The Cock and Greyhound

Our Pub

The Cock and Greyhound: One of the oldest inns in Whitchurch, first mentioned 1667 “rented to Robert Peares, taken over by his wife Margerie 1683 (then called the Black Greyhound). Taken by John Nettles, a barber-surgeon, and his wife 1696.”

Following numerous 18th and 19th century occupancies, William Tudor (in place 1896-1934) probably qualifies as the longest serving licensee. In 1896 there were 6 bedrooms accommodating 11 lodgers, with stabling for 14 horses (night) and 50 (day). We’re bringing the en suite lodging rooms back in 2015, so watch this space.

We fell in love with, and thus had to buy, this absolute gem with all its endearing historic nuances in late 2014, deciding it needed some serious tlc to bring it back to its former glory. A beautiful sun-filled patio took lots of work, lots of reclaimed beech flooring, oak timbers, a front door from the late 19th century, some amazing copper lanterns from a first world war British destroyer flanking the bar, 1920’s pendant lights floating underneath our panelled ceilings, and our lovely piano are some of the features we hope you’ll enjoy; we thought it best to fill this historic beauty of a building with interesting objet-d’art, and anything that caught our eye!

We teamed this with a brand new kitchen, restored 16c leaded windows to their former glory, and threw church pews and oak around as if it were confetti- what came back down is what you see today: a beautifully and sympathetically restored British pub serving local cask ales, food from local farms and producers, and quality affordable wines, in all its proud glory.

 

We hope you’ll enjoy The Cock and Greyhound as much as we do.

For table bookings, call us on 01948 665 151.

Bargates, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 1LL

Our Menu

 

 

Starters

Mixed Marinated Olives- £2.45 (V)

Rosemary Flatbread with houmous and oil- £2.95 (V)

Homemade Soup of the Day served with crusty bread- £4.45 (V)

Prawn Cocktail with Marie Rose sauce and buttered bread- £4.95 (G.F)

Crispy Whitebait with a sweet chilli mayonnaise and dressed salad £4.95

Breaded Brie Fritters with cranberry relish and dressed salad- £4.45 (V)

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms served on toasted bread- £4.45 (V)

Chicken Liver Pate served with toasted bread and red onion chutney- £4.95  

 

 

Mains

Beer Battered Fish and Chips served with homemade mushy peas and tartare sauce- £9.95

Homemade Chicken Curry served with rice, onion bhaji and a rosemary flatbread- £8.95

Pie of the Day served with buttered vegetables, chips or mash and a jug of gravy- £10.95

8oz Gammon Steak served with chips, grilled pineapple, a fried egg and garden peas- £9.95 (G.F)

Jack Daniels Honey Glazed Ribs served with onion rings, chips and coleslaw- £10.95

House Burger with bacon and smoked or mature cheddar served in a brioche bun with chips and homemade bacon jam- £9.95 (Add Beer Battered onion rings- £1.00 or Pulled Pork- £2.50)

Minute Steak and Fried onion baguette served with chips and coleslaw- £8.95

Goat’s Cheese and Red onion tart served with chips and a dressed salad- £8.95 (V)

 

Pasta made from scratch:

Wild mushroom, Tarragon & white Truffle Tagliatelle served with garlic bread - £9.95 (V)

Roasted Vegetable Lasagne served with a dressed salad and garlic bread - £8.95 (V)

 

Smoked Salmon, Spinach and Cream Cheese Tagliatelle served with garlic bread - £9.95

 

 

Seasonal Mains

Chicken breast stuffed with mushrooms and bacon with a creamy mustard sauce, potato rosti, tender stem broccoli and red cabbage - £10.95 (G.F)

Confit Pork Belly stuffed with black pudding served with mashed potato, sautéed kale, red cabbage and a cider gravy - £11.95

Grilled Sea Bass on crushed new potatoes served with olives, sun-blushed tomatoes and wilted spinach - £10.95 (G.F)

Braised Brisket with a bourbon-peach glaze in a toasted brioche bun served with onion straws, pickled jalapenos, gherkins and chips - £11.95

Korean Fried Chicken soft tacos topped with goat’s cheese and coriander served with nachos and sour cream - £10.95

Grilled flat mushroom, pineapple and halloumi stack served in a brioche bun with chips and coleslaw- £7.95 (V)

Curried Red Lentils with fried cauliflower and roasted peanuts served with rosemary flatbread - £7.95 (V)

 

Flatbread Pizzas                                                                         Side Dishes- All £2.50

All served with chips or side salad                                                                   Twice Cooked Chips

Basil & Mozzarella on a tomato base - £7.95 (V)                                          Garlic Bread

Goats Cheese, Olives and spinach on a tomato base - £8.95 (V)               Beer Battered onion rings

Pulled Pork and smoked cheddar on a BBQ base - £9.95                            Mixed Vegetables

Chorizo, chillies and cheddar cheese on a tomato base - £9.95                 Mixed Salad

 

Children’s Menu- £4.95

Pasta in Tomato sauce topped with cheese

Fish Goujons and Chips

Ham and Chips

Chicken Goujons and Chips

 

Desserts- All £4.95

Sticky Toffee Pudding served with toffee sauce and honeycomb ice cream (V)

White Chocolate Blondie with dark chocolate chunks served with chocolate ice cream (V)

Rhubarb and Amaretti cake with orange glaze served with custard (V)

Cheesecake of the Day served with vanilla ice cream (V)

Nutella stuffed French toast (V)

 

GF= dishes can be adapted to be gluten free V= vegetarian dishes. For more information on allergens on our menu please check menus.whatsinmydish.co.uk/COCKANDGREYHOUND