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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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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
um, concept good but...

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
thecouple178
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Matamata, New Zealand
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Morrinsville, New Zealand
Reviewer
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
23 helpful votes 23 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
Senior Reviewer
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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548 reviews 548 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The place was deserted. Should have taken this as a sign. Ordered the chicken kebabs for starters, which were nice, but mains were vile. Open steak sandwich was like chewing on old car Tyre and had a strange taste almost like it was off. No steak knives so had to saw at it with a bread knife. In the end... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

New owners for several years and unfortunately the magic has totally gone Just another low end pub and not much to make us return.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Firstly - the speed that the food came was brilliant Second - The food was DELICIOUS Third - Kids LOVED it Fourth - the LAMB was the best i have tasted - with the mashed pumpkin/potato and MINT - worth travelling from Bluff to get this again!! Only thing that i would change is that you guys need to get... More 

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

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