The Townhouse

Pub with rooms in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire

Curator's notes:

  • Castellated façade with a historic heart
  • Eclectic décor throughout
  • Smart rooms with attention to detail
  • Shops, sights and theatre on doorstep
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Speak to us on +44 (0)20 8161 0100

Overview

Located opposite Shakespeare's school in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, Number 16 Church Street is a distinctive 400-year-old Grade II listed building with a striking 18th-century castellated frontage that hides the original timbered rooms. A refurbishment in 2017 transformed the place into an informal boutique inn with 12 contemporary-smart rooms.

The spacious bar and snug dining rooms, all spruced up with a casual, elegant feel, have oak floors, modern artwork on bold painted walls, rich red and blue cushions on upholstered wall benches, and an eclectic mix of stools and chairs at old dining tables. Music students from King Edward's School opposite drop by most days from 5.30pm to play the piano in the main bar for an hour or so - the perfect accompaniment to your early evening drink.

Rooms from

Double: £90


Good to know

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Disabled access
  • Parking available​

A touch of culture
Just two minutes walk from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and five minutes from Shakespeare's birthplace, literature-lovers will adore this perfectly located inn.

No car needed
Stratford-upon-Avon Railway Station is located on Station Road to the north of the hotel - a 5 minute taxi ride or a 15 minute walk to The Townhouse.

Town and city
The Townhouse is the ideal base from which to explore the sights and shops of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Rooms

Stylishly refurbished in early 2017 and sporting a fresh, contemporary feel, all 12 rooms are kitted out with quality fabrics and furnishings, including very comfortable Feather & Black beds and mattresses, striking feature wallpapers from Cole & Son, soothing heritage hues, big lamps, and bright cushions and throws add an additional splash of colour.

Home-from-home comforts to come as standard - Nespresso machine, clock, retro-style phone, Roberts radio, shaving/make-up mirror, up-to-date magazines and generous supplies of Temple Spa Aromatherapy bathroom products. Smart tiled bathrooms complete the picture and one luxury room has a tub in the bedroom. Rooms in the 16th century part of the building have beams and period features.​

Restaurant & bar

The modern British menus suit the informal atmosphere of The Townhouse, successfully combining comforting pub classics with a twist, such as the mouthwatering Townhouse burger with more innovative dishes, especially the daily specials, quality Aberdeen Angus and South Devon steaks from cattle reared at Todenham Farm on the edge of the Cotswolds. There are plenty of lunchtime extras such as open sandwiches and choosing boards, as well as locally-renowned Sunday roasts.

At the bar, expect to find a full range of great ales and guest beers from Ringwood Brewery. If gin is your tipple, then you have 10 to choose from, with Hawthorn's, Portobello Road, Tarquin's Cornish Gin, and Cotswold Gin, distilled near Shipston-on-Stour away using lavender botanicals, all perfect with Fever Tree Tonic. Look to the chalkboard for the list of pre-dinner cocktails, perhaps kicking off the evening with an Old Fashion made with Makers Mark Bourbon. The global wine list includes some of the top Chateaux in Bordeaux, selected for their value and ever-drinkable styles.​

Things to do

Stratford-upon-Avon is renowned as the birthplace of England's most celebrated playwright, William Shakespeare. If you love his plays then you will enjoy visiting the various properties in and around Stratford, taking in a production at the Royal Shakespeare Company. The Shakespeare Trail takes in his birthplace in town, a wonderful half-timbered property, Nash's House and New Place in Chapel Street, Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Shottery, and Mary Arden's Farm in nearby Wilmcote.

There are plenty of National Trust properties in the local area, including Chastleton House near Moreton-in-Marsh. Built by a local wool merchant in the early 17th century, the House is a fine Jacobean mansion with a striking south front. Or, head to the handsome Tudor building of Snowshill Manor, with an impressive collection of items amassed by Charles Wade.

Getting here

Directions

Nearest train station: Stratford-upon-Avon
Taxi from station: 10 min
Drive: 50 min from Royal Leamington Spa, 1h 5min from Cheltenham, 1h 10min from Birmingham

Address

16 Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6HB

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