Cock & Bull

Manufacturer: Walker China
User: The Cock and Bull Restaurant
Date of Platter: April 1974 (based on 4-52 backstamp code)
Notes: Located at 195 Maine Mall Road, So. Portland, Maine, the Cock & Bull Restaurant was a popular venue in the 1970s. The back of the postcard (circa 1970s) shown below, describes the restaurant as "an attractive new building, representative of an Old English, half-timbered style tavern, situated off Exit 7 of the Maine Turnpike. The Cock and Bull serves lunch and dinner – Fish-Steak-Chops." The building later became the "Ground Round" and then an "IHOP Restaurant."

A "cock & bull story" is a "fanciful and unbelievable tale." The origin of this phrase can be traced back to England and the first English citation is from Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy, 1621: "Some mens whole delight is to talk of a Cock and Bull over a pot."

White body topmarked in red with the Cock & Bull Restaurant logo, featuring a rooster and bull.





Cock & Bull Postcard circa 1970s


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