Cock Inn, EN4 9HU
- 020 8449 7160
- 14 Chalk Lane, EN4 9HU
- Mon-Thu: 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat: 11am-midnight; Sun: noon-10:30pm
Pub in Cockfosters.
It used to be called the Cock & Dragon photo, and was part of a chain run by the Orchid Group (see earlier version of this page for more details). However, it has now been taken over by Mitchells & Butlers and renamed to the Cock Inn.
It's quite smart inside, with subtle decor in shades of light grey. Large stone tiles cover the floor, giving way to interesting abstract designs further back. Entry is into a bar area with comfortable seating, and the space leads around to the left to more seating; at the very back, through an ornate wooden arch, is the entrance to a restaurant area.
Kake visited on a Thursday afternoon in November 2017. There were a fair few people in when I arrived around 2:15pm, including a large group just finishing lunch. Music was playing quietly, and there was a good buzz of conversation too. It quietened down as the afternoon went on, until there were just two other customers when I left at 4:45pm.
Two of the four handpumps were clipped, for London Pride and Brains' The Rev James Gold. A pint of lime and soda was £2.
They have WiFi via O2, which is free but requires registration.
Accessibility: Two steps at the front entrance, one of them quite large. There's a short but steep ramp round the side leading to a fire exit which might be able to be used for step-free entrance with advance notice, but we haven't checked this. Once you're in, there's no steps to the ladies' (but there are two heavy doors and a tight turn), and the cubicle doors open outwards.
According to the Cock Inn website as of November 2017, food is served noon-10pm Mon-Thu, noon-10:30pm Fri-Sat, and noon-9pm Sun.