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 T.A.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! CHECK IN IS FROM 4PM
'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 two weeks before arrival date then 50% will be debited from card details
- If cancelled 14 days or less prior to arrival then full payment will be taken.
DUE TO COVID OUR RESTAURANT 1668 IS CLOSING SUNDAY 27th SEPTEMBER UNTIL MARCH 2021 ALL EVENING MEALS WILL BE SERVED AT OUR SISTER HOTEL AND PUB
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Our chefs provide a stunning dining experience and dishes change frequently, we have fresh seafood delivered daily and our meat is local and aged for flavour and tenderness.
Menus are changed weekly, however if you require a booking for a certain date or special occasion then please send us an email and we will send you our suggestions. email@example.com
Below is an example of the dishes and ingredients we serve. There are specials every day and we also cater for special requests and allergies so please make sure you let us know at the time of booking.