2014 Greater Cincinnati Food Tour — Cock and Bull Public House Mainstrasse, Kentucky

Cock and Bull Public House

Mainstrasse, Kentucky

By Alix Smyth

Cock and Bull Maintrasse

Why name a pub Cock and Bull? The name originates from two main pubs in England which were fiercely competitive with one another. Due to their competition; embellished and unbelievable stories developed, which became known as “cock and bull stories”. These stories were spread throughout England by men guzzling ale in pubs, which created the perfect back story for naming a pub!

Cock and Bull Public House is quaint with an interior design that lends itself to an English style pub, but with added cleanliness. The restaurant was extremely crowded when I attended; however, the service was still great. Each Friday during lent I have been forced to look for meatless options, so I was fortunate enough to see that Cock and Bull has award winning Fish and Chips. The fish and chips are made to order by weight, so the size options carry names like “Featherweight” and “Lightweight”.

cock and bull

Saying that the Fish and Chips are award winning is a perfect description for the dish. The fresh, hand cut Icelandic Cod was deep fried and had a crispy texture and buttery taste, which was perfectly paired with golden fries and a unique, homemade tartar sauce. I secretly wanted more tartar sauce, but I held back in fear of being too gluttonous. Honestly, I could go back to Cock and Bull every Friday this Lenten season and eat their award winning Fish and Chips. So, if you are looking for a meatless option that could put any steak craving to rest just head to Cock and Bull Public House…I promise this isn’t just a “cock and bull story”.

 

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