As a same sex couple visiting from London we were dubious as to what kind of welcome to expect (having read some horror stories about small town hotels). However there was absolutely no need - Roy and Judy welcomed us like friends, they were friendly, engaging and extremely helpful.
We were in the area for a Wedding and the Three Cocks is conveniently located on a main (but not busy) road for easy access to the entire area including Hay on Wye. Much easier to find than some other establishments in the area!
The hotel is decorated to a high standard and is absolutely spotless. The rooms are cosy and despite the lack of a TV more than adequate for a short stay. The bed was THE softest and most comfotable we've ever slept in and we were only able to tear ourselves out of it for the delicious breakfast whipped up for us (included in room rate). The bathrooms are brand new (Judy's rightly very proud!) and strike a perfect balance between modern and traditional.
Two TINY niggles, check out time is 10am which isn't ideal if you've had a heavy night and breakfast finishes at 9:30. Again not always what you want when on a weekend stay - if they could offer some flexibility on this then the Three Cocks would be just perfect!
We will almost certainly reurn to explore the gorgeous surroundings more and will definately be taking our business to Roy & Judy. Thank you for a wonderful weekend!
P.s Watch your head on the beam going upstairs - we both managed to bang our heads - and that was sober!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We aim to offer a spotlessly clean environment, a warm and friendly atmosphere and great food. The building has stood here for 500 years offering the traveler and visitor a relaxed and cozy welcome. It is extremely spacious and comfortable, helping us to create a great feeling of warmth and well being. We want you to relax in the cozy and welcoming surroundings of this charming family-run inn. We aim to achieve a warmth and quiet courtesy about the place that combines friendly and attentive service with a warm welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The 3 Cocks Hotel
- The Three Cocks Coaching Inn Wales