Cock Tavern (Howling Hops)

Mayor: Theydon_Bois (9) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 10-12
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Beer entered at Cock Tavern (Howling Hops)

NameABV
Dark Star Antares4.2%2/7/2016
Howling Hops Chocolate Stout5.2%2/7/2016
One Mile End Hospital Porter5.2%2/7/2016
Big Smoke Underworld5%2/7/2016
Redchurch Sauvage Blanc9.2%2/7/2016
Beavertown Lupuloid IPA Series - Test Pilot Mavericus 7%1/22/2016
Howling Hops Pale XX Superior No.15%1/10/2016
Maregade Vanilla Milk Stout3.8%1/7/2016
Howling Hops Ruby Red5%1/7/2016
Howling Hops Running Beer Brown Ale4%1/7/2016
Maregade Green Hopped Pale4.1%11/15/2015
Howling Hops Old London (7.5%)7.5%11/6/2015
Maregade Blonde Pale4.8%10/13/2015
Big Smoke Medicine Man6%10/13/2015
Siren Undercurrent4.5%9/22/2015
Partizan Saison Raspberry Lemon4%7/20/2015
Fourpure West Coast Saison5.9%6/12/2015
Anspach & Hobday The Cream Ale4.6%6/1/2015
Buxton / BrewDog Rough Cs5%5/27/2015
Wiper and True Triptych No.6 Pale Ale5.5%5/26/2015
Pressure Drop ENZ Southern IPA7.1%5/1/2015
Howling Hops Amber De Luxe (Ahtanum/Cascade/Chinook)4.6%4/30/2015
Howling Hops American Brown4%4/21/2015
Howling Hops Mild Ale3.3%4/21/2015
Howling Hops Scotch Spiced Ale7.5%4/21/2015
Howling Hops Milk Stout (East Kent Goldings)4.5%4/6/2015
Siren / Omnipollo / Niklas Johansson Life is a Peach6.4%4/5/2015
Howling Hops Rye Wit (Citra/Mosaic/Columbus)5.4%3/21/2015
Vibrant Forest Farmhouse Ale4.5%3/21/2015
Howling Hops English Light Ale (Bramling Cross, EKG, Fuggles)4.2%3/21/2015
Siren Batch 200 Liquid Monstrous8.2%3/19/2015
The Kernel London Sour (3.8%)3.8%3/17/2015
Howling Hops Pale XX Superior No.45%3/9/2015
The Kernel India Pale Ale Nelson Sauvin6.8%2/16/2015
Trumanís Runner4%2/11/2015
East London Foundation Bitter4.2%2/11/2015
Siren Soundwave5.6%2/11/2015
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Boudicca  (1085) London, England | December 1, 2012| Updated July 5, 2014
An old fashioned street corner pub, now a brewpub, with a great range of beers.
The inside of the Cock has been knocked through and itís quite spacious but plain inside, with a white tiled back to the bar. It has a similar atmosphere to the Southampton Arms (its sister pub), the same sort of basic food (pork pies, roast pork or cheese baps and scotch eggs) and a similarly good range of beers, all of which were in good condition when we visited. (Last visited 6 June 2014).
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
nate2g  (1046) 上海 / Boomtown!, Australia | December 14, 2014
I enjoyed hanging out with the RB crew trying the HH brews during RBESG. Could easily spend a good few afternoon hours here. Similar feel to its brethren pub Southampton Arms with plenty of wood, tables, minimal design features etc. Guest taps feature as well as ciders. Efficient bar staff. Chilled atmosphere. Can say itís worth making the visit out to Hackney.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (932) 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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Theydon_Bois  (879) Tourist Town (West), England | April 13, 2013| Updated April 14, 2014
Visited on 30/03/13 after a short 6 or 7 minutes walk from the London Fields Tap. Trad old boozer with an L shaped bar, we arrived at around 4.30/5 pm on a Saturday and only bagged a table because some folks were just getting up to leave as we came back from the bar. Mixed group of punters in here, age ranges, etc - all making for a good vibe. Service was good also, no idle chit chat they just got on with the job of dispensing good beer! Tap for Howling Hops and as such theire beers dominate the line up but other London micros are on offer in the form of Alpha State and Beavertown amongst others on this visit. Howling Hops bottles available to drink in or take away, my only gripe on this front is that they charge the same price for take away where as up the road at London Fields take away bottles were about £1 less when compared to drink in! Great boozer none the less and one worth heading out to. Pembury Tavern is also not too far away, and the William IV (Brodies) is about 15 or so minutes away on the bus. Hackney Central (LOROL) is just over the road.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (842) London, England | December 20, 2012
Right, so if I ever opened a pub, I would want it to look like the Cock Tavern. I love the aesthetic here. Lots of bare wood, some tiling behind the bar, salvaged furniture...I love it. This place is the flagship pub for Howling Hops beers and I love coming in here to try them. The íbreweryí is housed in the pub basement, incidentally. The quality of the HH beers seems to have improved since their inception, and the quality of the cask conditioning at the pub also seems to have become better with time. The selection of beers beyond the HH line is usually quite impressive, and highlights mostly local breweries, especially Brodies, The Kernel and East London. The pub also maintains an oddly extensive range of cask ciders, usually around six or so. The prices here are good and the staff both friendly and efficient. The pub has a modest range of snacks and pub grub. Iíve had the pickled egg, which I wholeheartedly recommend. I really like this pub and, while it is a destination in itself, it is walking distance from a handful of other fine drinkeries, among them London Fields Brewery tap room, Dukeís Brew and Cue, and Baxterís Court. Get thee to Hackney.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Fin  (836) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 4, 2013
Loz and I visited here on Sat 2nd March 2013. I must say this place was a cracker, it had a really nice feel to it and the beer selection was simply stunning. It is situated close to the overground line and only 7-10 mins walk from London Fields Tap Room where we went first. You enter from a door on the corner of the building and the bar is a large L shaped affair in front of you down the right hand side is handpumps (12+) on the foot of the L sort of ahead of you to the left is the keg taps, We had Brodies/Mikkeller Mofu Stout, Magic Rock Big Top, Howling Hops Chocolate Stout, Brodies London Sour, Brodies Dalston Black IPA, Kernel Citra IPA all were very good the Brodies Sour and Dalston Black IPA were my favourites though. The food range is limited to snacking, so expect pork pies, pickled eggs, nuts, snacking salami etc, we had Pickled eggs, crisps and pork crackling. The two staff were really pleasant (busy) and helpful to people choosing. Its got a nice feel about this place, with a good mix of people, simply furnished, wooden floors throughout. I really liked this place and will make efforts to get here again.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub  (729) Banbury, England | November 21, 2012
Went to this pub on a Sunday afternoon in November, it sits at a busy junction in a slightly run down area. There is a great deal of effort in making a go of this, it is slightly shabby inside but comfortable enough and friendly. I like the feel of it and there is certainly a lot of cider available if that is your bag. It will never be The Southampton but it is certainly worth a visit.
62
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Sokolov  (712) Moscow, Russia | March 24, 2015
Small brewpub serving a lot of guest beers as well as several of their own. I was able to try 3 - all of exceptional quality.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
WingmanWillis  (694) , England | June 1, 2015
Nice old High Street pub, lots of wood panelling and real traditional feel to the place. Great range of beer with plenty from Howling Hops and other London mircos. Beer always well kept and not too badly priced. Worth checking out the bottles as occasional rarity there too. Is a bit of a hipster hangout so beard, braces and tweed would help you to blend in.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jackl  (600) Minneapolis, Minnesota | October 8, 2012| Updated January 25, 2013
Yet Another Update: The house beers have improved quite a bit since the initial batches. I now actually look forward to trying the house beers when I visit. I still wish they served less cider.

UPDATE: Iíve been to this place a few times since its opened, and have now been able to try some of their house beers. The house beers range from decent (chocolate stout) to amateurish (gold). Taste before you buy. On my last visit, 8 of the 16 casks were serving cider. The place still retains a slightly rundown but friendly vibe.

Original review: The Cock Tavern is an excellent new brewpub located near Hackney Central station. Itís located on the site of an old Trumanís pub, and the exterior has been wonderfulyl restored to show off the original tiled advertisements. Inside, the pub has kept an old-school aesthetic. The ceiling is patterned, the polished wood long bar is grand, the wood panelling seems aincent. This lends to a relaxed vibe not dissimilar to The Southampton Arms. Thereís no music or TVs, only beer and conversation. The beer selection is excellent. The pub is home to Howling Hops brewery. Unfortunately no house beers were available on my visit, but theyíre to feature prominently in the future. Thereís 16 casks. Seasonals from Marble (rare for London) and Thronbridge featured alongside stuff such as East London Brewery and Red Squirrel. 3 ciders and perries were on offer too. Thereís 8 keg selections on offer. Keg beers included Redchurch Hoxton Stout, beers from the Tempest, Kernel, and Camden. This was a very well curated tap line up. The bottle selection is small, but there was stuff from Brodieís, The Kernel, and Redchurch available. It seems this pubís looking to embrace local London beer, something I fully support. The service was very good. This pubís only a few days old, and theyíre obviously still working to improve the place. For instance, the seating looks temporary, and the bathrooms need a bit of fixing. With that said, this place is already high on my list of best pubs in London. Strongly recommended.

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