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. Large car park
From J15 of the M1 take the A508 towards Stony Stratford. At the A5 junction, follow the signs for Old Stratford and Stony Stratford. Travel through Old Stratford and turn right toward Stony Stratford. Join the High Street – the hotel is located on the left.
There are 31 comfortable bedrooms with full en suite facilities, including TV, tea & coffee making facilities. Free Wifi.
The Cock Hotel is also the perfect venue for both conferences, private functions and weddings, with the choice of two separate function rooms and a lovely walled courtyard. We are also licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies. Funerals, we understand that not all gatherings are for happy occasions. With great respect we will support you in arranging your funeral reception or wake.
The popular Market Bar and cosy lounge with leather sofas, serves a wide variety of freshly prepared bar meals, daily specials, tasty snacks and seasoned cask ales. Pretty courtyard for outside eating in the summer months
The attractive restaurant, which is traditionally furnished with polished wooden floors, giving a contemporary yet relaxed feel, offers a mouth-watering selection of traditional British favourites, from hearty main courses to lighter snacks to suit every taste, complemented by a selection of carefully selected wines, ales and speciality teas and coffees.