Local Country Inn - a watercolourJohn Davis©
Why not visit the Dirty Duck in Waterside and mingle with the actors and actresses from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, or if they are on stage take a look at the many autographed photos while enjoying a drink or a meal there.
If you fancy a meal or drink in a quiet country inn there are many in the surrounding villages. Sit and relax depending on the season, either be cosy in front of an open fire in winter, or sit outside enjoy the beautiful Warwickshire or Cotswold countryside around you in glorious summer.
Alternatively, if you prefer a restaurant or tea shop please click the items below:
Please select from the many Restaurant choices below:-
Temple Grafton, Stratford-upon-Avon. B49 6NR Tel: 01789 750010
The Blue Boar represents the best of an Old English Country Tavern where traditional values and atmosphere still survive.
Welford Road, Long Marston Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 8RG Tel: 01789 720586
Lying on the edge of the Cotswolds, the Masons Arms is the typical, chocolate box English country inn. It has a spacious garden at the front with en enclosed garden at the rear with spectacular country views.
Inside, feels like home from home, so cosy and welcoming with sofas and chairs next to the open fire with a vintage jukebox playing classic records. For the more energetic, there is one of the few skittle alleys left to try your hand at.
Popular with the locals and visitors with the superb food and outstanding service being the main attractions. A wide ranging menu is served at lunchtime and evenings offering a selection of popular favourites. Everything is tasty and clearly home-made, and offers excellent value for money. There is a good selection of wines on offer with popular real ales on draught for the real beer enthusiast.
The Eight Bells, Church Street, Chipping Campden, GL55 6JG, Tel: 01386 840371
Recently refurbished 14th century traditional Cotswold Inn offering fully en-suite B&B. Exquisite dining, food available daily, midday and evening. Beautiful terraced garden. Colour TV, tea making in rooms. As recommended by the 2003 Good Pub Guide.
Lower Quinton, Stratford-upon-Avon. CV37 8SG
An historic 16th Century Inn on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds, originally owned by Henry VIII.
Bearley Cross, Wootton Wawen, Henley in Arden, Warks. B95 6DR. Tel: 01789 730872
Introducing The Golden Cross public house and restaurant, situated on the A3400 between Stratford upon Avon and Henley in Arden.
As well as being a business meeting venue that can cater for seminars, sales meeting and team building facilities we have introduced a Shakespeare themed event which can be tailored to specific requirements to give customer a unique full-on experience of ' Shakespeare' with our company of Shakespearean trained actors meeting and greeting them on arrival in full character regalia - wandering from table to table reciting sonnets and speeches and maybe bawdy tales of Elizabethan times during their stay. A Tudor feast and Elizabethan games complete the experience.
We can accommodate 50 people at one sitting with an extensive menu which can be adjusted to meet all demands
91 Shipston Road, Stratford upon Avon, Warks Tel:01789 297593
One of the very few remaining truly traditional pubs left in Stratford. The Old Tramway is only five minutes walk from the centre of town down the original old tramway track running through the park with views of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The pub serves excellent home cooked traditional British cuisine with open fires in the winter and a large secluded garden with al fresco dining for the summer with ample parking. If you want to experience British pubs as they should be, then The Old Tramway fits the bill. With a very warm welcome and excellent freshly cooked food, you will feel like one of our locals almost immediately
Lower Green, Ilmington, CV36 4QP, Tel. 01608 682636
Just south of Stratford-upon-Avon, in the picturesque Cotswold village of Ilmington, lies The Howard Arms, a stunning, 400-year-old Cotswold stone inn. This stylish pub and dining room has an appealing mix of old furniture and original flagstones floors. You can relax with a drink by an inglenook fire or out in our lush green beer garden whilst you savour a meal from a selection of classic pub and modern British dishes. At the bar, theres always a choice of local bitters, including Old Hooky, which have been awarded a Cask Marque Certificate of Excellence. We also boast an extensive wine list with most available by the glass. Why not join us for Fizz Fridays and enjoy a bottle of Champagne for only £20 from 5pm-8pm!
Banbury Road, Near Ettington, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7NS
We provide a personal service and ensure your stay at the Houndshill is a happy one.
Clifford Chambers. CV37 8AR, Tel: 01789 293402
Well known for its superb home-cooked food and locally sourced, all freshly prepared to order, ideally placed for the Cotswolds, Stratford and Warwick. The ambience is relaxed and informal and we try to make sure that everyone has a great time whether its an intimate dinner for two or a family celebration.
Our menus change throughout the year and loosely follow the seasons. We offer a good selection of dishes to suit more palates. We can accommodate any specific dietary requirements as long as you give us notice.
Friday Street, Weston Subedge, Chipping Campden, GL55 6QH. Tel : 01386 840192
We serve regional and seasonal British food. We are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful countryside which is home to some excellent farms and producers. Our menus change with the seasons and will include asparagus from Evesham, Gloucester Old Spot Pork, local Dexter beef and venison plus of course Cotswold lamb. In the Winter local shoots provide us with pheasant, wild duck and partridge. Our cheeses are all local and include the award winning Blue Brie from Stow and St Eadelburgs from Gorsehill Farm in the next village.
The Bar: our comfortable and cosy bar, with its blazing log fire in Winter, is the perfect place to relax after a long walk or to enjoy a pre-dinner gin & tonic. We keep Real Ales from the local Hook Norton and Purity breweries, lager from the award winning Cotswold Brewing Company and a great local cider, Hogans. Our wine list offers an interesting selection of bottles from both Old & New World wineries, and we offer most of our wines by the glass too.
Wixford Road, Ardens Grafton, B50 4LG, Tel: 01789 772420
If you fancy getting out of the hustle and bustle of Stratford-upon-Avon, why not visit The Golden Cross Country Inn and Dining House at Ardens Grafton. Set in a beautiful rural location 10 minutes from town, overlooking the Cotswolds, you will find a true English Pub serving High Quality English Food with a twist as well as fabulous English ales and Fine wines.
Alcester Road, Redhill, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 6NQ Tel: 01789 764634
The Stag at Redhill is a large beautiful 16th Century Inn with character, charm and lots of history.
Chris and his team in the kitchens work tirelessly to bring you a menu to satisfy all tastes; whether you are in more of a hurry and choose from out light bites and snack menu, or whether you are doing lunch or have all evening to relax and enjoy the ever changing specials board, rest assured that EVERYTHING presented is cooked freshly from fine fresh produce.