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The Cock at Lavenham

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Church Street, Lavenham, England
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very family friendly decent food

Were looking for decent food for a family in Lavenham and this fitted the bill perfectly! Decor of the pub is a little old fashioned, but not the biggest issue. Very large menu meaning everyone is catered (but also indicates a good amount of re-heating food rather than freshly cooked food). Two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2014
Sam C
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Tideswell, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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West Drayton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We drove 100 miles to The Cock Inn at Lavenham on Monday 3rd February to meet with family for a nice lunch - only to find it closed (since 19 January) for refurbishment! We had visited this pub a few times before and were always very happy with it - that is why we chose the Cock Inn yesterday. We... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

great they accepted dogs but it was a bit drab. The seat covers by the window needed urgent cleaning. Food was very slow to appear and then was just ok. There was just one other person in our bar and we were there quite a while. Had a game of darts, read the paper, watched the news and it was... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Called in on a late Sunday afternoon. Total number of customers including me was three. Large TV showing BBC news, which didn't lift the atmosphere. Had two pints of Foster's (£3:35 pint) and left. Large pub that needs a refurbishment just like the Greyhound down the road.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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266 reviews 266 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We called in for a Sunday night dinner after a stroll through the immensely quaint and historic village of Lavenham. The staff were welcoming and hospitable. Our meals were served hot with extremely generous portion sizes. The roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, vegetables and potatoes were cooked to perfection. A rather good range of ales were also available on tap. We... More 

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Lancashire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Travelling with a friend. Had evening meal at The Cock. I had fish and chips and my friend had soup. The meal was good and reasonably priced but the decor and the atmosphere was a little depressing. The staff also didn't seem very welcoming, but maybe an off day.

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Ontario
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Friends took me for a day out in Lavenham and after checking the menus at the other pubs in town, we settled on the The Cock Pub. Food and service were great. There are patios in the front and rear of the pub, and we chose the rear garden as it is quieter. The pub is on the main road... More 

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Tideswell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Were looking for decent food for a family in Lavenham and this fitted the bill perfectly! Decor of the pub is a little old fashioned, but not the biggest issue. Very large menu meaning everyone is catered (but also indicates a good amount of re-heating food rather than freshly cooked food). Two ales on tap, both very tasty. Very good... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We've used the Cock at Lavenham for years now, and it's been consistently good. They're busy a lot of the time (which says a lot about them!) but we've always had generous and reasonably-price portions, and the service has always been courteous. It's good to see gluten-free on their menu, although we don't need it, our son-in-law does. We like... More 

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Essex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you are a vegetarian, beware! Meals are sold here as 'vegetarian' but contain parmesan cheese - which, as every self-respecting vegetarian knows, is NOT a vegetarian cheese. My friend and I went for the lentil roast, which was rather charred round the edges, as was the Yorkshire. However, there was a good choice of vegetables and my husband, who... More 

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Glasgow
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Wanted simple meal on Sunday evening.Should have been suspicious at relatively large choice in what seemed to be very quiet but large eating area.Was attracted by availability of some dishes as small portions so chose small "Roast of the Day" - beef. What came reminded me of a Tesco dinner for one - certainly not home made! My husband faired... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Church Street, Lavenham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Lavenham

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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