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The Cock Inn (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Southwold BitterExcellent1
Adnams - LighthouseExcellent1
St Austell - TrelawnyExcellent1
Adnams - BroadsideExcellent1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideExcellent1
St Austell - TributeExcellent1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleGood3
Woodforde's - WherryGood1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterNot Tried0
Westerham - Finchcocks OriginalNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Blue TopNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Cock Inn, Luddesdown, Kent
Picture 2. The Cock Inn, Luddesdown, Kent

Visits Details

17 Aug 2012 (HSB)
Popped in on our way to Maidstone late afternoon. Sat in the saloon bar. A welcome respite from the M25.
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Excellent
22 Apr 2011 (Pedro)
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Excellent
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Excellent
St Austell - Tribute4.20Excellent
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Excellent
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Excellent
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Blue Top4.80Not TriedRan out before I got to it
02 Apr 2011 (ChrisE)
I have heard many good reports about this pub, and I decided to pay a visit. After reading Andrew's review of December 2006 I decided to change in to collar, tie, jacket, and cords in case I needed to fall off the bar stool, but this did not prove necessary. The railway ticket clerk looked amazed when I purchased a ticket to Sole Street "No ones ever gone there before!" I entered the public bar where all the space was taken up by three gents with baguettes, so I sat in a conservatory area on my own. Personally I found the place a bit twee, but I think it would be better to visit on a wet and windy winter evening when there would be a better chance of meeting interesting locals than on a Sunny Saturday lunchtime.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40GoodToo cold for my liking.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
16 Dec 2006 (Ian)
Last pub on the tour. When Andrew, Jane and I came some years ago, we sat outside and I didn't fully appreciate the loveliness of the interior of this pub. Large building, but with low ceilings, there is a split level between the lounge and public bars. The lounge is non smoking. Pictures of aircraft especially WWII are in evidence. There is a stove and a real fire. Popular with walkers and bikers. The old beer cans in glass display cabinets are worth a look as are the book lined walls. A fabulous pub interior. Pump clips on ceiling show the variety of beers served.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80GoodGood condition with nice citrus hops.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
16 Dec 2006 (Andrew)
Here with Ian on our tour of North West Kent pubs. This is a great pub. We sat in the Saloon bar which was quiet with people reading or having polite conversation. Through the serving area we could see the Public bar which was very lively. I always think a retired gent in blazer and tie falling off his chair drunk makes a pub!
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40AcceptableMy favourite beer. Smelt of coffee with a bit of chocolate and a soft mouth feel. The finish was bitter coffee. Something about it made it feel slightly sickly though.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not TriedHad a sip of Ian's and it tasted fresh and Wherry-like
Westerham - Finchcocks Original3.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried

About The Cock Inn

The pub sign. The Cock Inn, Luddesdown, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Luddesdown, Kent, DA13 0XB.

Very attractive pub with a comfortable saloon bar and a busy public one. Long standing owners and licensees. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2016.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA13 0XB