Cock and Bottle

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Cock and Bottle


The Cock and Bottle, on the left, first time round in 1861, photographed by Henry Mullins

One of the four oldest hostelries in the town of St Helier, the Cock and Bottle is again trading under its original name, although for many years it was known as the Cosy Corner

The Cosy Corner in 1969

Quite how the latter name orginated is unclear, because it is its neighbour, the Peirson, which nestles in the corner of the Royal Square. The original name is said to refer to the availability of draught and bottled ales, the former supplied from the 'cock' (tap).

Before it became the Cosy Corner, the establishment was know for a time as The Central, a reference to its position between the Peirson and the property on the other side where the offices of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce were situated for many years.

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