From quintessential tea rooms and country pubs through to Michelin-starred restaurants, Shakespeare’s England has a wide range of eating places to suit all tastes and budgets and the tastes of all discerning foodies. Why not choose a break in one of our lovely hotels with restaurants attached, or base yourself at a friendly B&B and explore our recommended gastro pubs and dining rooms nearby?
If its fine dining you are looking for, then Mallory Court Country House Hotel & Spa near Leamington Spa is the ultimate gourmet getaway. Food is at the forefront of the Mallory Court experience, with award-winning cuisine served in both hotel restaurants. Up the road in Kenilworth, pub-turned-restaurant The Cross is Warwickshire’s only Michelin star eatery. Expect a warm welcome, friendly service and stunning dishes, cooked using the very best local ingredients.
Fancy a room with a view? Then enjoy the very best of British food in relaxed, contemporary and stylish surroundings with stunning panoramic views from the third floor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre at the Roof Top Restaurant. Alternatively, relax and unwind on the balconies and terraces of Riverside with a glass of something cold and refreshing, whilst enjoying the rustic views overlooking the River Avon.
Tucked away in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, Hathaway Tea Rooms is the perfect place for light lunches and that quintessential favourite – a traditional cream tea! Whilst on a working farm amid panoramic views of beautiful Warwickshire countryside, Purity Brewing offers tours of their award-winning craft brewery every Saturday - well worth a visit!
For a welcoming hostelry, you might like to try The Bell at Alderminster, an award-winning country gastro pub serving award-winning food and ales, alongside luxurious bed and breakfast. In the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, just yards from Shakespeare’s birthplace you will find The One Elm serving fresh seasonal food and a quality pint.
Whether its artisan cheeses, locally-produced sausages or authentic English cider that gets your taste buds going, a visit to Alcester Food Festival in May and October is a must. On a weekly basis, however, for the freshest produce grown locally and seasonally then Warwickshire’s Farmers’ Market are your one stop shops.
Shakespeare’s England is full of tasty destinations to slake the thirst and whet the appetite, starting with our Top 5 Foodie suggestions below.....