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Cock & Bull Traditional English Pub and Restaurant

$$ - $$$, British,
Church Road, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
0212070748
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good46%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Church Road, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was such an awesomely pleasant surprise for me and hubby. We had a super Sunday lunch here after visiting the zoo. The service was amazing, the staff serving were so welcoming and helpful, very efficient and attentive. The ambiance was just akin to the...More

Thank kimmyevo
Emma T, Operations Co-Ordinator at Cock & Bull Traditional English Pub and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey! Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review, we are very glad you enjoyed your day and so nice to hear we were a part of it! See you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Being English I wasn't sure what I would find. The food was very good, especially the Yorkshire Puddings. Beer was not as British as I would expected. It didn't bother me as I prefer NZ lager beers. Well worth a visit to for a varied...More

Thank Alan-NZ2015
Emma T, Operations Manager at Cock & Bull Traditional English Pub and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alan! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope to see you back sometime soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The young lad that served us was average with not a lot of interest in us being there. The usual Lancastrian lad wasn’t there who is the opposite, with energy pizazz friendly and welcoming. I asked for horse-radish which the question was answered too quickly...More

Thank Viv W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do you know how you tell if the food is superb? All conversation at the table ceases & munching commences. That is what happened when my dad & I went to lunch today. The atmosphere at the Cock & Bull is wonderful - old England...More

Thank Ashley K
Emma T, Operations Co-ordinator at Cock & Bull Traditional English Pub and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such a lovely review! I am so glad you had such a lovely lunch with us and I am sure Aloma and her team will be delighted also. I will make sure that i pass this onto them. We hope...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is a typical pub with a varied menu. Service was good and the food arrived in good time. I had the 'bangers and mash' and as it was a pub I expected real bangers but instead they were hard skinned Viennese sausages. Admittedly it...More

Thank Peonie49
DB_Botany, Public Relations Manager at Cock & Bull Traditional English Pub and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for your great review! We look forward to you visiting soon to try out our other dishes!

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Dined here on a Sunday evening, the restaurant was not busy. We did wait a while to have our order taken, but ordered drinks and food at the same time so no harm done. Food was average. Pub food is exactly that, its not fine...More

Thank Shellie M
DB_Botany, Public Relations Manager at Cock & Bull Traditional English Pub and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hi Shellie, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Im sorry you had to wait a while for your order to be taken. I will pass these comments onto the staff. We do hope to see you again to try some...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

We went to lunch here, went to bar ordered a couple of drinks asked for a menu for lunch and was told to go an take a table, which we did and that someone would be over to take our order. . Well we sat...More

Thank Sandy M
CB_Hamilton, Manager at Cock & Bull Traditional English Pub and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Hi Sandy, Thank you for your feedback. We had no bookings for lunch on that day so rostered accordingly, and yes we got caught short with the influx of customers for lunch service. I do apologise for your experience. If you are able to message...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was as intended, rustic and charming. I ordered a steak which was okay, it was meant to come with mash which I swapped to a garden salad. The salad was at room temp which I enjoyed and the jus was devine! Hubby ordered...More

Thank Regina D
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Visited with a group and everything was going well, great service, then we ordered and two people ordered steak, Med to well done, when the steaks arrived one was perfect the other was dripping with blood, so we asked for the the under cooked one...More

Thank Cherie S
CB_Hamilton, Public Relations Manager at Cock & Bull Traditional English Pub and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Hey Cherie, Thanks for leaving us this review. We are disappointed that you had a few issues on the night. If you could please send us some more information to eugene@thebbc.co.nz re when you dined and if you can remember who you dealt with so...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017

Stopped in for a working lunch - friendly service and the food was served quickly - had the seafood chowder which, to be honest, wasn't the best I have had, but everyone around the table (there were 10 of us) seemed to enjoy their meals....More

Thank Kiwi124
CB_Hamilton, Public Relations Manager at Cock & Bull Traditional English Pub and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Hey Thanks for taking the time to leave us this feedback. hope to have you back with us again soon Thanks

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Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 0212070748
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