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The Cock & Bottle

4.6
4.6
552 Reviews
£25 and under
English

Nestled in the heart of Morden The Cock and Bottle is steeped in tradition. Parts of the pub date 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.

We are dog friendly but booking is essential.

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Booked 3 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    English, Gastro Pub, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch:
    Monday - Sunday : 12pm - 1.45pm
    Dinner:
    Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 8.45pm

  • Phone number

    01929 459238

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Wareham

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Main

  • Tampura Battered King Prawns with a Garlic Mayonnaise£8.50

    • Half a Galia Melon Filled with Fresh Prawns and Our Own Marie Rose Sauce£8.25

      • Button Mushrooms Cooked in a Port and Dorset Blue Vinney Sauce£7.50

        Served in a filo pastry shell

        • Deep Fried Whitebait£7.00

          Dusted with sea salt and cayenne pepper and served with lemon and tartare sauce

          • Deep Fried Crispy Duck and Green Onion Spring Roll£7.50

            Served with a sweet chilli sauce and prawn crackers

            • Seared Scallops£8.95

              Served with black pudding and set on a pea puree

              • Traditional Middle Eastern Spiced Falafel£7.50

                Served with homemade hummus, toasted pine nuts and pickled red onion rings

                • Homemade Soup of the Day£5.75

                  • Garlic Bread£4.50

                    • Garlic Bread with Cheese£5.00

                      Last updated: 6 August 2021

                      What 552 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                      4.6
                      4.6 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.7Food
                      • 4.6Service
                      • 4.3Ambience
                      • 4.5Value

                      NoiseModerate

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                      1. ML

                        MarkL

                        Dorset

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                        Very good overall service The beef especially good.

                      2. JF

                        JFitz

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 3 days ago

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        A fabulous traditional english country pub with excellent food and a great atmosphere. I was running late and the staff were helpful and accommodating to keep my booking open until I arrived. Very highly recommended.

                      3. CH

                        CeliaH

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 4 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We haven't been here before and we're more than pleasantly surprised. The menu was extensive and reasonably priced and a good selection of wines. There was no rush or hassle, the meals were piping hot. The table of four had 4 different dishes and all said we would eat any one of them again. Will definitely return.

                      4. MG

                        MichaelG

                        Dorset

                        8 reviews

                        5.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined 6 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing food staff member was friendly and made you feel welcome first time at this pub will be going back

                      5. VN

                        VeraN

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 7 January 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The Cock & Bottle is our favourite place for meals. We usually have lunch and love the quiet atmosphere Even when busy there is still a peaceful atmosphere. We had a pre-Christmas lunch for seven family members and we all enjoyed ourselves. The staff are efficient and friendly and the food is always great! I would highly recommend it.

                      6. W

                        Wren

                        Dorset

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 7 January 2022

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Our second visit, this time with friends. We all enjoyed an excellent lunch in very pleasant surrounds and good service and will return. Off the beaten track but well worth it.

                      7. DB

                        DavidB

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 1 January 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent food, excellent service , we will be going back, WELL DONE

                      8. O

                        Ollie

                        Dorset

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 27 December 2021

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        Lovely country pub. Both to munch in and provides easy access to country lanes for walking after/before. Superb veggie burger.

                      9. DC

                        DavidCornell

                        Dorset

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 18 December 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great venue with very friendly, caring staff. Will fully recommend it to all my friends.

                      10. DW

                        DavidW

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 14 December 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We have eaten at the Cock and Bottle in Morden on a number of occasions over the last 6 years or so and have always had high quality food in a lovely environment with friendly and efficient staff.

                      11. GM

                        GwendaM

                        Dorset

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 14 December 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We have had several meals at this pub, and have never been disappointed. Varied menu, beautifully cooked and presented. Lovely staff. Highly recommended.

                      12. R

                        Rosie115

                        Dorset

                        2 reviews

                        4.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 13 December 2021

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Lovely village pub, nice atmosphere considering the restrictions.

                      13. EH

                        EmmaH

                        Dorset

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 12 December 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Before we ordered we were told that they apologised if service was a bit slow, as they were very short staffed. However we found the service to be perfect, not rushed, very polite and with a smile. The food was delicious and there was a good selection to suit everyone. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will be going back very soon

                      14. AS

                        AlisonS

                        London

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 12 December 2021

                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                        Excellent menu, wide choice to suit all tastes. Holy grail for gin lovers - lots of choice. Good, friendly service.

                      15. RN

                        RoseN

                        Dorset

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 10 December 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We were just unlucky to be in at the same time as a girl who,liked the sound of her own voice. Otherwise always excellent food, service and ambience. H9ghly recommend. Never had an unsatisfactory meal.

                      16. KM

                        KeithM

                        Dorset

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 9 December 2021

                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                        Our meals were tasty and portions were good. Service was quick and efficient. However, drinks were expensive. Also, highlighting that it was a birthday occasion when booking online, wasn't acknowledged in any way by the staff.

                      17. JD

                        JanD

                        Dorset

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 9 December 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        This has become our new regular. The welcome and the menu excellent.

                      18. ED

                        EmmaD

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 6 December 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Wow so glad we have finally found this gem, can't believe we drove past for years without stopping. Lovely, light and airy with a warm atmosphere. Such a warm, friendly welcome were made to feel at home straight away. A long time since we've been out for a meal and not felt the need to rush. The food was absolutely amazing my steak was melt in the mouth as was the Venison Wellington. The creme brulee and sticky toffee pudding delicious too. Would certainly recommend and have already booked a return visit. Many thanks to the lovely lady and gentleman that served us and made us feel so welcome.

                      19. LP

                        LaurieP

                        Dorset

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 5 December 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience2

                        The Cock&Bottle isn't our closest foodie pub but we love it. We'd hadn't been there for 3 years but the staff remembered us. The food was excellent, very good value for money, and the attentiveness service was perfect. Unfortunately, there was a gentleman at the next table who didn't stop talking loudly. The staff were in no way to blame for that but we can't give the ambience a perfect score.

                      20. SM

                        SueMarChap

                        Dorset

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 4 December 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        A little gem in Dorset. Our premier go-to venue where you can be sure of courteous service and excellent food!

                      21. E

                        Emma

                        Dorset

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 27 November 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Outstanding service, fantastic food and generous portions all delivered with a smile. Nothing was too much trouble. Amazing!

                      22. E

                        Eaters

                        Dorset

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 27 November 2021

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Easy to book, extensive menu, helpful staff, not too busy

                      23. PC

                        PaulC

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 26 November 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Fantastic menu, all freshly cooked and delicious. Pub was warm and cosy, friendly staff and excellent service Totally enjoyable experience

                      24. CR

                        CaroleR

                        Dorset

                        3 reviews

                        4.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 20 November 2021

                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                        Always a good meal at the cock and bottle. Good pint of Fursty Ferret along with the lamb shank done really well. Will be back.

                      25. S

                        Susie

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 18 November 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Very warm welcome. Excellent choice of menu and food was very well presented and delicious. Very good service and I highly recommend this pub.

                      26. KG

                        KeithG

                        Dorset

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 16 November 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        A fantastic night out with attentive service and very welcoming

                      27. DT

                        DebbieT

                        London

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 13 November 2021

                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                        Great evening out with the family. Good food, good service. Will return

                      28. T

                        Trout

                        Dorset

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 13 November 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Very friendly and attentive staff. Food was delicious. Will definitely go again. 10 out of 10.

                      29. JA

                        JaneA

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 11 November 2021

                        overall1food4service1ambience1

                        Lovely food however I was very shocked that having arrived at 7:20 we were told at 8:45 that the bar and restaurant were closing as all other customers had left and it was ‘quiet’. We stayed until 9:15 but felt uncomfortable that staff were stood waiting for us to go. The waitress did apologise saying the chap upstairs doesn’t want to pay staff for standing around. Is this a policy of all Hall and Woodhouse pubs. I will think twice before booking again. Shame as the food is great.

                      30. JH

                        JimmyH

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 9 November 2021

                        overall3food5service3ambience1

                        There was no heat on & the restaurant was very cold. We pointed this out - the waitress apologised but it was out of her hands. There were hardly any customers so we suppose the management decided to save on heating. There was one other couple who also complained. If this happens frequently customers will be put off. Such a pity because the meal really was very good.

                        The Cock & BottleResponded on 10 November 2021

                        Firstly, may I apologise for the heating not being on. This was not as you say a deliberate decision to save money but an oversight. As we close on a Sunday evening and all day Monday I do in fact turn the heating off. As you can imagine there is no point in heating a closed building. I, however, simply forgot to turn the heating back on Tuesday morning. The staff have no access to the controls. On a positive note I am really pleased you all enjoyed your lunch. We hope you will visit again soon.

                      31. LR

                        LucyR

                        Dorset

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 6 November 2021

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        Delicious home cooked food. Served in a friendly and timely fashion. Price reasonable and compares with other similar establishments. xx

                      32. JM

                        JanM

                        Dorset

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 29 October 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Good service, food ambience as usual - definitely recommend this pub.

                      33. CK

                        ChristopherK

                        Dorset

                        5 reviews

                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on 29 October 2021

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        You can't beat a wholesome home cooked lamb shank on a wet autumn evening. The Cock and Bottle never disappoints. Meat falling off the bone perfectly cooked veg to accompany and gravy packed with flavour. Wash it down with a Pint of Poachers Choice, brewed only a few miles away and you have the perfect meal. Of course there are many other menu choices, beers, wines and their very own Gin too. Always a treat, our favourite country pub.

                      34. JD

                        JanD

                        Dorset

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 29 October 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        All ages in our party chose a range of dishes and all were delighted. The plates were cleaned.

                      35. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 28 October 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Food was excellent. Highly recommend

                      36. GH

                        GrahamH

                        Yorkshire

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 27 October 2021

                        overall3food5service4ambience3

                        Rather a modern looking building but inside was very pleasant with lots of interesting paintings. The menu gave a very good choice for supper. The food was very well presented and was delicious. Overall, very good value. I would certainly return to this pub.

                      37. K

                        Kett

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 27 October 2021

                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                        Outstanding food and in a traditional English pub. The best recmmendation is that we are thinking of who else we could take back with us for a return visit.

                      38. DL

                        DavidL

                        London

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 26 October 2021

                        overall4food5service4ambience3

                        This was our first visit to the Cock and Bottle. The pub looks modern but parts of it are quite old. The main dining unfortunately is devoid of any atmosphere, but could be improved on. But the winner was the food, for a pub, it was 5 star. We will be back and hopefully sitting in a nicer part of the pub.

                      39. R

                        Rowcor

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 23 October 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We had Lamb Shank, Steak & Kidney pudding and Pork Loin - all delicious, not a speck left on the plates! Delicious coffee. 21 Gins to choose from, Rhubarb & Ginger was yummy. Lovely, friendly and efficient service. Will definitely be recommending to friends who have not tried this place.

                      40. AH

                        AdrianH

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 23 October 2021

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        A very good menu A great choice of fish dishes A very enjoyable evening with family Nice to not be surrounded by dogs and children I have both but do not take them everywere I go

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                      The Cock & Bottle is rated 4.6 stars by 552 OpenTable diners.

                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                      Booked 3 times today
                      Google Map for The Cock & Bottle

                      East Morden Wareham, Dorset BH20 7DL

                      • Area

                        Wareham

                      • Hours of Operation

                        Lunch:
                        Monday - Sunday : 12pm - 1.45pm
                        Dinner:
                        Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 8.45pm

                      • Cuisines

                        English, Gastro Pub, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Dining

                      • Dress Code

                        Casual Dress

                      • Parking Details

                        Private Lot

                      • Payment Options

                        MasterCard, Visa

                      • Additional

                        Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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