About the Cock Inn

The Cock Inn, RingmerThe Cock Inn is a 16th century coaching inn that takes its name from the bygone era when a spare horse (The Cock Horse) was kept ready at the foot of a steep hill to assist another horse with a heavy load up the hill. Old maps show that there was stabling in the car park area up until the turn of the last century.

The Cock Horse, of course, was immortalised in the favourite children’s nursery rhyme that depicted Queen Elizabeth 1 riding into Banbury Cross aboard a large white stallion, after the Queen’s carriage had broken a wheel on the steep climb up the hill.

The Cock has a wonderful unspoilt bar with original oak beams, a flag-stone floor and an Inglenook fireplace, with a lovely log fire during the winter months. Inside this lovely country pub/restaurant there is seating for 72 diners. We have an air conditioned restaurant that can cater for larger groups of around 30 plus our Snug and Lobby areas that are for smaller groups. Or why not eat in the bar area and enjoy the atmosphere there?  Enjoy good pub food at sensible prices and a warm welcome at all times.

Make use of our extensive gardens and patio on fine days.

The gardens and main restaurant have a westerly aspect giving unobstructed views across open fields to the South Downs and feature wonderful sunsets on clear evenings.

Dogs are Welcome!

Dogs are welcome in the bar area and garden.  Water bowls available and even a dog chew on the house!

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Saturday (Closed between 3pm and 6pm)

11am-3pm  (Food orders 12-2)

6pm-11pm (Food orders 6-9.30)

Sundays and Bank Holidays Open All Day

11am-11pm (Food orders Noon-9.30pm)

RESERVATIONS

We recommend that you ring or email to book a table – especially at weekends.  We don’t usually reserve bar tables or garden tables – you can just turn up and take pot luck on these.