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Local Country Inn - a watercolour by John Davis
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Brasseries, Pubs & Country Inns
There are simply loads of pubs in Stratford town centre,  From the well known pub chains to the privately owned establishments.


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.

Pubs and country inns, now provide an excellent selection of meals, ranging from bar snacks at lunchtime or evening to full many-course dinners.


Alternatively, if you prefer a restaurant or tea shop please click the items below:


Please select from the many Restaurant choices below:-


The Choices (click on name to link)
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 it’s 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.

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.
21 Bearley Road, Aston Cantlow, Henley-in-Arden, Warks B95 6HY. T: 01789 488242
The King’s Head is a traditional 15th Century village inn located in picturesque Aston Cantlow in the heart of Warwickshire approximately 6 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. It is a listed building oozing with character with its original oak beams and open fires. The building and area are steeped in history including the church next door where Shakespeare’s parents married and they are rumoured to have held their Wedding Breakfast in The King’s Head.

Today, the pub is lovingly run by popular chef / proprietor Brett Sandland (click here for further details) and his dedicated team providing superb surroundings, friendly faces and a relaxed environment making this the perfect place in which to unwind and enjoy quality food and drink.

6, Ely St, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6
The brand new keys and kitchen is a unique take on the traditional British country pub with an extraordinary modern twist. It’s not like anything else out there with its classic quirky decor; including 1920’s artwork, classic comic book covers on canvas and the most relaxing coffee shop style back room in the area. From unique beers on tap to the most popular cocktails and the widest range of soft drinks around there is something for everyone.

The head chef has created an extensive menu that includes a wide choice of Classic British dishes and a wide array of unique, locally sourced dishes that once again have a twist to them. There are cakes and coffee available all day and a delicious choice of breakfasts that can fill you up from morning til night with a menu that never sleeps.

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