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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
+64 7-850 5254
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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160 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice casual family restaurant good for big groups lots going on and good atmosphere!!! good menu!!....better than I expected if I may say so without being rude good drinks selection too nice waiter staff as well lots of parking!!

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Thank Brycee10
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

no need to book is easy to get a table as we had 6 people to accommodate which they did with ease. The waiters & waitresses were friendly & helpful, meals were great we had an entree and main and they were good sized potions. Staff were great with the child in our party and talked to her instead of... More 

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Thank Eggy62
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

we have been here several times over the years and never been let down yet. the whole family enjoy it and the kids get some special treatment with coloring in and stuff. great friendly service, plenty of room and great beers.

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Thank Kerry H
Hamilton, New Zealand
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We recently had my father in law's 60th here, and the staff did a fantastic job. The manager Aloma was very friendly and helpful when I arrived to decorate the room. Our booking was for 35, but we unexpectedly had at least five extras show up, and the staff dealt with it very graciously, which we appreciated. The food was... More 

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Thank DGG00
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Yum yum. Our group just finished a 10 km walk this morning and having a well deserved lunch and boy what a pleasant surprise. First time here and we got awesome service and the food was excellent. Will definitely come again. Tamsin was a very good host. Thank you.

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Thank Gannin O
Hamilton, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Good choice of food, although not a huge dessert menu [3 items], but good prices also. Pleasant atmosphere, & although busy still felt quite intimate, & able to have a conversation without raised voices. Service a bit slow on the night we went, but very busy, which indicates the place is popular.

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Thank Kumquat712
Raglan, New Zealand
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

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
CB_Hamilton, Public Relations Manager at Cock & Bull Traditional English Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks for the great rating! Hopefully have you back with us again soon. More 

Cambridge, New Zealand
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-850 5254

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