About the Cock Inn (see bottom of page for opening hours)

The 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 TIMES;
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 12-3pm & 6-10pm
Friday: 11-10pm
Saturday: 11-10pm
Sunday: 11-9pm

FOOD SERVICES TIMES;
Monday: 12-2.30pm
CLOSED MONDAY EVENING
Tuesday: 12-2.30pm
CLOSED TUESDAY EVENING
Wednesday:
12-2.30pm & 6-9pm
Thursday:
12-2.30pm & 6-9pm
Friday: 12-9pm
Saturday: 12-9pm
Sunday: 12-7.30pm

Bank Holidays: Open All Day

RESERVATIONS

We recommend that you ring to book a table however you can also email however it may take us longer to confirm this way – cockpub@gmail.com – especially at weekends.  We don’t reserve garden tables – you can just turn up and take pot luck on these and there are plenty to choose from.

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Great food & drink in lovely surroundings. We can be found in between Uckfield and Lewes just of the A26 near to Ringmer