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The Cock, Fitzrovia, W1

27 Great Portland Street
W1
W1W 8QE
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Will Larter left this review about The Cock

A fantastic building, easily identifiable from further up Great Portland Street by the huge lamps suspended over the pavement and looking as though they could fall at any moment. Inside it's superbly well presented too, but this almost goes without saying for the vast majority of Sam Smith's pubs. Quite busy at the time of my visit with a post-work crowd revelling in paying only £3.50 a pint. The Old Brewery Bitter was in good condition and all's right with the world.

On 17th February 2020 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Cock

Chugging along much as it was five years back. Bottles of Nut Brown ale and Chocolate Stout enjoyed on a rather busy Friday evening visit.

May 2014
Another Sam Smiths outlet in an area they seem to have colonised. This one has some ultra-massive glass lanterns hanging outside the pub. The inside is, apparently, a faux-recreation of an old Edwardian pub and I really rather like it. The ground floor has lovely tiled flooring, leather banquettes, plasterworked ceiling and some classic dark wood fittings including snob screens, a large partitioning archway with inlaid clock and a tidy bar back. There’s a lounge bar upstairs that was closed on my visit. Usual Sam’s selection including cask OBB which was in decent nick if (as usual) a tad cold (should that be ‘Tad cold’?). Pretty busy on our visit, certainly in comparison with two their nearby Sam’s pubs (the Cock and Dover Castle). I quite enjoyed it in here and wouldn’t be averse to a revisit, even if it’s unlikely to trouble the ‘must-do’ list. Rated 7

On 18th December 2019 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Cock

This pub is easy to spot on approach, with its large pendant shaped lanterns hanging down from the first floor, even better looking when lit. The interior in here is stunning, with lots of dark oak ornate woodwork, screens etched glass, patterned terracotta floor tiles and an entrance screen with built in clock that leads you into the centre of the bar. Prices were excellent for this part of London and I paid £3.70 for a pint of Sam Smiths Indian Pale. The pub also had a no mobile phones policy to encourage customers to engage in conversation. The bar staff displayed this on T shirts and some posters dotted around the walls also promoted the idea.

On 17th November 2019 - rating: 7
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This pub features in the following crawls:
W1: Baker Street to BT Tower by Sir Tubbs
London W1 Crawl, 26/03/16 by Komakino .
London May 17 by Roy Collins
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Charing Cross, 1.18 miles, 22 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.19 miles, 22 min walk (show)
London Marylebone, 1.34 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Cock, W1
17th Feb 2020, 20:35
Review submitted by Will Larter
 
13th Feb 2020, 22:06
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