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Here you’ll find posts about the Inn and the happenings around the town of Hancock New Hampshire.

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The Parade Route

One of the choice things about living on Main Street wherever you go in New England, and perhaps elsewhere, is being on the parade route. Before we moved to Hancock to be innkeepers we lived in a town west of Boston in an old 1800s farm house in the historic center of the village. We…
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“Best Historic Vibe”

The Editors of New England’s magazine of record, Yankee, have recognized The Hancock Inn for having the Best Historic Vibe in their 2019 Editor’s Choice Award issue, which is out now. We’re delighted by “Vibe.” It may be that we’ve shared this story in this space before, but years ago a regular guest, who happens…
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The Annual Game Dinner

We hosted the Annual Game Dinner a couple of weeks ago in the Fox Tavern celebrating the bounty of our northern woods, and abundant lakes and streams. Everyone enjoyed Elk, Moose, Boar, Venison, Salmon, Trout and Duck and the accompanying tall tales from the deep woods. Special Guest, Mark Ellingwood, Wildlife Division Chief of New…
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Celebrating Robert Burns

Around the world on January 25th, the Scots and the friends of Scots and others keen for fine traditions and good times, celebrated the life and work of Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns. So it was at the Inn on the 25th with all the trimmings, including fine scotch whiskies, kilts, the haggis, poetry and…
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Project Shakespeare Returns with A Christmas Carol

The young acting troupe, Project Shakespeare, was back with three sold-out shows of A Christmas Carol – one of our favorite events of the year. The audience follows the players around the inn as Uncle Scrooge confronts his past, present and Christmas-yet-to-come. To which we say, Merry Christmas, and God Bless Us, Everyone.
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Happy Thanksgiving

No one around here can remember exactly when we had the last white Thanksgiving. We had a white Halloween a few years ago, but that all melted away over the next month and the winter that followed was actually quite mild. One person came into the Market across the street this week and offered the…
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