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The Cock, Towcester

46 High Street
Potterspury
Postal town: Towcester
NN12 7PQ
Phone: 01908542142
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Quinno _ left this review about The Cock

A nice multi-roomed village inn, retaining its lounge and public bars in what feels like 70s refurb – red fabric banquettes, wood clad ceiling and the like in the lounge with pool and darts in the public. Big on charity stuff judging by the various stuff mounted on the walls where we sat. Three ales on; Doom Bar, Pride and a poor quality St Austell Proper Job which in retrospect should have gone back but at the time I didn’t fancy arguing with the grumpy woman behind the bar (who spent a chunk of the time telling a regular that she was going to be leaving). I’ll put this one down as a ‘bad day’ visit, the pub itself is nice. 5.5

On 2nd August 2016 - rating: 5
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Cock Inn

A popular and traditional pub located in the heart of this small village. There’s a decent sized front bar divided in to three sections, as well as a public bar at the rear and a restaurant. At the back was a beer garden/patio with a smoking shelter.

The decor is somewhat dated with red everything – carpet, bench seating, chairs, curtains and even the parts of the ceiling that weren’t clad in dark wooden boards. Nonetheless it’s a pleasant enough place in a traditional sort of way, and it seemed popular with the locals, many of whom were sat at the stools around the bar whilst others had popped in for a bite to eat. The main bar at the front is divided in to three areas as mentioned previously. The left hand side has an impressively large stone built chimney and it looks as though real fires are lit on occasions. The middle bar has a smaller stone fireplace which seems unused. There were a few drawings for sale on the walls, as well as lots of photo’s of punters, including a large collage from 2007 when smoking was last allowed. It seemed that they had party to mark the occasion (whereas I recall going out the following day and spending all day in the pub to celebrate....). There was an old TV up in one corner, although this was not in use, and local eggs for sale on a table near the door.

There was another bar at the rear which housed a pool table, and a cosy looking restaurant, although I didn’t investigate this. There was a decent pub grub menu, with several choices from sections such as steaks, burgers, fish, pasta and an all day breakfast, as well as a few more choices on the specials board. Most of the mains were around the £8 - £10 mark, and my New York Chicken was a pleasant enough dish, if slightly over-cooked. Bar staff all seemed pleasant and friendly.

Beers on tap were London Pride, Hobgoblin Ho Ho Ho, Black Sheep and Old Speckled Hen. The solitary cider was Strongbow, unfortunately. All in all, a very pleasant village local, and well worth making the very short detour off the A5.

On 21st December 2011 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Wolverton, 5.2 miles, 1 hr 40 min walk (show)
Milton Keynes Central, 6.9 miles, 2 hr 13 min walk (show)
Bletchley, 10.07 miles, 3 hr 14 min walk (show)
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11th Oct 2017, 08:07
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10th Oct 2017, 22:52
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 August 2016 by Quinno _
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