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Old Cock Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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58 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2SP, England
+44 1582 712649
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Cock Inn does a delicious Sunday Carvery. Minimum three joints of meat, of which you can choose all, some or just one, together with a wide selection of vegetables including roast potatoes, roast parsnips, peas, cabbage, coli flour, and lashings of gravy, all for £8.95. It's a great pub anyway with lots of character, so the lunch is... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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1,141 reviews
543 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,120 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not visited this inn for several years,the last time i managed to eat there having a Christmas meal.This time we settled for drinks,the pub,which offers accommodation also,really looks the part externally however internally it did look a little on the tired side.We were going to order lunch but a few of the tables looked a bit grubby so... More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 14, 2017

The Old Cock Inn has gone through a range of face lifts in the last 5 years and I still not convinced it knows what it wants to be. It risks being caught betwixt and between a pub, an entertainment venue and restaurant and falling short of all of them. It needs to find the courage of its convictions to... More 

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hemel
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1,155 reviews
788 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

Friendly gastro bar on Harpenden High Street Staff seem very friendly The food was above average Enjoyable

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Tanjung Benoa
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

We needed a hotel for a flight out of Luton early morning. We didn't fancy a regular airport hotel so decided on the Old Cock Inn. It looked really charming and well placed for the airport. We were very disappointed. For such a lovely building, it was very run down. The room was OK and the towels and bed linen... More 

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Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

Recently visited this establishment. Very run down with broken furniture etc. Went with a group of work colleagues for some food and unfortunately the service and food quality was way below par. This was the overall feeling for most our group. I believe the brewery have a temporary land lord operating this establishment currently. He, his partner and staff could... More 

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Thank Peter E
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Nice, welcoming and friendly pub. Appearance is nice but the tables could have had a better wash down. Nice hot drinks and a lovely selection of soft drinks. A deck and microphone would suggest it would be good in the evenings.

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Thank jever-01
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

On the spur of the moment, we stopped by today and tried The Old Cock Inn's new Sunday Carvery.. (They only serve a Carvery on Sunday) My other half had all four different meats on offer, Yorkshire pud and stuffing and I had the Cheese and Beetroot tart (veggie option). The plentiful variety of vegetables (fresh not frozen) in which... More 

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Thank sueperspurs
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

We came in on Friday 30th Dec & had a delicious dinner - seafood platter was amazing; gammon, eggs & chips was brilliant and the ribs - yummy! Mulled wine for £2.50 was another winner!

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Thank Oilsmum
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

The inn itself is lovely, however, they do not provide do not disturb signs so we were woken up early every morning and I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome so as you can imagine it wasn't ideal. Also the cleaning staff bring their screaming 2 year olds to work everyday meaning even if they did provide do not disturb signs,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
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Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2SP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Harpenden
  • Phone Number: +44 1582 712649
Description
Set in the centre of leafy Harpenden The Old Cock Inn coaching house is perfectly located to cater to all of your needs and desires. Only thirty minutes from central London but still maintaining a quaint village feel you will find all you need to relax whilst staying within easy reach of the city and all of London's major airports.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?