The Hancock Inn is a business and it trades in rooms and dining and attracts guests from all over the world. But it has a special function apart from that, which is probably is its most enduring function: it is a clubhouse for the town. Or, as an old friend put it years ago when we were first looking at purchasing the inn, “The Inn is the center of hospitality for the town.” It has a civic role.
We are always delighted on those occasions when the Inn gets to practice its civic role and we see many people at once that we see throughout the year. On this occasion it was the Hancock Women’s Club – a most important group in any town.