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Cock & Bull Traditional English Pub and Restaurant

Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand
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Church Road, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
(07) 850 5254
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Raglan, New Zealand
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has a great atmosphere, with an traditional Pub feel about it. Great food and drink. Certainly the place to go with your work colleagues for a drink after work.

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Thank ggmiller1965
Cambridge, New Zealand
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to visit on a winters day. Lovely fire place near the entrance this place has all sorts of deals going then the week. We made use of the Sunday $20 Guinness meal option. I hd the roast, hubby had the beautiful pie. Definitely no complaints as great value for money. Warm and I just love the... More 

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Thank K M
Hamilton, New Zealand
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't stay for the meal, cancelling our order as we left. We felt sorry for the 2 staff, 1 on the bar and the other waitressing. The staffing was grossly inadequate for the number of people waiting to be served, and it was a busy Sunday evening. They had also sold out of roasts early in the evening, which... More 

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Thank BritOT
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is friendly and cosy with average food. There's a good alcohol selection and friendly staff. There's nothing wrong with it. Wheelchair friendly and good parking. TV sports on show. Outdoor seating available.

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Thank Ianleigh M
Warrnambool, Australia
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here recently as it was a favourite of our fathers when he was still alive so my brother and I decided to check it out for dinner. Very dark wooden interior with ornamental knick knacks scattered about the place to try and English theme the place up but failing as these places often tend to do. Still homely... More 

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Thank blueshark_m4ko
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick bet on the pokies and a few cold beers . Good atmosphere and we'll set up . Friendly staff and also good menu selection , even though we didn't eat . Great location by the base .

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Thank Psarj
Hamilton
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Took my wife & daughter out for lunch. It was very average, the place was busy, but no real atmosphere. The food was ordinary, and we had to move inside where there were less flies, as outside they were incredibly abundant & persistent. It was slightly better inside. The staff were good, but that was about it.

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Thank Quiltzig
Hamilton, New Zealand
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Just not a great place anymore. Tried them again but no atmosphere and staff were not interested much. There was a pretty rowdy quiz night going on about halfway through dinner but that was ok just took the staff longer Needs a wind up and good background music and some fun.

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Thank John F
New Delhi, India
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Great place to have fun with mate or co workers. Drinks and bar menu matches well. Do try Calamari and C&B Platter. Apart from them its really average. Ample parking, good place for staff party. Great cocktails i must say. staff is really good with their professional attitude.

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Thank sulabhbhagra
Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We went for a meal and a few drinks on Saturday 29th May. I asked for wine and lemonade, Sanjay the duty manager told me he couldn't do that, I asked why he said again he couldn't do that, I told him I have had wine and lemonade in most of the pubs and restaurants in Hamilton, he said he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: (07) 850 5254

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?