The Cock & Bull, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1HF, 7 November 2014

Yey! Friday again, you find your favorite fish and chips critic in even more south than Tooting.  Here I am at Sutton The Cock & Bull, it is a beer time.

cock and bull pub surbiton

Ah, I must say it is a slight disappointment. Can you see it is looking flat.

Beck’s Vier is normally a safe option.  From my experience it always served at a certain standard (i.e., “merit”) wherever  I am.  Here, flat, but not flat enough to take back for new one, not greatly cold but just about enough to crunch my thirst, not bad enough to take back for new one. AHHHHH, score the average of average 5/10.

cock and bull pub surbiton

Ok, let’s move on. “London Pride Battered Cod, served with chips, crushed peas & homemade tartar £9.25.”

Wow, “London Pride Battered” , sounds good, of course this is Fuller’s pub, love your dedication.  Good suburban pricing too at £9.25.

cock and bull pub surbiton

Massive portion!

1. Fish 4/10.  Soooo average.  Fish was slightly tasteless, slightly dry, slightly too hard batter.  Nothing indicates me this is London Pride.
2. Chips 2/10 Clearly frozen chips.  No taste.
3. Peas 7/10 Because I was disappointed already with fish and chips, did not expected peas to be good.  However, this was a little delight.   Very buttery, fresh bright green colour, it is evident of homemade.  It would excel if there was a hit of mint and slight acidity.  However, I could say that would be for my liking.  And to be fair, it was exactly what menu describes.

Overall, disappointing 4/10.  As you may noticed, everything was “slightly” wrong but not bad enough to make complaint.  I could not finish the dish.   I must stress though portion size was not the issue.  Overall, tasteless, dry, started to feel munching cardboard in half way.  This is the type of fish and chips served a decade ago.  You have to move on mate.

My fish and chips critic journey continues.  Good night!

09. November 2014 by myprice
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