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Set in the surroundings of an exquisite barn conversion complete with delightful gardens, this British pub Baraset Barn offers an excellent choice of dishes. The menu boasts such choices as trenette al pesto alla genovese, fresh lobster thermidor, escalopes of veal al porcini, breast of pheasant parisienne and tournedos aux deux poivres. All of the food is prepared in the restaurant's own kitchens and much of it is grown in its Victorian garden. Groups, weddings and private parties are catered for with set meals.
The Blue Boar Inn is located in Temple Grafton, the village in which William Shakespeare was married in 1582. Boasting over four centuries of innkeepers, this quintessential English hostelry combines a relaxed country atmosphere with professional flair. The inn offers exceptionally fine food and has a wide range of à la carte and international menu plus a good selection of traditional pub bar meals. Dishes include deviled herring roes, a trio of mixed cheeses in tartlets on a bed of mixed leaves with a celery and, grape coulis and cranberry parfait served with almond and chocolate sauce. Note you should never expect the dessert menu to be the same!
This 15th-century inn, The King's Head boasts low wooden beamed ceilings and a flag stone floor with a good sized log fireplace at one end and a pleasant dining room at the other. You can dine in the bar area or the dining room at no extra cost. When it comes to food, the King's Head specialty is twofold - the menu takes the best from around the world but the chef is also committed to using excellent local produce. Some of the items you are likely to find are: warm salad of smoked chicken; toasted pine kernels and ginger; trio of salmon with shredded Chinese radish and mirin dressing. Note that the menus change frequently so don't think, "I'll have that next time" as it may not be available! Check the site for restaurant and bar timings.
Set in the rural haven of Claverdon, a small village near to Stratford-upon-Avon, this 16th Century pub, The Red Lion at Claverdon boasts a beautiful garden, secluded children's play area and spectacular views over rolling English countryside. Here you will find a large array of wines (particularly from Spain) and traditional ales to choose from, as well as an excellent menu. Menus tend to change according to the time of year.
Situated in a picturesque rural setting next to the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, The Navigation Inn is a traditional, English pub. It offers a wide range of wines and ales in its lounge bar and in its main restaurant. It also boasts a well-maintained garden with a children's play area. Note that the play area is adjacent to the canal though!. Food wise you could choose from Harvest Pie or a traditional Stilton plowman's lunch in the bar.