The original plot on which The Cock House is built was granted in May 1826 to Benjamin Norden, Jewish merchant and pioneer from London who became one of Grahamstown's foremost citizens. 

Norden initiated a lucrative trade in ivory and other goods between the Cape Colony and Natal.  He subsequently moved to Cape Town where, in 1841, he helped establish the Jewish tradition in South Africa by inaugurating the first Jewish congregation.

 

Very nice location and an excellent dinner. Thanks!
Andreas & Woofeleiu, Kronberg Germany, Jan 2014
Beautiful house, I am glad to see people taking care of Architectural buildings. Good service, nice food.
Georgina Lores, USA, October 2011
What an introduction to an undiscovered gem! Loved the ambience from the moment we stepped through the front door. Excellent service, Excellent food, really good and friendly staff. Will recommend this stately home to all our friends. Thank you!
Charmaine & Daffy de Freitas, Nov 2013, Port Elizabeth