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The Cock O' Budworth

Warrington Rd, Great Budworth CW9 6HB , England
01606 891287
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $22
Cuisines: British, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
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English first
Northwich, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Popped in for lunch with my husband today. Heard good reviews and have been meaning to try it for a while. Sat in the conservatory, whilst the restaurant smelt rather strongly of cleaning products the surroundings still looked like they could do with a good clean. Maybe I'm fussy and this is personal standards so I'll let that go. The... More

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

Thank you for your review as we like to get feedback from as many customers as possible. I would like to respond to some of your comments. The conservatory is is cleaned daily by our cleaner and she focuses heavily on that area as it is so popular and we like it to look nice for our guests. We use... More

Warrington, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went for sunday lunch, not been for years, staff very attentive, food was hot, fresh, but just average, wouldn't say I'd go back.

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

Many thanks for taking time out to post a review about our pub! It is important for us to have customer feedback. I'm really pleased that you found my team friendly and that they gave you great customer service. Our food is freshly prepared as you say in your review, and I am glad you found it nice and hot!... More

Cheshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had our wedding reception at the Cock O Budworth, Karen and Pete organised the whole day and evening. Karen is hands on and organised our "Special Day" it was a Fantastic venue and Karen decorated the whole of the Cock O Budworth. Karen truly should be a wedding planner. Pete organised the food for the day and the evening,... More

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I visited this pub for the first time recently with a friend on a Thursday evening which is 'pie night'. The a la carte menu had a great selection and you can order small plates for many of the dishes which means that you don't have to overeat if you want to try two or more courses - I think... More

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

Wow!Thank you for this lovely review!! I am so pleased that you enjoyed our pie night and so glad you are coming back to try our home made curry night!! The pie night has been so popular and we have such lovely feedback from our customers! Really glad you enjoyed the home made bread and butter pudding!! Also thank you... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Just visited this restaurant today with my dad at around 1pm. Came in and were promptly greeted and seated by a lovely lady who had our drinks with us within minutes of ordering. Complimentary bread rolls and proper butter were nice and much appreciated. I had a burger with additional cheese and bacon. The portion size was huge! Burger was... More

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review!! The comments are so lovely and I have passed them on to our team and they were so pleased! Joe was your waiter and is so chuffed that you enjoyed the service!! So glad you enjoyed the fish and the home made burger!! Our fish supplier is so good and we have... More

Northwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

proper country pub, lovely relaxed atmosphere, real food, good selection of beer and wine, when you both say ' we'll come here again' that say's it all in my opinion . great for children with a very well kept outdoor area. very accommodating owners , just a really really nice pub with that little bit more than most on the... More

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

Thank you so much for your review! We are really proud of our pub and so glad you that you liked it!! We pride ourselves on home produced food and try to use our local suppliers in the area as much as possible as the quality is great.! I will pass your comments on to the rest of the team!... More

Cheshire, UK
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Very cosy, food was good, if a little pricey! Would go again though. We thought it was quite busy for a Thursday evening, always a good sign.

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

Many thanks for your kind review! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Cock! Thursday nights are very busy for us and we have recently introduced our home made pie night, along side our current menu and it is proving to be really popular with all our guests!! We look forward to seeing you again soon, and... More

Manchester
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The food here is fantastic in all the years I have been going I have never had a bad meal. Food and service by staff is always to a high standard.Would recommend you visit if you are in the area.

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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 so pleased that you have enjoyed coming to the Cock for so many years! It is so lovely for Pete, myself and the team to hear such lovely feedback!! It really does mean so much to us!! Thank you once again and we hope to see you again soon!! Kind... More

Cheshire
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Four of us often visit The Cock O Budworth. The pro's first. Excellent staff, everyone of them very, very friendly and helpful, the food is always piping hot and very well cooked. You can choose from 2 portion sizes, 1 in our party always has the small, the 3 others always have the large, but whichever you have it is... More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am really pleased that you enjoy coming to our pub! I have passed your comments on to the rest of my team and they were so pleased that you thought they were friendly and give good customer service! Thank you also for your lovely comments about the food. Pete and his... More

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We have been to this pub three times and each time has been of the same high standard. The service is better than most pubs and restaurants I have been in. Set in fantastic countryside, there is nothing better than a drive (an hour away for us) on a Sunday afternoon to this great pub. If we lived closer we... More

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

Wow! Thank you so much for this fabulous review!! I am so pleased that you have enjoyed your visits to our pub! We constantly strive to ensure that all our guests have a great experience and leave happy. It is also so nice to hear that you would choose us as your local pub if you lived nearer!! Thank you... More

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