The Cock and Bull

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Please note that these are sample menus and are subject to change, please check with us before making a pre-order

All Day Menu

Served all day Monday to Saturday. This menu is complemented by chefs daily specials

Sunday Lunch

We have a choice of Sunday roasts served from the kitchen as well as our daily menu options.

Dessert Menu

Served all day

Vegan Menu

Served all day


Available from Monday to Saturday (12- 4pm), this menu is perfect for those looking for a light lunch that’s easy on the pocket or more hearty fayre perfect for the Winter weather.

For the kids

We are very family-friendly. We have a box of toys to keep the little ones amused and a children’s menu to suit the fussiest of eaters!


Served daily 10am – 12pm

Gluten Free

Served All Day Monday – Saturday



Awarded and retained an AA Rosette since 2005:
“An AA Rosette is awarded to a restaurant serving food prepared with care, understanding and skill, using good quality ingredients. These restaurants will be achieving standards that standout in their local area” –


Included in the Michelin Eating Out Guide since 2005, the only Aberdeenshire restaurant to be included.


Winner of Scottish Gastropub of The Year three times including the Catering in Scotland Excellence Award

“a quintessential gastro pub, a bustling hostelry, popular with locals and whose fame has spread. Offering great service, natural ambience and a lovely genuine warmth with superb food and a menu brimming with local produce.” – Award Judges

visit scotland

We are Visit Scotland “Taste Our Best” accredited. Great news for our customers as you can be assured that we use quality ingredients of Scottish provenance keeping food miles to a minimum and giving business to local suppliers


Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers are available for values from £25 and can be spent on the bar, restaurant, accommodation or afternoon tea.
Please give us a call on 01358 743249 and we will be happy to process your vouchers and send them out to you, alternatively use the button below to order online.

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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea includes Sandwiches, savoury snacks, scones, home-made cakes, tea or coffee.
£30 for two or £40 with Fizz
Available Monday to Saturday 2-5pm, booking is essential

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Dogs are Welcome

Dog’s are welcome in our lounge area where we even have a “dog’s dinner” menu.
Pooches dine free, all we ask is that a small donation be made to the New Arc animal foundation who do wonderful work in our area.

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Funeral Teas

We understand that this is a difficult time for you so our management team will help you every step of the way to make your guests feel welcomed, comfortable and catered for with the level of care and attention appropriate for such a difficult time.

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The Cock and Bull Ellon Rd Balmedie AB23 8XY Email:
Opening Hours
Mon to Sat: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday:       10:00 AM - 10:00 PM