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“The Cock Inn - Something to Crow About!!”

The Cock Inn, Mugginton
Ranked #35 of 645 Restaurants in Derby
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$30
Description: Recently subject of a spectacular renovation and extension, stunning contemporary dining rooms blend seamlessly with old English charm maintained beneath the low slung and beamed ceilings in the original Farmer’s Bar. Our casual dining menus feature a wealth of dishes inspired by worldwide travels and always influenced by seasonality. The well-stocked bar boasts 17 draft beers and lagers, a spectacular range of Gins, and world class wines amongst a wider selection. Subject to our English weather the spectacular walled gardens feature a maze of gravel pathways and an abundance of flora providing opportunity for an exceptional al fresco dining experience.
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Description: Recently subject of a spectacular renovation and extension, stunning contemporary dining rooms blend seamlessly with old English charm maintained beneath the low slung and beamed ceilings in the original Farmer’s Bar. Our casual dining menus feature a wealth of dishes inspired by worldwide travels and always influenced by seasonality. The well-stocked bar boasts 17 draft beers and lagers, a spectacular range of Gins, and world class wines amongst a wider selection. Subject to our English weather the spectacular walled gardens feature a maze of gravel pathways and an abundance of flora providing opportunity for an exceptional al fresco dining experience.
Reviewed 1 April 2018

The Cock Inn is a rural eating place with culinary standards to delight the most discerning palate. We visited this country pub / restaurant for an Easter lunch. With a very full car park we could see that it was popular venue and were concerned that we may be in for a long wait for our lunch. We need not have worried. This establishment know how to cater for large numbers without subjecting them to a prolonged wait. Their menu is compact, (hence they are able to hold down your waiting time) and it is well presented and tasty. The staff are engaging and efficient and altogether make your visit a pleasant experience.

The ambiance varies according to where you have been placed. If you are unfortunate enough to have been seated in what was once part of the old building, just down from the reception desk then it can be rather like eating in a corridor in which the main problem seems to be where to place your coat. There are 9 or 10 pegs at the reception but, with a restaurant that seats over a 100, this is hardly adequate. If you make a reservation (always best) ask to be seated at a table in the conservatory (the new extension). It is sunny and bright and generally feels more spacious with no-one brushing past you all the time.

Make no mistake, the food is delicious and reasonably priced. Just one thing though - why. when this establishment is called the "Cock Inn" does the pub sign outside bear a picture of a horse's head?

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

What an amazing transformation. A very cold and wet eve this week so not able to appreciate the views.
However inside was a bristling warm friendly environment.
A decent pint in the bar and light supper.
Service was slow to start, it took 10 mins to get drinks for 2 of us.
Was fascinated what a “Robata grill” was alas the waitress said “it’s the grill the meat and fish are cooked on”!
We had the fillet steak on a skewer with sweet potato chips. It was superb, whatever this Robata grill was it does the business.
Went to the kitchen to find out to be told it’s a sort of indoor barbecue. Charcoal grill.
Most impressed.
So overall very interesting place excellent food at a reasonable cost.
Can highly recommend.

Thank StevesDevon
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We headed here for a meal to celebrate my Dad’s retirement, and what a treat it was.

As soon as we pulled up in the car, we were wowed by the building - there’s the original, old pub building (the dog-friendly, stone-floored bar area) with a wood and glass modern extension (restaurant) - it is truly stunning.

We were greeted by friendly staff standing by a warm wood burning stove and led to our seats. Unfortunately, we were initially seated near to the main door which was very cold and drafty as people were coming and going. But a quick word with the staff, and it was easily sorted out - we were moved to an upstairs table in the extension area (request this area if you can, it’s beautiful, cosy and has a great atmosphere).

We started with a G&T (massive gin selection, covers two pages on the drinks menu) - lovely.

To drink with dinner, we ordered the Argentinian Malbec - so smooth.

For starters we had the spicy lentil soup, Thai fish cake and mushroom on toast. For mains; prawn Penang curry, steak and ale pie and lamb shank - all were amazing! The Penang curry was as good as I’ve eaten in Thailand.

Finally, for dessert we ordered the cheese platter, Bakewell pudding and créme brûlée - DELICIOUS!

Overall, we had a wonderful experience - the service, atmosphere and food were all excellent. Also, great value for money - three of us had 3 courses, an aperitif and a bottle of wine for approx £40 each.

I would highly recommend this pub/restaurant.

Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Had the Sunday roast beef. Plate was cold hence most of the food was too especially the gravy. We were eating a late lunch and the roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding might have been hanging around since beginning of service as they were dry and over done. Red cabbage was tasted very strongly of vinegar. The one piece of parsnip that I found among the dish of carrots and swede was nice. Saving grace was the very nice sticky toffee pudding. Wouldn’t order the Sunday roast again. Pretty average pub grub let’s the nice location down.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Super location, really friendly staff, smashing food, enormous car park, in a delight location, nothing not to like...
Great venue for a lunch meeting, or friends and family.,
Good portions, nice prices .
Enjoy..

Thank keith g
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