Written on: 04/05/2009 by tt01 (1 review written)
Extremely friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Pleased to see it now returned to a traditional country pub with good home cooking and reasonable prices. Have known The Cock Inn, Beazley End for many years and happy to see that the locals are back and have had many a great evening there. (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2009
With a couple of friends over from NZ we decided on lunch at the Cock Inn. The four of us are local and over the years have visited the Cock many times, but not recently. 39 years ago I had my hen party meal there. We had all spent many happy new years with the landlords.
The lack of heating was unfortunate.
The food was appalling bad.
The general cleanness was poor. The windows had no curtains and needed a good clean. Two chairs 'captain type' had backs which were broken and slipped out... (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2008
Great place, good food for the price. Enjoyed the atmosphere. (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2007 by loudsest (1 review written)
The The Cock Inn is a very well run, and friendly pub, with some exceptionally handmade pastas. I was really happy we took the time to go out Braintree way to sample it. (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2007 by aldida (1 review written)
It was wonderful at The Cock Inn at Beazley End. Thanx! See you again soon!! (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2007 by patty1618
On arrival at The Cock Inn in Beazley End, despite having booked a table previously by phone, we were totally ignored by the 3 waitresses behind the bar. They were too deep in conversation to notice us standing there. I had to speak up to say we had booked a table, and then we were shown to our seats. Once seated we were asked if we would like some water; still or sparkling? We then waited 20 minutes before being approached by the waitress. We were then asked if we had been told the... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2007 by MichelleRogers
We stayed nearby purely to visit the restaurant as one of our friends is a Jamie Oliver fan, the occasion was to celebrate her and her partners engagement, we had a great evening and all thoroughly enjoyed the food and haven't stopped talking about it since.
They came out to see us at the end of the evening so we could gratulate him and his team on a great evening. (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2007 by peverel (1 review written)
Despite the negative comments, I would heartily recommend The Cock Inn, as the food was great and good value for money. Good luck to them... (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2007 by antonyjb (1 review written)
We clearly have had very different experiences of The Cock from others reviewing it. We are both picky vegetarians, and the first time we rang to book we asked if there could be a choice of veggie main courses. Not only was this no problem over the phone, when we arrived the Maitre d' recognised us as soon as we gave our name, and we were offered a choice of three dishes.
The service, especially on the first visit was superb, never intrusive but always there whenever we wanted... (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2007 by sarah (13 reviews written)
Taking a look at some of the reviews, I would have to disagree with a lot of them. I do think a lot of people are quick to judge just because it has a link with Jamie Oliver. I do think people are forgetting that it is not Jamie's restaurant. Again, people forget that the owner has only been cooking for 3 1/2 years, and this is all new to him and his partner. I think it was very brave for him and his family to move from London to a small village, especially as their 2 children are very young... (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2007 by khm (2 reviews written)
Having watched the channel 4 programme about The Cock Inn restaurant, I was intrigued to try it. My partner and I went for lunch on a Saturday, and we were glad we booked a table, as it was very busy. I suggest you book in advance, particularly if you are travelling a long way to get there.
In regard to the menu, there didn't appear to be many starters on offer, so we ordered bread and oil, which was nice, yet the oil was definitely not olive oil and had an interesting flavour to it. I... (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2007 by clematis (1 review written)
What a shame. We were a party of 8 who were so looking forward to this evening. The food was poor, the decor in the 'add on' room bland and cold (the main pub area was very nice), but the worst aspect was the customer service. I think the chef needs a bit more experience in simpler dishes before branching out - there were far too many flavours competing on the plate, and basic elements were missing - fresh veg for example. After all the time and hard work that must have been put in by... (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2007 by dlewsey (1 review written)
I would go back to the Cock Inn at Beazley End for the food, but telling customers the price when ordering would help, as I did not expect it to be so expensive. (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2007 by eponymous6 (7 reviews written)
I hope the restaurant does not fade in six months time and end up on Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares because I would like to see it succeed, but first and foremost the chef must get back to basics and consider not messing around with his food. (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2007 by Piehead (1 review written)
The Cock Inn is tucked away in the tiny hamlet of Beazley End, in the Essex countryside somewhere between Braintree and Saffron Waldon. Beazley End is little more than a couple of 1960's houses and the Inn itself, and it is not on a major thoroughfare to any other villages or towns, so it is unlikely that any passing trade would find its way to the Inn if it were not for the publicity that it has received from the TV series "Jamie's Chef".
Indeed, it made us wonder why the pub was selected... (read more)
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