The modern buildings around the Cockpit pub conform to its shape and rightly so. This pub was built in the 1840's and its name recalls a time when cockfighting was a popular spectacle. The 'sport' was banned in 1849 so its hard to say if the new building lived up to its dubious name, but it is claimed the last, legal cockfight took place here. It was renamed The Three Castles for a while, no doubt to deny its violent past.
A good place for a decent pint and a glance at the paper. Today itís an oddity in the city and with luck won't be 'updated' to be compatible with its modern neighbours. Enjoy it, before it's banished too. CAMRA Good Beer Guide Listed 2011.
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