itis simply a ghostly reminder of its former glory. Going down the stairs it reminds you of a public street lavatory. Going into the bar doesn't dispel the image! When we visited the real ale was off! I suspect it's always off. The boiled beef was also off (I suspect etc. . .) The place was empty (two working days before Xmas!)whereas everywhere around was full. The barman who is also the waiter was not exactly welcoming. It was cold and dismal. There are far better places around and this place, which is just a brakfast bar, is clearly on its last legs. We won't be returning
Tewin - 21 Dec 2012 13:55
I visited The Cock Tavern last night since I was told that they've opened up for Friday and Saturday nights. When I came in to the pub there were BLUES all over the place! Two live-bands and crowded with people.. Wish I knew before that they�re doing music-nights and not only lunch and breakfast. Will be back soon with my colleagues.
Tess_London - 18 Apr 2010 18:25
Good for beer and breakfast. breakfast is veeeeery nice. service can be slow. no natural light but who needs that after a night shift?
sir_adam_of_downham - 8 Mar 2010 00:35
This is the best pub in london opens at 5.30-6am everyday due to the meat market its in if youve been out clubbing or just dont want the night to end this is the place to go its odd having a pint at 6am surround by blood stained butchers but worth it on the odd occasion & they also serve up a top notch breakfast local stock. next time i end up having a late one & dont fancy work the next day ill be there.
alf123 - 7 Sep 2009 20:22

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