The Cock Hotel is set in the beautiful location of Stony Stratford, which itself is steeped in history. It has plenty of community spirit and local events go on here throughout the year. We are ideally situated on the old A5 road between London and the North. Originally the Cock Hotel was an old Coaching Inn dating back to the 1490's and because of its location was a popular stop off point for travellers. The Cock Hotel and next door Bull Hotel are the originators of the 'Cock & Bull' story. Travellers would stay here and tales of their visit would be passed on which eventually became known as another Cock & Bull story. Also the writer of 'Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross' came from here and the rhyme originated as horses hired from the Cock Hotel were often ridden to Banbury. Delicious cuisine is freshly prepared from our own main menu with a bar and accompanying snack menu also on offer. We have a superior wine list and a range of speciality coffees such as cappuccino and espresso to finish. Should you need a place to stay we have 31 comfortable en-suite rooms, each with individual character, all having mod cons. We are a popular venue for all special occasions including wedding receptions, dinner dances, birthdays and anniversaries. There are 2 function facilities with ample space for up to 150 guests. Full conference facilities are available for corporate meetings, team building exercises, etc. At the Cock Hotel, if you come to dine, stay or just have a drink you will always receive a warm, friendly welcome from helpful staff ensuring a most enjoyable visit.