Queen's Hall is a spacious entertainment venue in Nuneaton. It largely promotes bands playing various music. It is extremely popular with upcoming as well as established bands. The two bars are well stocked with an extensive cocktail list. Several events of Music festivals like Bloodstock Open Air, The Rock and Blues Custom Show are held at this venue. It can hold approximately two-fifty people. The website lists the event details.
This pub, boasting "fine inn keeping at its best", is the place in which to meet some lively local characters. It's also the place for Sky sports on a wide-screen TV, a quiz on Tuesday nights, music on Thursdays (listen out for local bands, duos and solo performers) and darts every night. Definitely more of a place to drink rather than eat, the choice of ales includes Banks and Pedigree, although there is some bar food like sandwiches and jacket potatoes, as well as tea and coffee. Note that there is a patio at the rear of the pub that is ideal for warmer days.
Cox's Yard is an ideal place to experience Stratford from medieval times right up to the present day. This former historic timber yard has been sympathetically restored and transformed into an unique leisure venue. Today it includes a traditional English pub, cafe, and stage for events.
Egon Ronay recommended this 18th-century pub—a pub where there is every chance of rubbing shoulders with Shakespearean actors and that is only 100 yards from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. This two-name pub has two separate areas. The Black Swan side is very like a pub would have been in the 1700s: a rather austere drinking-bar look preserved with simple tables and old settles. The Dirty Duck side of the pub—the name by which the Black Swan is affectionately known throughout the world—is also a restaurant with bar snacks available.
The Garrick Inn was built in 1594. It acquired its current name from the Shakespearean actor David Garrick in 1769. Today, the Inn boasts a delightful 50-seat restaurant. Old wooden beams surround you, and the only modern touches here are those that add to the comfort of its guests. There are two small bars, one for non-smokers and the other for smokers. The menu offers great quality and excellent choices.
Café Rouge offers visitors a taste of what is authentically French - the chefs and even the waiters tend to be French. Both pre- and post-theater meals can be ordered at Café Rouge, as well as snacks, drinks and full à la carte meals throughout the day. Vegetarian options are also included on the menu. Ask about booking the cafe for private functions, as well.
The Vintner is situated in the center of Stratford. It gets its name from a past tenant called John Smith who, with his wife, traded as a vintner (wine merchant) here, in the 1600s. It is also believed that Shakespeare purchased wine from this very building! As you might therefore expect, you will find a comprehensive range of fine wines and exotic beers here. What is more, the food is always fresh and the Vintner uses as much local and seasonal produce as they can. Take your pick from starters, light bites, main courses and puddings. The chargrilled sirloin steak, red wine and dolcelatta sauce and mashed potato is a particularly interesting and tasty dish!
Although this traditional 18th Century inn is situated in the city-center, it stands in a side street away from all the hustle and bustle of the main tourist traps. The Queens Head has an excellent reputation for its cask ales, tasty country food and great hospitality. Indeed, many believe this is the best pub for beer in Stratford! The staff here are more than willing to offer advice on their many great beers, including draught Bass, Brew XI and guest beers like Orkney Skullsplitter. Food is available during lunchtime and evenings, from general snacks like harvester baguettes to main meals such as salmon fillet, new potatoes, and salad. On summer evenings the tables are lit with candles, and for cooler nights they put on a clever gas heater to keep you warm!
This 16th-century pub caters to a wide variety of customers. There is loads of space, plenty of cozy corners, a pool table, Sky TV and a jukebox. There is a large terrace and garden outside, and one of the external areas is even heated! Full meals can be ordered as well as side orders, children's meals and light snacks. Your choice could include lemon battered prawns served with a sweet-and-sour dip and crisp salad garnish, roast of the day with roast potatoes and vegetables, and chunky Dutch apple flan. In addition to the usual choices from the bar, you also have a choice of three real ales, as well as tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
Dating back to 1596, this old-fashioned English pub and restaurant was originally a hostelry. It's an interesting building with a large choice of drinking and eating areas, and old flagstone floors and large settles create a comfortingly historic atmosphere. Now owned by Scottish & Newcastle, it concentrates on serving a select choice of traditional meals. The Sunday carvery offers a limited choice so that quality is not compromised and fast service is guaranteed. There are fresh daily specials and a wide choice of bar snacks. Family meals are served until 8:00p.