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.
Hathaway Tea Rooms has been a family business since 1971. The building itself dates back to 1610 and has actually been used as a restaurant since 1931. Upon entering the tea rooms, you are first greeted with a quaint bakery containing delicious-looking cakes, all of which are baked on the premises. Carry on through the narrow passageway to the first tea room, which welcomes smokers, or take the little wooden steps up to the next floor to the non-smoking tea room. The menus in both rooms contain a selection of delicacies including a Hathaway traditional breakfast, a special Hathaway rarebit, or a very tempting Stratford cream tea. There is also a selection of main meals, light snacks and sweets available at all times, all with a definite English flavor.
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.