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The Cock Hotel

By notsuigeneris
A fine old building at the back of The **** Hotel at Stony Stratford. It's only a few doors away from the The Bull Hotel, which between them provide the origin of the phrase '**** and Bull Story'.

The www.stonystratford.gov.uk/visit-stony website states that, "This dates back to the late 18th/early 19th centuries, at the height of the great coaching era, when Stony Stratford (which is located on the old Roman Road of Watling Street, latterly the A5) was an important stopping-off point for mail and passenger coaches travelling between London and the North.

"Travellers on these coaches were regarded as a great source of current news from remote parts of the country - news which would be imparted in the town's two main inns, The **** and The Bull. The two establishments rapidly developed a rivalry as to which could furnish the most outlandish and scurrilous travellers' tales."

Tags: Architecture Milton keynes Buckinghamshire Stony stratford Cock and Bull story

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Comments


dales Plus
7 13 Australia
14 Dec 2021 12:18AM
Wonderful rustic character filled building , fascinating history and write up.
Ian
14 Dec 2021 12:53AM
I see you like old barns too….amazing history to this fine old structure. Nice one !
Very grateful for your award for my Christmas barn ….
Best regards
Walt
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
14 Dec 2021 12:55AM
I love your text--and now we know!
As a hotel, the building looks dubious--full of texture and interest!
14 Dec 2021 3:50AM
A great view of this old...hotel?

Peter
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
14 Dec 2021 5:48AM
super monochrome

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