Fish and Chip Friday at the Cock and Hoop

Back in March we had been at the Cock and Hoop having a Sunday Lunch (read more here) and I had commented that we should check out one of their other Winner Winner Tenner Dinner offers

So tonight it was a chance to make up for lost time and to get this chomping show firmly back on the road by coming back to check a deal out, have some food and some decent beer

It seems to have been ages since we had a Fish and Chip Friday down the pub in Nottingham, in fact that last one I wrote about was back in February and that seems so long ago now.

Friday – Chippy Tea – Fish & Chips battered in our very own beer batter & a drink….

for -that’s right – only a tenner”

I mean come on now, Fish and Chips (normally 12 quid) and a Pint of Real Ale, I had a pint of Shipstones Gold Star which here at the Cock & Hoop was setting you back 3-4 quid, and you really are getting a Winner Winner Dinner šŸ™‚

FISH AND CHIPS

The Fish battered in their own beer batter according to the menu was large and filled the plate lengthways. The batter did seem a little dark, but it was ok, I liked the solid crunch and I prefer it to be cooked well so that it is nice and crisp as opposed to being soggy. The fish inside, did look a little grey but it was moist and juicy, and plentiful.

There were more than enough chips for me, and while they were more pub chips that chippy chips there were still pretty good and most gratefully received.

Portion wise this was a fair plate of Fish and Chips, and to be honest we were both defeated and were not able to manage all of the Fish or the Chips. Now don’t panic, I only left the end bits of the batter and made sure I ate all the actual fish. I also ate all the best chips, there were none left that any fellow diner would have wanted to grab with a hearty call of “I’ll have that, would be a shame to let it go to waste”

I was a little sad about the mushy pea situation, it was no more than a small pot of green sauce really, the same size as the tartar sauce and the random half a lemon. The little bit that was there was quite decent, more of a smooth pea puree than mushy peas. To be fair the menu had not mentioned them so I suppose even that hint of pea green was a small bonus. I did feel that I had been left hanging with small high five to the mushy pea not reciprocated šŸ™

The Mushed Peas that I did have were tasty, a bit minty, and the tartar sauce was pretty well made as well, so condiment wise it was all good

At the moment a lot of people have been taking advantage of the #EatOutToHelpOut scheme on Mon-Wed, but to be clear this Ā£10 deal has been running with Daily Deals at the Cock & Hoop all year and it is just as good a deal to get a meal and a drink for ten quid here (and you still will be able to after August ends).

In these times it was good to eat out in the pub, they seemed to be well organised with all the signs and arrows to direct you, they did have plenty of well spaced out tables and we were well away from any other diners. The also just bring the cutlery and sauces etc to you so you don’t need to worry about anyone else having been in contact.

They seemed happy to see people in eating and drinking, and we the people felt happy be there

The Cock & Hoop is located in the Lace Market Hotel at 25 High Pavement in the Lace District area of Nottingham, NG1 1HE if you want to do google maps (or similar).

It is opposite the Galleries of Justice and inside and adjunct to the Lace Market Hotel.

You can check them out on their Facebook page, their Instagram Profile, and on their Twitter Feed

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