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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Enjoyed a very large roast dinner the atmosphere and decor is great. The staff were very friendly and helpful will recommend to my friends in Wellington Cheers

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Philippa1964
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Enjoyed a very large roast dinner the atmosphere and decor is great. The staff were very friendly and helpful will recommend to my friends in Wellington Cheers

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Hamilton
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Came here with work friends for lunch. Most of us had burgers which were substantial and very nice. Chips could've had a little seasoning but that was minor. The pub has a nice atmosphere and the service was good. The burgers were great but my friends steak which was ordered medium rare was quite well done without a hint of... More 

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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Myrtle and I swerved in here for a bite to eat out of the blue. The choice was furniture shopping verses a bite to eat and a beverage. Myrtle orders the Yorkshire pudding and a shandy and I ordered the vegetable burger with a glass of Shiraz. My veggie pattie was sadly brought in pre frozen and lacked imagination and... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We came as a group and we were looked after by two of the staff. There's not much choices on the menu for the mains so it's easy to decide what to order. Our orders came almost all at once and we were able to eat together. We went over on a midweek and they're not very busy. There's a... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great décor and interesting artefacts all around the place. A huge restaurant with ample seating for large groups. Typical pub meal. We got exactly what we expected with good service too.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Service was very poor, constantly interrupted by numerous wait staff asking if we wanted drinks or food even though someone different asked us 5mins earlier, food quality for the mains was poor but good for dessert! Only plus side was when someone in my family complained about the quality of their meal they were given it free n also offered... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

1 plate showed up 30 minutes before the rest, which turned out to be for the wrong table. Probably wasn't worth the $33 for the surf and turf but was ok. Good atmosphere with the Chiefs game on. $8.50 for a beer?!? Think I'll go back to having crap Australian beer at an RSL for less than half that price.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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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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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Cock & Bull Traditional English Pub and Restaurant

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

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

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