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Cock Tavern

Address: 315 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 1EJ
Telephone: 020 8533 6369

Large, old wave, single room pub in the centre of Hackney, just close to Hackney Central Station and the Hackney Empire.

Cock Tavern, Hackney, London

Cock Tavern, Hackney, London

Although it betrays its history as a former Trumans pub, the Cock Tavern opened in its current form in 2012. It is the home of the Howling Hops Brewery, and a number of the house beers can be found on the hand pumps on the bar – along with an amazing selection of other real ales, craft beers and real ciders. There are 16 hand pumps altogether. On my last visit I had the Howling Hops AK – an amazingly full taste for a beer of only 2.5%ABV.

Don’t come here and expect to find Stella, Carling or any mainstream lagers.

The pub is mainly drink only with no hot food, but pork pies are available.

Hand pumps on the bar at the Cock Tavern, Hackney, London

Hand pumps on the bar at the Cock Tavern, Hackney, London

Definitely worth a visit and can be combined with a trip to the nearby Pembury Tavern.

The Cock Tavern has free wi-fi.

Last visited: July 2013

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

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