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Welcome to The Multi Award Winning Dandy Cock….

We are a real ale micro pub situated in the tropical British town of Kirkby-in-Ashfield. With an ever changing array of real ales and real ciders, a selection of wines and gins, complete with a soft and relaxed atmosphere, The Dandy Cock is an ideal place to wind down, and enjoy good company, and great drinks. But where did we come from? You know when you have one of those ideas, that just wont go away, and keeps at you over time? Well, The Dandy cock exists today for that single reason. From idea to open night we are probably talking almost 3 years, and it was the location that really pushed us into it last year.

In our mind, our husband and wife team had the perfect background when we did our checklist.

  • Previous hospitality experience? – No
  • Ever had a bar job? – No
  • Keen Ale Enthusiast? – 50% of us (Phill)

And the result? The Dandy Cock.

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But wait, there’s more….

The Dandy Cock provides a chilled, homely, yet vibrant atmosphere. Filled with your favourite gins, wines, and real ales, But that’s not all… The Dandy Cock also hosts live music & other events.

So come along, sip a glass of your favourite tipple, lounge on our super comfy sofas and chairs, chat, and enjoy the atmosphere and the entertainment that only The Dandy Cock can offer.

And perhaps afterwards, leave us a review on our Facebook page!

See you soon!

P.S…. Bring your pup!

Seriously! Bring them along… they can have a drink too!

From the outset, our vision was to create an environment where people feel comfortable, happy to sit and chat, and it really thrills us to see our guests turn strangers into friends, as they talk to each other, recommend drinks, and pass the time of day. To that end, we were really keen to make out four legged friends feel at home, and we now have more than 40 canine regulars.

Each one of them know where the treats are kept, how to find the dog bowls, and even feel welcome catching 40 winks in our dog bed. We are extremely pleased to offer no alcoholic dog beer (we refer to them as alcopups!)

And who knows…. Our Dandy Dogs Gallery might make your canine companion a star!

Apart from award winning ales and the areas largest gin selection (fact) we also have a range of Dandy polo tops available for sale!
Here’s some of our customers proudly showing theirs off whilst on their jollies!

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