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The Cock Tavern

) #971 of 2,012 Restaurants in Dublin $$ - $$$ American, Bar, Pub
31 Main Street | Swords, Dublin Co Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 807 7010
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American, Bar, Pub, Irish
$$ - $$$
31 Main Street | Swords, Dublin Co Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Missed the food, but great little pub. Staff v friendly. Lovely old pub with lively atmosphere. Will be back.

Thank Helen K
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to have a pint and watch sports. Also an amazing place to have a good dinner. The food is great and staff is very friendly. The place is very big so you have space enough to sit with friends. Also the outside area...More

Thank Stefan H
Management response:

Hi Stefan. Thanks for your very kind review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The food in the cock tavern is georgous. I had the 31 burger with the buttermilk chicken and it did not disappoint. The chicken was so succulent and juicy that you can't help but eat all of this giant burger. It comes with a side...More

2  Thank Ken K
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Our server Fionula was attentive, efficient and great fun. She started our travel competition well, flags raised! Great food all around.

2  Thank 2014uk
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Pros: Immaculate & charming decor. Pleasant, professional service. Good bar selection. A wide variety of burgers, a handful of traditional items. Cons: somewhat Americanised menu can be misleading as food is Irish preparation/recipe. Continue TO AVOID all MEXICAN FOOD while in Ireland--source the ingredients is...More

Thank 104KB2
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Located on the main street of Swords, it is near a couple of bus stops and there is parking all along the main street. Since the re-opening last year, the food has so greatly improved that it is now our preferred pub in town. It...More

1  Thank Irene V
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Working in Swords I have been going to the Cock Tavern for after work pints. I have been going there before it closed and since it reopened. Only con I think the food used to be better before, but they still serve good food at...More

1  Thank Xavier R
Reviewed 10 January 2017

from the lipstick on the glass, to the cold ribs , to the frozen berry crumble. Terrible . Family sunday dinner here and it was shocking the poor young waitress was run of her feet on her own , wasn't her fault the food was...More

Thank ashleigh d
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I had beef and Guinness casserole which advertised saying containing lots of veg. Three pieces of carrot and luke warm at best. Apparently this pub was in nama don't know who has it now. Previously it was nice. Staff friendly but food very poor won't...More

Thank ssbailey123
Management response:

@ssbailey123 We are disappointed to hear that your experience at our premises was not satisfactory. We'd like to invite you back for a second experience which we can assure you will be better than the first. Our beef casserole is one of our best selling...More

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

So basically, id enjoyed the coming to the cock tavern before it closed, it had nice comfort food, and a very appetising menu. Much to my delight it re opened, so i decided to go and try out the new menu under the new management....More

2  Thank Carol O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Main Street | Swords, Dublin Co Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 807 7010
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Loads of natural character, ambiance and vitality here! But to see this premises at its most magical, a nocturnal visit is obligatory when the old heritage pub is buzzing with activity, pulsating with atmosphere and reverberating to the sounds of laughter and craic. But our daytime visitor can enjoy a saunter around the pub which will rapidly become a journey back through time as you encounter hordes of artifacts from yesteryear that reflect a simpler, more uncomplicated Ireland. We are justifiably proud of our All-American Eatery.... And why not, we were the first premises to introduce the American bar food concept to Ireland. In the unlikely event that your experience with us is less than expected we would rather that you tell us before taking to social media! If we are unaware of the issue we are unable to help.