The Cockatrice Inn is located on a bridge in between Corvo Bianco Vineyard and Dun Tynne Castle in Toussaint. Constructing an inn over a major Toussaint water way allows for both a bustling trade, and the easy offloading of goods, both paid-for and smuggled. The establishment's delicacy is crayfish chowder whose taste and fragrance is favoured by travelers, peasants and even knights, like Milton. The innkeep is an excellent chef and an avid Gwent player.
- There was a time when the Cockatrice's owner, Adam de Guy, loved to recount the tale of how the inn got its name. In his youth, his story went, he served as squire to a knight errant and together they defeated a bloodthirsty cockatrice. The beast's head decorated the auberge's entrance for many years until a certain traveler from Oxenfurt ascertained it was unfortunately but a rather amateurish hobbling together of pheasant, weasel and pig parts. His pride wounded, de Guy took down his trophy, but the inn kept its name.
- A possible inspiration for this location: a romantic period landscape painting (The Ponte Salario c.1775) by Hubert Robert. This speculation is corroborated by the facts that Toussaint is based on Mediterranean regions of Italy and France, and Hubert Robert is of French nationality and studied painting in Rome.