Since 1967, part of Milton Keynes new city, Stony Stratford is a charming and picturesque market town in the county of Buckinghamshire. It boasts a number of fabulous British pubs serving good food and beer, a good variety of quaint shops to browse and beautiful river walks just behind the high street. Because of its historic stage-coaching inns, the Cock and the Bull, Stony Stratford claims to be the place of origin of the term ‘Cock & Bull Story’.
You can walk the whole way around Stony Stratford and there is a comprehensive bus service linking it to the new city of Milton Keynes as well as other surrounding towns and villages.
Visit one of the many traditional pubs for a good meal, pint of beer and to warm yourself by the open fire.
Treat yourself to an English fry-up at Kay’s Kitchen.
Take a scenic walk by the river which runs behind the high street.
Make sure you stop at the Cock and the Bull pubs, from where it is believed the term ‘Cock & Bull Story’ began in the late 18th/early 19th Century.
The High Street boasts a good selection of knick-knack, hardware and clothing shops, but all are independent.
Stony Stratford has a fabulous number of eateries. Whether you fancy a curry, Thai, Chinese, Italian or some simple pub grub, you will not be disappointed.
Often the scene of many a pub-crawl, you will not find it hard to track down a beer or glass of wine.
A number of hotels can be found in the High Street with The Cock Hotel and Different Drummer the most classy and charming. If you’re looking for a cheaper option, there are a number of chain hotels a taxi ride away closer to Milton Keynes centre.
Visit Central Milton Keynes for clubbing, theatre, cinema and restaurants or head out into the stunning surrounding countryside for a drive, walk or dinner at a charming pub.