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Cock Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Derby Street, Leek ST13 6HN, England
+44 1538 388013
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cock Inn is situated in the centre of Leek, it's a Joules pub so you know ale will be good. There always seems to be a shortage of staff although when you are served the a polite and friendly. Whilst I didn't have food on this visit I have done so before and have been very pleased. It's an... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time i have been here and it won't be the last,what a great pub this is,Very Friendly Staff and outstanding draught beers at reasonable prices.

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2 Thank Tim R
Leek, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service at the Cock was excellent. The bar staff were very friendly and accommodating. Although we didn't eat, the food we saw was well presented and efficiently served. We enjoyed a great evening at the pub quiz. The atmosphere was great and the landlord had great banter. Not to mention the endless nibbles that were given out. It made... More 

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1 Thank Bekbek3
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I booked a meal at this pub for my daughters birthday. When we got there the girl behind the bar told us the table with reserved on it was ours. Probably. She thought. Maybe. We had been sat down for about 15 mins when another woman put her head round and told us it wasn't our table. She hadn't reserved... More 

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4 Thank pashel811
lot36, Owner at Cock Inn, responded to this review

Dear Pashel811 Thanks for taking the time to issue a review of your visit.In explanation regarding your table we had some 6 tables reserved that day out of 9 we use for dining and we simply put`reserved`signs on them and it really doesn`t matter where anyone sits.However that day there was a rugby international on and the table at which... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Having read very many positive reviews of this town centre pub and being a big fan of real ale I suggested to friends that we visit and enjoy the extolled atmosphere and choice available. We were a little taken aback by the attitude of the older woman behind the bar , as she was abrupt and almost rude when we... More 

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1 Thank Grave-Trender
lot36, Owner at Cock Inn, responded to this review

Dear Grave Tender, I am the `older woman`you first mention and if I seemed abrupt then I apologise wholeheartedly.When we receive a negative review we first attempt to determine the date and time of the visit,who served the customer,what occurred and what action was taken at the time of complaint.We can isolate the timing of the incident by your initial... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Nicely decorated pub with fire. Moderately good ale choice. Food lets it down with soggy chips and no finesse.

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3 Thank Elsa F
lot36, Owner at Cock Inn, responded to this review

Finesse,that`s a word you don`t hear often these days,it`s like genteel and doiley the words that only ever turn up in episodes of Keeping Up Appearances or Countdown.I`m flattered you find our pub nicely decorated,a little concerned that a choice of 7 cask conditioned ales is only `moderately good`and I apologise that our chips didn`t meet the standard that you... More 

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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Visited on the off chance as we were in leek and ended up staying here all evening, steaky Steve the chef was very helpful and chatted to us about the food and even adapted a meal especially for my veggie partner, there was an excellent band on in the evening and the beer was superb overall a great time and... More 

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2 Thank Gary T
Leek, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Just had a meal we had 3 mixed grills they were excellent. the chef was very nice.on a very cold night the log burner was most wecome

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Thank ernie87
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This is a smart town Centre Pub in Leek with 7 hand-pulled beers. It's a brewery owned pub ( Joules) but with up to three guest beers. They serve food at lunchtime and although we didn't eat here, it looked very nicely cooked and presented. The layout inside is a bit querky with lots of little corner tables and staircases... More 

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Thank SunshineRob
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Being strangers to Leek we asked several locals if they could suggest a 'good food pub'. We were told that The Cock Inn was renown for its steaks (Steaky Steve!) and other dishes were recommended also. We arrived about seven to find the pub bustling with locals (always a good sign). The range of ales an tap gave my partner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Derby Street, Leek ST13 6HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Leek
  • Phone Number: +44 1538 388013

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?