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Ye Olde Cock Tavern, Fleet Street, EC4

22 Fleet Street
EC4
EC4Y 1AA
Phone: 02073538570
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Pub Type

Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

Served areas

Reviews of Ye Olde Cock Tavern (Average Rating: 5 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Bucking Fastard left this review about Ye Olde Cock Tavern

Great looking exterior but the Greene King signage caused consternation and the full horror was evident once inside.The interior is long and thin with lots of seating to the sides,and a long bar on the left wall.Right at the end there is a one table gallery below which are red leather bench seating and this is the best part of the pub.
Muzak was playing far too loud,the food offering was foodservice rubbish and I felt sorry for one couple who ordered lamb shank ,it looked plastic and the prices are very high for pub grub with Fish & Chips £12 and many dishes higher.
There is a lounge on the first floor with pleasing leaded windows and a shuffle board.
At the bar the choice was GK Abbott,IPA and Yardbird Pale (actually contains hops and bitterness ,a first for GK)
Just too corporate ,the name is an accurate review of this place.

On 26th January 2019 - rating: 4
[User has posted 1890 recommendations about 1890 pubs]


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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Ye Olde Cock Tavern

Curious-looking building, with an entrance archway spanning the full width of the narrow frontage and a first-floor timbered bow window. A sign at the front suggests that it dates from 1549, but apparently the pub was originally on the other side of the road and rebuilt in 1887 in a Tudor style to match the original structure. The traditional-looking interior of the main bar is naturally rather cramped, but there is additional seating on the upper levels (never visited) plus a mezzanine area at the back. Rebranded as a Greene King house since my previous visit nearly six years ago, on this visit I found IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Old Golden Hen (£4.45), Abbot and (annoyingly) Doom Bar as the guest beer from five of six handpumps, with London Glory being readied to go on the other.

On 15th April 2017 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about Ye Olde Cock Tavern

This pub dates from 1549 but was rebuilt in its current form in 1887; a Courage cockerel to the first floor window is either just a reference to its name or is an indication that this was once indeed a Courage house.
This was something of an office regular for me and my friends but I hadn't been in here since 2002, at which time it wasn't a great place. It's certainly now worse as it's a Taylor Walker outlet with all that entails: loud music, multiple sports TVs, sauce bottles on tables, laminated pictorial menus, games machines and as of 29th September, a Christmas tree of all things. The typical TW floor means that it's part flagstone and part carpeted; the pub is arranged over several floors and there used to be a pool table upstairs but we couldn't face hanging around to explore.
Ales: 6 on pump including St. Austell's Tribute at a pricey £2.25 and ok.
Under current ownership I will not be coming here again.

On 30th September 2016 - rating: 3
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Map location corrected by Old Blue
City Thameslink, 0.4 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Farringdon (London), 0.63 miles, 12 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2.39 miles, 46 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Ye Olde Cock Tavern, EC4
26th Jan 2019, 17:30
Web Link submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved
 
26th Jan 2019, 17:29
Web Link submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 28 February 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No - Shuffle Board on 1st Floor - last updated 26 January 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs downstairs. - last updated 30 September 2016 by Tris C
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 11pm
Saturday11am - 11pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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