Stratford Upon Avon Beer Guide: Your Stratford Upon Avon guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Stratford Upon Avon

82 /100
Ya-Bard (Beer Store)
“Visited 26th October. New venue in the beer desert of Stratford. 4 taps with a NEIPA, Dipa, Imperial Stout and a Sour. Lots of bottles and Cans, one new thing was the draft stuff they'll can for you to take away. Lovely little place.“
47574xeCD 165 days ago
“A decent micropub just five minutes from the train station in the direction towards the town center. Five ciders and four real ales on gravicasks. Friendly service and welcome atmosphere. (Visited with Finn 02.02.2020).“
Rune 404 days ago
“Cozy pub with a handful (unusual) ales on gravity. Some ciders as well.“
Finn 433 days ago
“Nice little micropub in an old shop front. Friendly bloke behind the bar. Beer kept well. Not too expensive. Fairly quiet but it was a drizzly Wednesday afternoon.“
tommann 871 days ago
“Enjoyed my visit to this microopub which was pretty full, but full of friendly banter. Half a dozen high tables and a stage which was being set up for live music. Over a dozen casks appeared to be on the tiered stillage behind the counter, and 4 ales were available. 2 from North Cotswold, and 2 from Lincoln Green. Enjoyed the well served Lincoln Green St Clements.“
gillhalfpint 1000 days ago
62 /100 42 SHEEP STREET
“This is actually quite a decent, relaxed Wetherspoons in the heart of Stratford but just off the main tourist haunts.Food is a little dominating at times. It's open and airy for the age of the host building with Tudor characteristics. It's okay.“
imdownthepub 1114 days ago
“Visited on January 2018. Little micro-pub with 4 gravity-casks and one fridge. Service was friendly and selection was local. Next one please!“
Taboada 1131 days ago
36 /100
Vinology (Beer Store)
“Wine shop opposite Shakespeare's birthplace on the main Stratford tourist drag. Stocks about 20 beers, at least half of which are from Tunnel, with the remainder from Purity, Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare (the brewery, not the playwright). Didn't see any ciders, but they may have been elsewhere in the shop. The beers I looked at still had about 4 months until their best before date. The prices were on the high side, which was unsurprising given the location. The woman serving was disinterested, verging on brusque, but maybe I caught her on a bad day. Wouldn't go out of your way for this one.“
wheresthepath 1149 days ago
64 /100
One Elm (Bar)
“This gastropub is only a couple of minutes of the main Stratford tourist drag, but this seems to be enough to insulate it a little from the Shakespeariness of most other establishments in the town centre. Went here for dinner. All the serving staff were friendly and attentive, but the landlord really stood out as a icon to his trade, great bloke. - we had asked several hours earlier if we needed to book (we didn't) but even in a busyish pub the landlord remembered us from our brief earlier visit and went out of his way to ensure we had a family-friendly table, and to make my daughter's lemonade look like a fancy cocktail. He also knew his beers, although the selection wasn't massively inspiring - one from Church Farm, a new brewery to me, and then others mainly from Purity or GK. There were still several new rates for me though. The food was excellent (we had huge roasts, with the tenderest of beef - on the expensive side, but worth it. The seating was well spaced & comfortable, and there was an attractive courtyard garden area too. Overall a very decent laid-back gastropub that's equally welcoming to drinkers and diners. Liked it, could just do with slightly more interesting beers.“
wheresthepath 1150 days ago
22 /100
Vinology (Beer Store)
“20 or so twig-flavoured best bitters (and Purity) next to the door to entrap unwary tourists. A Winter's Ale. A Midsummer Night's Cream Ale. Othello Yellow. Made those up but you get the idea. Overpriced and out of date. Many of the items I perused were expired or unmarked with a BB date, unsurprising seeing as half of them originated from Tunnel, a brewery who had not brewed under that name for over 2 years prior to my visit. The purchase I made was a couple of weeks gone, not usually an issue for me in the slightest, but it tasted it- probably due to being cooked and light struck by the door for a couple of years. Don't sense a high stock turnover- maybe they should scrap the token beer offering or get some decent ones in. Not good enough in 2017, especially from a shop professing connoisseurship of wine.“
DruncanVeasey 1241 days ago
“Ideally situated close to the park so, like us, you can visit after a walk along the canal. Picnic bench seating in front of the canal out front which we took advantage of. About 6 or so casks, including 3 local. A couple of craft cans, plus Chimay Rouge. Not bad, but not too exciting, certainly enough for a beer or two before heading back into town. Burgers looked good, but didn’t have any on this visit.“
minutemat 1347 days ago
48 /100
Vinology (Beer Store)
“Small wine / spirits shop in the main tourist area, close to Shakespeare’s gaff. Not a huge amount beer-wise. Expect a couple of shelves dedicated to novelty Shakespeare-themed ales, with a small selection from Warwickshire breweries. A few ciders, but nothing to get excited about. High prices.“
minutemat 1347 days ago
“Small CAMRA-friendly micro-pub in a converted shop just outside the main central area. 4 local gravity-dispense casks, around 4 box fruit ciders from Lilleys and a small number of bottles / cans. Basic set-up, reasonably-priced.“
minutemat 1347 days ago
“Visited in February 2017, fantastic selection of beers (especially some good local ones), a few gravity poured, knowledgeable stuff. Had a good time here before catching our train back to Birmingham“
beerelk 1415 days ago
58 /100 15 SHEEP STREET
“Fairly average spot with average to mediocre food and okay drafts/casks. In this town though, they have more options than most places, so it could be worthy of a stop if a pint is in order. Pretty nice backyard/beer garden type area as well for those so inclined.“
ben4321 1773 days ago
“Visited on 2nd March 2015. Micro pub on the main route from the station to the town centre. Opened early as a large group of us attended and the place was heaving! 4 beers on gravity dispense including a local Stratford UA beer. Service friendly, only snacks available. CAMRA discount. Prices good. Another good Micropub“
WingmanWillis 1787 days ago
“This is a single roomed ex shop converted into a micro pub, it certainly didn’t stand out on the street when I was looking for it. There is a stillage of casks at the far end of the room with a reasonable selection of gravity poured Real Ales. There is a pleasant feel to it with a mish mash of seating and stools, conversation only giving a pleasant hum. We will certainly return here.“
imdownthepub 2127 days ago
“Visited on Monday 02/03/15 at 12.00, normally 13.00 opening but we came as a fairly large group and contacted them in advance and they were happy to open early for us. Micropub located just over a 5 minute walk from the station on the way to the town centre. Small single roomed venue dispensing 4 beers from gravity. Beers on this visit were from the local Stratford brewery, Burton Bridge, Prescot and one I can’t recall. Beer condition decent enough for gravity, one of the staff members was testing them as we arrived. Friendly service to boot. Food is available in the form of crisps and nuts only, although there was a poster stating free roast potatoes on a Sunday afternoon. 20p discount offered for CAMRA members, pint was £3 without the discount. Decent little micropub.“
Theydon_Bois 2229 days ago
66 /100
Vinology (Beer Store)
“Whilst mainly a wine and whiskey emporium they have a small but interesting range of bottled beers. Mainly from Warwickshire there was a few unusual ones including their own label dark beer which is brewed by Pheasantry of Nottingham. Prices where reasonable but certainly not cheap. I had to negotiate for a reasonable discount on an out of date bottle. Worth checking out if in Stratford but don’t make a special journey.“
johndoughty 2435 days ago
“The bar of The Swans Nest Hotel has been converted into a thriving pub, always full on our visits. It certainly is the best bet for a new scoop in the tourist trap that is Stratford upon Avon. The draw is certainly the beer choice here plus the large screen t.v’s showing a multitude of sports, it seems popular for early evening dining as well, but we have never partaken of the food yet. The guest beers tend to be from the larger of the Micro Brewers, if that makes any sense, Oakham seeming to be, quite rightly, popular. If you have to be in Stratford, make for this place.“
imdownthepub 3359 days ago
“Nice place situated right in the Swan’s Nest Hotel. Arguably the best selection in town. 6 or so real ale’s. Evergards Tiger, Nottingham Supreme Bitter to name a few. A good stop when checking out the town that Shakespeare was born in.“
swoopjones 4156 days ago
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