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“Steak, Eggs and Chips, a bit of Kiwi gourmet”

Cock & Bull Traditional English Pub and Restaurant
Ranked #76 of 375 Restaurants in Hamilton
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Canberra Australia
Level 6 Contributor
335 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
“Steak, Eggs and Chips, a bit of Kiwi gourmet”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

It was near the motel we stayed and we wanted a change from the Motel restaurant and this was the closest, at the North end of Te Rapa Road and turn right. Good atmosphere even if it is modern "Olde", had the steak eggs and chips and a huge Weiss beer, $30 for the meal, not much change out of $20 for the 2 beers. Scotch fillet steak had a bitter sort of taste and should have been much more tender. but ate it all as I was hundgry. Any other time I would have sent it back, maybe the grill has caked on carbon and the flame was too high? Efficient staff but with superficial false smile "niceness".

Wouldn't go again.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food good sizes.”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Typical good bar feed. Nice atmosphere. Conveniently located as you come into town from Auckland. Simple food done well.

Visited August 2012
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Taranaki Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Always good”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We have had meals here before while staying in Hamilton. We always find the service great, the meals lovely, it always feels warm with the fire going and feels like a little country pub in the UK. What I did find was it was a cold windy night, and every time smokers went out or came in off the porch area freezing air came in, and the door was slammed with an almighty bang! Maybe on cold nights the smokers could use the front door to come in and go out for puff ups.

Visited June 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“English pub in the heart of Nz”
Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

If any place has gotten close to replicating an English pub... This place has come very close
The secound you walk in its a piece of England in the heart if Hamilton
Good service is exceptional for a pub : and a huge range of local and English beers makes a great night out
It is a pub... Not a Resturant.. But with a name like "Cock and Bull" what else would you expect
I will be back

  • Visited June 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Never before have we been met at the door by the staff, seated and then waited on. This is a pub that serves meals, not a restau”
Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Just for a treat we went for lunch before the Field days in the Waikato.
As said, we were greeted at the door, seated, presented with a menu and asked if we wanted a drink.
I had a beef roast and Yorkshire pudding and my lady had a Thai beef salad. We both enjoyed every mouth full.
House beers, a good wine selection made for an enjoyable lunch.
Definitely we will go back.

  • Visited June 2013
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