Luxury Rooms & Fine Dining
& Restaurant 1668
Cocketts Hotel is one of those hidden gems with all the traditional values of warm and friendly service accompanied with outstanding food and a hospitality to match. Although situated in the centre of this idyllic and bustling market town, once you enter, the peace and tranquility is overwhelming so winding down with great food and a glass or two is the order of the day......
ABOUT THE HOTEL & RESTAURANT
Who We Are
The hotel and restaurant are well known with guests returning year after year however some new and exciting changes are planned in 2020 as new owners Rachel and Peter navigate a new course for this great and traditional hospitality venue. Plans for an upgrade in the rooms and exciting changes to the restaurant at the beginning of next year are set to increase the popularity of this wonderful and charming hotel.
Cockett's formerly an Inn run by Widow Harrison, the building was bought by the Quakers in 1754 as a rest house for friends before or after meetings at the nearby meeting house, at a time when friends travelled many miles to attend the meetings and needed somewhere to rest and eat. A condition of the occupancy at that time was that penniless travellers had to be taken in. There is an inscription over the door, God being with us, who can be against A.T.F AD1668 The initials being of a certain Thomas Arthur Fawcett a Quaker.
THINGS TO SEE
We try to provide just about anything our guests require, so if you need anything special in advance then please do not hesitate to let us know at your time of booking.
All our rooms are en suite and have all the necessary items to make your stay comfortable such as TV, hair dryers, trouser press, refreshments etc. All our linen is Egyptian cotton with duck down pillows and duvets.
Hikers and cyclists have the use of our drying room and guests can catch up on the outside world with high speed internet....if you really need to of course!
'Hawes in Wensleydale is the ideal base for exploring the delights of James Herriot's Yorkshire and the Dales National Park.
The countryside can be enjoyed on foot, on horseback, (there are pony trekking stables nearby) or by car. There is much to see, the rugged limestone scenery with its unusual features such as the 'Buttertubs', deep and strangely shaped holes close to the road to Swaledale through Buttertubs Pass, north of Hawes.
Other features well worth seeing are Wensleydale's waterfalls. A couple of miles away on the other side of the dale is the highest unbroken waterfall in Britain, Hardrow Force, 100 feet high. Further down the dale are Aysgarth Falls, three of them, Upper, Middle and Lower. A few miles from Hawes is Semerwater, a lake formed by glacial action from which flows the shortest English river, the river Bain'.
Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves
Aysgarth Falls mentioned in our things to see was featured in the above film, the scene where Robin meets 'John Little' for the first time and challenges him to a dual so he may pass safely through the forest of Nottingham
We have eleven rooms in total with a combination of four poster, doubles, twins and singles.
Cancellation Policy - If cancelled 5 days before arrival date then no charge
- If cancelled 4 days or less prior to arrival then full payment will be taken.
WINTER SPECIAL OFFER
This winter we are offering a 2 day midweek luxury getaway, Mon-Thurs.
2 Nights including breakfast
Bottle Of Fizz & Chocolates
3 Course Dinner
£250 inc VAT
Luxury Dining In The Heart Of Hawes
Homemade soup with warm bread and salted butter (V)
Crispy duck spring rolls with filo pastry and hoisin dipping sauce
Fresh local field mushroom filled with a delicate blue Wensleydale cheese walnuts and a delicious honey vinagrette (V)
Tempura tiger prawns with a mild wasabi mayo
Black pudding and smoked bacon salad with a
raspberry vinagrette dressing
Cocketts signature prawn cocktail with atlantic prawns smoked salmon and marie rose sauce
Soft melted brie in a light breadcrumb served with cranberry and dressed salad (V)
Grilled goats cheese served on a pomegranate
pine nut and fresh orange salad
balsamic glaze (V)
We take pride in using fresh products supplied by our local food heroes. Our beef is Aberdeen Angus, our chicken is free range, our lambs are reared on the fields surrounding the restaurant. Our care and dedication is prominent in every dish we serve to you, our guests.
Mint and chocolate truffle torte
Served with ice cream or cream £7.95
Served with Raspberry sorbet £6.95
Sticky toffee pudding
Served with ice cream or cream…..or both £6.95
Assorted Ice Creams (3 scoops) £6.95
Selection of local cheese, grapes, crackers and chutney £7.95
Add a glass of Port £10
Irish Whiskey, Tia Maria, Gran Marnier or Baileys £6.95
Infusions or Fresh Coffee
Served with Romney’s Kendal mint cake £2.50
Homemade cottage pie served with gravy and fresh vegetables
Mushroom stroganoff with boiled rice (V)
Parmesan chicken breast topped with classic bechemel Italian tomato sauce and melted Mozzarella
Fillets of sea bass served with a spiced lemon
cous-cous fresh mint and pine nuts
Pesto pasta with petite pois, spinach and
grilled halloumi cheese (V)
Local slow roast belly pork served with an apple mash and an ‘old mout’ cider gravy
Delicate poached salmon fillet with a hollandaise sauce infused with tarragon and fresh lime
Angus rump strips in a mushroom, onion, dijon and red wine sauce
Rack of local Wensleydale lamb served with roasted new potatoes and fresh vegetables
Venison casserole cooked in red wine and served with black pudding and prunes
Christmas At Cocketts
Champagne cocktail on arrival
Chicken liver and Armagnac pate
Cream of broccoli and stilton
King scallops, chorizo and parmesan
Fillet of beef
Brie, mushroom and cranberry wellington
Traditional Christmas pudding
Hazelnut and chocolate profiteroles
Stilton and port
Coffee, infusions, Ferrero Roche and after dinner mints
£70 per person