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The Cock Tavern, Hackney, E8

315 Mare Street
E8
E8 1EJ
Phone: 02085336369
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Cock Tavern

A stripped-back drinkers' pub, with bare boards, panelled walls and not much furniture in the somewhat dark interior. The long bar has an impressive range of pumps and keg taps, mainly serving craft and small brewery products including some 'alternative' offerings. Sadly we couldn't stay long as a major problem with the drains made the place untenable. Definitely one for serious drinking, rather than a quiet evening out.

On 8th December 2018 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about The Cock Tavern

This pub has existed since at least the mid-16th century and was rebuilt for Truman, Hanbury & Buxton by A. E. Sewell in 1930.
Well described below, though I found this place to be unexceptional, especially the grotty beer 'garden'; the pub isn't helped by the immediate locale.
It's ok and serves a decent pint; I'd pop in if passing, but I'd rather walk a little further east into E9 and go to The Chesham Arms - the 'vegetarian' pork scratchings were an interesting novelty.

On 2nd May 2017 - rating: 6
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E TA left this review about The Cock Tavern

Very well described below, The Cock Inn remains an excellent real ale pub with GBG status and a valuable inclusion in a Hackney crawl with its 16 working handpumps and 8 pressure pumps for 'craft' beers and ciders. Originally owned by Truman it is now a freehouse. Architecturally interesting with replacement iron columns and beams on display, and an evident sense of humour (the Specials menu board simply said 'eggs'), it is a pleasant place to drink. Very pleasant bar staff, but I did think £3.50 for a packet of pork scratchings a little excessive. There was a stuffed cock on the bar. I sampled some excellent beers from Howling Hops and Maregade, but sadly time (and a bladder the size of a walnut) did not allow more. I shall most definitely come back when passing in future despite the high prices.

On 19th April 2017 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Hackney Central, 0.15 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Hackney Downs, 0.44 miles, 8 min walk (show)
London Fields, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Cock Tavern, E8
8th Dec 2018, 16:27
Review submitted by Graham Coombs
 
2nd May 2017, 13:05
Picture submitted by Tris C approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 December 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Darts : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 12 December 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Hot Food : No last updated 10 December 2014 by john mcgraw
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 05 May 2014 by moby duck
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 12 October 2008 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 July 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 11 August 2014 by paulof horsham
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Last inspected: November 19th 2018
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