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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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Warrnambool, Australia
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112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank pommiejan
Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Service A+++ Food A+++ Price A++, Not in a busy area of Hamilton so you can relax and enjoy. Extremely spacious and cosy i would recommend to all. The people are AMAZING so is the food!

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Thank alyshaashly
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Went with my mother and daughter for lunch. Staff were attentive and friendly, but our salads were wilted and not as described on menu. They also took a while considering they weren't overly busy. Ended up returning my salad and accepting a refund. Shame, they used to do really good meals...

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Thank Polrbr
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner there last night. Ordered the Grand Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding. Very disappointed. No gravy. Beef was dry. Served with salad and fries. No roast vegetables etc. Would not recommend

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Thank 86bryank
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Went to dinner with family. Atmosphere of the place was fine. The meal was disappointing. Lamb is meant to be pink, not raw. While the meal presented well, it was spoiled by the under cooked meat. Definitely not value for money.

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Thank Dave B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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?