The Cock & Bottle

4.7
415 Reviews
£25 and under
English
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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MISSMARPLE
Dorset
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and will go again when we can.

The food was excellent, the staff were very good and spacing was excellent.

Really enjoyed our visit and will be going again.

Many thanks

DH
DebraH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious, and the pub it’s self was very welcoming,
they made us all feel very safe during an incredibly difficult time.
This was our first time out for a very longtime and we thoroughly enjoyed it well done Cock and Bottle, we will be back.

JM
JennyM
Dorset
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as usual a comletely pleasant experience, with great food and service

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Dolphin
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The initial welcome by the Manager and all the service from him all evening was excellent.
He would do well as a freehold publican. The food was generally good without complaint, except that it looked a bit corporate. The menu had enough choices without being to big.

The outstanding factor was definitely the service. Well done and much appreciated.
We/I would definitely go back, just not for that SPECIAL occasion.

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GrantN
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Polite and friendly staff, good food and efficient service.

The Cock & Bottle
Responded on December 14, 2020

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you.

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Chris
Dorset
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were superb, couldn't fault anything. Also alot of thought and effort had gone into the social distancing side of things. Highly recommended.

The Cock & Bottle
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you I hope you felt safe with the measures we have put in place.

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EmmaH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was piping hot and really well cooked, not to mention delicious

The Cock & Bottle
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you Emma, so glad you enjoyed your lunch. Always lovely to see you.

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KayA
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten twice at the cock and bottle in the last month.
The food on both occasions was outstanding, the staff are very friendly which in turn makes the experience well worth the visit.
Will definitely be going back

The Cock & Bottle
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thank you for the lovely review. We hope to see you again soon.

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KevD
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a lovely pub with great food.The landlord is v friendly and it was v sad to see the place empty due to these times

The Cock & Bottle
Responded on December 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Hopefully one day we will be back to "normal"

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JennyM
Dorset
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is top class, and the management and staff are so friendly

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melanieG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best value restaurants we have to, catered well for my son’s dietary requirements, and also supported our children’s birthday superbly. A lovely lunchtime meal

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PaulD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent launch, friendly staff, COVID Measures done very well. Would highly recommend and will be visiting again.
Well done to all at The Cock & Bottle.

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ChristieC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff were really nice and helpful. The food was delivered quickly and was tasty.

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TonyH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we have been visiting the cock and bottle for some time(usually our first choice) did not know what to expect this time due to the currant situation, but we were not disappointed, very well organised, felt very comfortable, and safe food still excellent, and staff still pleasant as always, will not hesitate to return or recommend,

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service definitely be back 👍

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MartinC
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully presented food, very tasty and lots of it! Very calm atmosphere and the staff were attentive without any fuss!! Will definitely be back!

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kellyG
Jersey
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I visit this venue at least once a month, the food is fantastic, especially the steak and kidney pudding. It's a 40 minute drive but worth it. Never had a bad meal yet. The social distancing guidelines are maintained well. Will be there again next month

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Petereater
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve had the pleasure to eat here several times recently and the standard
has been consistently excellent. The food is exceptionally good. Looking forward to our next visit.

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RogerF
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We moved to a room with just us which solved the noise problem. Otherwise the food and service was excellent as it always is.

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EvelyneB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We really enjoyed our meal and the service was great. Due to the Covid very quiet and not much of an atmosphere. We went during the week and there was only one more couple. So sad to see great pubs so quiet. We will go back there.

JM
JennyM
Dorset
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is cooked and presented to an excellent standard

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SimonC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very friendly as always, would always recommend

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Basingstone
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent, good parking and Covid safety. Easy booking. Great stop enroute to Kinston Lacy.

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SharonB
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Again, very good food and service, Covid safe practices in operation. Helpful, friendly staff. Everyone sticking to rules. We'll be back.

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JuliaZ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to the Cock and Bottle on a number of occasions over the past few years and we have always enjoyed exceptional food and service. This was our first visit since the Covid restrictions had eased and our experience was just as good. On arrival we were warmly greeted and advised of safety measures which were extremely well organised.
At the time of our booking we were the only ones in the restaurant which did at first appear a little quiet but it did not detract from our excellent experience.
We all had different meals which were all really good but my husband’s steak was exceptional and he hasn’t stop talking about it since.
Well done to the staff at The Cock and Bottle.

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SallyK
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch with good service and attention to restrictions

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Yardman
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the last month have been 4 times for lunch. Been many times. Excellent on all occasions.

JB
JillB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

lovely meal in a pub in which I felt they were doing all they can to keep us safe from the virus.

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richm
Dorset
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Always good quality food although currently menu a bit limited.

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SharonB
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty well cooked food, excellent service. Good observance of Covid guidelines. One way system in operation and well spaced tables.

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Rocky
Dorset
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top food as always. Our guests were suitably impressed.

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LizzieC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely food, friendly service and would definitely recommend. It’s only social distancing that affects the ambience and it’s not the pub’s fault!

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GRAY
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

C&B Website https://thecockbottleinn.touchtakeaway.net/menu promised: Venison Wellington and guest beer. Neither was true.

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AnnaR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for Sunday lunch to celebrate my husbands 50th Birthday. As usual the food was amazing - in particular the duck spring roll starter
Paul is very welcoming and is always willing to accommodate any changes to the ingredients in the dishes where he is able
The service was fantastic, very attentive and the whole experience was extremely pleasurable
We will of course return again as this is one of the best places for food in the area

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LW7674
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely meal, we had the curry and it was excellent!

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TomT
Bath
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly service (especially the gentleman who served us). Good choice on the menu and the food was enjoyed by all.

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paulas
Dorset
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely mea,l risotto and lamb shank we had highly recommend

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JudithD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Cock and Bottle many times, often as a couple and also as part of a larger group of up to 12 people. Service and food have always been excellent and we would recommend it to anyone.

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KayL
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a really good meal. We brought our visitors so they could see what a lovely place this is to eat. They really enjoyed it.

JS
JayneS
Dorset
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our meal was excellent albeit it did take a while to arrive - I assume that everything is made to order so this would seem to be the reason.
Myself and my friend ordered the tuna which was lovely and moist and the accompanying salad was lovely. My husband had the venison wellington and he found this to be really well cooked and delicious. Our other guest had the burger which again was delicious. We all had different deserts and these were really lovely and excellently presented.
A lovely meal and lovely surroundings too. I would definitely recommend.

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The Cock & Bottle is rated 4.7 stars by 415 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 reservations at the moment.