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Cock & Bull Traditional English Pub and Restaurant

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Church Road, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
(07) 850 5254
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 29
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  • 18
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Super lunch spot.

Food good, staff excellent and a very popular lunch stop. Nice decor and nice eating place setup outside. Good selection of beers and toilet facilities always clean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Doreen C
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Huntly, New Zealand
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I had lunch with a mate here. I ordered the Bangers and Mash from the Lunch menu and a beer. Approximately 20 minutes after dining here I began to vomit uncontrollably and had to take 3 days off work with excess sweating and fever - all the symptoms from food poisoning. I had to go to the Doctor and was... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

There are 4 of us and we waited for 45 minutes before our food was served. The manager gave us free drinks after we made a complaint. The pork belly was so bad that it was tasteless and the skin was not crispy at all. We ordered a steak to be cooked medium well but it came out well done.... More 

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Huntly, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Food good, staff excellent and a very popular lunch stop. Nice decor and nice eating place setup outside. Good selection of beers and toilet facilities always clean.

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Morrinsville, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Was looking firward to a nice dinner and a quiet drink before heading to see a movie. We were told at the bar that in order to have a beer we needed to be seated and order a meal - knew that as its Easter subday! We went to a table and no body came. My husband went back to... More 

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Matamata, New Zealand
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Nice outside area but sadly like many other pubs full of smokers! Went outside as too cool inside. Too many flies. Perhaps some citronella candles? Overall, Food good, and pub like blighty.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Every time I have been to this place I come away disappointed. Not only with the food on offer, but with the ambiance of the place. Also very expensive.....come on guys lift your game if you want patrons to come back!!!!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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551 reviews 551 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

It's a nice pub with an English theme which was good for me. As well as Boddingtons and Speights they sell Kilkenny which is always a good beer and which I always drink. We usually sit in the outside area but the interior has a lot of interesting artifacts to look at. The beer is good and the staff friendly... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

After a hard day shopping we were needing to be refuelled and stumbled across a pub. On entering we realised it was an old english pub with the atmosphere to match. Even though this was a pub we were greeted as we walked in and taken to a table of our choice....lovely service!! Our needs were catered for the whole... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We had the beef burger and the Yorkshire Pudding with roast beef meals. Both meals were of a generous size, and were so filling we had to leave a few chips! The price was good for the amount of food we got for $18.50 (burger) and $17.95 each. The tap beer and cider were $7.50 for a pint and also... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have a wonderful dinner, services are excellent and food quality is prima. Will return, been here 5 times with friends

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Church Road, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (07) 850 5254

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

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