The Fighting Cocks Public House

4.3
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
128 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
British

Top tags:

Sunday Lunch
Casual
Fine ales and good food await you at The Fighting Cocks. We're a two minute walk from Audley End Station, situated on the edge of the historic village of Wendens Ambo.
The pub has changed a bit over the years since the first reopening on its current site circa 1865. The original pub was located some 500 yards away by the Old Forge in Wendens Ambo and was demolished to make way for the railway. In those days we are told the pub was called “Ye cock in ye hole”
Since taking over in June 2014, we have made some changes of our own to improve the pub. One was changing the pub opening ours. So no more hit and miss, we are open daily
Sort by
Filters
OT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this restaurant via Open Table. Had never been there before and was pleasantly surprised. The service provided by the staff was exceptional. They couldn’t do enough for us. We had a Vegetarian in the group who is very particular about what they will eat and the waitress and chef went above and beyond by providing a meal solution which was not on any menu.

The food served was of a very high quality and I am ashamed to admit I ate more than I should.

Highly recommended.

D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great value and overall very enjoyable

TK
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of Gluten Free and excellent service

P
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Very good food that we had, however not enough choice of dishes also on OpenTable the menu was much more varied to what was actually on their menu also the prices were lower that was actually on the menu at the pub.

C
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Nice Pub, excellent food. The day of the visit was slightly noisy. Not a Pub owners fault

C
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The Sunday roast at The Fighting Cocks was good but the service was very slow.

CL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu great friendly service would highly recommend a visit

CJ
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience. Food was wonderful as was the service. My 11 year old said "I love this places vibe" and I tend to agree with him.
This was our first visit but it won't be our last. Thanks 😁

HJ
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lovely staff. Chose this pub from online reviews and was not disappointed. Will visit again. Was perfect for catch up with friends. Extensive gluten free menu. Really good

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday treat. Fuzz Friday good value for money. Staff attentive and constantly refilling glass!

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu choices.
Delicious dishes x 4 very generous portions.
Very friendly staff.
Lovely large outdoor space.

BT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A great find, lovely food - healthy portion sizes and attentive staff

FH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is superb, just a shame the car park looks, like war zone.

MH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Quaint country pub, nice food and pleasant friendly service. Sadly as I was driving I could not sample the ale.

LP
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and lovely attentive staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Excellent choice on both the standard menu and the two/three course fixed price menu.

AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch, good choice of gluten free dishes on the menu.

J
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Very drab decor, very much in need of a refurb. It was a very warm the day we visited and no windows were open. Service was very poor, we waited over an hour for main course to arrive despite the place being almost empty and then had to ask several times for water, desert etc. Coffee machine broke down And despite saying it was no problem not to have the coffee they eventually bought some very poor Luke warm coffee. The waiting staff were all very pleasant when they did come to the table but stood around chatting behind the bar most of the time. This is all a shame because the food was good.

JA
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We booked a table for 9 on Father’s Day and although some of our family were over half an hour late, it wasn’t a problem. We received Good food and great service.

TK
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent, attentive service and enjoyable atmosphere and food

KC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience as always at the Fighting Cocks. A warm welcome from Marie, friendly and attentive waitress and barman. Our food was tasty and freshly cooked. Good value for money. We will be back!

DC
Wales
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic Sunday roast and outstanding gluten free choices!

PC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The main oven was out of action the day we visited for lunch, but they still accommodated not only the two of us who had booked but another five who tagged along. We were warned that the food would take longer than usual, but we were not in a hurry and had a pleasant relaxing meal in the sunny garden. The Figthing Cocks ale is highly recommended.

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second visit - amazing! Huge gluten free selection which is freshly cooked and very tasty. The managers make the overall experience so enjoyable, they are welcoming and accommodating at all times!

RR
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been a couple of times. Always accommodating towards our grandchildren and they are all very polite and helpful. Will definitely be going back and very soon.

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was best we have had out, well made and delicious. Waiting staff knowledgeable about menu. Will be back to try other dishes

DP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Very disappointed, limited menu ordered ham egg and chips, they didn't have any eggs. Lasgne alternative was far too crispy and made me wonder how long it had been hanging around. Far better pub food is available, unfortunately not here.

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at The Fighting Cocks are always excellent, we welcome their new lunch-time menu with its fixed prices for 2 or 3 courses. We will remain regular visitors to this lovely country pub.

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fourth time of dining here and never disappointed. Lovely, freshly cooked food from an extensive menu. Better than your average pub grub. Really good value. Service and atmosphere always excellent too. Highly recommend.

SM
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Relaxed meal, good food. Slightly out of town but taxis seem reasonable. Bar area opens into restaurant area.

PW
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Not what I expected to be honest , a small pub/ gastro on the main road. Pub itself is small and felt that tables were too close , we were put in the middle next to another two seater table and didn’t enjoy the close proximity of the table setting.
Dinner was ok , a combo roast meat platter that was hot and tasty.
Garden area could do with a spruce up and the busy road detracts from the ambience

GH
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, reasonable prices and friendly service

DM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

great food
great staff
lovely little garden in the sunshine
indoors lacks a little ambience if going for dinner / lunch. but everything else makes up for it
dog friendly

S
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, reasonable service. Garden reasonable (in February!) but for the busy road and (large) slightly untidy car park.

MF
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service and a pleasant atmosphere, what more could you ask for?

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely. Ribs were moist, cheesecake was amazing! Decently quiet, but not abandoned. Staff is incredibly cordial and welcoming. Will be back!

PA
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I booked the restaurant based on good reviews on line and we were not disappointed. Two of us had the ribs, one had the meat pudding and one had the Sunday roast. The meals were all fresh, appetizing to look at, very tasty and very filling. Despite that my friend and I both had the sticky toffee pudding for dessert while the ladies shared theirs (a honeycomb cheesecake?) All the desserts were great. Sadly, the coffee machine broke down so we were not able to enjoy a coffee though doubtless it would have been as good as the rest of the meal! The staff were excellent, being helpful, friendly and efficient. Definitely a great find and one to visit again when we go to Saffron Walden.

JB
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My dining experience was mixed, some people had an enjoyable meal, however, I did not enjoy my rib eye steak as it was very stringey and very under done even though I had asked for it to be cooked ‘medium’. I did mention this to staff who offered me a free dessert-I took up their offer and had the 3 mini desserts which were lovely.

L
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal on Saturday. Very attentive staff, enjoyed all three courses especially my honeycomb cheese cake. Best liqueur brandy coffee I've had for ages as well. We will be back.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely Sunday roast, highly recommend, great choice on the menu, we will return as many things I want to try

JE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was lovely. The only downfall was that the heating wasn't on ! It was a freezing night and we did feel cold during our meal. I did mention to staff as we paid.

1
2
3
4