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.
Perhaps Birmingham's most eye-catching bar, Bacchus is located underneath the luxurious Burlington Hotel. Its interior consists of a gaudy mish-mash of styles, ranging from Egyptian to Gothic, that is truly breathtaking. Some excellent, if pricey, food is served all day. Go, if only to sit in a wrought iron cage and be eyeballed by a suit of armor.
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!
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.
This pub and restaurant, The Encore is set in a Tudor-style listed building. Situated near the River Avon waterfront, this establishment offers British traditional food as well as bar snacks and cask ales. Beamed ceilings and old stone floors make for that cozy, old-fashioned pub ambiance while the comfortable upstairs restaurant boasts some interesting features and a range of Shakespearean pictures. Other excellent British choices are prime Scottish smoked salmon, Brian Turner's classic steak and kidney pudding and Lincolnshire duck with rich plum sauce.
Built in 1599 and becoming an alehouse a year later, this hostelry holds the longest unbroken line of licensees of any in Stratford. Today, the Windmill presents a combination of the past and present. Old wooden flooring and exposed beams give the building a sense of permanence, while modern entertainment facilities in the form of music and a TV area are also on offer. There are some interesting old photographs on display here, including one taken on the 8th of March 1926 that shows the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in flames, alongside a press-cutting that describes the disaster.