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The Cock O' Budworth

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Warrington Rd, Great Budworth CW9 6HB , England
01606 891287
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This outstanding village pub can be found adjacent to the main A559 in the...
This outstanding village pub can be found adjacent to the main A559 in the scenic area of Great Budworth. The Cock O' Budworth is a former 17th century coaching inn, which now oozes class and style. It is beautifully decorated throughout, and is everything that you might expect from a traditional country pub; open fires, a rabbit warren of rooms and low beams. However there is much more to The Cock O’Budworth, since it’s recent refurbishment it boasts a beautiful interior that it the perfect place eat or drink and to enjoy a special night out with friends and family. This is definitely a hidden gem that once you have visited you will return to time and time again.Pete and Karen took over here in October 2010 and since their arrival the place has once again become one of Cheshire's destination places to dine and drink. Proprietor Pete has been in the catering trade for the past 16 years, twelve of those with Karen – indeed The Cock is Karen & Pete’s third successful venture as licensees. Both of them are qualified chefs, but whilst Pete remains in tight control of the kitchen Karen lovingly looks after front of house of this family-friendly, picture postcard pub. Karen’s extensive experience from her background in top hotels to managing a busy city centre restaurant ensures that your visit is memorable from start to finish, a fact to which her growing band of loyal customers will attest! Besides the excellent hospitality and the well kept ales, which include Holt's Bitter and regular guest ales, customers are drawn locally, and from further afield, to enjoy the delicious meals served. All the food is freshly prepared on site by Pete’s small brigade of chefs and where possible all the ingredients are locally sourced. Pete says “We like to make use of the best local suppliers, not just because we can be assured of the best quality produce, but also because we believe the ‘local’ pub has a duty to support the community of which it is a part of” You will also find a specials board that, when in season, features locally caught game including such mouth watering dishes as; Rabbit Pie, Guinea Fowl with Whisky & Orange Sauce, Game Pie and Pheasant Breast with Caramelized Apples & Calvados. Karen & Pete believe in the old saying ‘if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well’ and nowhere is this more true than with their menu which features traditional pub food made to the highest standard. The menu includes such classics as; Steak & Ale Pie, Fish & Chips and Gammon Steak as well as Pete’s take on Thai Red Chicken Curry and Beef Stroganoff. Vegetarians are also well cared for, most noticeably with the Individual Cheese & Onion Pie which is good enough to give even the most ardent carnivore pause for thought!The main menu includes the option of smaller portion meals on a healthy proportion of the dishes - less quantity, the same fantastic quality!The Cock’s famous roast dinners are added to the menu on Sundays. A selection of roast meats are available served with all the trimmings, including a fantastic home made Yorkshire pudding, they are definitely not to be missed! Smaller portion and children's roast dinners are also availableOpening Times: 12 noon to 11pm (until midnight Thu, Fri & Sat)Food Service Times: 12 noon to 9pm Mon - Sat & 12noon to 8pm Sun
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wish it was my local.

Brilliant pub. Great staff. Excellent food. Fast and friendly service. Easy to find and plenty of parking. Feels right as soon as you walk in, and it doesn't disappoint. The breaded mushrooms are just the best.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Brilliant pub. Great staff. Excellent food. Fast and friendly service. Easy to find and plenty of parking. Feels right as soon as you walk in, and it doesn't disappoint. The breaded mushrooms are just the best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We have been coming to this pub for a few years now & it never disappoints!! Friendly staff & excellent good value home cooked food .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

I recently went with my family for a meal. When we arrived we were greeted and sat at our table drinks were order and arrived instantly the food was order and I think everybody in my family would agree that the food was superb it makes a difference that the food is freshly made and you can taste the difference... More 

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Proprietors-The-Cock, Owner at The Cock O' Budworth, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at our pub! You are right ,it does make a difference to the food when it is freshly prepared! Thank you for your comments about the staff also! I will pass this on to them. Our staff try really hard to ensure that... More 

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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Been here tonight after reading good reviews on Trip Advisor. Not been for over 10 years and didn't see much of a change in the surroundings. My husband ordered fish pie which was still frozen when it was served to him ; it was returned to the kitchen to be reheated ; it was then served more palatable but not... More 

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Proprietors-The-Cock, Owner at The Cock O' Budworth, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out to post a review. I would like to address all your points that you have made. Firstly I would like to apologise about for fish pie not being warm enough. It certainly wasn't frozen but I agree with you that it was not hot enough. An error on our part. It hadn't been in... More 

Manchester
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

As infrequent visitors to this establishment we have noticed a small but steady decline from very good food to just acceptable. Some stuff is still very good but some things, especially fried stuff, chips etc, are overly greasy and appear reheated or cooked from frozen. The staff are friendly as ever, just hope they can recover old food standards.

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Proprietors-The-Cock, Owner at The Cock O' Budworth, responded to this review

Well what an eye catching header, I’m sure it is aimed to have maximum impact! As an infrequent visitor you are probably unaware that rather than being in decline we are in fact booming. We have just won the Best Service Award 2015, Certificate of Excellence on Tripadvisor 2015 (to add to 2013 and 2014) and were finalist for Best... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We ate here recently on a Saturday night. The starters were average, but everything else was excellent. I particularly enjoyed my steak, cooked to perfection and really tasty. Plenty of choice on the menu and friendly welcoming staff. We will definately try again. Recommended.

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Proprietors-The-Cock, Owner at The Cock O' Budworth, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your fabulous review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your experience at our pub! I am so happy you found everything excellent! Its really lovely to hear that you enjoyed your steak! Our local butcher is amazing and always provides us with great meat! We are due to introduce a few new menu items... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Excellent service which is very important, the staff are very courteous and great with kids. Food choice is good, coupled with a very nice atmosphere.

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Proprietors-The-Cock, Owner at The Cock O' Budworth, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! It is so nice to hear about how excellent you thought our service was! We have just won a service award for 2015 and we came 1st and we were thrilled! It is also lovely to hear that my staff continue to give great service! We all work hard together to ensure... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Great food at a very reasonable price & a very good childrens menu. The smaller portion offer is a great idea. Pity I was the only one to take advantage of that option!! The Waitress was friendly & efficient & great with the children. We will return ..recommended

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Proprietors-The-Cock, Owner at The Cock O' Budworth, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Cock O Budworth! I am really glad you and your children enjoyed it! We always try to ensure that the children have a great experience too! Having a family myself I feel it is important to ensure the whole family... More 

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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Mid week celebration, decided to pick 2 friends up and go eat out. As I travel around the UK A bit, know areas quite well and remembered eating here sometime ago. Being in Delamere forest area thought a short car journey would be okay from Liverpool. As mid week didn't expect to be busy and it wasn't, so we were... More 

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Proprietors-The-Cock, Owner at The Cock O' Budworth, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! I am really glad that you enjoyed your family outing to us! We find that the smaller portions on certain dishes work really well on the menu, especially if you only want something lighter at lunch!! I am glad my staff looked after you so well. Really nice to hear! I have... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We were taken to this lovely pub by family who live in the area over the Bank Holiday Weekend. The pub is set in lovely Cheshire countryside, you seem miles from everywhere, but you are not. The choice on the menu is very good, in the end I had the fish and chips, small portion as advised by family who... More 

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Proprietors-The-Cock, Owner at The Cock O' Budworth, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review!! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our pub!! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We do strive to ensure that everyone has a great experience from start to finish! It is so lovely to hear such nice compliments! Thank you for... More 

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Additional Information about The Cock O' Budworth

Address: Warrington Rd, Great Budworth CW9 6HB , England
Phone Number: 01606 891287
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Great Budworth
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 22
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Warrington Rd, Great Budworth CW9 6HB , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Great Budworth
  • Phone Number: 01606 891287

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 22
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Description

This outstanding village pub can be found adjacent to the main A559 in the scenic area of Great Budworth. The Cock O' Budworth is a former 17th century coaching inn, which now oozes class and style. It is beautifully decorated throughout, and is everything that you might expect from a traditional country pub; open fires, a rabbit warren of rooms and low beams. However there is much more to The Cock O’Budworth, since it’s recent refurbishment it boasts a beautiful interior that it the perfect place eat or drink and to enjoy a special night out with friends and family. This is definitely a hidden gem that once you have visited you will return to time and time again.Pete and Karen took over here in October 2010 and since their arrival the place has once again become one of Cheshire's destination places to dine and drink. Proprietor Pete has been in the catering trade for the past 16 years, twelve of those with Karen – indeed The Cock is Karen & Pete’s third successful venture as licensees. Both of them are qualified chefs, but whilst Pete remains in tight control of the kitchen Karen lovingly looks after front of house of this family-friendly, picture postcard pub. Karen’s extensive experience from her background in top hotels to managing a busy city centre restaurant ensures that your visit is memorable from start to finish, a fact to which her growing band of loyal customers will attest! Besides the excellent hospitality and the well kept ales, which include Holt's Bitter and regular guest ales, customers are drawn locally, and from further afield, to enjoy the delicious meals served. All the food is freshly prepared on site by Pete’s small brigade of chefs and where possible all the ingredients are locally sourced. Pete says “We like to make use of the best local suppliers, not just because we can be assured of the best quality produce, but also because we believe the ‘local’ pub has a duty to support the community of which it is a part of” You will also find a specials board that, when in season, features locally caught game including such mouth watering dishes as; Rabbit Pie, Guinea Fowl with Whisky & Orange Sauce, Game Pie and Pheasant Breast with Caramelized Apples & Calvados. Karen & Pete believe in the old saying ‘if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well’ and nowhere is this more true than with their menu which features traditional pub food made to the highest standard. The menu includes such classics as; Steak & Ale Pie, Fish & Chips and Gammon Steak as well as Pete’s take on Thai Red Chicken Curry and Beef Stroganoff. Vegetarians are also well cared for, most noticeably with the Individual Cheese & Onion Pie which is good enough to give even the most ardent carnivore pause for thought!The main menu includes the option of smaller portion meals on a healthy proportion of the dishes - less quantity, the same fantastic quality!The Cock’s famous roast dinners are added to the menu on Sundays. A selection of roast meats are available served with all the trimmings, including a fantastic home made Yorkshire pudding, they are definitely not to be missed! Smaller portion and children's roast dinners are also availableOpening Times: 12 noon to 11pm (until midnight Thu, Fri & Sat)Food Service Times: 12 noon to 9pm Mon - Sat & 12noon to 8pm Sun
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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