Hancock Inn

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"Lovely Inn in the small town of Hancock. Staff was excellent and our room was perfect. Appreciated the gas fireplace since it stared to rain. Dinner and breakfast were delicious and highly recommend if you are in the area."
Bobbie08
Trip Advisor
"Rooms are so unique, cozy and quaint. The perfect New England Inn with a lot of history. We've stayed in 3 rooms so far and each one has its own charm. The owners and staff are so accommodating and extremely pleasant. The breakfast that is included with your stay is always phenomenal. We've had dinner a couple times and also delicious. We recently got married in Peterborough and stayed here for two nights in the Hancock suite and it was the perfect setting for our special day/weekend. We will definitely stay here again and again. Oh, also we especially enjoy having breakfast with Potter, their golden retriever who is very sweet. :)"
Allison M.
Yelp
"The Hancock Inn in Hancock, New Hampshire is the perfect place for truly absorbing the quintessential New England inn atmosphere. Personal hospitality, cozy fireplaces, fantastic homemade breakfasts-this 1789 Inn is highly recommended! Our room, the Rufus Porter room, was delightful with a fireplace and the original hand-painted wall murals. What gave the Inn its most special appeal was the General Manager, Duncan. He was everything one would hope for in a unique Old New England Inn. My husband and I thank Duncan and his wife, Sara, for making our 45th anniversary a wonderful get-away. No comment on the Fox Tavern as it was closed for dinners for the winter season this year."
Marion S.
Yelp
"The Hancock Inn and Fox Tavern is a beautiful spot in a quaint town. The inn is full of history and the owners are able to educate their viatotos with stories and information of the past. Each of the inns rooms are different and hold a personality of their own, beautifully decorated and well set up. The Fox Tavern serves gourmet food and incredibly well crafted drinks too boot. I would wholeheartedly recommended this to anyone looking for a cozy getaway weekend."
Matthew S.
Google
"I had the pleasure of staying here the night before my wedding. The staff was friendly and efficient. The breakfast the following morning was fantastic. The room itself was quaint and clean. The historic charm of this Inn is unmatched. I plan to stay here again in the future."
James T.
Google
"I genuinely enjoy everything about The Hancock Inn: its location, the food, the service, the rooms, and the ambiance. Make no mistake about it, Hancock in and of itself is the quintessential tiny New England village, with a simple main street that harks back to the Colonial days, a general store, and no traffic lights. You won't find any amusement parks or loud distractions here - and that's probably just what you need. While modern day necessities such as Wifi and cable TV are available at The Inn, the things you don't realize you need are right outside of your door, be it the lovely garden behind the restaurant or the serene small town vibes just out front. Owners Marsha and Jarvis are perfect hosts, ensuring both your comfort and your happiness are a priority. The innkeepers and contributing staff follow the lead of the owners, providing a level of service that makes it seem that they are delighted to do so, a rare find in this modern fast-paced world. Dinners are delicious and inventive, and an opportunity to do so outdoors in the garden is always tempting when conditions permit. For me, the game changer is the breakfast. Jarvis brings a rare talent to the breakfast kitchen, waving his wand over simple delights like homemade English muffins, steel cut oats, homemade sausage, and poached eggs, and ultimately creating magical deliciousness. Wondering if each bite is the best bite you've ever had of each of the items has become the norm for me there, and with five breakfasts now under my belt, I can say confidently that The Hancock Inn puts the "breakfast" in bed and breakfast, making it an ideal destination rather than just a stop along the way for a weary traveler. Kudos to the entire team at The Hancock Inn and thank you for everything you do to have made my stays both memorable and thoroughly enjoyable."
Rich B.
Google
"A New England fund raiser for the museum found us with a stop at The Hancock Inn, a cozy little bed and breakfast that turned into a real experience unlike any we've ever had for sleeping accommodations. We were warmly greeted by "Duncan" - an older fellow with a rich South African accent who made us feel like we were sleepover guests at his own home. His lovely wife gave us warm smiles and attention as we learned this B+B has been here since 1789! The decor is authentic, clean, cozy and made us not want to leave after 2 days. A huge backyard with lily ponds, a cricket field and a friendly grounds keeper trimming flowers added to the ambiance. There are hammocks to lounge in. The food is another story - home cooked breakfast included amazing chocolate chip and blueberry pancakes, poached eggs over sautéed vegetables and perfectly prepared bacon and sausage. Duncan greeted us for breakfast and came around regularly to fill our coffee and chat with us about life. A large old golden retriever walked around and up to each and every table to say "hello." What's most fascinating is that Duncan, only 2 years earlier, learned that he was an American citizen, his father an American World War 2 soldier. Fascinating story! For dinner the cheeseburger and the shrimp with pasta and Alfredo sauce were winners. The rich New England history is evident at The Hancock and we recommend it highly!"
GZM.
Yelp
"This restaurant, The Fox Tavern at the Hancock Inn, ROCKS. Been living in a town 30 minutes from Hancock for just over two years now and have been wanting to try this place. Valentines Day (well, post Valentines Day, actually since it is February 17th) was the day we decided to have our own Valentines Day celebration. Arrived for the 6 pm seating. The owner, Jarvis, greeted us warmly and escorted us to the seats in the dining room. The dining room and adjacent rooms were all warmly lit, comfortable and deliciously old, as you would expect in the oldest continuously working Inn in New Hampshire. Our server, Heidi, was prompt, courteous, attentive and yet unobtrusive. For cocktails they have nice and numerous American mix of cocktails. I highly recommend the Vesper Martini (shaken, not stirred, of course). Bravo to the bartender who really did it well. They still had the Valentines Day Prix Fixe menu working until the end of this nights service or you could order from the regular menu, which is what we both chose to order from. The charred octopus with beet puree, winter citrus and pickled shallots starter was wonderful! Next came the salad. We both chose the caramelized pear with Vermont burrata, pomegranate, crispy prosciutto, and frisee. Wow the flavors were terrific and melded together seamlessly. For my main I had the lamb Bolgnese with fresh pasta which was also one of the best meals I have had. My wife had the Beef Filet which she enjoyed. It was nicely finished at medium rare. Dessert was a sampler plate which we shared, and consisted of shortbread cookies, a small Creme Brulee, a death by chocolate brownie with a small scoop of raspberry sorbet, and two delicious chocolate truffles. Without a doubt one of the best meals I have had outside of New York and certainly the best since being back in New Hampshire after 35 years in NYC. The surprising synergy in the mix of flavors in every dish was exceptional. I highly recommend dinner at this establishment. I really want to go back for the Proprietors Sunday meal! Sounds like a lot of fun."
Brian H.
Yelp
"I grew up in Hancock and my first job was that of a bus person at the Hancock Inn many years ago. I often travel back to see my family and enjoy my visits to the Hancock Inn. The rooms are beautiful and fresh, and I have always found the food to be quite delicious. There is breakfast included in your stay, and my boyfriend and I always meet up with my mom for a nice breakfast. Perhaps it's just my style, but if I really disliked a meal or experience I would always take the time to speak to the business owner to express my feelings. It seems terribly easy these days to go online and say how awful you think something is,without having the decency to have a simple conversation. I couldn't help to look through someone's profile below to see their other reviews and.....all were one star. All I could think was: she can't have grown up in my sweet little town, no one is THAT unhappy and nothing is that bad. I love my time at the Inn and recommend it very highly to friends, family and clients."
Megan G.
Yelp
"Quinitisential New Hampshire town with a fabulous Inn... loved it... great history, romantic setting, cute and comfy rooms...service was fabulous, breakfast was tasty. A great stop on the way to Vermont. There are some great hikes in the area too."
I. Smith
Trip Advisor
"We have spent four nights at the Historic Hancock Inn which is just brimming with historic artifacts, games, gifts, local services, etc. The innkeeepers were terrific and very engaged in every facet of the total experience. The great breakfasts and dinners were each carefully made for you and were delicious. The service was top notch and they were very interested in making your total experience be perfect. Ronda and Sierra and Grace also made sure to cater to our every need. The decor is carefully set to adhere to the history of the town and the Inn. I even found a family ancestor connected to the Inn. Thank you so much for providing such a great vacation and experience."
Deb K.
Trip Advisor
"We made a reservation several weeks in advance and arrived at a wonderful table setting, with decorations and a goat cheese parfait. The staff and service was attentive and of course the food was delicious. The Fox Tavern is one of our local go to places for fine dining and now has become our number one go to place for special events!"
Fran
Trip Advisor
"This a wonderfully atmospheric old Inn, quintessential New England, with lovely public spaces and various nooks and crannies where you can settle in with a book from well stocked shelves. There are also beautiful gardens with benches. We were lucky enough to stay in the Rufus Porter room, which has original murals dating from the 1820s on the walls. So charming! Admittedly the bathroom was tiny, but it was worth it for the room. Breakfast was cooked to order, with multiple options on the menu, and we enjoyed both the French toast and hash with eggs. One caveat: the reception area closes early, at least on Mondays, so it’s important to call ahead and make arrangements for a later arrival."
Wanderlust777
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