The Cock and Bull

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Chef’s Daily Specials

Our special’s menu changes frequently to showcase all that the area has to offer.

This is a sample menu only – see our Facebook page for regular updates or call the restaurant to check!


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

All Day Menu

This menu is served every day from 12pm until 9pm and is complemented by chefs daily specials

Sunday Menu

We have a choice of Sunday roasts served from the kitchen as well as our regular all-day menu.

Lite Bites

Available from Monday to Saturday (12-4pm), this menu is perfect for those looking for a quick bite to eat that’s easy on the pocket.

Kid's Menu

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!

Breakfast Menu

Served daily 10am – 12pm



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 In Pubs Guide since 2005


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


Gift Vouchers

Cock and Bull Gift Vouchers are available for values starting at £25 and can be spent in the bar, restaurant or on our Bed and Breakfast. We also have Afternoon Tea and Steak and Wine vouchers available – the perfect present for a loved one.
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 make an online order.

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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea includes Sandwiches, scones, home-made cakes, tea or coffee.
£25 for two
£40 for two 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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Who would like to join us for a sumptuous afternoon tea prepared by the current North East pastry Chef of the Year? Gather friends and family and join us for an afternoon of delicious treats on Saturday 11th August
For £15 per person you can enjoy pastries, cakes and sandwiches with a glass of Fizz (non-alcoholic available for the drivers). If booking for 4 or more you will receive a bottle of Fizz per 4. Children welcome with their own special board for £6.95. Call 01358 743249 to book.


We have our very own enclosed garden for the wee ones complete with a Cock and Bull mini-market. Mums and Dads can dine in the conservatory with full view of what the kiddos are up to, safe and secure in their own play area. We can also do picnic boards for them to dine alfresco and a “pooch pitch” if you want to sit outside with your four legged friend (dogs also welcome in the restaurant)

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Watch a night in the life of The Cock and Bull!

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Take a tour with us!

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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