The Cock & Bottle

4.5
377 reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
English, Gastro Pub, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 12:00 pm–1:45 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–8:45 pm
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Phone number
01929 459238
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Clark
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

KL
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Dorset
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

LP
Dorset
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been going for a number of years, never disappointed, great food and great staff

CJ
Dorset
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 4 vegetarians in our party and the menu offered 4 choices which is quite unusual for Pubs. The food was very good. I made a mistake on my online booking. Booked 4 instead of 5 but it was dealt with quickly and efficiently.

TS
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has a friendly quiet atmosphere, good service, excellent food, lots of different items on menu that you don’t get in some pubs, makes a lovely change from the same old favourites .

T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great surroundings and very good food made for a very pleasant experience. Would definitely visit again.

BC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had supper at the Cock and Bottle following the classic car meeting last Monday evening. Our table was ideal (good view of all the cars!), the service pleasant and efficient and the food excellent. Of particular note was the quality of the tuna steak, cooked to perfection. We look forward to our next visit....

KL
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for Mothers Day lunch. All of us had a really lovely dinner. When we left I was given a little gift of spring flowers & a bottle of gin & tonic. It was a really lovely touch which was very appreciated. Nothing was to much trouble for the staff to make sure our meal was perfect.

P
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quality of food and presentation of a high standard in respect of all 4 meals. Duck starter particularly outstanding.

PF
Dorset
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We all enjoyed our food & service we will visit another time in the near future

TW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have been to the C&B many times over the years and it never lets me down,
Great food good location and friendly staff.
Would recomend this pub to anyone.

MP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cock and Bottle was recommended to me as a hidden gem of a place and it most certainly is just that It was a lovely place to eat and we were treated to a fabulous lunch. I would happily return

RH
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this characterful pub/restaurant! Ambience superb with lovely attentive polite hosts/staff and just the best Venison Wellington in the area! All our meals were delicious, only sad that I had no room left to indulge in their rather luscious Baked Alaska that I have had the pleasure in scoffing previously. I thoroughly recommend this establishment and cannot wait to revisit! Enjoy!

SW
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great pub with friendly welcome and the food was very good, I had the hake which was amazing and my partner had the chicken, both dishes were good size portions and well cooked. Will definitely visit again.

TS
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always, friendly staff, nice atmosphere,

JM
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was beautifully presented and tasted gorgeous, as always. It makes such a change for food to be prepared and served hot (not warm as a lot of places serve it up).

SM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and made to feel very welcome, food was very tasteful and care taken on how it was served. Wide ranging menu and service was very good.
Would certainly recommend and look forward to visiting again.

NH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great and we will be back.
Perhaps if anything we felt a little rushed but perhaps that was more about us.
Enjoyable evening. Thank you.

JT
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sandra looked after us all evening food was great service was Great By Sandra

RH
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous interesting pub/restaurant with great staff and outstandingly delicious food and menu. We cannot wait to return with our sons/friends, it's our new favourite place to dine, can't understand why we waited so long!

s
Dorset
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I might not recommend it after all we don't want the world and his wife there do we...……..it was great as usual

JT
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and service was a bit cold no fires on other than that great

RR
London
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

this was the best pub meal I have had in a long time, the food was excellent

AM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food to choose from. Normal menu and 2 different roasts on Sunday. Food is delicious. Desert menu could be more extensive and why have creme brule and Joanna cotta as they are so similar?
Service was friendly even though they were very busy.
Car park has some tight spaces.

S
Dorset
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always! Our favourite place to eat.

PW
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very quiet, but mine host said that the day before there were no spare tables. Food very tasty. We would certainly come again.

FE
Dorset
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Another excellent lunch at the Cock and Bottle. Well done

BP
Dorset
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not visited for a little while but true to form - great food at reasonable prices. Waitress was the only downside she should learn to smile and be more customer orientated.

W
Dorset
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meal , plenty of choice, good friendly service. Reasonably priced.

TC
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal and great wine. Comfortable surroundings. Good service. Very pleasant restaurant

JA
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a fabulous family meal here on a Saturday lunchtime. Service was excellent. Everyone remarked on how tasty their meal was... great quality meats and fish with very generous portions. The vegetable were cooked perfectly. We will definitely visit again.

PH
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Christmas meal, our second time, there will be a third...

SB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and good service. Seated in alcove so a peaceful meal away from larger parties.

MB
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food & service. Will def be going back.
Fabulous place to meet for special occasions.

TS
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Top food, lovely and hot, just perfect in every way

h
Dorset
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been to the Cock & Bottle on many occasions, great food and if we have the dog with us they have a separate dinning room you can use. The only thing they could improve is the outside garden area which needs updating.

IL
Dorset
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite being very busy with a large party the service and food were excellent. I've eaten at the C & B several times and would recommend it to all as it never disappoints. Many thanks to all concerned for a meal and the ambience that lifted our spirits after the recent damp weather.

WB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our evening at this venue. The service was amazing, the staff were very friendly, the food was delicious and we were not rushed at all. Would definitely go again.

m
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have frequented the Cock & Bottle several times recently, and certainly during the past few years it has continued to improve. The service is thoughtful without being over-bearing. We were lucky to be seated in a nook on this occasion (for 4 people) and the environment was faultless.
Food continues to excel and it is considered often by us when dining with friends.

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