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The Cock & Bottle
The Cock & Bottle

The Cock & Bottle Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cockandbottlemorden.co.uk
  • Email: cockandbottle@btconnect.com
  • Phone: 0192 945 9238
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Sunday : 12pm - 1.45pm
    Dinner:
    Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 8.45pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: English, Gastro Pub, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: John Clark
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private dining room which can comfortably cater for up to 24 people seated. The function room can also be reserved for private parties. Buffets and specialist menus are available. If you prefer why not sit down with the chef and with his guidance devise your own menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Paul Solway 0192 945 9238

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Car Park
A word from The Cock & Bottle
Nestled in the heart of Morden The Cock and Bottle is steeped in tradition. With parts of the pub dating back some 400 years, we offer all the charms of an "olde-worlde" Dorset village inn. Our reputation is enhanced by being named regional winners for the best food pub for the last three years by Hall & Woodhouse.
The Cock and Bottle is one of the best places around to enjoy hearty food at its best. John, the chef is renowned for his cuisine and has worked tirelessly to produce a menu that caters for all tastes. His ever changing menu reflects the fresh game and fish available each day, and covers everything from lamb shank to steak and kidney suet pudding, rabbit pie to chicken curry, which is made to john"s own recipe. For fish lovers there are a number of dishes, including sea-bass, haddock, salmon and skate wing. To finish off why not try one of our homemade desserts. The pub also offers an extensive and varied range of real ales and wines.
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Diner Reviews
  • " We went to the Cokc&Bottle to celebrate my husband birthday and were not disappointed . The food was excellent and the service was friendly and prompt..Overall I would rate this pub as excellent and certainly the place to go for special occaisions as a little expensive for everyday. "
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "Lovely food really enjoyed it although it was on a tad on the pricey side for us."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the food. Plenty of choice and a different menu from most pubs. Definitely a cut above. Our waitress was delightful, very friendly and chatty."
    dined on 10/04/2014
  • "This is a very pleasant restaurant in the Dorset countryside. The menu is good and much of the cooking likewise, but the vegetables need to be more interesting. The selection is what used to be on offer 30 years ago and needs updating."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Took the In laws to celebrate their Diamond Wedding. Had been before a couple of years ago and restaurant had been extended sympathetically. Food still excellent, including the venison Wellington which is amazing, with large portion sizes. Lovely country all around if you fancy a walk after, lots of T E Lawrence connections. Service good without being fussy or over-attentive. Most enjoyable lunch for ages."
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "The service was as good and very friendly, host were very keen to please nothing too much trouble, 3 Children with us all enjoyed their meals and sweets and we all cleared our plates no food returned. A pleasing and enjoyable lunch with our grandchildren."
    dined on 26/03/2014
  • "This popular, dog-friendly country pub was recommended very strongly by a number of friends, and we will go back in the evening as the menu looked interesting, we were given a friendly welcome and service and beer were excellent. Its popularity means the table layout has had to be quite inventive to avoid the impression of over-crowding. Our Sunday lunches were well-cooked and included 5 different types of vegetables, although for the price (£9.50) portion sizes could have been slightly larger and the plates could have been hotter. We rarely have Sunday lunch/carveries in pubs as we find we do not eat better than we would at home, and we would not rush back here for Sunday lunch, despite having no complaints about the food."
    dined on 16/03/2014
  • "My wife chose to dine here for her birthday meal along with myself and our teenage son. It was our third visit and once again the food and service were excellent, We were welcomed as soon as we stepped through the door. A varied menu that would suit everyone."
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "All four of us thoroughly devoured our pies served with various extras. The food is always delicious here and it's lovely to escape to the countryside and get that relaxed atmosphere without having to go too far"
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "As ever, we enjoyed an excellent meal in comfortable, friendly surroundings. The choice of dishes is superb; there is a range of more unusual fare for adventurous diners but also tasty plainer dishes. The Cock and Bottle can be relied upon to provide a great meal and is consistent in its high standards. Highly recommended!"
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "Food was excellent, great choice on menu, fresh ingediants, and staff were very attentive."
    dined on 24/01/2014
  • "We went to the Cock & Bottle for Sunday lunch following a recommendation from a vegetarian friend who said they had a good choice for vegetarians. However, we were disappointed to find by 12.20 that 2 of the 4 choices had sold out, giving a choice of goats cheese or risotto. As risotto is the most common vegetarian meal offered by restaurants our vegetarian companion is fed up with it, leaving her a single choice. However, the meal was delicious and the staff were friendly. Please restaurants forget the risotto and make other recipes!!"
    dined on 19/01/2014
  • "We booked in for a family lunch to celebrate my Mothers Birthday. We have eaten here before and know the standard of food is very good. We were not disappointed. The chose of food was very good and well presented. It was well cooked and tasted excellent. The staff were friendly and chatty and it did not feel formal in anyway. The children were made to feel welcome too. We will definitely be eating here again, and again, and again! We love it!"
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "I originally wrote what I thought was a decent review and recommend for the hostelry we visited. However, this site rejected it on the grounds that the 'review text contains inappropriate language'. The only two words within the whole text that could remotely be construed as inappropriate were 'boring', with reference to OTHER pub menus, and the first name of the hostelry which is that of a male Chicken. Great hostelry but pathetically PC site which I won't be bothering with again ! Get a life !!!!!"
    dined on 23/12/2013
  • "We gave the pub a visit after a very disappointing experience some two years ago. I am pleased to say that the enlarged dining area and upbeat,friendly service was a welcome improvement and we had a most satisfactory lunch."
    dined on 10/12/2013
  • "A splendid occasion. My guests were thoroughly relaxed and enjoyed their dining experience enormously."
    dined on 07/12/2013
  • "As usual, an excellent meal to celebrate a birthday."
    dined on 14/11/2013
  • "Food good but choice was a little limited . Sea bass not available on menu . Sirloin steak was a Little tough . Service was ex cellant but didn't make up for menu limitations."
    dined on 26/10/2013
  • "The restaurant, which adjoins the bar, has one dining room with several "alcoves". The dining room was extended at Easter (2013). The service is very friendly, helpful and quite quick and the atmosphere is welcoming. There is an extensive menu written on blackboards in rather small writing. The food is cooked to order and obviously the chef knows what he is doing. My sea bass was superbly cooked and presented, and my friend's plaice was filleted for her and she spoke very highly of the fish. My only regret was the fact that the hot sticky pudding was off - "no more left", although the restaurant was not full. I have eaten here before and will go again, even though it is about 60 miles from where I live!"
    dined on 14/10/2013
  • "I took my son here for a pre- university Last Supper. I hadn't dined here for some time but it didn't disappoint. I had a steak n kidney pudding to die for, my son had roast duck. Empty plates after says it all. Not the cheapest pub/ restaurant but still the one I would most strongly recommend in this area."
    dined on 03/10/2013
  • "WIDE RANGE OF CHOICE FROM MENU SATISFYING 3 ADULTS AND 2 CHILDREN. ALL FOOD BEAUTIFULLY PREPARED, LOOKED GREAT ON THE PLATE AND TASTED EXCELLENT. WOULD FAR RATHER SPEND A FEW POUNDS MORE EATING HERE AND HAVE A FANTASTIC MEAL THAN BOOKING A MEDIOCRE CHAIN PUB. CAN'T RECOMMEND HIGHLY ENOUGH."
    dined on 20/09/2013
  • "We dined here whilst on holiday in Dorset. The food was very tasty, portions were good and the staff were friendly. There is no truth in the rumour that the landlady is grumpy! We look forward to visiting again next time we come to Dorset."
    dined on 19/09/2013
  • "Really enjoyed the evening, the food was excellent . We arrived at 6.30 it seemed all tables for the evening were reserved . This was a Tuesday evening, good sign. The service was good but I do think eating early is always a good choice . When chefs are ready for a busy evening and the preperation done by eating early you have the full attention to your meal. If you eat at the busiest times you know the chefs are spread a little more liberally ."
    dined on 17/09/2013
  • "We went for sunday lunch with 2 friends and their son, There was only 1 vegetarian optional available as the other 2 had sold out and there was only 1 roast meat option which was disappointing, My partner and I both had the chicken curry which was very flavoursome, and the roast beef and veggie tagine were both fine, the boy had a pizza which was disappointing. We found the landlady to be very accommodating and some items on the menu very interesting but was fairly pricey for a sunday lunch, but would recommend for a taste experience due to the 'different' meat choices but for a special occasion with regard to the price."
    dined on 15/09/2013
  • "Never disappoints. Very welcoming, good food, wines and ale with friendly and efficient service."
    dined on 13/09/2013
  • "Simple pub food although we were not warned about the extremely hot curry which somewhat spoiled one of the guests lunch and at 92 years of age he was too polite to complain. Serious consideration should be given to the placement of the Menu Board which was on the lower level of the wall opposite the bar by the entrance and was very difficult to read. The staff gave the impression that they did not want to be there and a smile would have gone a long way to making the guests feel more welcome."
    dined on 11/09/2013
  • "We come here fairly regularly as the service and food is always very good... its that simple!"
    dined on 12/09/2013
  • "We had dinner twice here. The food was outstanding - obviously very good chefs. The landlords/staff were friendly and efficient, and allowed us to have our (large) dog under the table. The menu choices are extensive and the house wine (Shiraz) is very palatable. The food is clearly cooked from fresh, unlike some pub restaurants."
    dined on 06/09/2013
  • "Fab! Plesent atmos, very friendly staff, a nice place to be The food, altho not cheap is fantastic, great selection and very well presented Highly recomended"
    dined on 30/08/2013
  • "A very good Pub/Restaurant offering meal choices well above the average Pub grub fare. Good service and well presented quality food at reasonable prices."
    dined on 10/08/2013
  • "Very disappointed that there was not even one highchair which made eating a meal satisfactory for the parents impossible, we were informed that two highchairs were broken through stag/hen group events and one had been stolen, this would not have happened to all three highchairs on the same day so someone should have replaced them. When ordering our meal the waitress asked which type of potatoes would we like and two of us opted for chips with our Haddock and Salmon meal plus an extra portion of chips, we were supplied with one dish of chips for everyone which on reflection did not seem correct?"
    dined on 01/08/2013
  • "I was wary after reading reviews quoting an hour between courses but my concerns proved groundless. Dishes had an interesting twist, were well cooked and well presented. Staff were friendly and helpful. Service was absolutely spot on. All in all, an excellent meal - I recommend the C**k & Bottle without any reservations at all (Just found out that this software considers the pub name to be inappropriate)! In any event, enjoy!!"
    dined on 24/07/2013
  • "We had a mixed experience here. The main courses we had were beautifully cooked but my starter of breaded brie came out frozen in the middle. I sent it back and it returned slightly warmer but still fairly cold in the middle. The lady proprietor was quick to apologise but told me that because it was fresh and had been in the fridge all day that's the way it was. I find this difficult to accept as I often order baked brie or camembert as a starter and most places manage to make it hot through. Still, apart from the starters a very enjoyable experience, decent wine list and nice cosy atmosphere."
    dined on 09/02/2013
  • "My 17 year old chose to go back to the C&B for his birthday meal. We booked on line - very simple process and arrived to be greeted at the bar and invited to choose from the blackboards. My mouth started watering simply from the choice. We had a reserved table in the (new to us) extension and it has improved the place by making it much brighter. A pint of Hopping Hare aided my menu decision making. Starters were perfect, and served by friendly and smart waiters. The mains really hit the spot. We enjoy our food but even we had to pace ourselves to finish our meals. Every forkful was delicious and you knew you'd enjoyed a hearty feast - sorry, no room for deserts but I'm certain they would have been great too. A birthday treat for us all."
    dined on 28/06/2013
  • "Very good food, nice friendly staff worth a visit."
    dined on 08/06/2013
  • "We had a really good evening meal on bank holiday Monday evening. The booking was made on line without a problem. The staff were friendly and polite and made us feel very welcome. The menu was extensive making choices quite difficult! The food could not have been faulted. All in all a very nice restaurant, would highly recommend it!"
    dined on 27/05/2013
  • "First introduced here by friends some years ago for the fantastic Steak & Kidney puddings. We have now ourselves brought many other friends here too and never been disappointed. The welcome, service and especially the food is always good - always leave knowing we'll be back!"
    dined on 23/05/2013
  • "Met some friends there for lunch and have a lovely meal. A new extension had recently opened which had been built to attractively complement the old part of the building. We sat in there and its wall of french windows made it light and airy. The food was delicious and the service was friendly, attentive and professional."
    dined on 22/05/2013
  • "we initially booked for 5 people and then changed at late notice to 7 people. Gvine that it was a bank holiday, the restaruant was very busy but they went out of their way to ensure we could all be accomodated comfortably. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. We have eaten here many times and would recommend it."
    dined on 05/05/2013
  • "We have been coming to this pub/restaurant for years. We love the interesting and varied menu and can honestly say we have never had a bad meal or poor service. The menu is exciting and we and our guests always feel spoilt for choice. A lot of the ingredients are locally sourced and the food tasty, hot and well presented. Can't fault it. Hope others will enjoy it as much as we do."
    dined on 26/04/2013