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The Cock Tavern

#894 of 2,074 Restaurants in Dublin}
$$ - $$$American, ,
31 Main Street | Swords, Dublin Co Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 807 7010
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average1%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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“burgers” (4 reviews)
“irish pub” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
$$ - $$$
31 Main Street | Swords, Dublin Co Dublin, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kicked out and insulted by the manager just because after 3 hours and 60 euros spent in this place I gave ONE kiss to my girlfriend when we were alone. I felt like I was in the medieval age! We definitely won't be back.More

Thank TrueLeviathan
Patrick M, General Manager at The Cock Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and for your generous custom. We at The Cock Tavern take our customers feedback very seriously. I'm very sorry to hear that you felt this way after leaving our premises and I have investigated the matter thoroughly. Unfortunately we had...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Monday evening : The service was excellent and the atmosphere with the candles and the music was great. The quality and taste of the food was very good, and the price OK. (good value) I discovered the Red Ale (Smithwick) and liked it a lot...More

Thank Helena V
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Been back here several times and the place still is amazing. Friendly staff, really good food and a great atmosphere. Highly recommendable!

Thank Stefan H
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I ordered Fish Chowder as a starter. Chilli Prawns were disappointing unfortunately. Expensive on this visit. Glass of Merlot. Fish and Chips were dry.

Thank SandraDublin_Ireland
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is a typical irish pub located in Swords main street at few minutes walk from the Castle. We had very good chicken wings and hamburgers with a nice Guinness.

Thank Corrado R
Reviewed 5 August 2017

After dinner in a local restaurant (Masterson's) we dropped in for a nightcap. Pleasantly surprised with the guy singing and playing guitar. Our nightcap quickly turned into more than one. A really lovely night in Swords.

Thank Foodieniamh
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Fionnula was a fantastic waitress and the food was excellent. The drinks were never empty and it was kid friendly.

Thank joanpu
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We went to meet some friends before flying back to the states the following day, we were greeted at the door by very friendly staff, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was great as the bar/restaurant is divided into smaller areas giving it a...More

1  Thank mary d
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We were about to depart after out vacation and stopped here before returning our rental car at the airport. The food was tasty, the wait staff attentive, and there were a lot of local clientele enjoying conversations. I'm glad we stopped and had a good...More

Thank Austin R
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Went to watch the match. Service fantastic. Packed . Big screens everywhere Don't be fooled by its size. There are 3 floors and goes way back. Good pint . All staff are so professional. This is all down to a team effort. Well done to...More

1  Thank Chris C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 21
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Main Street | Swords, Dublin Co Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 807 7010
  • E-mail
Loads of natural character, ambiance and vitality here! But to see this premises at its most magical, a nocturnal visit is obligatory when the old heritage pub is buzzing with activity, pulsating with atmosphere and reverberating to the sounds of laughter and craic. But our daytime visitor can enjoy a saunter around the pub which will rapidly become a journey back through time as you encounter hordes of artifacts from yesteryear that reflect a simpler, more uncomplicated Ireland. We are justifiably proud of our All-American Eatery.... And why not, we were the first premises to introduce the American bar food concept to Ireland. In the unlikely event that your experience with us is less than expected we would rather that you tell us before taking to social media! If we are unaware of the issue we are unable to help.
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