With historic charm in abundance, Stratford upon Avon is a beautiful market town famed for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. At the heart of the olde-worlde town, just a five-minute walk from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, you’ll find The Townhouse. This 400-year-old, Grade II listed building is home to fantastic British fare, comfy bed-and-breakfast accommodation and a well-stocked bar.
Those staying the night, or stopping by for a morning coffee will delight in the comprehensive breakfast menu, which features eggs Florentine, Royale, and Benedict and a fantastic full English, as well as a vegetarian full English and smashed avocado with quinoa, tomatoes and poached eggs.
The main menu comprises starters such as thyme-marinated beetroot with whipped goat’s cheese, orange-poached pear and candied walnuts, and comforting mains like butternut squash risotto with goat’s cheese, crispy sage and toasted pine nuts. Perhaps you’ll opt for the seared scallops, served alongside crispy cod cheek scampi, smoked bacon jam and black pudding, followed by the flavoursome lemon and garlic chicken with chickpea purée, chorizo, and grilled courgette. Even the sandwiches here are packed with flavour and are the perfect lunchtime treat. Choose from a range of fillings including fish fingers with tartare sauce, roast beef with horseradish mayo, and grilled halloumi with pesto and Mediterranean vegetables. There are plenty of vegetarian dishes, and those with food allergies are catered for on this varied menu.
Desserts at The Townhouse are a must – there’s a tempting selection of favourites on offer. Try the warm treacle tart with Cornish clotted cream, the delectable apple and blackberry crumble with vanilla ice cream, or the warm Belgian chocolate brownie with toffee popcorn ice cream – you won’t be disappointed. Equally scrumptious is The Townhouse’s afternoon tea offering, which is served until 5pm every day.
With fantastic dining, top-notch service and an abundance of drinks to choose from including a varied gin selection and an extensive cocktail list, there’s no shortage of reasons to visit The Townhouse. If you would like to stay and explore Stratford upon Avon and discover its rich history, why not book yourself in for an overnight stay in one of the 12 boutique guest bedrooms? Each of these rooms is unique and luxurious, with a lovely en-suite bathroom, a Nespresso coffee machine, and blackout blinds for a well-deserved lie-in.