Why We Love This Hotel
- This 16th-century property is a 5-minute walk from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
- Will's Restaurant has an AA Rosette for its modern British dishes
- Kenilworth Castle, which is described as a "spine-tingling ruin" by Lonely Planet, is a 25-minute drive away -- our Deal Experts recommend the beautifully restored Elizabethan gardens
This 16th-century Tudor property in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon was formerly an inn, and still has original half timbering, leaded windows, oak beams and an open fireplace. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare's Birthplace, Bridge Street and the High Street are less than 10 minutes' walk from the hotel.
Standard rooms are in the main house and the modern wing, and Executive Rooms are all in the main house. Dinner is in the AA-Rosette-awarded Will's Place restaurant. Wi-Fi is free.
While in Stratford, you can visit the scenes of key moments in Shakespeare's life, starting at his birthplace and childhood home on Henley Street. Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, where Shakespeare courted his future wife, is a 25-minute walk from the hotel. A short drive outside Stratford is Mary Arden's Farm, where his grandparents lived -- explore the hay-bale maze, see a falconry display or watch the farmer's wife prepare home-grown food in the farmhouse kitchen. Finish at Holy Trinity Church, where the Bard was both baptised and buried.
The Avon Ring -- a 5-minute walk away -- is a network of canals that connects Stratford-upon-Avon with Evesham, Tewkesbury and Worcester. Other attractions in the town include Stratford Butterfly Farm, which has the UK's largest collection of tropical butterflies, and the Stratford Town Walk. Warwick and Kenilworth castles are both within 25 minutes' drive of the hotel.