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The Shakespeare Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Chapel Street | Welford on Avon, Welford on Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PX, England
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Stratford Upon Avon
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We called this pub out of the blue and requested an oven baked bake-potato with butter, cheese and beans. They didn't have the right potatoes because it was summer but they said just come and by the time you get here we will have fixed it. And boy did they fix it. It was the best I have had for... More 

Thank Jeremy R
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Just had the most fantastic meal in a proper English village pub with a lovely garden. The fish & chips are to die for and a must if you visit. The pub was buzzing with very friendly locals from the chocolate box village of Welford with its lovely thatched and country houses. A must visit for anyone visiting the area... More 

Thank clarejones148
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Visited a local pub about ten minute walk from The Shakespeare Inn but was left most disappointed. Discovered this gem of a pub while driving home. Was welcomed with open arms and a smile by the barmaid. Was sat down promptly, and our orders taken. The food was delivered to our table within ten minutes. We had the fish and... More 

Thank Pure G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Always and has been a very well run local pub good food great company especially Will the land lord really good, local as in welford on avon always a pleasure to come to this pub !!!

Thank Stephen N
Andover, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and a great pint to a very homely pub to walk in to staff are great and make you feel very welcome not tried the food yet but it smells and looks amazing

Thank tommitty
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Best '' Fish & Chips '' ever. Absolutely FRESH and lovely. NOT FROZEN, Been many times on Friday nights. Good service and very friendly staff. just love their fresh haddock mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Thank 75maureen
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

We stayed nearby and went to this pub for a meal and drinks on two nights. The landlord and the young lady who served us were excellent. They were friendly and helpful. We had a meal which was huge and the overall atmosphere was great. The locals were so friendly that I wish we had a pub like this in... More 

Thank Greg_and_Sandra
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Just had fantastic pub meal whilst staying near Stratford. Very friendly landlord...Excellent meal...quick service!

Thank paddy028
London, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We stopped at the Shakespeare for a sandwich lunch at the weekend recently. This was a pleasant village inn, with decent real ales, a tidy and clean garden area, and an unpretentious yet comfortable seating area inside. We only sampled the sandwiches, and these were generously sized and fresh. What more can one say? We shall stp here again on... More 

Thank Aidan L
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a pint on our first day, was made very welcome by Will, Harriett & locals, subsequently visited every day of our stay in the Village, for a couple of drinks, booked a table to eat on our last night, definitely saved the best till last. Really good food, home cooked, no 'pub chain' food here. Would definitely... More 

Thank Alison B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $23
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapel Street | Welford on Avon, Welford on Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Stratford-upon-Avon  >  Welford on Avon
  • Phone Number: 441789751116
We are a small local very British village pub, Welford's best kept secret! We offer a warm friendly welcome plus great beers, snacks and sandwiches, or perhaps you'd like to try anything from our main menu or specials board, such as a juicy sirloin steak or delicious horseshoe gammon, not forgetting our famous fresh beer battered fish and homemade chips. We are situated off the main road through Welford on Avon, approximately five miles from Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon, (we are tucked away next door to the butchers). The famous Welford maypole, the tallest in England, is 100 yards away. We are a great pit stop to rest weary legs if you are walking the Cotswold Way, or discovering the myriad of paths that meander through this beautiful village. In the winter we offer roaring log fires and great banter, in the summer our garden is a secluded haven.

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