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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in the old cock in on and off for two weeks while working in Harpenden and am considering a return visit for a family weekend away. I stayed in two of the rooms as did my colleagues. All were clean, spacious and nicley decorated. The staff were friendly and the food on the menu was very nice. Well... More 

Thank Gareth B
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

Stayed on a Sunday recently, I had had a noisy experience previously that I brought to their attention and they gave me this complimentary night, we loved the room bed so comfy, carpets thick and fresh, bathroom spotless, bar staff were very friendly as was the landlady, my standards are high so I'm surprised all the negative reviews

Thank craig H
London, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for just one night. Quite pricey for just a bed but it was comfortable and clean. Room was a big size with a shower. You are on a road side so can be noisy and Sunday morning the church bells will wake you. If you know what you are getting then no surprises. It served its purpose for us... More 

Thank Tina D
Harpenden, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Saturday lunch, we had two prawn ciabattas and tempura prawns. The tempura prawns were good and were served with some dressed leaves. The ciabattas were filled generously with prawns, the problem was that the prawns were very low quality, very small, tough and tasteless. I would much rather have less prawns but better quality. Also very cheap tasting tomato ketchup,... More 

Thank AliandbigAl
Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Pros: Big comfortable bed with a thick duvet. Great shower with thick soft towels. Excellent location- walking distance to train station, all shops and restaurants, and Nickey Line walking trail. Cons: Internet signal was strong but the password they gave me was incorrect and when I brought this to their attention, they basically shrugged and said it was correct and... More 

Thank H W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Cute Pub along the way. We stopped in the evening for a final night cap. Great atmosphere and service was excellent! Quaint, cute British pub in downtown , wonderful experience, I would recommend for drinks.

Thank Brothan
London, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

a v nice pub with accommodation and serving a good range of very tasty food My Dad had the ham, egg, chips and I had the rump steak (very tender) A selection of real ales and a (fairly small) choice of wines Well worth a visit!

1 Thank Stuart M
Luton, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I've been recently back there with my wife for those amazing ribs they used to heve. After we sat down we found out that the pub is under new management and there are no ribs which we knew anymore. We decided to have only a drink. When checking the menu we been just terified of the new prices. A burger... More 

Thank PapucVoda
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

OMG - what a hole!!! Easy my worst stay anywhere on business and a complete con for £90 a night - please do not go there - the sooner this place goes bust, the better for everyone. The pub seems to be run as a landlady benefit - no customers to speak off yet thumping dance music or karaoke until... More 

1 Thank spetsesforever
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188 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I will rate the room, not the pub. The rooms are next door to the pub, connecting building. The separate entrance give a degree of freedom. As soon as you walk in, the carpet and wallpaper is grotty and grim. It does not give a great impression. As you walk up the stairs, there is an animal cage under at... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Old Cock Inn

Address: 58 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2SP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hertfordshire > Harpenden
Price Range: $105 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Cock Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Room at the back was very quite, Room no 3”
 of 5 bubbles 573craigh, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
“Very noisy...and a jammed open fire escape door presents a security risk!”
 of 5 bubbles LynnH808, May 27, 2016 | Read review
“We didn't stay in the hotel but I imagine rooms at the front with a busy road could be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles gummers67, Sep 23, 2015 | Read review
“Pick Room 4. Massive Bed”
 of 5 bubbles Rodders2, Sep 23, 2015 | Read review
“Go to another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles horsencart, Aug 19, 2015 | Read review
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