New owners take over Stow hostelry

The Old Stocks

Managing director Jim Cockell, who is running The Old Stocks.

First published in News
Last updated
by

A 16th century hotel in Stow's iconic Market Square has been bought by new owners.

The 18-bedroom Old Stocks Hotel has sold to the Cockell family, who will be running the hotel as a family business.

Managing director Jim Cockell, who has been in the business for 16 years and will be running it with his father Charles, said the Grade II-listed Old Stocks was the family's first venture as owner.

“I have worked in the Cotswolds before and know the area," he said. "Stow is a great town in a fantastic location close to the principal Cotswolds attractions.

“There is always plenty going on and there is a lot of tourism in and around the area, but there is also an expectation of quality which we aim to deliver.”

Mr Cockell said while it is business as usual for hotel they were planning a blend of modifications to develop the business still further.

“The market is changing and we are seeing increased demand for upgraded or refurbished facilities," he said.

“There is massive interest in the Cotswolds from near and far with visitors from London, Yorkshire and South Wales alongside visitors from America and Japan.

"Over the next 12 months we intend to step up the food and beverage offering, and to renovate the bed rooms whilst ensuring that we maintain the traditional features of the property.

"We will also make immediate improvements, such as introducing Wi-Fi."

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree