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The White Swan

The White Swan, a stone’s throw away from Shakespeare’s Birthplace, is a classic example of a combination of traditional, original features and English heritage with a stunning array of modern conveniences. Dating back to 1450, The White Swan Hotel is one of the oldest pubs in Stratford, and still features a 16th Century mural of the story of Tobias and the Angel in The Oak Room. The question still remains: Did Shakespeare used to sit and drink his mead whilst looking at this very painting?

In 2012, a spectacular refurbishment transformed the 41 four-star guestrooms to the highest of modern standards, with the latest furnishings, such as ipod docks, flatscreen TVs, and ensuite bathrooms. However, the hotel has still managed to maintain its time-honoured service and atmosphere, as it continues to serve superior cask ales and the finest pub food in town.

An expert team of chefs has taken traditional pub food to new heights. Expect fresh, seasonal ingredients and a varying menu to guarantee a whole host of dishes to satisfy any appetite. All this excellent food is not simply enjoyed in the hotel restaurant, but can be sampled in the cosy, traditional pub at the front of the hotel, where outdoor seating is provided to soak up the summer sun. Don’t forget to book for their exquisite Sunday Roast!

If you’re looking for a special, intimate and historic venue for a wedding reception, conference, or private party, then the White Swan has everything to cater to all your needs. The stylish Capulet and Montague rooms can be combined to serve up to 70 guests and come with multi-media plasma screens for your entertainment purposes.

The White Swan – the oldest and most classy English pub in central Stratford upon Avon!

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Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6NH

Last modified: November 28, 2012

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