Cocketts Hotel & Restaurant 1668

Market Place, Hawes, North Yorkshire DL8 3RD

01969 667312

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Luxury Rooms & Fine Dining


Cocketts Hotel

& 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......



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.




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.


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

Restaurant 1668

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


Lemon tarte

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


Cheese Board 

Selection of local cheese, grapes, crackers and chutney £7.95

Add a glass of Port £10


Liqueur Coffees 

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

Roast turkey

Lobster thermidor

Fillet of beef

Brie, mushroom and cranberry wellington

Traditional Christmas pudding

Drunken trifle

Hazelnut and chocolate profiteroles

Stilton and port

Coffee, infusions, Ferrero Roche and after dinner mints

£70 per person


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