Cock Tavern [Hackney](Howling Hops) | Hackney, Greater London
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Cock Tavern [Hackney](Howling Hops)
Excellent based on 43 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

315 Mare Street, Hackney
Hackney, Greater London England E8 1EJ [ print map ]
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Hours: Mon-Sat 1200-0100; Sun 1200-2230


Mayor: Theydon_Bois (84) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 10-12


Cock Tavern [Hackney](Howling Hops)

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Beer Available At Cock Tavern [Hackney](Howling Hops) (arranged by most recent)
Howling Hops Single Dubbel , Truman’s Ben Truman Pale Ale , Howling Hops Running Beer , Howling Hops Sorachi Saison , One Mile End Salvation Pale Ale , Howling Hops American Brown , The Kernel India Pale Ale Black 98, Howling Hops CCC Bitter , The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe Chinook Amarillo 95, The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe Columbus 81, Howling Hops Chocolate Stout 80, Howling Hops / Three Friends Saison 76, Howling Hops Old London (7.5%) 85, Howling Hops RIP 88, The Kernel Pale Ale Citra Centennial Columbus 86, Orbit Neu 48, Orbit Ivo , Orbit Nico , The Kernel Pale Ale Amarillo Zeus Simcoe 94, The Kernel Pale Ale Cascade Amarillo Ella 83
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43 reviews for Cock Tavern [Hackney](Howling Hops)
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  80%
 Selection  82%
 Food  70%
 Value  77%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  93%
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68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk  (293) Göteborg/Jönköping, Sweden | October 4, 2014
Visited during RBESG 2014. Kinda Classic style English pub, not very crowded on an early Saturday. Lots of Howling Hops- beers on tap and cask, but thats not my favorite brewery. Had a good time though.
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert  (303) Oslo, Norway | August 20, 2014
Lots of home brews and guests here, but the ones I tried very not very impressive. Obviously appeals to a yournger clientelle than me. But a good place for tickers.
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 9/20
Sledutah  (370) Utah | August 18, 2014
Nice old British pub. Big tap list of their beers and guest taps. Good service and prices. Below average beer. A cool place to visit.
60
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
caesar  (300) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | August 18, 2014
Old classic british interior. Very dark inside. Like going back in time 100 years. No atmosphere at all. Lots of cask beer, several kegs. Very friendly and enthusiastic staff. Quite nice selection as well, although their own beers were not that good. It could be a great pub, but it didnt work for me.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan  (49) , England | August 12, 2014
Visited during RBESG2014, traditional old school boozer with a selection of decent beers, pub dog, selection of howling hops plus guests. Pub I could easily spend a long afternoon in.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
tania_nexust  (15) , England | August 10, 2014
Small corner pub with stripped back decor. Small but airy with a tiny yard outside. Howling Hops Brewery in the basement under the bar. Carries around 8 or more of their own beers on cask/keg, plus about 4 real cider/perry taps, and 6+ guest keg, often featuring Kernel, Siren, or others from the London scene. No food but bar snacks such as pork pies and scotch eggs offered.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (544) Burnaby, British Columbia | August 6, 2014
Nice good sized corner pub. Lots to drink and the usual pub fare, precise are pretty compatible and service is decent. Beer list is extensive, with their own and many more. Pretty good.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Rune  (417) Tromsø, Norway | August 3, 2014
Great medium-sized brewpub in Hackney, home of the Howling Hops beers “ brewed in the basement right below your feet”. I stayed here for almost three hours early on a Sunday afternoon and had a great drinking time. Nine of their own ales were available added by guest beers from London breweries like Five Points and Brodies, among others. Altogether there were 16 hand-pumps, including five devoted to ciders, and furthermore eight on kegs. Some of their own beers are on bottles to take away. Dark wooden interior, sparesley decorated, and with a large L-shaped bar. Classic rock music in the background (Iggy, Jonathan Richman etc). Friendly and informative service – thanks for serving me ales in thirds. I used buss no.30 from Kings Cross (about 15 minutes), it is also quite possible to walk from the nearest tube station, being Bethnal Green (visited 13.07.2014 as the first part of one of my best days in London, ever).
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
boropaul  (17) , England | July 19, 2014
Great little pub in Hackney Central, loads of hand pulled cider, cask beer & plenty of craft keg, 2 Kernels when I visited, good for other London micros, knowledgeable staff, great atmosphere, never a dull moment here, a must if in London. Pork pie looks superb
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
jorge76  (141) , Italy | June 4, 2014| Updated July 10, 2014
I really like this pub especially for all this wood and the old style feeling .. The selection it’s good with their own brew always on and changing ,many others local ales from London micros and 8 ciders .. The staff is nice and they know the job .. The bar clientele is around 30 years as average , at least in my visits , the prices are quite cheap for London and the pork pie I had was very good ! One of my favourite pub in town !!!!

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