At The Cock Tavern Heritage Pub we offer you centuries of licensed trade and hospitality all refined and adapted to the most discerning tastes of the contemporary food and drink consumer. On each occasion that you visit we shall endeavour to make your sojourn a very special and memorable one by virtue of our personal, attentive and friendly staff who will see to your every need.
The Cock Tavern Heritage Pub is a descendent by continuous licence from an old 18th century Coaching Inn located in the heart of Main Street, Swords. Set in the traditional idiom, you will instantly feel at home in the old world surroundings of Liscannor slated floors, old oak and pine beams fused together with brick and granite walls and warm wooden floors. Natural character, ambience and vitality are all in abundance here.
Our objective has always been to create a mature, upmarket and professional premises that reflects the pub’s historic past, while, at the same time, serving the social requirements of the modern age in a manner that operates under only the highest standards of service, cleanliness and courtesy, civility and friendliness to you our valued customers.
So relax and enjoy yourselves and allow us to do what we do best!
In the Middle Ages Swords was famous for the quality of its Inns and it is from the late medieval period that we first find in medieval English historic mention of ‘Ye Signe of Ye Cock’, which later became The Cock Tavern.
In the 18th century, The Cock Tavern was a very important Coaching Inn complete with farrier’s yard and stables that enabled coach passengers to disembark for refreshments or indeed to sojourn overnight as the densely wooded areas from River Valley to The Naul then harboured some of Ireland’s most notorious highwaymen.
Today the Cock Tavern has rededicated itself to preserving this unique historic legacy by declaring itself a genuine ‘Heritage Pub’.