The Cock and Pullet

The Cock was a tired old thing when we bought it some years ago. It is a favourite of ours now it has been restored to its proud former glory.

Tile-fronted, Victorian, two roomed, traditional pub (couldn’t get anymore adjectives in there without a taking a breath). Originally called the Royal Oak after a huge oak tree that stood in front of the pub in the middle of the road: which can be seen on a photograph on the wall as you walk in, when it was first built. Sadly the oak tree is no longer there, as the road was widened to accommodate motorcars in 1915, as opposed to horse and cart. If you look closely you can see Fred and David Williams in the corner of the shot, aged about 11 and 7 respectively. Ed Atkinson grew up in a house only 200 yards up the road (half a century later he adds). With both the Williams and Atkinson families knowing the area well, the Cock was the first of the group, and is still very much at the heart of our culture.

With an avid cask ale following, and a band of locals with an inquisitive pallet, the beers in here range from far and wide. You will regularly find beers from Brimstage and Liverpool Organic, Wainwrights (Thwaites), and Blakemere brewery on the bar, amongst many interesting micro-brewery seasonal brews.

With it’s oak floors and doors, traditional horse brasses and old regalia adorning the walls, and photos of local times gone by, The Cock has become a bit of a blue print for our other pubs. 
The Cock features busy open-mic nights, live entertainment at the weekend, a busy quiz night and shows all the live sport. It’s a buzzing little hub of Oxton life. It is straight out of a soap opera, with all walks of life, and it’s own Bett Lynch behind the bar.

100 Woodchurch Road, Oxton, Wirral CH42 9LP. Tel 0151 652 3180