The Cock & Bottle
The Cock & Bottle

The Cock & Bottle

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cockandbottlemorden.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01929459238
  • 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 01929459238

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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The Cock & Bottle reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since 31 October 2013
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambience4.1
    Value4.1
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (25)sunday lunch (19)fit for foodies (14)good vegetarian options (8)romance (7)group bookings (7)outstanding value (7)child friendly (5)disabled access (4)outdoor eating (4)business meals (3)afternoon tea (1)brunch (1)Show More
  • Excellent as always
    saunders94
    Dined on 26/10/2014
    First time we have been for Sunday Lunch, but we regularly use the restaurant for evening meals. Have to say, food was as normal excellent and very good value for money. We will be attending for Sunday Lunch on a more frequent basis!
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  • Wonderful food
    Mellyfish
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    The atmosphere is nice and relaxed, the serving staff very friendly and approachable. The food is absolutely superb with a good variety of game dishes and the pricing is very reasonable for the quality of the food. Some lovely views out into the garden as well! Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Pub Food
    Jasper
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This must be about my 6th visit, which, as I live in Fareham, the other side of Southampton, says a lot. As usual the food (lunch) was very good, with nice pleasant service. I will be back.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Lunch
    Burt
    Dined on 14/9/2014
    Sunday lunch is always popular so when 50 people turn up at the same time you have to wait your turn, but luckily we booked for 1230 hours so we were not caught out in the mad rush to get everybody served... nice meal as always. I have heard it has new management, so well done in keeping up the standard...
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    Sunday lunch
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  • Warm welcome
    DoctorA
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Very friendly and efficient staff and owner. Very good food at good prices.
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    outdoor eating
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  • Recommended by a friend
    DorsetPip
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Lived up to all our expectations. Hot food served promptly, polite staff and different desserts instead of the usual cheesecake or apple pie. We had the Roast Beef Dinner followed by Bailey's panacotta and a spiced brulee. Very good value for money.
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    Phil
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    We use the C&B as celebration event dining - last week was our son's A level results. It consistently achieves very high levels of cleanliness, ambiance & character. The staff are always welcoming & you decide menu choices in your own time. Food choices reflect the location with plenty of fish & game alongside regular favourites. Portion sizes are generous. A good choice of beers and wines that all combine with the food to achieve a level that surpasses pub grub but avoids pretentious 'foodie snobbery'. Neither too large nor too small and with no piped music you can enjoy a conversational, relaxed meal without eavesdropping or being overheard. Pricing reflects the quality. Daughters GCSE's next week. Celebration = another booking!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nearly a 5
    WetGunDog
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Lovely food, Lovely people, Lovely pub. The only thing we really didn't like (and would make us think twice about going again) was the way we had to order the food. The only menus are 2 chalk boards on the wall by the entrance. You have to stand and choose your meal while others are trying to look and other customers are coming in and often standing in front of the menus. We felt really under pressure to choose and it felt more like ordering a takeaway. We like to sit, have a drink and take our own time to choose a meal. Please have some menus printed and it would be a 5.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Lovely lunch
    norrydine
    Dined on 29/6/2014
    We wanted to treat my mother to a special lunch to celebrate her 91st birthday . Having been to The Cock & Bottle on more than one occasion we knew we would get friendly, efficient service with a smile. A good menu selection, and delicious well - cooked food. We were not disappointed, and my mother was delighted to find some old favourites on the menu board that she hasn't seen in other venues. We had a lovely meal and would like to recommend this pub to all who enjoy a good meal in delightful surroundings, with good service, and a friendly welcome ensured.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Really nice family dinner
    littlepen
    Dined on 16/6/2014
    Seven of us had a really nice weeknight family dinner here in mid June 2014. Really great selection of mains and deserts, generous portions, excellent quality. Really friendly welcome. All round great!
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  • Good food
    Familyluncher
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    Lovely evening with excellent food and good friends
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  • Good Home made Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    It was good to go to a Pub and receive a friendly greating from the staff and then to find that the food was excellant backed up with very good service-Highly recommeded good for all age groups.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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  • Good Food - Good Service
    Jasper
    Dined on 22/4/2014
    I live in Fareham, Hampshire, and to reach The Cock and Bottle is a journey of over 50 miles, yet this is about my sixth visit. The menu is extensive, most food is cooked to order, it is served attractively and cooked to perfection. The staff are friendly and welcoming, and it is a pleasure to visit The Cock and Bottle. Quite large car park Highly recommended.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent evening meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 21/4/2014
    We had starter, main and 1 sweet, lager shanty and large red wine for just over fifty pounds. Food excellent quality apart from pea puree which did not taste of peas and of which there was too much, scallops and black pudding drowning in it. Everything else was wonderful.
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    disabled access, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 18/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    We had a great meal, the service was good and the food was excellent I.e it was restaurant standard but a little expensive for a pub meal
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food really enjoyed
    Elleode
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Lovely food really enjoyed it although it was on a tad on the pricey side for us.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service with a smile
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a very pleasant restaurant
    Uclalumnus
    Dined on 28/3/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diamond wedding
    Rouleur
    Dined on 27/3/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • The service was as good and
    freezing
    Dined on 26/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, child friendly, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly country pub
    Tubster
    Dined on 16/3/2014
    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.
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    child friendly, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family birthday
    3HappyDiners
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality food
    Bienmange
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, child friendly, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As ever, we enjoyed an excellent
    happyeater
    Dined on 21/2/2014
    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!
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    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent, great
    Hannah
    Dined on 24/1/2014
    Food was excellent, great choice on menu, fresh ingediants, and staff were very attentive.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to the Cock & Bottle
    Kiki
    Dined on 19/1/2014
    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!!
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcoming and Friendly
    4Barretts
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    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!
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    disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I originally wrote what I
    BillyBunter
    Dined on 23/12/2013
    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 !!!!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A happy return.
    Phil
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A splendid occasion. My guests
    John
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    A splendid occasion. My guests were thoroughly relaxed and enjoyed their dining experience enormously.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As usual, an excellent meal
    BIET22
    Dined on 14/11/2013
    As usual, an excellent meal to celebrate a birthday.
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    special occasions, outstanding value
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since 31 October 2013
    • Average Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambience4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Value4
  • The following 97 reviews are from the The Cock & Bottle reviews archive.
  • Food good but choice was a
    Foodie
    Dined on 26/10/2013
    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.
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    business meals, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good lunch, as usual
    Jasper
    Dined on 14/10/2013
    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!
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  • local pub
    sonjastand
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    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.
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    romance, special occasions, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD, FANTASTIC SERVICE.
    ako38
    Dined on 20/9/2013
    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.
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  • Holiday meal
    Campano
    Dined on 19/9/2013
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    Adrian
    Dined on 17/9/2013
    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 .
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Lunch
    sc24
    Dined on 15/9/2013
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant - as usual!
    lovefood
    Dined on 13/9/2013
    Never disappoints. Very welcoming, good food, wines and ale with friendly and efficient service.
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    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.