Cock Hotel


72 High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AH

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About the hotel

The Cock Hotel Stony Stratford near Milton Keynes is situated in the historic Buckinghamshire market town of Stony Stratford within easy reach of the Milton Keynes via the A5 and Silverstone Race Circuit. The Cock Hotel a 15th Century coaching inn rose to national pre-eminence in the great age of coach travel, with as many as 100 coaches a day coming into the town. The Cock Hotel was the official staging post for the famous Manchester Flier, which took a 25-minute stop at The Cock Hotel.

The time allowed for lunch at the Cock was 25 minutes, so passengers had to eat fast. One of them, on more than one occasion, was Charles Dickens, who based Mr Turveydrop in Bleak House on a local dancing instructor, Joseph Hambling (or is that another cock and bull story?). Other travellers staying at the hotel and The Bull opposite vied with each other in the telling of outrageous 'tales of the road', from whence the famous phrase 'Cock and Bull story' derives. Today the hotel is very popular with locals and travellers alike and is renowned for its welcoming atmosphere and great hospitality. Hotel has a large car park.

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Showing Monday 30 March 2015 to Tuesday 31 March 2015

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
Family friendly
Cots available
Wedding Licence, Ground floor bedrooms
Car parking available onsite
Wi-Fi Available, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas, Wi-Fi Available In Rooms
Restaurant, Bar
In room entertainment
In room facilities
Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Telephone In Each Room
Hotel services
Wake Up Call Available

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From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Important information
01/12/2009 to 31/12/2009 - Please note the hotel hosts Christmas parties most Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights throughout December. Some rooms may be affected by noise 'till 0030 hours. The rates for Cock Hotel in Stony Stratford are the total price of the room and not the 'per person' rate. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are not allowed

Customer Reviews

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Very Good

All reviews (58)

88% would recommend it to a friend


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  • G Parker

  • November 2014

Never stay there again

We stayed overnight at the Cock Hotel, initially we had a warm welcome and although out room was not ready we went for a few drinks in the bar and due to a wedding being held that day there was no food available in the afternoon.

We arranged to eat in the restaurant at 7pm due to this and we also arranged an early morning call for 7am. Our room was clean and tidy We had our meal as arranged, however when it came it was appalling, frozen chips, over cooked peas and what should have been a medium to rare steak was very well done also the mushroom and half a tomato was cooked in what tasted as rancid oil. We had our evening and returned to bed at 00.30hrs to be woken up several times during the night by other guests running from room to room, shouting and banging doors. Also the fire alarm was set off twice when I rang to ascertain what was happening if there was fire I was informed that the fire alarms were false alarms and had be set off by accident. To top it all off our early morning call which was scheduled for 7am was an hour earlier than arranged, The breakfast was scheduled from 8am to 12noon, be seated at 8am due to having an appointment early that day, but the waitress stated the coffee and breakfast were not ready yet. We asked for a bacon sandwich to go but this was full of fat and margarine therefore we couldn't eat it. It was such a shame as both the exterior and interior were just as we imagined a coaching house would be.

  • Stephen P

  • November 2014

Characterful inn with no porridge

A characterful sloping-floored room in the old part of the hotel.

A luxurious double bed and a good bathroom. The breakfast was good, albeit service was a bit slow, and not enough toast was provided by default. Someone at breakfast asked for porridge and they didn't have any. They should have popped down the street and bought some from a nearby supermarket.

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