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The Cock O' Budworth

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Warrington Rd, Great Budworth, Northwich CW9 6HB , England
01606 891287
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Diamond Wedding Anniversary Celebration!

We chose 'The Cock' because of it's good reputation for home cooked food and the ideal room venue size. We were not disappointed. Karen met with us regularly to ensure the arrangements were just right and gave us great ideas for the decorations. Pete was very flexible on the menus and with a party... read more

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Northwich
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We chose 'The Cock' because of it's good reputation for home cooked food and the ideal room venue size. We were not disappointed. Karen met with us regularly to ensure the arrangements were just right and gave us great ideas for the decorations. Pete was very flexible on the menus and with a party of 28 we had great choices... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving south avoiding the M6 because of an accident and looking for something to eat. Found this place and took a chance. Made to feel very welcome. The menu was good but not sophisticated and the food was both well cooked and well served. A nice experience and somewhere to recommend.

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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 really pleased that you enjoyed your dinner at our pub! it is really nice to hear that you liked the menu and enjoyed the service. Thank you once again and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Karen Owner More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great prices and great service. Stopped here randomly on the way through the area and would definitely make a trip here to eat again.

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

Thank you very much for your great review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed the service and the food! We pride ourselves on our fresh produce for our menu and use as many local suppliers as possible. It really does mean a lot to us when our customers leave us such great reviews. We look forward to seeing you... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arranged our engagement party here at 'The Cock' as we have eaten here many times and always have a great time with excellent food and friendly, welcoming staff. Karen arranged for us to have sole use of The Stables for our 40 guests, made some great suggestions about little touches we'd not even considered and the room looked absolutely... More 

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

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! I can't tell you how much it means for us to hear such lovely compliments! I am so thrilled that you loved the room! I wanted it to look perfect for you ! So thank you! I have passed your comments on to Kris and Dave and they are so happy that... More 

Cheshire
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here last night with my son and his girlfriend and from the moment we arrived were made to feel very welcome.We had booked a table for eight but arrived early so we could have a drink first.The young gent showed us to a room just outside the restaurant and we went to the bar and then sat down... 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!! It is so lovely to hear such fantastic comments about our team! They are thrilled about your compliments! I am so pleased that you enjoyed the the steaks! Our local butcher is fantastic! We get so many compliments about his meat! Our home made onion rings are really popular too! So thank... More 

St Helens, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Visited here with my beautiful wife and my brother and his partner young ann for a christmas catch up and more so to get out of the house , rated on trip advisor so only 1/2 hour from st helens and into a lovely picturesque rural part of northwich , arrived to a cosy room with a real log fire... More 

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

Happy New Year! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am so thrilled that you enjoyed your whole experience at our pub! It is so lovely to hear such positive feedback. We pride ourselves on our fresh food and try as much as possible to use local suppliers to support our community. I am so pleased that you... More 

Northwich
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Visited on Thursday 17th December. We enjoyed our Festive Dinner, especially the Roast Turkey and the Stilton and Mushroom Wellington with accompanying vegetables all perfectly cooked. The Evening was rounded off with a selection of Carols performed by local musicians with more than a hint of audience participation! Friendly and attentive staff working hard under the watchful eye of Karen.... More 

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

Happy New Year! Thank you so much for you fantastic review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your festive meal and our Christmas Carol evening! It is is becoming a really popular event! Thank you so much for the lovely comments about my team as well! They do work hard and I am incredibly proud of them! Thank you... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Great food, with slow-cooked, really tasty roast turkey, beef or delicious salmon, plenty of vegetables & roast potatoes. Super chef! 3 courses and coffee with friendly, efficient service and festive "ambience". Our large party was very happy and this was a return visit as last December we'd had our Walking Club's Christmas meal here too. Thank-you to Karen and your... More 

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

Happy New Year! Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was our pleasure to serve you all! Thank you for your lovely comments about the food and service! I am so pleased your return visit was as enjoyable as the last! Thank you once again. Kind Regards Karen Owner More 

Northwich
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We had a lovely family meal the Friday before Xmas to get into the festive spirit and the Cock ‘O’ Budworth definitely did not disappoint. The atmosphere was festive and the staff very warm and welcoming. My Thai fish dumpling starter, and my wife’s chicken liver starter, was amazing and obviously homemade. For mains, I ordered a medium rare sirloin... More 

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

Happy New Year! Thank you very much for your fantastic review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your evening at the Cock! We get so many compliments about our steaks! We use our local butcher who is fantastic and really takes a pride in his produce! Our beer battered cod is also very popular! We have our fish delivered... More 

Northwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Visited with my partner for her birthday meal,the service was excellent,the staff were very friendly,the meal was served quickly and was excellent quality ,would definitely recommend.

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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 evening at the Cock! It is especially nice to hear as it was such a special occasion! Thank you also for your comments about the food and service being excellent. It really does mean so much to us when our guests have such a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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