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The Cock Hotel
Ranked #24 of 35 Hotels in Milton Keynes
Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

I stayed on a recent trip to Silverstone and found this place to be ideal. Nice big comfortable bed, hot, powerful shower, a decent pint of ale in the bar downstairs and reasonable prices. The staff were friendly and helpful which always helps I think. On the downside the walls seem to be quite thin and the noise from the wedding party was quite loud, having said that I still got to sleep when I wanted so it can't have been that bad. If you're staying in MK and don't want to be in the concrete jungle on the city this is perfect as it's lively and traditional. Also for access to Silverstone look no further.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Chris_Garnett, Guest Relations Manager at The Cock Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2014

We are visited regularly by guests also enjoying Silverstone and we’re very happy that we helped make your recent trip so comfortable. We’re also glad you weren’t too disturbed by the wedding that was taking place during your stay. We’d like to thank you for your comments and look forward to seeing you during your next Silverstone trip.

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Reviewed June 2, 2014

I stayed here for two nights last weekend. The staff were superb. They looked after our party which meant that my friend's wedding ran very smoothly. The bedrooms are very clean and a decent size. Also, the breakfasts are very nice with a good selection. Lots of free parking.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Chris_Garnett, Guest Relations Manager at The Cock Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2014

We are so pleased that your friend’s special day ran so smoothly in our very popular wedding venue. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review and we hope you return to enjoy another stay at our hotel soon.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I can only applaud what the owners have done with this place. The Cock has a historical place in Stony Stratford and it's now a lovely pub with friendly helpful staff and good unpretentious pub grub. Plus it has a nice outside area.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Chris_Garnett, Guest Relations Manager at The Cock Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We value your comments and we’re pleased you enjoy visiting us. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Cock hotel is next to the Bull Hotel and where the term "Cock & Bull" story evolves from, the Bull had guests stopping off in horse drawn carriageways from the North of England and the Cock had guests from the South and they told tales of news from their locations, the charter is on the wall of the Cock! The ambiance is indescribable, the rooms are rickety, nothing is straight but god does it have character in abundance, the food is of high quality and the full English breakfast is a veritable feast, negative side, well I can't think of one! Oh sorry I can, because it is so close to the Church the damn bell starts ringing at 4:00am - 4:30 onwards but this ensures you are ready for breakfast at 8:00am

Room Tip: ask for one in the paddock, you won't be disturbed by the bell, the only problem is it is nice t...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Chris_Garnett, Guest Relations Manager at The Cock Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2014

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. And yes! we are one half of the “Cock & Bull” story and very proud of it! We’re sorry you were woken by the bells, as you mention, part of the character of the hotel. We hope you stay with us again and if you contact us beforehand we’ll do our best to locate you in one of our Coach House rooms where we’re sure you won’t be disturbed. We look forward to seeing you.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed here twice in as many weeks. Both times in a superior room

The best bits:
Friendly staff, and friendly locals. -- Don't come here if you just want to be quiet, they like to talk.
Beds are comfy, rooms reasonable size and mostly quiet.
Reasonable range of beers on tap, including real ale.
Breakfast is usually included free.
Decor is good standard throughout.
Plenty of free parking.
Good size bathroom
Free wifi


OK bits:
Restaurant food is OK. Not great, but certainly not 'bad'.
When there are people out in the courtyard, the noise travels easily to the rooms above.
You can be waiting a while for reception to be staffed.
It is located in Stony Stratford, which is a good 10 min drive from Milton Keynes.
It can be tricky to get the right temperature in the shower. Patience is needed, and it will come.


Poor bits:
In the bathrooms there is no soap in the basin. - there is a bath/body hair wash in the shower, but you have to remember to get it out before you go to the loo (and put it back in before you have a shower)
its not exactly clear where you can park. ie which bits are for the hotel and which for other business premises. I wasn't sure if I parked elsewhere if I'd get a ticket.
On both occasions I kept having to reset my device every 20 mins to use wifi. wifi is provided by the cloud, my device is compatible, I dont have the same trouble in wetherspoons which uses the cloud, it was irritating.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Chris_Garnett, Guest Relations Manager at The Cock Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2014

Thank you for leaving such valuable feedback, much appreciated. We pride ourselves in having such a friendly team in an equally friendly atmosphere. We all strive to keep our very busy Hotel running as smoothly as possible and every effort is made to ensure our Hotel and Restaurant are at a high standard. We hope you visit again soon, for we feel sure, yet another enjoyable stay.

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Reviewed May 22, 2014

Attended a family wedding at this old English hotel.The setting was perfect for the "rustic/chic"theme. Lovely warm welcome from staff who were very accommodating ,stored a cake brought for the occasion,in there cellar.i had a single room , adequate in size and very 'chic'. Bottle of prosecco on ice waiting for me. This was surprise. My daughter phoned up to request it earlier and informed me the staff were very helpful. They even wrote a birthday card. Room 15 had bath and shower as well as facilities for making drink,iron,hair dryer,tv etc.i was 1 of a large party staying for the wedding weekend. The staff are obviously very experienced at weddings because everything went like clockwork. A team to be proud of. The food was delicious and no complaints at all. Breakfast included in price was excellent with lots of choices and cooked fresh to your liking.i visited other family members rooms and all shared the same style and cleanliness.Drink prices were average and not overpriced with good choice of wines and guest ales. My only complaint on what was the hottest day of the year was no air con. Making room very hot.having window open over Main Street a little noisy.Also note no lifts so if you have issues with stairs book a ground floor room.The cobbled courtyard was a fabulous place to sit relax and enjoy a drink. Perfect!

Room Tip: Choice of main hotel above bar and kitchens or across courtyard, back of hotel probably quieter for...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Chris_Garnett, Guest Relations Manager at The Cock Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

Thank-you for taking the time to review our hotel, we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and even more so that you enjoyed the wedding you where attending. Our team here strive to give fantastic service and really appreciate your glowing feedback, sorry about no air conditioning maybe we could look at that during our next refurbishment. Thank-you again we hope to see you again at the Cock Hotel soon.

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Reviewed May 15, 2014

Room was small but clean. The price was excellent especially as it included breakfast.
Under staffed it seemed as service at breakfast was slow.
Free car parking albeit limited in numbers
Food was better than average

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Chris_Garnett, Guest Relations Manager at The Cock Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2014

Thank you for taking time to leave feedback for our Hotel, much appreciated. We are proud to offer a high standard of food and accommodation and for being extremely good value for money. The car park at the rear of the Hotel being an added bonus. We are glad you enjoyed your breakfast and apologise for the delay. We have passed on your comments to our front of house staff who assure a faster service when you hopefully visit again.

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Address: 72-74 High Street | Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1AH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #24 of 35 Hotels in Milton Keynes
Price Range: $89 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cock Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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