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The Cock Tavern

#830 of 2,084 Restaurants in Dublin
$$ - $$$American, ,
31 Main Street | Swords, Dublin Co Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 807 7010
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good41%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
$$ - $$$
31 Main Street | Swords, Dublin Co Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and himself were staying locally for the weekend. We were making our way up the main street to another pub and we were greeted on the street by the security guy Bernard so we stopped to chat. He was really warm and friendly and...More

Thank Audrey E P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in to have a meeting with a few clients. Very welcoming, with good table space and plenty of light. The staff were friendly and helpful. There was a good food menu available, including mains and snacks. Will call again.

Thank 751TomK
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Have visited many times. Service is always excellent,burgers are too die for and a great pint of Guinness. Brilliant trad session on sunday evenings too. Highly recommended,just dont take the comfy seats!!!!!!

Thank trpmcb1
Patrick M, Manager at The Cock Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Hi. Thanks so much for your kind review and we hope to see you in The Cock Tavern again soon.

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Have enjoyed the Cock Tavern anytime I’ve visited. Nice cosy vibrant pub, one of the better ones in swords, food is always reliable and a good standard. Can’t have any complaints, would definitely recommend if looking for a proper pub with good staff and a...More

Thank DavidL120584
Patrick M, Manager at The Cock Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Hi David. Thanks so much for your good review and we hope to see you in The Cock Tavern over the Christmas holidays.

Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Was there tonight with my two teenagers. The service was good and friendly. Son had a nice burger. My daughter had a good tagliatelle. Unfortunately I had the roast beef which was dry and chewy. Got extra gravy to help it go down. I don’t...More

Thank htp58
Patrick M, Manager at The Cock Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thank you for your review of our premises. We are very appreciative of all constructive criticism at The Cock Tavern. I'm glad that your two teenagers enjoyed their meal but I'm very sorry there was a problem with your roast beef, this is generally one...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017

Kicked out and insulted by the manager just because after 3 hours and 60 euros spent in this place I gave ONE kiss to my girlfriend when we were alone. I felt like I was in the medieval age! We definitely won't be back.More

Thank TrueLeviathan
Patrick M, General Manager at The Cock Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for your review and for your generous custom. We at The Cock Tavern take our customers feedback very seriously. I'm very sorry to hear that you felt this way after leaving our premises and I have investigated the matter thoroughly. Unfortunately we had...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Monday evening : The service was excellent and the atmosphere with the candles and the music was great. The quality and taste of the food was very good, and the price OK. (good value) I discovered the Red Ale (Smithwick) and liked it a lot...More

Thank Helena V
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Been back here several times and the place still is amazing. Friendly staff, really good food and a great atmosphere. Highly recommendable!

Thank Stefan H
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I ordered Fish Chowder as a starter. Chilli Prawns were disappointing unfortunately. Expensive on this visit. Glass of Merlot. Fish and Chips were dry.

Thank SandraDublin_Ireland
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is a typical irish pub located in Swords main street at few minutes walk from the Castle. We had very good chicken wings and hamburgers with a nice Guinness.

Thank Corrado R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Main Street | Swords, Dublin Co Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 807 7010
  • E-mail
Loads of natural character, ambiance and vitality here! But to see this premises at its most magical, a nocturnal visit is obligatory when the old heritage pub is buzzing with activity, pulsating with atmosphere and reverberating to the sounds of laughter and craic. But our daytime visitor can enjoy a saunter around the pub which will rapidly become a journey back through time as you encounter hordes of artifacts from yesteryear that reflect a simpler, more uncomplicated Ireland. We are justifiably proud of our All-American Eatery.... And why not, we were the first premises to introduce the American bar food concept to Ireland. In the unlikely event that your experience with us is less than expected we would rather that you tell us before taking to social media! If we are unaware of the issue we are unable to help.
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