Cocketts Hotel 1668 Hawes Cocketts Hotel 1668, Market Place, Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3RD

"Cockett's Hotel in beautiful Wensleydale always offers you a warm welcome. This intimate 17th century stone-built hotel retains its old world atmosphere yet provides all the modern facilities you need and the comfort you would wish for."

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Cocketts Hotel 1668

Market Place, Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3RD
Telephone: 01969 667312
Fax: 01969 667162
The England For Excellence Awards
The Day Tripper Award For Holiday Destinations
1998 Silver Award

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A warm welcome...

Cockett's Hotel in beautiful Wensleydale always offers you a warm welcome. This intimate 17th century stone-built hotel retains its old world atmosphere yet provides all the modern facilities you need and the comfort you would wish for.

It is the proprietors' desire to provide traditional English cooking of the highest standard at a reasonable price. Together with an interesting selection of wines we would hope to prove that good food needn't cost the earth.

After your meal why not relax with a drink and a chat in our cosy comfortable bar and plan your next day in the unspoilt countryside and clean fresh air of the Yorkshire dales.

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When the time comes for you to leave we're sure you'll go with pleasant memories and a wish to come again.

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Our Pledge

When you arrive only you can decide if our accommodation entices you to stay. When you leave only you can decide whether our hospitality entices you to return and we therefore pledge to do everything possible to make your stay an enjoyable one.

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What to see and do

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.

Cocketts Hotel 1668, Hawes, Waterfall, 8KLocal waterfalls

Aysgarth Falls (3 levels)
Hardraw Force
Ingleton Falls
8 in total (as picture)

For those interested in history there are castles at Castle Bolton, Middleham and Richmond, all with a rich and varied past. There is the museum at Bolton Castle and the Upper Dales Folk Museum in Hawes itself.

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Local castles

Castle Bolton (as picture)
Richmond Castle
Jervaulx Castle
Middleham Castle
Maiden Castle
Easby Abbey

In and around Hawes there is much to see and do and there could well be a few pleasant surprises in store for you.

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You may like to know...

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There are 8 en suite letting bedrooms.
Two with four poster beds.
We are fully licenced with extensive wine list
The hotel has full central heating
All rooms have colour T.V., tea making facilities, electric shaver point and trouser press.
We offer B&B
Packed lunches are available.
Our restaurant is open to non-residents
Cars may be parked off the road at the front of the hotel.
No pets.
Reservations may be made by telephone.
Direct call telephones.
Children over ten welcome
No smoking in restaurant or bedrooms
Open all year
Registered with the English Tourism Council.

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Cocketts Hotel 1668, Hawes, Door, 13K

This is one of the most photographed doors in the country.
It forms part of the buildings grade II listed status. The arched doorway appears in many high profile dales guides and a number of publications of an historic interest.

The original stone lintle was inscribed for the very first person to live in this cottage, now an integral part of Cocketts hotel. A one 'Thomas Arthur Fawcett' see initial bottom left, who was a Quaker of that time for his own pleasure.

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Dining in the Dales

Once you have experienced the beautiful town of Hawes, your holiday will not be complete until you have discovered the secret of our country kitchen and sampled the quality of our chef prepared cuisine. Our chef, Paul Noble, has spent many years at Cockett's perfecting his menu of good honest English cooking, which includes a wide selection of game and exotic meats. Home made sweets and ice creams are also a speciality and are not be missed.

We promise you an enjoyable night out and a dining experience to compliment any occasion

Example Table D'Hote Menu

Full A La Carte menu available

Home made soup of the day

Warm Black Pudding, Smoked Bacon and Red Onion Salad finished with a Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Baked Fillet of Trout with Hazelnut and Dill

Fanned Honeydew Melon with Summer Fruits and a Blackcurrant and Orange Coulis

Deep Fried Breaded Camembert Cheese served with Mixed Salad Leaves and a Confit of Cranberries

Sauteed Button Mushrooms with Garlic, Parsley, White Wine and Fresh Cream

Symphony of Melon and prawns with Tangy Marie Rose Sauce


Grilled 6oz Sirloin Steak with a Pink and Green Peppercorn Sauce

Poached Salmon Steak with a Lobster and Prawn Sauce

Baked Supreme of Chicken served with a Chasseur Sauce

Pork Stroganoff (sauteed strips of pork with onion, tomato, mushrooms, mustard, brandy and fresh cream)

Baked fillet of Plaice Veronique (fillet of plaice with black and green grapes in a white wine sauce)

Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom Tagliatelli or Vegetarian Tagliatelli

Vegetarian Dish of the Day


Followed by a Selection of Sweets or Cheese and Biscuits

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Major Walks

Pennine way passes through Hawes
Dales Way
Lady Anne way.
Cumbrian/dales way
Three peaks
Cycle way
And many more.

For walkers and cyclists, we are happy to provide packed lunches, hot flasks, drying facilities, secure parking for bikes/motor bikes.

In house maps and walking guides, even the loan of a good walking stick if required.

Accompanied walks can be arranged with a local guide if required


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We are recommended in current and past issues of
Elizabeth Gundreys 'off the beaten track'
Daily Telegraph - good food guide
Stirling Moss 'Great drives in the Dales'
Dales Guide - 'walk-tour-dine'
Highly recommended by our 'locals'
Mitchelin Guide UK
Frommers Guide USA

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Parking 10 places immediately in front of the hotel

Hawes by road

M6 motorway to Junction 37. Then A684 to Hawes.
M1 motorway to A1 travelling north, or A1 travelling south.
Until Leeming Bar services, then A684 to Hawes

Hawes by rail

Hawes is only 6 miles from Garsdale station.
We are only too happy to collect guests from the station, by prior arrangement or phone 667312.

Guests arriving without notice can contact the local taxi 667598 from the platform

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